If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Fall Guys disables Steam Family Sharing to boot out cheaters

Cracking down on those flying beans

Why someone would cheat in a light-hearted game about jelly beans throwing themselves down obstacle courses is beyond me. Yet, Fall Guys seems to be rife with these losers. If you've not seen it yourself, some players have felt the need to use cheats in the colourful battle royale that allow them to fly over levels to nab themselves a cheap win.

Mediatonic have already been banning cheaters for a while, but now they've figured out that disabling Steam Family Sharing stops some of those bad beans from coming back.

This doesn't seem like a permanent measure, more of a stopgap until the devs figure out a better way to put cheaters down for good. This comes after Mediatonic said the other week that they'd been "tuning the detection criteria" for cheaters, and already noticed a decent drop in the numbers. At the moment, when Fall Guys detects cheaters it doesn't ban them until the end of the match, but the devs want "to start taking more immediate action soon".

In slightly more exciting and pleasant news for Fall Guys, it has now hit 7 million units on Steam and Season 2 is set to be revealed tomorrow during Gamescom's Opening Night Live stream. It's a brilliant little game (Matt's Fall Guys review can attest to that), but I do wonder how they're going to top what they've done already. More levels would be nice.

Fall Guys is available on Steam if you wanna give it a go. Though, some of the Fall Guys are also available in Skyrim, if you fancy messing around with some mods.

About the Author

Imogen Beckhelling avatar

Imogen Beckhelling

News Writer

Imogen is a lore enthusiast and lover of all the fun shenanigans game communities get up to. She spends too much time playing Overwatch, and not enough time having interests that aren't to do with video games.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch