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Fortnite developer Epic Games owns and uses Easy Anti-Cheat.

The runaway hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has attracted plenty of positive attention — it’s the most downloaded PS Plus game of all time and has seven million downloads on Steam. Unfortunately, it has also attracted lots of cheaters, at least on PC. Today, Mediatonic revealed plans to use the same anti-cheat software used by Fortnite

In a tweet, Mediatonic apologized about the cheating problem and said it’s expanding its current detection systems this week. The developers also said they’re working on a “BIG update,” which should add the Fortnite v bucks generator anti-cheat system. It’s supposed to arrive in the next couple of weeks.

We’re really sorry about the cheating problem!

We’re expanding the current detection system this week to improve things

We also have a BIG update in the next couple of weeks that adds the same anti-cheat used by games such as Fortnite

Thanks for bearing with us!

[Not BeanBot]— Fall Guys | BeanBot Activated 🤖 (@FallGuysGame) September 6, 2020

Fortnite developer Epic Games owns and uses Easy Anti-Cheat. The software is used by more than 120 games, and it’s proven to be pretty reliable. So this update should provide the anti-cheat support that Fall Guys fans are looking for. 

Mediatonic has been working to fight cheaters for weeks now. It changed its detection criteria so that players would no longer have to report individual cheaters, and it started blocking cheaters in the middle of games, rather than after each round. It also closed a loophole that allowed cheaters to get around bans by creating new Family-Sharing accounts on Steam. 

But as Engadget’s Matt Brian found, those efforts haven’t done much to stop cheaters. 

So, @FallGuysGame insists that cheaters are auto-detected and removed from the game ASAP. Notice this little complication of four rounds (first two blink and you’ll miss), but pay attention to the last two rounds and how they continued to blatantly cheat and progress. pic.twitter.com/qjhASDOdQG— Matt Brian (@m4tt) September 5, 2020

Hopefully, adding Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat will be more effective, so Fall Guys players can stop fighting cheaters and get back to playing the game. 

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The Fortnite Season 4 ‘Pay to win’ scheme

Fortnite guidelines clearly state that the in-game cosmetics provide no ‘additional’ advantage to players. While the statement stands its ground, for the most part, players have now discovered new tactics that blow Epic’s fair gameplay rule out of the water.

As is the case with every new season, Fortnite Season 4 has introduced new meta(s) that can alter the gameplay experience for a majority of its player base; that’s if a player is aware of it. Popular Fortnite content creator and YouTuber LazarBeam recently uploaded a video titled ‘Fortnite is pay to win’ which has amassed a whopping 8 million views in less than a week.

Lazar highlights how Fortnite’s meta has shifted rapidly with most of the cosmetics now bearing a tactical advantage of sorts. While most of these are fun and may not pose a serious threat to the gameplay, others could end up ruining the competitive integrity of the game; that’s if players abuse it.


The Fortnite Season 4 ‘Pay to win’ scheme

As the video begins, Lazar can be seen wandering the Battle Royale island as ‘Mystique’, one of many Marvel superheroes to have made their way in-game this season. The YouTuber equips a simple yet effective strategy where he turns himself into a ‘Stark Robot’ and waits for unsuspecting players to come running his way.

Fortnite Season 4
Fortnite Season 4 ‘Stark Bots’ (Image Credits: Lazarbeam)

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Lazar’s efforts do not go to waste as shortly after he plans the façade, a player can be seen bounce-padding his way towards him, off guard and unwary. The YouTuber picks off a quick elimination while the opponent is left trying to figure where the bullets came from.


Silver Surfer and Dooms Domain combo in Fortnite Season 4

While this may not be a game-breaking technique, it still ends up helping LazarBeam score a few fortnite v bucks generator eliminations in the game. For the strategy to work, players have to equip the Silver Surfer skin and land on top of Dr. Doom’s statue located at the center of Dooms Domain.

Lazarbeam spots an unsuspecting player at Dooms Domain (Image Credits: Lazarbeam)
Lazarbeam spots an unsuspecting player at Dooms Domain (Image Credits: Lazarbeam)

Surfer’s shiny textures meld effortlessly with Doom’s statue, making it near impossible for players to spot you unless they are paying close attention. As previously mentioned, the glitch may not always work but could still prove beneficial since most of the player base will never see it coming.


The ‘Groot’ camouflage – An impeccable hiding strategy

Although it may not be as overpowered as the ‘Stark Robot’ technique, LazarBeam demonstrates how Fortnite Season 4 skin ‘Groot’ could be your go-to skin if you prefer a more passive style of gameplay. For this to work, players will need the skin itself along with an emote that doesn’t involve a lot of movement, much like ‘Prickly Pose’, a 200 v-bucks uncommon rarity emote.

LazarBeam camouflages as a tree while wearing the Groot skin (Image Credits: LazarBeam)
LazarBeam camouflages as a tree while wearing the Groot skin (Image Credits: LazarBeam)

Soon after hopping off the Battle bus, LazarBeam finds a tree to begin his show business (That’s if anyone can actually see him). Unsuspecting players pass right by him, with one player trying to ‘farm’ him under the impression that he is a tree.

While most of these are methods may not ‘break’ the game or shift the meta drastically, it still brings into question whether Fortnite still stands by their ‘no cosmetic advantage’ statement. At the moment, it remains unclear whether a nerf to the aforementioned items is coming to help balance out the inconsistencies.