Steam Family Sharing disabled in Fall Guys because of cheaters

By Sherif Saed
26 August 2020 13:18 GMT

Fall Guys is another victim of Steam users who abuse the platform’s Family Sharing feature.

Though it is a massively popular game, Fall Guys does not quite have the cheating epidemic other hot games suffer. Cheaters do exist, however. As bizarre of an idea as it does to cheat in a casual game about playing some weird physical mini-games, some people nonetheless have.

In response, developer Mediatonic has been working behind the scenes on a few solutions. As it stands, when a cheater is detected, they need to first finish the show (mini-game) being played before they’re kicked out.

The developer is working to expedite this process in order to remove them from the game as soon as they’re detected.

In the meantime, Mediatonic has disabled Steam Family Sharing with Fall Guys for now. According to the developer, bad faith actors used the feature to circumvent bans by essentially creating new Steam accounts and sharing their library of games with them.

You may recall that in 2018, PUBG developers had to follow a similar route after Family Sharing abusers relied on the same trick to cheat in that game.

In other Fall Guys news, the game has already spawned fan mods in Skyrim and Resident Evil 3, and more are likely on the way.

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