Fall Guys certainly deserves the loyal fan base it has accrued, as well as the hype that comes with it. However, there’s no denying that the challenges can get a little stale the more you play. It was due for a bit of a shake-up; luckily, that’s exactly what you’ll get in the Mid Season Update, lovingly dubbed “Big Yeetus & Anti-Cheatus.” Among other things, the patch adds more round variations, hotfixes for a more smooth experience, and a mysterious giant hammer that can turn the tides in a split second.
So, what exactly does the Mid Season Update bring to The Blunderdome? Well, for one, the courses are going to be different. As the press release puts it: “Familiar favourites will have to be tackled in all new ways, with the addition of dozens of obstacles, dizzyingly random rotations and of course, plenty of tumbling fruit.” On top of that, you’ll never know when these changes will happen, keeping you on your toes at all times.
The developers have also implemented a bunch of hotfixes to improve your overall experience. This is, of course, a more major update, so you can look forward to seeing more substantial fixes. Specifically, there will be “changes to enhance server stability, nifty VFX improvements and a whole lot more to make Fall Guys just that little bit smoother.”
Then, of course, there are the changes to how the Fall Guys handle cheaters. Instead of the old Cheater Island method, they’re now introducing Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat. Not the most original of concepts, yes, but definitely an effective one. If you want to know more about the Cheater Island and why they got rid of it, you can read about it in our earlier article on the matter.
Last, but not least, there’s the fabled Big Yeetus, “a certain large and rather aggressive hammer obstacle roaming the rounds, apparently intent on causing further mayhem for the Fall Guys.” As you can glean from the trailer below, it appears at random on a course, and just spins with reckless abandon. If you land on it correctly, it will yeet you miles ahead towards the finish line. If you miss, however, it can send you straight into a pit.