At the end of yesterday’s explanation of “Cheater Island,” a failed experiment to send Fall Guys cheaters into their own special server to make each other miserable, developer Mediatonic referenced an incoming update that would feature something called “Big Yeetus.” Well, we know what that is now, and it’s part of a mid-season update that’s launching in the battle royale about falling today.
Senior Designer Anthony Pepper laid out everything that’s new in a post on the PlayStation Blog, which spotlighted a few key features that are being added today. First up, round variations will be bringing changes to established modes to keep players on their toes. These will be implemented at random, so you may get a fairly normal game of Gate Crash, but you could also get some new, less predictable variation of it.
“Reliable door patterns on Gate Crash may end up all kinds of wavey. Turntables could turn the tide in an unpredictable take on Fall Ball. And just when you thought you’d got a handle on the topsy-turvy See-Saw? We’ll just say that your approach may need to be tweaked! Remember the turnstiles you had to jostle and bump your way through in Hit Parade. Well, things may take a turn for the precarious with a nest chock-full of mini Whirlygig spinning clubs. You’ll be playing with some real Frankenstein monster mash-ups and we can’t wait to hear what players think!”
But there’s also the matter of Big Yeetus, which is actually a larger hammer obstacle that will, er, yeet your falling guy across large distances. Getting thrown off your trajectory can be devastating to a game of Fall Guys, so this new addition could easily ruin a whole match. But if used to your advantage, it might give you a decent lead.
This update will also be the one where Epic’s Anti-Cheat program will be running in the game, so don’t cheat if you don’t want to get banned.
BIG YEETUS & ANTI-CHEATUS is now live!
Surely that's worth a retweetus? pic.twitter.com/xcBOG4b5f3
— Fall Guys ? (@FallGuysGame) September 15, 2020
Along with changing the game in fundamental ways, Mediatonic is pushing through some updates to just help the game in more subtle, but noticeable ways. Including hotfixes, bolstering server stability, and VFX improvements.
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This mid-season update comes about a month before Fall Guys’ second season launches on October 6. Once that begins, there will be a new slew of cosmetics and modes, all with a distinct medieval theme. For more on that, check out our breakdown of all the costumes and new rounds we know about thus far.
Fall Guys is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC, but Mediatonic hasn’t closed the door on it coming to other platforms like Xbox or Nintendo Switch. The studio has told fans to let them know if they want to see the game in more places, and given the game’s runaway success, I can’t imagine it’s going to be long before there’s an official announcement.
For more on Fall Guys, check out the definitive, canonical, indisputable, absolutely 100% objectively correct ranking of all the Fall Guys mini-games.