Fall Guys removed Jump Showdown level after unfair exploit discovered

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Fall Guys’ first new level since the game was released, Jump Showdown, has been removed from the game after a hilarious but unfair exploit was discovered, allowing players an easy win.

Fall Guys hasn’t gotten much new content since its original release; the game originally came out back in early August 2020 and since then it’s only received one new level and a few bug fixes.

The level that was added to the game, Jump Showdown, was pretty well received, with some people comparing it to a “final” version of Jump Club. Players have to avoid a spinning bar as well as a collapsing floor in order to win the match and the entire game.

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Unfortunately, lead designer Joe Walsh has confirmed on Reddit that the level has been temporarily removed after a major unfair exploit was discovered with it, which resulted in some people winning basically without having to play the game.

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Jump Showdown, the first post-launch Fall Guys level, has been removed from the game to fix an exploit.

The exploit itself is simple: when the “floor” on the level that drops out from underneath players is down to its last two pieces, it stops dismantling and if players are able to time a jump correctly, they can hang off the side of the last two sections, essentially guaranteeing they won’t be hit by the pole and, in essence, their victory.

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While it’s unknown just how many people took advantage of this issue, a clip of the exploit did go a bit viral on Twitter, with the video gaining over 100,000 views on the platform.

Currently, it’s unknown when the issue will be fixed. Given the fact that it’s not technically a bug and more of an exploit, it’ll be interesting to see how Mediatonic resolves it. Could they add a timer on how long you can hold onto, as some players have suggested? Or they could just simply make those ledges “ungrabbable”.

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Whatever the solution is, hopefully, it won’t take too long to be added to the game so that players can get back to playing this fun new level.

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