Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout finally got cross-platform play with its latest patch. But the patch may have also come with added extras. And while the average player would have no use for these, cheaters would have a field day with it. Because the unintended extras come in the form of the game’s code.
The devs of Fall Guys at Mediatonic were quick to remove them, of course. But not before this was noticed, captured and shared by Pavel Djundik, the person behind SteamDB.
Fall guys leaked their game code in latest Steam update by shipping il2cpp code.
— Pavel Djundik (@thexpaw) May 14, 2021
What makes the whole incident funnier to observer is the name of the folder that contains the code. And it is, un-ironically, called BackUpThisFolder_ButDontShipItWithYourGame. It’s an auto-generated name by Unity to contain data required to debug games, according to PC Gamer.
Of course, Mediatonic or Fall Guys players would probably find this less funny. As mentioned earlier, a game’s source code can be used by cheat makers to make versions that are harder to detect and beat. And as with every game, as much as devs fight it, the PC platform is always a source of cheater infestation. Let’s hope that Djundik is the only one that noticed the code before they were removed.