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Shroud explains why Fall Guys could be dead soon

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is an extremely fun and challenging game, mixing elements of party games and battle royale titles for a unique multiplayer experience. However, not everyone is quite so enamored with the title. One of these skeptics is Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek, who thinks that the game's days are already numbered.

According to Shroud, the game's developers need to make sure to add more game modes and new maps on a regular basis. As the game exists now, it seems that Shroud is not convinced that it can sustain player interest. He mentioned his feelings regarding Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout during a recent stream.

"Fall Guys is going to die real quick, for sure," said Shroud. "After playing it, there is no way it will be any more exciting for any longer unless they add maps quickly."

The game is still relatively new, so the kind of player fatigue that Shroud is predicting probably hasn't started to set in for most people. After all, Fall Guys just launched at the beginning of this month. Despite some issues with the game's servers at launch, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has proven to be a bonafide hit. 

Shroud has also expressed frustration with cheaters already apparently worming their way into Fall Guys. He watched in irritation as a player fell off the map, only to then jump onto an invisible platform and work their way back into the round. When the other remaining player fell immediately afterwards, there was no such platform to save them, which meant that the cheater was able to win the match. Shroud recently rage quit Call of Duty: Warzone over issues with cheaters, so it wouldn't be too much of a surprise for this incident in particular to have put him off of Fall Guys.

Luckily, the Fall Guys dev team has confirmed that it is working on a way to stop these hackers. According to the official Fall Guys Twitter account, "Dealing with cheaters is a top priority for us ... We are going to start taking more immediate action soon."

Even with Shroud's skepticism surrounding the game's longevity, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has managed to gather quite a following among gamers and streamers alike. In particular, Dr Disrespect has been streaming the game quite a bit in recent weeks. He played Fall Guys with PewDiePie a couple of weeks ago, with the two making friendly bets on the outcome of the match. Then he streamed the game with Sc0ut last weekend, seemingly having a great time and drawing a sizable audience. Even streamers who are having a rough time with getting the hang of Fall Guys, like TimTheTatman, have expressed that they greatly enjoy the battle royale title.

However, Shroud isn't too far off in his feelings toward the game. Pretty much every popular online game has to continue to evolve and make updates if it wants to survive and remain relevant to players. That's why battle royale mainstays like Fortnite are constantly making changes to the overall meta of the game, which keeps it fresh. Even newer titles like Call of Duty: Warzone are consistently switching things up to keep players interested. 

If Fall Guys wants to have the same staying power as some of its multiplayer brethren, then it needs to continue to adapt and change players' expectations. With this point, Shroud is probably right on the money. 

Luckily for fans of the game, it appears as though there may be several new modes being added to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout in the very near future. According to Twitter account @ShiinaFG, which tracks leaks and news regarding Fall Guys, the game will apparently be receiving four brand new maps.

These include "Treasure Hunt" mode, "Chicken Chase" mode, "Wall Guys" mode, and an updated version of "Door Dash." This last one may be the most exciting, simply due to the way it will apparently build on the chaos already present in the game. 

During a normal "Door Dash" round, players have to break through a series of doors in a mad dash to the finish line. Some of the doors can't be broken, which adds to the wild scramble of the round. This new version of "Door Dash" would support 100 players, which means that it would crank up the chaos quite a bit. 

Hopefully these updates will make the game more exciting and extend its life. It's unclear if the new additions would be enough to convince Shroud to give Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout another chance. Hopefully fans won't have to wait too long to find out, though. This weekend's Gamescom livestream conference is expected to feature a trailer for Season 2 of Fall Guys, as well as plenty of other announcements related to the game.