Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has just released its Season 1 mid-season update, and it introduces some new wrinkles to the game, including a giant hammer that can hit you when you least expect it. The game has also introduced new anti-cheat measures to deal with hackers, who were previously shuffled off to Cheater Island.
Some of the contests that players have enjoyed so far have received a shuffle, as promised, so your previous strategies might need adjusting. New obstacles are being introduced, including lots of tumbling fruits in areas where there was no fruit before, changes in how parts of levels rotate, and more. For the rest of the season, these changes can hit unexpectedly, so it seems like the goal is to make players adapt on the fly more.
One of the big additions is called Big Yeetus, a huge hammer that can appear and, uh, yeet you across the level. In the mid-season update trailer above, the hammer seems to largely help players–smacking them in the direction they needed to go in–but we expect it’ll punt some players right off the course, too.