For reality to be fake there has to be something unfake we can take as a reference for comparison - "aha, you think it's like this, but you are deceived, for it is really like this instead". What can this unfake something - the way things really are - be, but reality?
like David Luke im mostly against reductive enoptic phenomenon explanations. its too boring and the boring answer is always the wrong answer. on the other hand you dont want people getting over-excited. difficult one.
The idea that reality is a simulation/fake would be more credible if reality was constantly entertaining and dramatic. Because the simulations we know of (video games, TV shows, films) are designed to be entertaining and dramatic.