Among Us is getting a new map called ‘The Airship’ next year
InnerSloth, developer of the popular online multiplayer social deduction game Among Us, has officially announced the arrival of a new map. ‘The Airship’ will be available to players sometime early next year and was announced at this year’s Game Awards where it won the award for the best multiplayer title of the year.
Teased last month, this will be the fourth map added to the game and will be introducing new tasks and skins, the ability to decide where you start a match, and the addition of ladders and elevators to access certain areas of the ship. It is expected that the map is going to be far more extensive than the existing ones. Notably, the game recently received an update that introduced a bunch of new features including the ability to vote anonymously.
☀️ THE AIRSHIP – A new map coming early 2021 ☀️
Prepare yourselves, crewmates. This upcoming (free!) map will include:
🔹 all new tasks
🔹 your choice of what room to start in
🔹 and more?
But don’t forget about those Impostors lurking around… pic.twitter.com/IU2HJGuyEY
— Among Us (@AmongUsGame) December 11, 2020
Adding a new map would freshen up the game for further periods of engagement from its audience. Most of the draw of this game is from its social engineering aspects. But having a coat of fresh paint every now and then will keep many users satisfied.
Among Us was originally launched in 2018 but only gained popularity in 2020. One of the reasons for the game’s popularity is said to be due to the COVID-19 pandemic as it allowed for friends and families to socialize despite social distancing. The game is available on both Android and iOS as well as Windows PC.
The multiplayer game can be played with four to ten players out of which one to three players (depending on the host) is chosen to be the Impostor(s) while the others are Crewmates. Crewmates are given tasks in the form of minigames to complete around the map which includes maintenance work like electrical rewiring, engine refueling, and so on. Impostors are also given tasks however their main objective is to covertly work with other Impostors to kill Crewmates as well as destroy vital systems. Apart from completing the tasks, Crewmates need to identify the Impostors and successfully eliminate them. This can be done by calling for an emergency meeting or when a dead body is reported after which each player has to vote to cast out a player. Crewmates win if all Impostors are eliminated or all tasks are completed while Impostors win if the number of Impostors is equal to the number of Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved.