Among Us is, hands down, one of the most popular online games of the year. Thanks to its streamers and YouTubers, the game has grown from 30-50 concurrent players in 2018 to over 1.5 million today. With over 200 million downloads, there is no denying that this fun and exciting game will not be going away soon. The fact that the game will soon be receiving a major update filled with goodies will be the perfect gift to the community during the holidays.
If you are one of the millions of fans who are anticipating the arrival of the new update, you may have to wait until December. Nevertheless, Innersloth recently shared some of the juicy details pertaining to the new contents coming to the game. Let’s discuss the details more in this article.
A Henry Stickmin Themed Map
One of the contents confirmed and is currently working on by the developers is the Henry Stickmin themed map. For those not in the know, Henry Stickmin is the main character of a heist/escape-themed video game series of the same name. Some of the missions in the game involve breaking into secured locations across the globe.
From the looks of it, the upcoming map will be more intricate and jam-packed with contraptions. Not to mention, it is interesting how the developers of Among Us will integrate the various gimmicks from the Henry Stickmin series into the game’s tasks. Moreover, the map will be available for free to all players on all platforms once the update goes live sometime this year.
Innersloth is also slowly rolling out the game’s colorblind support, of which the first phase was already included in the most recent patch. However, this feature is still under observation by the devs, which means its performance is crucial to its full implementation. With that said, having this feature in the game will make it even more accessible to more players across the globe.
Account Reporting System
Another interesting feature announced by Innersloth is the accounts system. According to the developers, this new system will allow players to report toxic accounts and hacking activities. This feature is like a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the feature helps maintain a wholesome community; on the other, it is also prone to abuse. This could be the reason the feature is still in development since a reporting system should be foolproof.
In support of the global community of Among Us, Innersloth is also working on expanding the game’s localization. This means that you can expect new localizations in the upcoming updates. As of writing, Among Us is localized in six languages—English, Portuguese-BR, Spanish-LA, Spanish-ES, Korean, and Russian.
Among Us is currently at the peak of its popularity after almost two years of being dormant. With that said, the developers will now begin their most challenging task—to keep the game fresh and updated. After all, the game is only as good as its contents. Let’s just hope that Innersloth will make the free map available soon as it will be a much-welcomed variety to the three maps currently available in the game.