The Airship: When can ‘Among Us’ players start using the new map?
Among Us, a space-based whodunit game that blew up after several gaming influencers exposed the game to a large audience, was the breakout mobile game hit of 2020. The mass appeal & fascination of Among Us pushed the developers to bring about additional enhancements to the game, including a whole new map – the Airship.
For those who still have no idea what the Among Us ruckus is all about, Among Us is a multiplayer deceit & deception game. You play a crewmate on a spaceship running all over the ship to complete a set number of tasks. The crewmates work on a team of up to ten players in which some players are impostors. The impostor’s mission is to get rid of all the crewmates without the others cottoning on to their identity.
Among Us bested major games to win the titles of Best Multiplayer Game & Best Mobile Game at The Game Awards 2020. Innersloth gave a sneak peek of the new map during the event. Naturally, with a revelation like that, players were over the moon and wanted to know all about the Airship. Check out all the information we gathered that you’ll need to operate the new Airship map.
Among Us game creators Innersloth officially confirmed the expansion of the original title after canceling its sequel. The Airship will be the fourth map for Among Us and is scheduled to grace our gaming screens sometime in early 2021. Innersloth wants to keep us guessing for now though, because no official date has been announced yet.
Among Us’s upcoming map is based on the Airship in the Henry Stickmin game Infiltrating the Airship. Toppat Clan Airship from the Henry Stickmin series is the last game created by Innersloth.
In the trailer, the voice narrating belongs to Marcus Bromander, playing his role as Reginald Copperbottom, which is yet another reference to the Henry Stickmin series. (Reginald is the leader of the Toppat Clan in the games.)
The Airship map accidentally popped up on the Switch version of Among Us, just a week after its surprise release on Nintendo Switch. Since all the Switch gamers got unexpected early access, they scouted the full layout and all the tasks that exist in the upcoming release to get the hang of the new ship.
The Airship is fairly large and has ladders and elevators for players to move from one level to another. The size of the map is the biggest concern; its largeness could make it more difficult for crewmates to monitor each other.
Apart from its size, the Airship map contains a few novel ways of navigating, such as floating platforms that carry players from one area to another. Players can even start in different rooms after an emergency room, which is not possible in the current maps as players continue from the emergency meeting room.
The meeting room is set at the top of the ship; there’s a bow cockpit where players can look out the ship’s front window. The Airship also contains some unique new locations, such as: Viewing Deck, Medical, Gap Room, Meeting Room, Lounge, Armory, and Showers. The exciting new map will also join The Skeld, Mira HQ, and Polus in Among Us.
Although there were a few bugs on the pre-release map leaked on Nintendo Switch, those will possibly be ironed out before the official release of the Airship.
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