Epic had previously faced criticism for lifting Among Us’s mechanics for its Impostors mode, including from the Innersloth devs themselves. Community director Victoria Tran said in August that “it would’ve been really, really cool to collab”. Now, it seems that collaboration is finally going to happen.
The Impostors mode in Fortnite pulls a lot of inspiration from the indie smash hit Among Us – you presumably already knew that, but Epic confirmed it today, saying that the game mode was “inspired by Among Us from Innersloth.” However, it appears that this is only the beginning, since the two developers are now hinting a full crossover between the games.There are no details on what that crossover will entail, but Epic and Innersloth had a sweet Twitter interaction today, implying that the two studios will be “working on something enjoyable together.” Impostors is a “game mode inspired by Among Us from Innersloth,” according to the 18.20 patch notes, which was eventually acknowledged.
In today’s patch, Fortnite’s Impostors mode got a role bias option, which lets you select a preference on whether or not you’ll be an impostor or agent. Matchmaking will guide you toward your preferred role, though you’re not guaranteed to get it every single match. There’s also a new Impostors playlist featuring open voice chat, in case you want to accuse internet strangers of murder and deceit.