It Appears an Among Us Update Was Accidentally Released

02/10/2021 - 15:20 | By: Robert N. Adams
Developer
Innersloth
Publisher
Innersloth
Release Date
June 15, 2018
Genre
Casual, Indie
Multiplayer modes
Co Op, Local, Online, Online Features
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No, It's Not the Airship

It looks like an Among Us update might have been accidentally released on the Nintendo Switch a little earlier than intended, giving players access to cosmetic content that they shouldn't have had yet.

Among Us is a social deduction game from 2018 that recently exploded in popularity. Ten or so players are required to complete a number of tasks to win the game; the most common and popular map has players trying to get a spaceship running again. However, two of the ten players are secretly "Imposters" and must murder the other eight players to win. The good guys win if all of the tasks are completed and the bad guys win if all of the normal players are dead.

This will be the year that the new Airship map is released (along with a few other things). There's still no firm release date for this map (or any of the other associated content), and that's why players were particularly puzzled to discover new content on the Nintendo Switch.

Two Reddit submissions (First, Second) reported a new Among Us update for the Nintendo Switch. There weren't any obvious changes on its face, but a handful of players discovered a number of new customization options for the console. Unfortunately, it looks like this new content may have been released by accident.

 
 

Among Us Nintendo Switch update slice

Innersloth 'Still Working' on Next Among Us Update

We reached out to Innersloth about this Among Us update for the Nintendo Switch. According to them, they're still working on it — so it looks like this probably wasn't supposed to be released just yet.

"I see that you've received some reports from other Nintendo users seeing new features in the app," read a portion of the statement from Innersloth. "[...] we have not yet launched the next update as we are still working on it."

Unfortunately, it seems like this new Nintendo Switch content was an accident; one hopes that we won't have to wait too long to play the new Airship map. For now, you can buy Among Us via its official website for just $4.99 or your regional equivalent.

When do you think the Airship map will release for Among Us? What would you like to see added to the game next? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!