Epic Games has acknowledged Among Us developer Innersloth as inspiration for Fortnite’s fun but familiar Imposters mode.
Fortnite Imposters launched back in August, as a limited-time mode for up to 10 players. It’s a carbon copy of Among Us’ Murder-in-the-Dark-style gameplay, rebuilt by Epic into a flashier 3D experience where you can play as your favourite Fortnite characters.
The mode has proved popular, and unlike other some of Epic’s other game riffs (such as Fortnite’s homage to Crazy Taxi) Imposters appears to be sticking around. Today brings new updates to the mode – and Epic’s acknowledgement of its origins.
In a blog posted today detailing Fortnite’s new v18.20 patch, Epic notes the update “brings improvements to Impostors, the game mode inspired by Among Us from Innersloth!”
We’ve checked in-game and this line doesn’t appear to have been added there – just on Epic’s blog.
As for what’s new, a Role Bias feature will let you choose whether you’d prefer to be an Agent or Imposter, although your choice is not always guaranteed. Open voice chat has also been added, split Among Us-like into those who are/aren’t eliminated.
Back when Imposters launched, the mode sparked criticism from numerous Innersloth developers. Members of the indie studio variously said they were “sad”, “pretty bummed”, and “kind of offended”. The team also said it had been attempting some kind of Fortnite collaboration.
We’ve contacted both Epic and Innersloth today to find out if any behind the scenes progress has been made.