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Epic Games Credits Among Us for Inspiring Fortnite Imposters Mode, Asks Innersloth to Collaborate

"V18.20 brings improvements to Impostors, the game mode inspired by Among Us from Innersloth!"
"V18.20 brings improvements to Impostors, the game mode inspired by Among Us from Innersloth!" / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Just like players do at the end of a game of Among Us, or Fortnite Imposters, it appears Epic Games and Innersloth have decided to bury the hatchet and let bygones be bygones.

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Epic Games tweeted, and included in their v18.20 Fortnite patch notes that months after its initial Aug. 17 release, the title's social-deduction Impostors game mode was indeed "inspired by Among Us from Innersloth."

Among Us took the gaming industry by storm in 2020 with players flocking to the mafia-style game. The title is predicated on Crewmates setting out to complete tasks while Impostors try to eliminate them and sabotage their plans without being discovered. At the center of it all is a voting period where players can either cast a vote to eliminate someone or skip it entirely.

Fortnite Impostors is about more of the same, with the gameplay's perspective taking place on the ground, third-person style on The Bridge.

As Innersloth co-founder Marcus Bromander tweeted when Fortnite Imposters first launched, the Among Us mechanics weren't patented by its devs, but it's hard not to admit that Epic could've given them some credit or asked to collaborate beforehand.

Minutes after Epic's latest statements went out, the official Among Us Twitter account replied, with the two social media brands seemingly teasing a Fortnite x Among Us collaboration coming soon.

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