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Epic Games Vaults Imposters Playlists in Fortnite

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Fortnite's Among Us-inspired mode, Imposters, has been vaulted. Here's what you need to know.

Today, Epic Games rolled out its v21.50 update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3. As the season begins to move to a close, a number of changes are still being rolled out to the online multiplayer. One such change sees the removal of Epic Games' Imposters playlists — a mode heavily inspired by the popular party game, Among Us.

In the v21.50 blog post, Epic Games said, "we’ve vaulted the Impostors playlists as our teams shift focus to other Fortnite projects."

"We want to extend a thank you to everyone who’s trusted, betrayed, and of course, Peely Party’d together during its limited release."

Epic Games rolled out the mode back in August last year, though it quickly came under fire for not immediately crediting Innersloth's Among Us as its inspiration. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, months after its initial Aug. 17 release, Epic Games tweeted that Fortnite's social-deduction Impostors game mode was indeed "inspired by Among Us from Innersloth."

Fortnite's Imposters mode follows the same sort of format as Among Us, taking on a third-person perspective rather than the top-down view of the original.

At the time of writing, it's unclear if Epic Games plans to unvault the mode at a later date.