Fortnite’s new limited time mode plays a lot like Among Us

By Patrick Dane
16 December 2020 12:54 GMT

Epic Games is looking a little sus after new Fortnite inclusion.

Fortnite found its fortune adapting the core tenants of another popular game. The title was an obscure survival, wave-based zombie game before Epic Games looked at the burgeoning success of PUBG and inserted a free version of the same idea into its game. The rest, as they would say, is history.

It appears that Epic has jumped onto another popular gaming fad and adapted it again. This time, Fortnite is adding a game mode that looks ever so like the surprise hit, Among Us.

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In a blog post, Epic Games revealed The Spy Within, a new limited-time mode. It’s a take on hidden identities games, but functions very similarly to Among Us specifically.

A Spy Within match starts with ten players: eight agents, and two spies. The spies are trying to sow uncertainty and kill the other players. The agents are trying to identify the spies before they can eliminate the crew while also trying to gather gold coins by completing objectives.

Players can’t talk to each other unless in a meeting, which can be called when players think something suspicious is going on. Either the spies win by killing all the players, or the agents win by voting both the spies out or completing their objectives.

So, yeah. It is built on similar core rules as Among Us (which coincidentally added a Nintendo Switch version just yesterday.)

The Spy Within is live now and will change every couple of days. When it does, it will feature variants of the mode made by community members DolphinDom, KKSlider, Bunni_, Wert, Blanky, jstKamui, MackJack, Ritual and Snownymous.

By playing the game mode players can also earn Christmas-themed rewards from a glider, present wrap for weapons and music.

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