The popular strategy game Among Us will release its long-awaited new map ‘Airship’ in a new update on March 31. Game developer InnerSloth has said that the new map will be the largest map in the game yet. It will also feature new tasks, along with the ability to choose the room on the ship where players want to start their game.
Among Us was originally released in 2018, but it became a very popular title in 2020 during the pandemic, when many people played the game from their homes. The easy-to-play, skill-based title that could be played on low-end systems and did not require complex tactics or communication strategies quickly became popular with the gaming community.
Here’s the tweet Among Us shared regarding the new update.
📢 MARCH 31 📢#TheAirship is coming.
This NEW map is the largest yet, and includes:
• all new tasks
• different start rooms
• preliminary account system
• plus !!!
wake up your crew it’s almost time to drive out the impostors
– Among Us ✨ New map – MARCH 31 (@AmongUsGame) March 18, 2021
Among Us flaunted the new map in a trailer that was released during The Game Awards in December 2020. Check out the trailer below.
New account system
The new update will also bring a new account system to Among Us. InnerSLoth has been working on the ability to add in-game accounts to the popular deduction game for a while now and a blog post from the developer stated that they didn’t want to rush to roll out the feature in a half-state.
“A proper moderation system is extremely difficult and time consuming,” the study said. “It’s not as easy as having a ‘report’ button and having an algorithm that bans someone after a certain number of reports,” he added.
Among Us is currently available for PC, iOS, Android, and Switch. The game is also expected to move to Xbox consoles later this year.