Everybody was expecting an Among Us crossover in Fortnite when the Impostors game mode dropped. To their disappointment, the gameplay was only inspired by the game of suspicions and betrayal. It wasn’t an official crossover or collaboration at all. However, almost a year later, both games found a compromise and finally worked together. Read up on how to get new items for your Fortnite account!
How to Get Among Us Items
All you have to do is purchase Among Us from the Epic Games Store, and you’ll get the related items in Fortnite. If you’ve bought it beforehand, you’ll still get the stuff. You can also buy Stars to get the accessories. The deal runs for a year, up to June 9, 2023.
With Fortnite’s crossplay, you only need to do this once for your account, and you can also use the items on other consoles. The items will be available in the Fortnite Item Shop later. Consider that it may be cheaper to get the game instead of buying everything in the shop. Among Us is pretty cheap, after all.
Among Us Crossover Items
The deal gives away back blings of the Among Us’ Crewmates. It comes in all the available colors in that game: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, and white. They’ll accompany you in your battle royale rounds, though some colors may make you more sus than others.
Aside from that, there’s also an emote, the Distraction Dance, based on The Henry Stikmin Collection. It’s another game developed by Innersloth, who also made Among Us.
The Deal With the Impostors Game Mode
While the mode was being teased, leakers had assumed it was a collab with Among Us. After all, it was inspired by that game, and they noticed the similarities immediately. Of course, the fandom also jumped in, almost sure that it is a crossover of two intensely popular games. They were also expecting some skins and other items.
When the mode went live, everybody was shocked to see it wasn’t what they expected. It wasn’t a collab or a crossover, but it was inspired by the other game.
The mode puts 10 players on an enclosed map. With a full room, two of them will be randomly designated as the Impostors while the rest are Agents. Both sides are given tasks, one side trying to maintain the ship and the other trying to sabotage it. The latter can take out Agents that are suspicious of them and delay their elimination.
Anyone can call a vote when they see an Agent Fragment, and a discussion on who the Impostors are will commence. Then they vote on who they think the saboteurs are, and the character with the most votes gets eliminated. If the Agents vote right and remove the Impostors, they win. Otherwise, the latter can continue their sabotage efforts until they succeed.
With that kind of similarity in mechanics, of course, developer Innersloth would think that Fortnite was copying his game! An argument broke out, and the fans were disappointed. They did enjoy the new mode, but it’s soured by the animosity of the two developers.
It got smoothed out a few months later and teasing for a new collaboration started. That was way back in October 2021, and now it paid off.
While it’s not a skin you can use to play Impostors mode, the Crewmates make for an adorable back decoration; the dance is a suitable distraction too.
Have Fun Playing Both Fortnite and Among Us!
That’s everything on the crossover between Fortnite and Among Us. Even though there was a dispute between the two game devs, it’s good that they finally reached an agreement and worked together. It may be a few months late, but at least the players finally get their Among Us-themed Fortnite stuff.
Make sure you get those back blings and emote. The deal may last a year, but time flies so quickly that it’ll arrive before you know it. It’ll eventually be in the Fortnite Item Shop but think about it.
You get a game plus the Fortnite stuff if you buy it. Otherwise, you’ll spend some cash buying Fortnite account that has the items or from the shop. That could be more expensive than a copy of Among Us, and you won’t even get the game! Then again, if you won’t play that game, maybe waiting for the items to be available in the shop is better. Either way, the most important thing is to enjoy and play. Whether Fortnite or Among Us, with the items or without them, you just have fun.
Win those Victory Royales, or vote out the impostor!