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Epic Games now credits Among Us dev for Fortnite mode inspiration

Fortnite Impostors Mode Image
Fortnite Impostors Mode Image (Image credit: Epic Games)

What you need to know

  • Epic Games added an "Impostors" mode to Fortnite back in August.
  • This mode bears extreme resemblance to Among Us, a game developed by Innersloth.
  • Epic Games now credits Innersloth for being the inspiration behind the Impostors mode.

Back in August, Epic Games revealed a new mode called Impostors for the free-to-play multiplayer juggernaut Fortnite. This mode bears extreme similarities to Innersloth's Among Us, so much so that Innersloth developers shared reactions on Twitter, even noting that the team would've been happy to engage in a collaboration with Epic Games.

"We didn't patent the Among Us mechanics. I don't think that leads to a healthy game industry," wrote the co-founder of Innersloth. "Is it really that hard to put 10% more effort into putting your own spin on it though?"

Now, Epic Games is crediting Innersloth for the idea, noting that the latest update "...brings improvements to Impostors, the game mode inspired by Among Us from Innersloth!" These improvements include the ability to set player preference for being an Impostor or an Agent, as well as an open voice chat playlist.

Given the nature of Fortnite, which sees crossover skins and events as a regular occurence, it doesn't seem unlikely that we could now see an official crossover between Fortnite and Among Us at some point in the future, now that Epic Games is confirming where the game mode's inspiration came from.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

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