Among Us Developers Hit Back at Toxic Fans Sending Hate Comments Following the Release of the Game’s New Update

Published 04/05/2021, 10:07 AM EDT


For months, fans of the popular party game, Among Us, have wanted a massive update to the game. They requested for new maps, changes to the existing ones, and additional features that can keep the game fresh. The game massively blew up during the pandemic last year, but with no major changes to the original game, it looked like it might be heading towards a downward spiral.

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However, few months ago, the developers at Innersloth LLC. finally teased an update for the game. The trailer revealed a new map called Airship, answering the prayers of fans. Last week, they finally rolled out the new update, and along with Airship, the update also had new tasks, cosmetics and improved mechanics.

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Among Us fans are not happy with the new update

The reaction to the new update has been very lukewarm amongst the fans. Many of them were unhappy with the update being released so late. Fans believed that the update should have released late last year, when the game was at peak popularity. The new map also hasn’t impressed a lot of fans because it’s too large and complex. The map would probably be perfect for 10-15 player lobbies because of the enormous size. While the developers have revealed that they are working on it, players shouldn’t expect it to release soon.

Along with that, the new update has also introduced countless bugs and glitches in Airship. So the seven member development team at Innersloth Studio will have their work cut for them in bringing a lot of changes to the game.

Developers hit back at toxic fans

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To make matters worse for the dev team at Innersloth, the game is constantly getting bombarded with a lot of hate comments from toxic fans. These fans have sent vile comments and insults to the game’s developers for the delays and the issues that came with the update.

Among Us‘ Community Director, Victoria Tran, replied to these fans stating that these comments demoralize the team who have poured their heart out for the game. While they appreciate the constructive criticism, they hoped that the fans won’t abuse them, hoping to improve the game faster.

Fans are known to be passionate about games, but it is disheartening to see them go to such lengths. Fans must know that development takes a lot of time, especially for a small studio like Innersloth who are trying to deliver the best viable product for their fans.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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