Epic Admits Fortnite Game Mode Was ‘Inspired’ by Among Us but Still Won’t Apologise for the Blatant Rip-Off

Published 10/12/2021, 11:29 AM EDT


Party games became quite the fad in the gaming world when Among Us blew up last year. The Innersloth developed title became the talk of the town when the entire world came to a standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This lead to streamers and players to connect with their friends at the comfort of their house while using platforms like mobile phones and consoles. The mode became so popular that Battle Royale game Fortnite added their own spin on it.

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Earlier this year, the Epic Games developed title introduced a new game mode called Impostors. Fans had loved the initiative by the developers to include a game mode like this with the fun theatrics of Fortnite. However, it soon met with controversy after Innersloth bashed them for ripping off Among Us. At first, Epic didn’t bat an eye. But, now the developers have given Innersloth a slight nod, but with no apologies.

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Fortnite reveals Impostors mode inspired by Among Us

After releasing the game mode two months ago, it seems like Fortnite has finally given their props to Among Us developers Innersloth. The developers recently released a blog post which included details about the game’s latest update in v18.20. In the post, Epic Games talked about some few changes coming to Impostors with the update.

The mode now has a new Role Bias feature which allows players to increase their chances of being an Impostor or an Agent. Plus, it will also have an Impostors playlist with open Voice Chat. However, the big talking point of the post was the first line about the mode, which stated that Impostors was ‘inspired’ by Innersloth’s most popular game.

“v18.20 brings improvements to Impostors, the game mode inspired by Among Us from Innersloth!”

No apologies for copying Among Us from Epic Games

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The developers at Epic Games might have acknowledged the Among Us and its developers. However, they haven’t apologized to Innersloth after literally ignoring the shouts for copied elements from Among Us. Following the mode’s release in August, Among Us co-founder Marcus Bromander bashed Fortnite developers for stealing their idea. Additionally, Innersloth has felt stung by this decision as the developers always wanted to collaborate with Epic Games for a mode like this.

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In the end, it seems like Innersloth might have to suffice with just an inspiration tag from the Fortnite developers. However, it feels like a missed opportunity for Epic Games to give Innersloth some major props. Plus, they could have also celebrated a title, which attained success unlike no other game instead of an acknowledgement.

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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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