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Among Us: Long Journey Into Fortnite Explained

"Fortnite" and "Among Us" are two of the most popular games in the world, but they couldn't be more different. Epic Games' "Fortnite" is a third-person battle royale, while Innersloth's "Among Us" is a party game focusing on social deduction. Of course, both "Fortnite" and "Among Us" weren't the first in their respective genres. "Fortnite" is a game that borrowed heavily from already established battle royales like "PUBG," while "Among Us" was created as a video game form of "Mafia" (per gamedeveloper). But both games' imitative origins don't keep them calling foul play when their work is copied.

In August of last year, following the massive success of "Among Us," Epic Games released a game mode titled 'Imposters.' 'Imposters' drew heavily from "Among Us," featuring similar mechanics, maps, and atmosphere. Unsurprisingly, "Among Us" developers felt betrayed by the new mode. Innersloth's co-founder PuffballsUnited even went as far as tweeting, "Is it really that hard to put 10% more effort into putting your own spin on it," shortly after the release of Imposters. Fans were quick to back up "Among Us" developers, as it was apparent Epic Games did little to distinguish their mode from the former. And to make matters worse, PuffballsUnited even explained that the company tried to collaborate with "Fortnite" in the past with no success.

But now it looks like Epic Games and Innersloth are on good terms as they recently announced an exciting collaboration that's light on the wallet.

Among Us is finally in Fortnite

Following an outcry by fans late last year, Epic Games finally gave "Among Us" credit for inspiring the 'Imposter' game mode in addition to hinting at a future collaboration. Now the collaboration has finally arrived following a tweet by the official "Among Us" account that read, "squad up with ur Crewmates (or Impostors?) and prepare for departure on the Battle Bus – we're invading @FortniteGame!" Attached to the Tweet was Innersloth's blog that showcased the two new items added to "Fortnite" via the collaboration.

The first "Among Us" item added to "Fortnite" is a character Back Bling that comes in ten different colors inspired by the "Among Us" crewmates. The second item is an emote that lets players dance like a character in Innersloth's "The Henry Stickman Collection." Getting the items is easy, too. Players must purchase "Among Us" or the "Among Us Stars Pack" from the Epic Games Store to receive the two items. However, Epic Games also mentioned in its Mega Deal FAQ page that the items will end up in the in-game shop at some point after the promotion period ends on June 9th, 2023. A year will be more than enough time for most players to get their hands on these new items.