It’s an thrilling time for these deep into Among Us (or trying to get again into the sport) because the new Airship map dropped simply final week. The wildly widespread social deduction sport blew up comparatively lately, and whereas it has sustained an enormous following, it has been thriving off of three totally different maps for fairly a while. The Airship affords the sport a recent expertise for longtime gamers not simply because it is new but in addition as a result of it asks you to play fairly in a different way from older maps.
It’s the biggest map up to now, however its tight corridors and handful of one-way paths make it a problem to navigate. It’s so huge and labyrinthine that the sport lets gamers select one among three spawn factors once they begin a spherical within the match. Understanding what’s round every of the spawn factors turns into a part of your technique for each crewmates and imposters, and uncovering these intricacies has made determining the Airship a lot enjoyable.
A key factor to note concerning the map’s spawn factors is that once they’re represented on display screen for choice, the background of the icon reveals you which of them a part of the map it is in–eventually, you may be accustomed to the names and areas of those rooms, however for shorthand functions, they’re additionally ordered in a means that is indicative of their normal location (left, center, proper). Crewmates ought to have duties close by proper when the match begins, however because the match progresses, you may need to remember the place your remaining duties are.
The Airship introduces just a few new duties as nicely. You’ll have the everyday switch-flipping, garbage-disposing, color-coded wire-connecting, and so forth. However, you may discover the download-and-upload sort of aims have a brand new second step–moving round a cellphone on display screen trying to find the appropriate place to get a greater sign for sooner add speeds. In the cargo bay, crewmates might have the safe-unlocking process the place you might want to reveal that lock mixture by way of trial-and-error. In the locker rooms, crewmates is likely to be tasked with choosing up soiled towels and precisely tossing them into the hamper, and within the armory, you might have to select up weapons and rack them on the wall. It’s some actual Among Us nonsense that you’ve got most likely come to anticipate and get a kick out of.
With all these new duties unfold throughout an intricate map, the factor that stands out within the new map’s design is that there is extra risk-reward relating to killing crewmates because the imposter. Since extra of the pathways are tighter and shuffle you thru particular areas, the sharp eye of a crewmate may extra simply deduce who could possibly be the killer in the event that they come upon and report a lifeless physique and paid shut consideration to who might have handed by. At least within the early days of taking part in the Airship, there tends to be much less ambiguity when you’re making an attempt to behave regular because the imposter with crewmates close by.
At the identical time, an imposter who’s both fortunate or has wonderful situational consciousness has ample alternative to get away with homicide cleanly. The sheer dimension of the Airship means lifeless our bodies may simply pile up earlier than anybody even begins to take discover. In my expertise, there’s much less grouping up of crewmates since aims are unfold huge, and navigating the premises and masking floor is a little more tough with out open areas and fewer interconnectedness between the vital rooms.
Another small however typically impactful design selection was placing the assembly room on the very prime of the map with one path to get there. This makes it an ordeal to entry given the sheer dimension of the Airship–so when you really feel the suspicion of a fellow participant and wish to speak it out, or when you know you are getting chased down by an imposter, and may’t discover a physique to report, you higher get to stepping. And, in fact, the deliberation course of will probably be as chaotic and doubtlessly deceiving as they all the time are.
What it boils all the way down to is that the Airship maintains the core concepts of Among Us, however can problem you to behave, transfer, and suppose in a different way extra so than the earlier three maps. I’d say that is a great factor since it will possibly clean up the gameplay and social dynamic, particularly for people who’ve been taking part in with a constant group. This leads to a couple new methods to expertise the stress you had in your first few occasions taking part in it. But if you have not jumped in but, this new map is all of the extra purpose to present the sport a strive when you’re keen to cope with the lighthearted stresses that go hand-in-hand with a great sport of Among Us.
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