It is an thrilling time for these deep into Among Us (or seeking to get again into the sport) because the new Airship map dropped simply final week. The wildly fashionable social deduction sport blew up comparatively lately, and whereas it has sustained a massive following, it has been thriving off of three totally different maps for fairly a while. The Airship affords the sport a contemporary expertise for longtime gamers not simply because it is new but additionally as a result of it asks you to play fairly in another way from older maps.
It is the biggest map to this point, however its tight corridors and handful of one-way paths make it a problem to navigate. It is so huge and labyrinthine that the sport lets gamers select certainly one of 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 exhibits you which ones a part of the map it is in–eventually, you will be aware of the names and areas of those rooms, however for shorthand functions, they’re additionally ordered in a method that is indicative of their common location (left, center, proper). Crewmates ought to have duties close by proper when the match begins, however because the match progresses, you will need to remember the place your remaining duties are.
The Airship introduces a number of new duties as nicely. You may have the standard switch-flipping, garbage-disposing, color-coded wire-connecting, and so forth. Nonetheless, you will discover the download-and-upload kind of goals have a brand new second step–moving round a cellphone on display screen trying to find the suitable place to get a greater sign for sooner add speeds. Within the cargo bay, crewmates might have the safe-unlocking activity the place you might want to reveal that lock mixture by means of trial-and-error. Within the locker rooms, crewmates is likely to be tasked with selecting up soiled towels and precisely tossing them into the hamper, and within the armory, you could have to select up weapons and rack them on the wall. It is some actual Amongst Us nonsense that you have most likely come to count on 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 in relation 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 may very well be the killer in the event that they encounter and report a lifeless physique and paid shut consideration to who might have handed by. No less than within the early days of enjoying the Airship, there tends to be much less ambiguity for those who’re making an attempt to behave regular because the imposter with crewmates close by.
On 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 measurement 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 goals are unfold vast, and navigating the premises and overlaying floor is a little more troublesome with out open areas and fewer interconnectedness between the necessary rooms.
One other 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 measurement of the Airship–so for those who really feel the suspicion of a fellow participant and want to speak it out, or for those who 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 likely be as chaotic and probably deceiving as they at all times are.
What it boils all the way down to is that the Airship maintains the core concepts of Amongst Us, however can problem you to behave, transfer, and suppose in another way extra so than the earlier three maps. I might say that is factor since it could actually clean up the gameplay and social dynamic, particularly for people who’ve been enjoying with a constant group. This leads to some new methods to expertise the stress you had in your first few instances enjoying it. But when you have not jumped in but, this new map is all of the extra cause to provide the sport a attempt for those who’re prepared to take care of the lighthearted stresses that go hand-in-hand with sport of Amongst Us.