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 common social deduction sport blew up comparatively not too long ago, 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 most important map up to now, however its tight corridors and handful of one-way paths make it a problem to navigate. It is so massive and labyrinthine that the sport lets gamers select one in every of three spawn factors after 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 after they’re represented on display for choice, the background of the icon reveals you which ones a part of the map it is in–eventually, you will be accustomed to the names and places of those rooms, however for shorthand functions, they’re additionally ordered in a manner that is indicative of their basic 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 couple of new duties as effectively. You will have the standard switch-flipping, garbage-disposing, color-coded wire-connecting, and so forth. Nonetheless, you will discover the download-and-upload sort of goals have a brand new second step–moving round a mobile phone on display looking for the precise place to get a greater sign for quicker add speeds. Within the cargo bay, crewmates could have the safe-unlocking process the place it’s essential reveal that lock mixture via trial-and-error. Within the locker rooms, crewmates could be tasked with choosing up soiled towels and precisely tossing them into the hamper, and within the armory, you’ll have to select up weapons and rack them on the wall. It is some actual Amongst Us nonsense that you’ve got in all probability 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 in relation to killing crewmates because the imposter. Since extra of the pathways are tighter and shuffle you thru particular places, the sharp eye of a crewmate might extra simply deduce who might be the killer in the event that they encounter and report a useless physique and paid shut consideration to who could have handed by. A minimum of within the early days of enjoying the Airship, there tends to be much less ambiguity should you’re attempting to behave regular because the imposter with crewmates close by.
On the identical time, an imposter who’s both fortunate or has glorious situational consciousness has ample alternative to get away with homicide cleanly. The sheer dimension of the Airship means useless our bodies might 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 large, and navigating the premises and overlaying floor is a little more tough with out open areas and fewer interconnectedness between the vital 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 dimension of the Airship–so should you really feel the suspicion of a fellow participant and wish to speak it out, or should you know you are getting chased down by an imposter, and might’t discover a physique to report, you higher get to stepping. And, after all, 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 Amongst Us, however can problem you to behave, transfer, and assume in another way extra so than the earlier three maps. I might say that is a superb factor since it may clean up the gameplay and social dynamic, particularly for folk 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 offer the sport a strive should you’re prepared to take care of the lighthearted stresses that go hand-in-hand with a superb sport of Amongst Us.