15 Dec 2020 4:23 PM +00:00

Fortnite new features looks to have been inspired by Among Us

Fortnite received its first update of Season 5 earlier today, the 15.10 patch.

With it came a new Creative LTM mode called The Spy Within.

But it all sounds pretty sus.

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The Spy Within

The 15.10 update has added a new Creative LTM called The Spy Within.

New challenges were added for the LTM which will grant cosmetics and other rewards.

SUS: The Spy Within comes with new challenges to grant cosmetics.
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SUS: The Spy Within comes with new challenges to grant cosmetics.

The LTM is played in the games Creative mode and completing all of the challenges will grant a wrap, back bling, music pack, and glider.

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REWARDS: Completing the Spy Within challenges will grant various rewards.
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REWARDS: Completing the Spy Within challenges will grant various rewards.

Epic Games Is Sus

Epic Games has laid out what the LTM is about and how to play it in a blog post.

It sounds awfully familiar to another game that became a smash hit this year, it all sounds a bit sus.

HOW TO PLAY THE SPY WITHIN LTM:

  • Everyone starts a match only knowing which team they are on. The identity of all other players is hidden.
  • Two players -- known as The Spies -- will try to eliminate other players without revealing their identity. They must do so before the crew completes their objectives.
  • Eight players -- known as The Agents -- will work together to identify spies and vote them out before the spies eliminate all other players. The Agents must gather gold coins -- earned by completing objectives -- to win.
  • Players cannot speak to one another in voice chat unless they are in a Meeting.
  • Players can call Meetings whenever they spot a character or are suspicious of another player. Players can now talk and discuss who they are suspicious of. They can choose to vote someone out, which eliminates them. Spies need to be careful, otherwise they will raise suspicions and get voted out!
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Epic Games Is An Imposter

The games rules sound identical to Among Us, a unexpected smash hit game that is available on PC and mobile devices.

In Among Us there is a group of 10 players who have to all complete tasks in a level.

SNEAKY: Imposters need to be stealthy to not get discovered.
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SNEAKY: Imposters need to be stealthy to not get discovered.

However, among those 10 are 1-3 Imposters, tasked with eliminating all of the team mates without being discovered.

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Players can then vote off who they believe to be the Imposter.

The game ends when either all tasks are completed, all Imposters are voted off, or all other players are eliminated.

Looking at the rules for The Spy Within and the similarities are very apparent.

However, this wouldn't be the first time that Epic Games has taken inspiration from another game.

Various mechanics in the game, such as Reboot Vans, have came from other games.

And the games Creative mode is often used to recreate popular modes from other games and forms of entertainment.

These include Hide and Seek from Team Fortress 2, Capture The Flag from Halo, and Beach Assault which was heavily inspired by D-Day and the Saving Private Ryan movie.

Crew Pack

In a blog post the Crew Pack was officially revealed by Epic Games, after having been leaked recently.

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Each month players will receive,

  • Battle Pass Included for the full Season - As a member of the Fortnite Crew, you’ll always have access to the current season’s Battle Pass!
  • 1,000 V-Bucks Each Month - Fortnite Crew members will receive 1,000 V-Bucks every month. Spend it on your favorite Item Shop content!
  • Get A New Monthly Crew Pack! - Get an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, an always-new Outfit Bundle that only Fortnite Crew members get.

The first Crew Pack skin is called Galaxia and will also include the Cosmic Llamacorn Pickaxe and Fractured World Back Bling.

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Chapter 2 Season 5 Trailer

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Check out the Chapter 2 Season 5 Story Trailer here:

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