Epic Games has added a new limited-time mode to Fortnite and it’s basically Among Us.
This LTM is called The Spy Within and features 10 players working together to determine who the two spies are in the match. Sound familiar? These two spies must try to eliminate other players without revealing their identities and they must do so before the other eight players, the Agents, determine who is a spy.
That’s not where the Among Us similarities – itself a variation on the party game Werewolf – end. As you can probably guess by this point, the Agents are tasked with completing various objectives on the map to earn gold coins to win. None of the players can speak to each other during the game unless a meeting is called, at which point voice chat can be used to discuss who may or may not be a spy. During a meeting, players can vote someone out and that person will be eliminated.
This LTM was made by several community creators including DolphinDom, KKSlider, Bunni_, Wert, Blanky, jstKamui, MackJack, Ritual, and Snownymous. Every few days, a new Spy Within game showcasing the work of these creators will be featured in the LTM playlist, according to Epic. To encourage players to take part in the LTM, Epic has created a Spy Within Challenge Pack that features a skate deck variant, glider, and more. Complete the challenges to earn the rewards pictured below.
Epic Games says players should use Houseparty’s video chat services to discuss who they suspect is a spy. The Spy Within is available in Fortnite already, but there’s no word on how long it will remain. If you’re wanting to try the game The Spy Within is clearly inspired by, Among Us was released on the Nintendo Switch today.
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