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Among Us 2 announced: release date, sequel features, price, more

Published: 19/Aug/2020 3:26 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 10:57

by Isaac McIntyre

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Innersloth have confirmed Among Us 2 is indeed on its way, following a massive surge in popularity of the series’ original 2018 title. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming sequel, including release date, expanded features, and more.

Among Us 2 is officially in production, Redmond development studio Innersloth revealed in a blog post on August 18. The confirmation comes soon after a popularity spike for the online multiplayer title, guided in part by Twitch streamers.

Innersloth said they were always planning on expanding the Among Us world after watching it “grow and grow and grow” since 2018. Those plans seem to be in the form of a sequel, the team admitted, due to the size of the original.

“Among Us started as a tiny local-multiplayer-only game. Online multiplayer took two months and a total rework. It was not created to be this big,” the devs admitted. “Fixing it all would be harder than just making a new game.”

So, that’s what they’re doing ⁠— Among Us 2 is now officially on its way. Here’s everything we know about Innersloth’s ambitious new project, starting with the highly-anticipated sequel’s expected release date, and plenty more.

Among Us tasks players with finding the murderous
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Among Us tasks players with finding the murderous “imposter” in the ship’s crew.

Among Us 2 release date

Innersloth has yet to lock in any kind of official release date for Among Us 2 for now, though the devs have commented on the process. “We just started planning it,” they said. “We really do not know [when it may be released]. There is no art, programming, or sound done at all.”

So, we have a bit of a wait ahead of us. Luckily, the original Among Us gives us a blueprint in regards to how long that development process may take. Innersloth took “about six months” to get the first title into an open beta stage.

The multiplayer game then spent another half a year in early access on Steam, with players testing out all the finicky details. Among Us 2 may “take at least that long again” and will be in open beta for longer though, Innersloth warned.

That means we can put the spotlight on an estimated release date: around August 2021 for the title’s beta. That date is, of course, subject to development changes.

Innersloth are aiming for a late 2021 release date for the new sequel.
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Innersloth are aiming for a late 2021 release date for the new sequel.

New features for planned 2021 sequel

Among Us 1 maps will stay

The biggest news for the sequel is that Innersloth plans to “basically include Among Us 1, in some capacity” for the 2021 release. This won’t just be a straight map port into the new title, but will involve the same three original areas.

More players in every game

Among Us 2 will also dial up the number of players in every game. At the moment, 10 players drop into every match, including two or three imposters. Innersloth is aiming for closer to 12 to 15 in the sequel, with multiple imposters.

Innersloth adding more roles

The “crewmate vs imposter” gameplay may also be tweaked slightly, they said. “We aren’t far enough in the design to confirm roles,” the devs said, “but the primary addition for Among Us 2 will be more complexity through roles.”

Expect more content updates

This will also be paired with “big content updates,” something Innersloth admits they missed in the first game “big time”. Expect regular seasons, or even battle passes for cosmetics, if modern gaming has taught us anything.

The Among Us devs want to add
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The Among Us devs want to add “even more roles” to their 2021 release.

Among Us 2 launch price

The planned Among Us sequel will cost “more” than the original title, Innersloth confirmed in their August 18 blog post. That said, there are ways you can get the game a little cheaper.

The main one is Innersloth’s “long-term player” deal. Any players who have already bought Among Us 1 will get a discount coupon for the sequel on Steam. They may also be given the mobile version (with ads).

The Among Us devs also confirmed they were considering in-game currency for cosmetics so they can “let players buy or earn just the things that they want.”


So there you have it; everything we know about Among Us 2 so far. Stick with Dexerto for all the news on Innersloth’s in-development title, which will be released on PC and mobile in 2021. Console releases may also be planned in the future.

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Sykkuno fans concerned after he ends Among Us stream in tears

Published: 22/Nov/2020 17:19 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 15:34

by Charlotte Colombo

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Fans expressed their concern for Twitch streamer Sykkuno last night, as he was seen becoming visibly tearful during a game of Among Us with Valkyrae and DisguisedToast, before abruptly ending the livestream.

Update – 11/23/20

Sykkono has addressed concerned fans in a separate stream, saying: “Sometimes you have some issues going on in life and I probably shouldn’t have streamed that day…It wasn’t anything anybody did, it wasn’t even a chat honestly.” He said, “It was just a tough day,” before adding that he’d rather not give any details on his stream.

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Sykunno, real name Thomas, is a 28-year-old streamer, with a huge following on both YouTube and Twitch, with 1.73 million subscribers and 1.59 million followers respectively.

He has risen to stardom on Twitch especially in 2020, partly in thanks to the growth of Among Us, and has become one of the fastest-growing content creators on the platform. So it isn’t surprising that, when he appeared to become emotional during his November 21 livestream, his fans quickly jumped to his defense.

What happened on Sykunno’s stream?

It all started during a livestream Sykunno did on Minecraft earlier in the day with, among others, fellow streamers and friends Valkyrae and DisguisedToast. “The vibes were off from the beginning,” one viewer said, with other players “spamming” the chat and “backseating” (telling him how to play the game) so much, that Sykunno had to put the chat in sub-only mode several times.

The viewer added that “it was obvious that Sykunno was annoyed/upset with the people in the chat” in his previous stream before he moved on to streaming Among Us.

As crewmate in the initial rounds, Sykunno kept getting killed straight away, while as imposter, he was caught out straight away as his fellow imposter “framed” him for the death of another player.

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Instagram: Valkyrae
In her own stream of the game, Valkyrae can be heard apologizing to Sykunno after noticing that he was upset. However, her stream was later deleted.

Sykunno can then be seen looking visibly dejected in a later round where, after joking that he could’ve secretly vented and killed the player, he is voted out by the rest of the team.

When he protested the choice, Valkyrae joked that he shouldn’t “pretend to be sad after pretending to be an imposter”, while DisguisedToast jokingly asked if Sykunno had “learned his lesson” yet. A reupload of the stream was posted to YouTube.

Rae, Toast and the rest of them then jokingly yelled at Sykunno for making jokes and “memeing” during the game, to which he responded: “I was just trying to make everyone laugh.”

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Instagram: DisguisedToast
Streamer DisguisedToast, who lives with Sykunno, was also part of the stream.

During the next round, he keeps his camera off for most of it and appears to be crying, staying quiet with little commentary. When speaking during the emergency meeting to confirm his location, his voice cracks and he says: “I don’t think I should talk anymore.”

When the game ends, he abruptly ends his stream, leaving fans and friends worried.

Fans start hugsforsykunno trend

Following the worrying stream, concerned fans showed their support for the gamer by posting Tweets with the hashtag #HugsforSykunno. The hashtag soon gained so much traction that it began trending in the US.

Some fans also turned on Valkyrae and Toast, accusing them of making Sykunno cry.

Other users argued that Sykunno wouldn’t want fans to be targeting Valkyrae, with one fan Tweeting: If u cared about Sykkuno, you would know that he would not want anybody to give BS to his friends.”

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YouTube: StreamTrendz
Over on YouTube, fan Rafael Henrique argued that Sykunno was upset following a hard day, not because of Rae and Toast.

Over on YouTube, one fan pointed out that “Toast and Rae clearly didn’t want to hurt him. You could hear it in their voices that they were just messing around”, while another fan noted: “When you’re having a bad day, even the most natural of interactions (meme or not) can take a huge toll and feel so overwhelming.”

Sykkuno later Tweeted thanking fans for their support as well as requesting that they don’t target his friends Rae and Toast for allegedly “making him cry”.