Not copied, but borrowed: the creators of Fortnite admitted that the Impostors mode was “inspired” by Among Us

Epic Games has openly admitted for the first time that the Impostors mode for Fortnite introduced in the summer “Inspired” popular indie project Among Us from Innersloth studio. The corresponding mention appeared today, October 12, in Patch Notes 18.20 on Fortnite



Impostors mode for Fortnite debuted in mid-August this year. In it, according to the rules copied from Among Us, a group of players had to repair the station’s compartments with a passing calculation of traitors in their ranks.

The core idea behind this indie game isn’t unique, but the similarities between Among Us and Fortnite’s Impostors mode are visible to the naked eye. Players quickly discovered that Epic Games had copied several aspects from the Innersloth project, including the placement of objects on maps and the choice of basic colors for the characters.

Impostors also received their fair share of criticism from Innersloth. For example, the director of community relations Victoria Tran (Victoria Tran) disappointedly notedthat it would be nice to arrange a joint project – and if, in her opinion, there are no questions about borrowing a mechanic, then Epic Games could come up with its own visual themes and terms.


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