Among Us is commemorating Halloween this month by bringing back its seasonal headgear and map decorations. Last year, the 2018 social deduction game surged in popularity after becoming a Twitch and YouTube hit.
While Among Us’ popularity has declined since its height last year, it still boasts a large number of active players and perhaps many more potential gamers who are looking forward to fresh content releases and events.
Innersloth’s small indie team is now hard at work on fresh content for Among Us. The studio not only increased the capacity of the Among Us lobby to 15 participants in June but also revealed plans for future upgrades.
Account linking allows for cross-platform play using the same account, additional roles and game types, a fifth Among Us map, and other additions have been greatly sought. In addition, Innersloth recently stated that it is working on accessibility features for Among Us to accommodate players of all skill levels better.
The Among Us Twitter account confirmed the return of the game’s eerie goods to PC, Switch, and mobile platforms. The Halloween-themed headgear are bat ears, a hockey mask like Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, demon horns, a plague doctor mask, and others. Those who were unhappy when the Halloween hats were finally taken from the game after the season ended will not have to worry this time, as they will now be maintained in players’ inventory for the foreseeable future. The studio also revealed that the Skeld and MIRA HQ maps in Among Us would be decorated with holiday decor later this month.
Among Us’ Halloween-themed cosmetics are only a few of the numerous cosmetics that the company has created thus far. It’s also one of two themed sets associated with certain yearly festivals or festivities, the other being the Christmas-themed bundle that was previously released in December.
Now that Innersloth has stated that it would not be removing its scary headgear even after the in-game celebration has ended, there’s a good chance that the winter holiday cosmetics will also be available when the game returns later this year.
Re-releasing Halloween headgear and making them permanent is a smart approach to broaden Among Us’ personalization choices in the long run without having to develop new ones. Allowing players to keep the items could also be an attempt to entice players to stay in the game for a more extended period of time after the event has ended. New seasonal hats and decorations could theoretically be added for other occasions, such as Thanksgiving and non-Christmas winter holidays.