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Among Us gets a major update with new roles and cosmetics

The viral sensation we all know and love (or are totally sick of), is getting a major facelift. Well, a major official facelift, anyways. Among Us has released some new roles for players to try out, adding another layer to the social deduction game. Players are no longer hotboxed into just a simple Impostor or Crewmate. Now, there are some new roles that can either help out the evil, or the good.

New separate roles have existed in Among Us for some time in the form of mods. In fact, many of the roles found in the official update can also be found in other mods. At the very least, these roles are now official and may entice some old players to return. These roles aren’t forced, meaning you can still play the classic Impostor vs. Crewmate game mode, but if you want to shake up your finger pointing a little bit, now’s the time.

Among Us returns with new roles

There are several new roles that either help out the Crewmates, or the Impostors. Crewmates will now receive help from the Scientist, who can check vitals at any time. (They’ll need to keep their batteries charged by completing tasks, however.) The Engineer can crawl through vents, and the Guardian Angel can cast a protection shield around the crewmates. Some of these roles exist through mods, but the Scientist sounds like a cool addition that can change things up in a big way. Impostors, meanwhile, will now enjoy the company of Shapeshifters, who can transform into any Crewmate.

A new cosmetics system will be added to the game as well, with two branches featuring free skins and paid ones. Beans and pods can be unlocked through playing the game, with a new premium currency called Stars. You can unlock Cosmicubes with Beans or Stars, grabbing potential skins and cosmetics with them. You can check out the full update on the Among Us blog here.

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