Among us ‘Emergency Meeting’ Livestream reveals new roles, cosmetics and in-app purchases

In a five-minute live premiere on November 9, Among Us developers Innersloth unveiled the latest update to their game for the masses:

Cosmicube updates!

Cosmicubes gives you access to what is basically a branching system of unlocks, a bit like a skill tree:

Cosmic cubes: Special cosmetic cubes that have themed items that you unlock via a branched path. These items tend to be more special or detailed. Various Cosmicubes are purchased using beans or stars, but their content can only be unlocked by earning pods through gameplay. “

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The update will add new hats, visors, cosmetics and most importantly, a shop in the game to buy things like pets, name tags and more. There are several currencies:

  • prayers: Achieved by playing the game and can be used to buy items, bundles and Cosmicubes.
  • Stars: Bought for real money and can be used to buy items, bundles and Cosmicubes.
  • Bellows: Achieved by playing the game only if you have a Cosmicube activated.
  • XP: Achieved by winning rounds, identifying the fraudster, killing crew members and completing quests and increasing your level, which can give you multipliers to earn beans and pods.
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Also performance is now in the game, as well as the ability to link accounts, which will tie your cosmetics, XP, Pods and Beans to your account. But on the Nintendo Switch, stars are not currently shared across platforms – they will only be available on the Switch, at least for now. Innersloth says they are “working on it”!

There are now also new roles, from the disguised Shapeshifter (as we already knew) to the scientist, who can access vital functions at any time to check who is dead, the engineer, a non-scammer who can use vents, and the guardian angel, who can protect the remaining crew after they die.

Innersloth anticipated the “I can not believe you’re trying to get me to pay money” comments by saying in the video, “Yes (we live in a capitalist society)” and noted that the profits could go to more updates, server costs, team pay, survival, therapy, food, boba and even … a new game.

Oh, and it’s out right now. Hooray!

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You can read all about the update on Innersloth’s blog. The currencies are a bit confusing and there are also some changes in the quality of life:

  • The ventilation action is no longer linked to the main action button. To vent, press V on the keyboard or right shoulder button on controllers.
  • Sabotage is no longer associated with the main action button. To access the tamper card, fraudsters can simply open their cards by using the Tab key on keyboards or the left shutter button on controllers.
  • If you have a special role, the action for that role is accessed via the F key on keyboards or the right shutter release on controllers. This includes the aeration ability of the engineer.
  • Statistics that affect your performance will exist across all linked platforms (your statistics are basically linked to your player ID)
  • You need to perform the actual action that would unlock this achievement to trigger it on another platform.
    • Example of false performance to explain: If you got a 50-card swipe performance on Steam and want it unlocked on iOS, perform the card-ironing task again in iOS to get the performance.

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