New roles have been added to Among Us in an update available now.
The update expands the existing cheat vs crewmate setup with four new roles: Scientist, Engineer, Shapeshifter, and Guardian Angel.
Each role has a unique ability that should add to the mafia-inspired fun of the base game.
The scientist and the engineer are both crew members. The former will allow the player to check for player deaths without physically finding the body, while the latter will be able to use vents (previously only available to fraudsters).
And if you die? Play as a guardian angel and bid on a shield to prevent crew members from dying.
The role of shifter, meanwhile, makes it easier for fraudsters to disguise themselves as crew members.
The roles can be customized in the settings or removed completely if you want to stick to the basic game.
New cosmetics have also been added to the game in the form of Cosmicubes – a branched path of unlockable costumes. They can be bought with two currencies in the game: Beans awarded through normal play, and stars, bought for real money.
“All cosmetics are purely visual and have no effect on gameplay or gameplay options,” Innersloth community manager Victoria Tran explains in a blog post.
“You may have noticed that the game is free on mobile without ads (we’re working to make the ads a better and more secure experience), and you know that the PC and Switch versions cost $ 4.99. to keep the game going, servers running, and providing all more free cosmetic options, we are excited about the Cosmicube update! And if anyone wants to support us, then the paid cosmetic option is there too. “
Achievements have also been added to the game.
Among Us will be released for PlayStation and Xbox on December 14th along with the existing PC, switch and mobile versions.