Among Us is likely one of the best-known games in the entire world – if you haven’t played it yourself, you’ve probably watched someone else play it. If you haven’t done that, you’ve at least seen the memes spread out across the internet after the game skyrocketed in popularity during the onset of the pandemic. Two years after its meteoric rise to stardom, the makers of Among Us are releasing a new game mode called Hide N Seek that’s somehow even more chilling than the original.
In case you don’t know, the original game mode of Among Us features players as a group of blob-like spacemen either on a spaceship or space base, with some players acting as crew members and others as impostors who are aliens out to kill the crewmates. Gameplay has the crew members moving around the ship to complete tasks like cleaning the garbage chute to scanning an ID card while impostors move around the map, trying to kill everyone and not get caught. If a meeting is called, players will be asked to vote someone out. Only no one knows who the impostors are – except for the dead character, who can’t talk.
How is ‘Among Us: Hide N Seek’ Different than Usual?
In the new Hide N Seek mode releasing December 9th, a single player is an impostor (or the “seeker”) who outs themselves as the alien and forces the crewmates to scatter and hide as the seeker counts down in classic hide-and-seek fashion. The impostor then has to find the crewmates hidden around the ship and pick them off one by one, while the crewmates have to try to stay hidden and survive – it’s unclear if this means they win or not.
According to an article by PC Gamer, Among Us’s Hide N Seek mode began as a fan-made creation, with players agreeing on a set of rules where the impostor counts down from 15 and then runs around trying to kill everyone on the map, with no one reporting the murders as the crewmates are forced to complete their tasks, even if they’re ghosts. In the fan-made version of Hide N Seek, the impostor wins if they kill everyone on the ship or if there’s just one person left besides themselves.
The Hide N Seek game mode for Among Us will be released for PC and Mobile platforms tomorrow, December 9th, 2022 – the original game is still available to play on these and other platforms.