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Among Us meets Fortnite in major gaming collaboration

The new deal is expected to result in soaring demand for Among Us toys and collectibles

The gaming world is eagerly anticipating an upcoming crossover between two of the space’s biggest properties, Among Us and Fortnite.

Fortnite, an action building game in which players team up with others to build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting in giant worlds where no two games are ever the same, has been lauded since its 2017 launch for giving fans the ability to customise their in-game avatars with a vast range of outfits, weapons such as the new Grapple Gloves, hairstyles and more. Players can even participate as Darth Vader or Indiana Jones in season three of Chapter 3, Vibin’.

Among Us, meanwhile, sees players tasked with uncovering the identity of the Imposter aboard the spaceship before they have a chance to murder everyone. The game became a smash hit during the Coronavirus lockdowns.

The deal between Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, and Innersloth, creator of Among Us, will let players of the former purchase Among Us (or a Stars Pack) from the Epic Games store to receive the free Crewmate Back Bling and Emote at no additional cost.