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Among Us Update Adds New Roles and Cosmicube Cosmetic System

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Among Us New Roles Cosmetics Update

A new Among Us update has dropped, adding four new roles, cosmetics, and in-game currencies. Players now have access to several new paid and free in-game currencies earnable through gameplay. These can be used to unlock cosmetics through branching Cosmicube progression systems. The update is immediately available on all platforms.

The new update adds three roles for Crewmates: the Engineer, Scientist, and Guardian Angel. The Engineer is capable of moving through vents. The Scientist has access to Crewmate vitals at all times but needs to complete tasks in order to recharge their battery. After a crewmate dies, they can turn into a Guardian Angel, who can cast a protective shield to protect other crewmates. Additionally, Imposters will get the new Shapeshifter role, allowing them to turn into any crewmate.

The new cosmetics system comes with three new currencies: Beans, Stars, and Pods. Beans are completely free currencies earnable through gameplay and can unlock items, bundles, and Cosmicubes. Stars are purchased using real-world money and can also unlock special cosmetics and some Cosmicubes. The new Cosmicube is essentially a branching battle pass with cosmetic rewards. Previously purchased cosmetics will transfer after the new update.

Finally, players can earn Pods through gameplay after “activating” a specific Cosmicube. Each map is tied to a specific Pod type, and the Pods are used to unlock the contents within the Cosmicube. Players can also gain experience through playtime, with each earned level adding a multiplier bonus to the Beans and Pods they receive.

The game’s upcoming release on PlayStation and Xbox platforms also means that players will be able to link their accounts. This will allow players to use the same Among Us account and cosmetics between multiple platforms. One temporary exception is the Nintendo Switch. Players who purchase Stars on the Switch will not be able to use them on other platforms.

Among Us is currently available on PC and Nintendo Switch, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. The game will release for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on December 14, 2021.

Andrew Kiya
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