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This article is for the map.
For the planet of the same name, see Polus (planet).

Polus, also known as the Polus Outpost or Planet Polus, is the third map in Among Us, which is set on the planet Polus as a planetary base.

Premise

Man the expedition to the research base on Polus. A planet far away from any would-be Impostors.

Features

Development and Release

The map trailer was released on November 1, 2019, confirming to have new tasks and Sabotages as well new fixes and anti-hack improves.[1] Innersloth confirmed that it would be released the same way they released MIRA HQ, as additional paid content.[2] It was officially released on November 12, 2019, costing US$4 and required players to update Among Us to its 2019.11.12 version.[3]

Rooms

Trivia

  • Polus is the second largest map in Among Us, the first being The Airship.
    • The Airship has not been released yet, so one can still refer to Polus as the largest map.
  • Polus is the only map without the Cafeteria, as The Skeld and MIRA HQ both have it. The cafeteria was presumably replaced by Office.
  • Polus has had several modifications in areas that differ from the rest:
    • To open the doors, as they do not open automatically, they can be opened when used. There are four disabled switches, which, when flipping them, will open the door.
    • Security is similar to on The Skeld; however, the only difference is that it consists of only one screen, and players must change the camera view by pressing the buttons.
      • The cameras have an even greater field of view than that of The Skeld, which allows players to see inside the corridors, something that did not appear on previous maps.
    • Reactor is replaced with Seismic Stabilizers.
    • Oxygen Depletion and Reactor Meltdown are replaced with Reset Seismic Stabilizers, resulting in Polus only having one critical Sabotage. Even though Reactor is not present on Polus, the Start Reactor task still exists, but it is in Specimen Room.
    • Vents appear as holes in the ground.

A sketch of Polus published by Marcus Bromander on his Twitter account.

  • On September 27, 2020, Marcus Bromander published on his Twitter account a sketch of Polus.[4]
  • In front of Office, there is a photo of Henry Stickmin, the main protagonist of the Henry Stickmin series created by one of the Innersloth staff, Marcus Bromander. Additionally, in the room next to Office is another poster saying "See Something, Say Something," which was also present in the Henry Stickmin series.
  • In The Henry Stickmin Collection, more specifically in Fleeing the Complex, a character by the name of "Polus Petrovich" briefly appears. Within the game, it is claimed that he named a planet after himself after winning sweepstakes on his bio. Marcus Bromander designed the map himself, which explains why Polus shows up in The Henry Stickmin Collection.
  • On the TV in Admin, the DVD screensaver vignette is shown, in which the logo bounces from side to side and changes color in order: red, blue, orange, green, purple, yellow, pink. APEX cassette players also perform this function when the system is on standby.
  • On the Vitals interface, the logo of a brand called "Simsong" can be seen. This refers to Samsung, a South Korean technology company.
  • Polus could be based on the movie The Thing, which has a similar premise to the game. The movie also occurs in Antarctica, and Polus is an arctic planet.
  • The bathroom is a room within Laboratory on this map, and just like the map's release description, it appears to be out of order. This may be due to the vent in place of a toilet.
    • If An Impostor presses the vent button as soon as it appears at the bathroom vent, they will get caught on the bathroom door, causing them to run on the spot. After a few seconds, The Impostor will appear to vent into the floor. However, this is just a visual glitch and therefore does not affect gameplay.
  • Polus's map ID is 2.
  • As for now, Polus is the only map to take place outside.
  • Polus and MIRA HQ used to be DLC maps. However, the price kept decreasing until they eventually became free.
  • When a player is ejected, they are unceremoniously thrown into the lava.
    • If they were a Crewmate, they would reach out before sinking into the lava.
    • If they were An Impostor, they would instead give a thumbs up before sinking, which refers to the crucible scene at the climax of Terminator 2.
    • If Confirm Ejects are disabled, they will sink into the lava without coming back up.
  • Polus is the only map to feature a unique appearance for vents.
    • If one looks at the vent in Electrical, they can see a small detail where the panel that flaps open when An Impostor vents are battered, scraped, and not covering the hole properly.

Videos

Gallery

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References

  1. "New Map Trailer: Polus". itch.io, Innersloth. November 1, 2019. Retrieved MONTH DD, YYYY.
  2. "MIRA now easier to play and more hack-resistant!". itch.io, Innersloth. November 5, 2020. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  3. "Polus Map Launched!". Itch.io, Innersloth. November 12, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  4. "I found an early sketch of Polus. I think this is what I used as the skeleton, and you can see some things changed as I worked on it.". Twitter, PuffballsUnited. September 27, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
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