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The Airship

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The Airship, often shortened as Airship, is the fourth map in Among Us, based on the Toppat Clan's Airship in the Henry Stickmin game Infiltrating the Airship. The Airship is currently the largest map in Among Us,[1] includes more tasks, and has seventeen new locations. Added with the new map were multiple Henry Stickmin-related cosmetics and The Airship skin bundle.

Premise

Welcome recruits. Hop onto the newest Among Us map – the Airship! Out now on all the Among Us platforms, this giant ship is where you'll be able to work together to carry out the greatest plan... whether that's as a Crewmate or Impostor is another question.

This free update includes:

  • The 4th map, and the biggest one yet
  • New tasks including jewel polishing, emptying trash, and more
  • The ability to pick the room you start in
  • All new areas to explore (or get murdered in)
  • Improved mobility with ladders and moving platforms
  • Inspired by The Henry Stickmin Collection

Development and Release

The Airship is a new, free, 4th map for Among Us, coming out in early 2021! All new tasks, skins, and more to keep you working ... and guessing.

Description of The Airship announcement trailer on YouTube

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The first teaser of the new map revealed in the first post of the Among Us Twitter account, showing Cockpit.

The development of The Airship was officially confirmed by Innersloth on September 23, 2020, as it was originally intended to be included in Among Us 2, however at the cancelation of the sequel - this content was to be added to Among Us instead.[2] Innersloth, on their developer log, stated that it will be free to all players.[3] On November 18, 2020, Cockpit was revealed in the first post of Among Us's official Twitter account with an unknown name.[4] Two characters are featured, who resemble a Center for Chaos Containment employee and the Right Hand Man Reborn, respectively.

In an interview with Innersloth, when asked if he made any plans for the new map, Marcus Bromander responded "Ah, yeah! I've got four rooms drawn and I've got the layout [of the map] kind of sketched out."[5] At The Game Awards 2020 on December 10, 2020, The Airship's announcement trailer was shown. This announcement was officially confirmed by Geoff Keighley on his Twitter account on December 2, 2020.[6] It reveals the names of several locations, including Cockpit, Viewing Deck, Medical, Gap Room, Meeting Room, Lounge, Armory, and Showers, and shows new tasks.[7]

When The Nintendo Switch version came out in 2020, The Airship was accidentally released with its new cosmetics. It wasn't patched quickly, causing many players using the Nintendo Switch to leak gameplay of the map.

On March 18, 2021, Innersloth announced The Airship was set to release on the 31st of the month.[8]

On March 31, 2021, Innersloth announced that The Airship was set to release at 6:00 PM UTC on that day. The map was released on the same day with another tweet from the official Twitter account stating the map was now released, free for all devices.

Locations

Electrical

Electrical is a large room that consists of several smaller rooms connected by randomly-opened doors. It was confirmed to be on The Airship by Marcus Bromander on November 6, 2020, on his Twitter account, saying that it "might be scarier than Skeld."[9]

Cockpit

Cockpit was revealed on the first post of the Among Us Twitter account, based on the cockpit of the titular Airship from Infiltrating the Airship. It contains a vent at the left-center of the room. It also houses the Admin table.

Vault

Vault is a circular room that contains the large ruby in Polish Ruby, a mound of gold, a golden gun, a red halo energy sword, and several mannequins with clothing.

Brig

Brig is a long room that leads to Vault, Gap Room and Engine Room. It is one of the rooms you can start in after a meeting.

Security

Security is a small room with three doors leading to Hall of Portraits, Outside and Electrical, as well as the Security ability.

Medical

Medical is a large room containing two sections, with the first leading to Cargo Bay and the second leading to Electrical. There is a Vitals monitor in the second section.

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is where all the emergency meetings are held and have three room divisions. The first division has a ladder from the Gap Room and contains the Empty Garbage task. The second section has the emergency button, and the third section has the Enter Id Code task.

Gap Room

The Gap Room contains two ladders, as well as a moving platform, which can be used to cross the room's large gap. It also contains the keypads used to resolve Avert Crash Course and a Fix Lights panel.

Engine Room

Engine Room is a large, long room with entrances to the left, above, and right. It is one of the rooms that players may start after an emergency meeting.

Records

Records is a large, circular room consisting of four bookshelves, a table, and two brown chairs. It is one of the rooms that players may start after an emergency meeting.

Main Hall

Main Hall is one of the rooms that players may start in after an emergency meeting. It is a long hallway with three entrances and a total of six rooms.

Kitchen

Kitchen is a location which contains a vent. It is one of the rooms that the player may start after an emergency meeting.

Showers

Showers is a medium-sized room with the showering area cornered at one end.

Viewing Deck

Viewing Deck is a small room with a Fix Lights panel. It leads to Outside.

Lounge

Lounge is a two-part room. It consists of a room near Records, which houses pool tables and dartboards, and a public bathroom containing four toilet stalls, which has an exit to Cargo Bay.

Armory

Armory is a V-shaped room with two small corners. The small corners are for putting away rifles and pistols.

Cargo Bay

Cargo Bay is a large room starting from Lounge and ending at Medical. It has a safe at one of its ends and a Fix Lights panel at another. It is one of the rooms that a player may start after an emergency meeting.

Ventilation

Ventilation has a gap, just like the Gap Room, but the gap between the platforms is larger, and there is no moving platform to get from one side to the other.

Communications

Communications is located at the left of the map near Cockpit and Armory. This is where Comms Sabotaged is resolved.

Outside

Outside can be accessed from either Viewing Deck or Security.

Hall of Portraits

Hall of Portraits is a short hallway linking Kitchen and Security, with some pictures of characters' portraits.

Full map

Trivia

  • Before releasing, The Airship's map icon was shown as a single question mark. However, it was revealed in a video about the new Among Us interface, as a fourth map had a question mark as a placeholder for the map icon.
  • The Airship currently has the longest name of any Among Us map, having 11 characters, including the space. The Skeld's name only has nine characters, including the space; MIRA HQ's name only has seven characters, including the space; and Polus's name only has five.
  • The ejection animation on this map references an ending called The Betrayed in a Henry Stickmin game called Fleeing the Complex, also developed by Innersloth.
  • On December 11, 2020, Marcus Bromander stated on his Twitter account that he posted the trailer's official theme for download on Newgrounds.[10]
  • The Airship has several modifications in comparison with the previous maps:
  • In the reveal trailer, the voice narrating belongs to Marcus Bromander, playing his role as Reginald Copperbottom, yet another character hailing from the Henry Stickmin series. Reginald himself is the leader of the Toppat Clan in the games, making sense of his authority-like demeanor in the trailer.
  • The only returning locations on The Airship are Communications, Electrical, Security, and Outside.
  • The Airship is currently the only map without Chart Course, Start Reactor, Clear Asteroids, Unlock Manifolds, and Submit Scan.
  • This is currently the only map not to have visual tasks.
  • This is currently the only map that has fake Fix Wiring panels.
  • When creating a game online, The Airship used The Skeld's background when choosing a map. This was later fixed in version 2021.4.12.[11]
  • In the Quick Chat interface in a lobby, The Airship is not present as one of the locations.
  • This is currently the first and only map to stylistically use a different icon for Freeplay as it does not have a simplified (blocky) icon, but instead, the title for the one seen in Infiltrating the Airship, excluding the word "Infiltrating" and the cloudy puff behind the title logo. The Airship is not modified to look simplistic (also in front of a big cloud).
  • The team tweeted a concept art for The Airship map on Among Us official Twitter account on April 15, 2021.[12]
  • The Airship is currently the only map that isn't owned by the MIRA corporation.
  • Due to a bug, on The Airship use the 'Use' icon instead of their usual icon, excluding Admin which has a special icon for every map.

Audio

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The main ambience sound for The Airship.

Videos

References

  1. "Map 4 is looking to be bigger than Polus.". Twitter, PuffballsUnited. October 26, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  2. "The Future of Among Us". itch.io, Innersloth. September 23, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  3. "Small Patch and Small Roadmap". itch.io, Innersloth. November 3, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  4. "🚀 Welcome to the official Among Us Twitter 🚀". Twitter, AmongUsGame. November 18, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  5. "The future of Among us! | Interview with Innersloth Developers | Among Us News Update". YouTube, Big Boaby. October 12, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  6. "It's true: Get your first look at the new @AmongUsGame map live during #TheGameAwards next Thursday, streaming live and free at http://thegameawards.com". Twitter, George Keighley. December 2, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  7. "THE AIRSHIP - A new map coming early 2021". Twitter, AmongUsGame. December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  8. "📣 March 31 - The Airship Releases!". itch.io, Innersloth. March 18, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  9. "This electrical might be scarier than Skeld. We'll seeee...". Twitter, PuffballsUnited. November 6, 2020. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  10. "Here's a link to the song I wrote for the Among Us Airship trailer. The Toppat Theme is always fun to modify!". Twitter, PuffballsUnited. December 11, 2020. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  11. "Clever and interesting dev log title - Among Us by Innersloth". Itch.io, Innersloth. April 27, 2021. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  12. "even if you feel like a sketch now remember u are a work in progress into becoming a beautiful Airship". Twitter, @AmongUsGame. April 15, 2021. Retrieved May 8, 2021.

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