Among Us (Switch): Software updates (latest update: Ver. 2021.11.09)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Among Us on Nintendo Switch (originally released on December 15th 2020 in Europe and North America, and December 16th 2020 in Japan)!

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Among Us – Ver. 2021.11.09

  • Release date: November 9th 2021 (North America, Europe) / November 10th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New Roles

A whole new level of gameplay is here. These 4 brand new Roles add a ton of complexity and new gameplay to the social deduction mechanics you know and love! More information can be found in the Lobby Settings, but here’s a quick rundown:

 

Crewmate Roles

  • Scientist: Access vitals at any time. Complete tasks to recharge your battery.
  • Engineer: Can use the vents.
  • Guardian Angel: Cast a protection shield around the remaining Crewmates.

Impostor Role

  • Shapeshifter: Disguise yourself by morphing into any other Crewmate.

And like most of our game settings, these Roles are completely customizable! Add or remove whatever you like, change the probability, and even alter individual abilities

 

Cosmicubes

You: Wants more cosmetics, collabs with other games, and progression.

Us: Wants to give everyone more things, needs to survive and pay for server costs, and do more cool stuff. 

Cosmicubes are a new way for you to get exclusive cosmetics and show off your gear! Space bean drip, as they say.

Here’s what this includes:

  • Brand new customization options – both free and paid. Visor cosmetics and special name plates make it even more fun to change up your look, plus additional pets, hats, and skins. 
  • Cosmicubes and unlockable cosmetics. Even more themed items are now unlockable via our new branching Cosmicube system! Play the game, gather resources, and reap the rewards of your murde– uh, I mean, tasks. Cosmicubes are a special feature for Among Us! There will be both paid and free varieties, and have more premium sets of themed items. 

How exactly does it work?

There are several different types of resources you can gather, and each one does something special:

  • Cosmicubes: Special cosmetic cubes that have themed items you unlock via a branching path. These items tend to be more special or detailed. Different Cosmicubes are bought using Beans or Stars, but their contents can only be unlocked by earning Pods through gameplay.
  • Beans: Resource awarded through normal online gameplay! Use it to redeem cosmetics and some Cosmicubes in the store. Free and very bean shaped.
  • Stars: This is our Premium Currency resource, bought with cold hard cash. You can buy these in the game and use it to purchase special items and some Cosmicubes.
  • Pods: Gathered through gameplay IF AND ONLY IF you have a Cosmicube activated. Each Cosmicube has a different type of Pod associated with its contents, and Pods cannot be transferred between Cosmicubes.
  • XP: Experience given based on playtime – will only be used for character leveling, which provides multiplier bonuses for Beans and Pods earned whenever you gain a new level.

Currency can always be stored for later, and we’ll be constantly releasing new items as we get more updates and partnerships in the future.

 

Achievements, and More

New items and XP means a need to be able to aggregate and link your Among Us account to different platforms! For most platforms, you’ll be able to log in, link, and save your progress and cosmetics using the same account.

Please read the in-game instructions VERY carefully to make sure you don’t overwrite the wrong account!

Exception: Stars purchased on Nintendo Switch™ will only be usable on that system. In the future, Pods & Beans earned on Switch can be shared across most systems. It’s not currently available with this update, but we’re working on it!

Additionally, there are some controller changes in this update.

  • The Vent action is no longer attached to the main action button. In order to vent, press V on the keyboard, or Right Shoulder Button on controllers.
  • Sabotage is no longer attached to the main action button. In order to access the sabotage map, Impostors can simply open up their map, using the Tab key on keyboards or Left Trigger on controllers.
  • If you have a special role, the action for that role is accessed via the F key on keyboards, or Right Trigger on controllers. This includes the Engineer’s vent ability.
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Among Us – Ver. 2021.6.30

  • Release date: July 7th 2021 (North America, Europe) / July 8th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New additions: 
  • Added vent cleaning task. Cleaning the vent will prevent any impostors from using that specific vent, but Impostors can still use other vents and the vent will be usable once it’s cleaned. If an Impostor is already camping out in a vent and then you start cleaning that vent, it’ll boot them out with a dramatic sound and you’ll see who it is. Surprise!
  • New languages. Traditional and Simplified Chinese and Irish localization added. Thanks to Úna-Minh, Brian, Cormac, and Mike for the Irish translations. 
Bug fixes
  • Getting stuck in place after a meeting is fixed. This was the biggest issue with the latest update, so run free now!! Be free beans!! 
  • Scaling on “SHH” screen fixed. YES I read your comments on the SHH screen. The absolute hate that poor screen got, my goodness. I had to give it 3 tubs of ice cream to feel better. It’s okay though, the world is aligned once again, the proportions have been fixed after it got weirdly borked. 
  • Geoff eyepatch is now (sadly) back to being a mask. :( 
  • Clouds in the Airship no longer move in the wrong direction. No more backwards progress! Onward! 
  • Upload Data phone colors fixed. I have no clever caption for this. 
  • All major buttons are now localized. Yeah I’m really running out of fun ways to make this content interesting. 
  • Other minor visual and localization bug fixes. Our programming and QA team did a really great job please give them a psychic high five.  

Among Us – 15 Player Update

  • Release date: June 15th 2021 (North America, Europe) / April 16th 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • An improved art style (subtle, but cleaner and easier for us to animate)
  • 6 brand new colors: Tan, Gray, Banana, Rose, Maroon, and Coral  — I have seen absolute blood baths in the comments section of people claiming Rose and Banana for their mains. Be safe out there. The pastel stans are thirsty for their cute colours, and rightfully so. (Also I know these colours are not super colourblind friendly – we want to move away from colours being the main way people identify Crewmates, so hang tight!)
  • A new kill screen meeting menu that indicates who died between roundsYeah that’s right I know you don’t keep track of who dies!! This is a call out to you Steve. (I don’t know a Steve but whoever is named Steve must be really freaked out right now.)
  • Ability to honk horn added to The Airship 😀 If you have the “Stabilize Steering” task, bop the horn to honk it. Most important update in my humble opinion.
  • The shop works in multiple languages again 
  • Right Hand Man skin kill animation makes the WEEEEH sound again 
  • Kick/Ban icon remains persistent on screen if chat is open after voting ends 
  • Made it more clear you can change the chat type (Free Chat VS Quick Chat) in the game settings if you are logged in 
  • Various localization fixes 
  • Players will stop moving when meetings are called

Among Us – Ver. 2021.4.12

  • Release date: April 12th 2021 (North America) / April 13t 2021 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • account login flow reworked
  • multiple users can now log in to the same device (no more “MismatchedProductUserIDs”)
  • text graphic update
  • updated translations
  • various bug fixes
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Innersloth (Twitter)

Among Us – Ver. ???

  • Release date: March 31st 2021 (North America, Europe) / April 1st 2021 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • The 4th map, and the biggest one yet 
  • New tasks including jewel polishing, emptying trash (wow fun), 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 
  • New free hats including a heart pin, angry eyebrows, unicorn head, rubber glove, and more! 
  • Inspired by our other game, The Henry Stickmin Collection
  • Adds an account system
    • Right now it’s focused on reporting and moderation capabilities, but in the future we hope to add a friend system and the ability to transfer your cosmetics between devices.  
    • You can only make on account per device – if multiple people are using the same device it’ll be locked for the time being, but we’re planning a hot fix for that soon.
    • You will be able to report if someone in the game is acting inappropriately, including: inappropriate names, inappropriate chat, cheating/hacking, and harassment/misconduct. Consequences can range from temporary to permanent bans (including alternate accounts). 
    • Note that reports will be read by people (not bots!) and you will need to provide a reason as to why you are reporting.  
    • No linking of multiple accounts yet (Steam account is only on Steam, Epic account is only on Epic, etc.) It’ll be coming soon though.   
    • You must create an account to access free chat (without it you will have to use Quick Chat for safety!) 
    • You must create an account to freely change your display name. If you do not create an account, there will be randomized names you can choose from. 
    • Usernames are not exclusive. Multiple people can have the same username. (So if you take the username “PuffballsUnited”, other people can still use “PuffballsUnited”.) 
    • If you are under the minimum age of digital consent in your country (for most countries 13 is the minimum age), you have to get a parent/guardian’s permission to access free chat (which then allows you to create an account), or change your display name. 
    • Without an account (or if you’re a minor who doesn’t want to ask your parent/guardian for approval), you can still play via Guest Mode. This locks you to Quick Chat and doesn’t allow you to change your name other than with a randomly generated name. 
  • Additional notes: update will be released at 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 7PM BST / 8PM CEST / 3AM JST.
  • Source: Innersloth

Among Us – Ver. ???

  • Release date: December 15th 2020 (North America, Europe) / December 16th 2020 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • Additional notes: this is the base version of the game. Any future updates will be added to this page.
  • Source: Game

How to download updates for Among Us for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Among Us, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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