After joking about it last year for April Fools Day, Among Us developer Innersloth has made good on their silly idea to make Horse Mode an actual part of the game.
“This year for April Fools, we no longer need to ask ‘what if’ Now we can say: ‘Haha wait OH NO STOP.’ Among Us Horse Mode is live NOW,” the studio said in an update. Horse Mode will only be live until 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET after which the free download will be removed from the game.
Innersloth noted that there are some “janky” visuals, but the reset of the mod includes plenty of other equine excellence. Among Us imposters gain a new kill animation that has been described as anticlimactic, and Horsemates can only wear hats and visor for this update.
A new “neigh” kill sound has also been added to the game, while the audio clip provided by Innersloth’s resident programmer Gary–and Super Daryl Deluxe designer–was just meant to be a placeholder until a real horse sound could be found and used. However, the studio realized the first version was better.