People still can’t get enough of the teamwork and deception gaming phenomena, Among Us. The game that took the locked-down world by storm remains a massive hit, drawing in celebrities, streamers, and even the occasional political star. As with all games, the standard of player improves over time – and that means players just like you will need some helpful Among Us tips and tricks to keep up.
We’ll be starting off with the Among Us basics, then moving onto some more advanced lessons. But if you’ve already mastered the tricks and tips below, we suggest you head on over to MMOGames.com for their Among Us imposter masterclass.
Know Your Maps – Whether you’re a crewmate or imposter, knowing your escape routes, room names, and common hiding places is essential. Start by watching some games on Twitch, and for your first few games, keep a map open on another screen or tab. Be sure to know where the emergency button is, the last thing you want is to be running around searching for it.
Know your Tasks – Playing as both imposter and crewmate is a race against the clock. The more efficient you become at tasks, the better. Nobody wants to be murdered while they’re trying to scan their Swipe Card for the fourteenth time. Knowing task locations is vital too.
Remain Watchful – Don’t get so caught up in your own activities that you ignore everyone else. If you want to achieve victory consistently, it’s essential to be vigilant of other players’ actions.
Learn the Among Us Visual Tasks – The “visual” tasks (Clear Asteroids, Submit Scan, Empty Garbage, Empty Chute, Prime Shields) can only be performed by crewmates (whose actions are on display as they do so) ergo they act as fail-safes against accusation and the ultimate proof of innocence. They should be key to your strategy as either imposter or crewmate.
Learn the Among Us Common Tasks – The “common” tasks are shared by all crewmates, and so are a great measure of suspicious behaviour. On the three most popular maps, the common tasks are as follows:
Intermediate Among Us Tricks and Tips for Crewmates
Fix Sabotage Attempts
This stops imposters from getting an easy win. Leaving it to your teammates is a dangerous strategy. But be warned, clever imposters will use sabotage as the ideal opportunity for murder and distraction.
Whenever and wherever you can, stay in groups for your own safety. Three isn’t a crowd in Among Us, it’s a safety net.
Know Common Task Locations
If someone seems to be completing a common task that you don’t have, they’re not really doing it. They’re an imposter.
Prove Innocence Through Visual Tasks
As well as being an early proof of good intentions, argue to prove your innocence in a “Last Chance Saloon” style emergency meeting. I.e., “I’m innocent, just give me a chance to prove it.”
Get into the habit of checking rooms as you pass them; the earlier bodies are found, the easier it is to discover the culprit.
Keep completing your tasks as a ghost. It’s poor sportsmanship to just sit and watch, and you’re still a key component of the game in your ghostly form.
Don’t Gamble Votes
Don’t be afraid to “skip” when you’re voting rather than just guessing. Nobody wants to space a good guy.
Don’t push too hard in chats unless you’re certain otherwise people will think you’re the imposter even though you’re not.
Keep an Eye on the Odd
Always be vigilant for suspicious behaviour such as those featured on IGN’s Odd Behaviour List. Here are some of the particularly dubious ones:
Standing near vents for no reason
Standing in corners of a room away from tasks
Not being able to clearly articulate what tasks they were working on during a round
Making excuses for not finishing things because of reasons outside the game
Staying in only one or two rooms where there aren’t many tasks
Standing near doors but not entering rooms frequently
Intermediate Among Us Tricks and Tips for Imposters
Among Us newbies always think they can speed-murder their way to victory. All they speed their way to is the airlock. Keep an eye on your kill countdown and bide your time.
Be as truthful as you can without admitting to crime or overly suspicious behaviour. You never know who saw you doing something; and if your story lines up, it buys credibility.
Another great way to build credibility and indeed loyalty is by stating which players you think are innocent. Rather than boldly accusing a player, instead get one on your side “Pink had the perfect chance to kill me” or “I saw Green fixing the Engines”.
Sabotages don’t only cause crewmates to have headaches and additional problems to solve, but they can be used as vital distractions or to tactically lure crewmates to their doom.
Wait for the Taskbar
As an imposter, you will at some point have to pretend to complete tasks to avoid suspicion. Wait until the taskbar jumps up (from another player completing a task) before you finish pretending. Otherwise, people will know you were acting.
Have an alibi ready, always, and make sure it’s a convincing one. Choose wisely: make your excuse believable and hard to disprove.
As imposters, vents are your greatest allies – granting you speedy shortcuts around the map. Use them to lurk, fast-travel, and escape. Be aware that people will watch them and know that both sabotage and kill cooldowns pause while inside.
Avoid Visual Tasks
Working hard or hardly working? You need to look busy, but don’t attempt a Visual Task; it’ll immediately give you away to players who know what they’re doing.
Plan your murders out carefully. Murders near vents provide an easy getaway opportunity. Murders in locked rooms prevent escape.
Vote Wisely Too
It’s best to vote with the group to build trust, and break with consensus only when it’s time to gamble and make your move.
Don’t Panic, Sabotage
So, someone saw you up to no good? The jig might not be up just yet. Sabotage the O2, the Reactor, the Communications, or the Lights. This will disable crewmates’ ability to use the Emergency Meeting. In the meantime, you can get murderin’.