This page of Among Us guide contains the most important starting tips for players who have just started their adventure with this title.
- Start the game faster than others
- Impostor won't kill you right away
- If you see a dead player, report it as soon as possible
- Pretend you're doing tasks...
- ... but not everywhere
- When sabotaging, don't stand in front of cameras and other players
- Two players are needed to stop a malfunction
- Watch out for the cameras
- If you're not sure who the impostor is, make a skip vote
- Only impostors can use vents
- You can summon players without reporting a dead player
- No one dies in a tie
Start the game faster than others
You can skip the game start animation by clicking when that animation appears to get the game started much faster. It will allow you to move before other players do - use it to find a good position.
Impostor won't kill you right away
When playing as a Crewmate, remember that when starting the round, the impostors have a 10-60 second cooldown before they are able to kill another player. During that time, you're safe. It all depends on the settings the players choose on the server. Depending on what time was set, when cooldown ends, go to other players to at least feel a little safer, and potentially have an alibi for what you've been doing all this time. You can also come across another player's body in that moment. The cooldown is being reloaded every time the meeting ends.
If you see a dead player, report it as soon as possible
When you notice a body, it's better to hit the report button right away and call the other players for a meeting. If you don't report the body, and someone notices you have left the room where it was, or worse, sees you in the room with the body, know that you are then the prime suspect and have little chance of escaping prosecution. Remember that the Impostor can also report the body and pretend that he didn't kill another player!
Pretend you're doing tasks...
As an Impostor, you can pretend to do tasks. All you have to do is approach the object/device and stand by it for a while. Fake Tasks appear in the top left corner, and when you open the map, you will see exclamation marks that show where the tasks that you can fake are located.
... but not everywhere
You need to know that certain tasks that can be performed can reveal whether you are actually performing them or just pretending. A good example is the Storage. If the Crewmate is actually doing the job, then after about 5 seconds you should see the airlock opening and the garbage coming out. If it's an Impostor pretending to do his job, the airlock won't open. There are more examples of this type - if you want to learn more, visit the page dedicated to places where you shouldn't fake performing tasks.
When sabotaging, don't stand in front of cameras and other players
As an Impostor, you can sabotage certain rooms. To do this, however, you have to open the map, which makes you stand still for a while. If someone notices you standing, and at the same moment a red alarm goes off that signals a major malfunction, they might think you're the impostor and vote for you at the next meeting.
Two players are needed to stop a malfunction
When there is a red alert and a red message in the top left corner, this means that a malfunction has appeared and has to be stopped as soon as possible. There will also be a countdown, you have to go as soon as possible to the direction where the arrows show so you don't lose. It is worth noting that both Crewmate and Impostor can perform these tasks.
However, it is important to remember that two people are needed for this task. One player can't prevent a ship from crashing. You have to do this task as quickly as possible, because when the timer shows zero seconds, the impostors win the game.
Watch out for the cameras
There are rooms in Among Us that can be viewed through cameras. Remember to avoid killing other players in these areas, as the person looking through the camera may catch you red-handed. If someone is looking through the cameras, you will know it, as during that time the camera diode will glow red. If the camera doesn't light up, it means no one is looking through the cameras.
If you're not sure who the impostor is, make a skip vote
During the gathering, when each player exchanges observations, players can vote for the player they think is the impostor. But what happens when there's not enough leads and you don't want to throw out a player for nothing? Click skip vote. This option allows you to skip the throw someone overboard turn, and as a result, no one gets killed. However, be careful not to abuse this option. Eventually you have to kick someone out, because if you don't, the impostors will kill all remaining players one by one.
Only impostors can use vents
There are many rooms in Among Us that have vents, which are used for hiding or for moving quickly to another room. Only the impostors can use them, so if you catch a player coming out of the vent, you're 100 percent sure he's the bad guy.
You can summon players without reporting a dead player
On each map there is a main room with a red button inside. Interact with it to summon all the players in one place to discuss who might be the potential killer. Note, however, that calling players results in the cooldown reappearing at the end of the meeting, while Crewmates must return to their tasks, if they haven't completed them before the meeting. If you don't have conclusive evidence of who the impostor might be, you'd better not use that button, as you can irritate the players by making them vote for you.
No one dies in a tie
During voting, there may be a situation where players vote equally for two other players. In that case, none of the players will die and the game will continue.