Among Us was the breakout indie game of 2020. Everyone was either playing it, talking about it, or watching people play Among Us online. Even with so much buzz around the game, every single match of Among Us still feels fresh and exciting, because every game changes completely based on the people you are playing with. This is also one of the qualities that makes Among Us so difficult for beginners to start playing. Today we bring to you some quality Among Us tips to make the game more accessible for beginners. To make this simpler, we have divided the article into two parts, which are:
Tips for Crewmates
1. Complete your tasks
As a crewmate it is your responsibility to complete tasks, find the Impostor and stop them from killing, sabotaging and blaming other crew members. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure that all of your tasks are completed. Many players tend to ignore tasks and instead focus on observing other players to catch them doing something suspicious. Watching other players might be a good idea when you’re already done with all your tasks, but it is not recommended when you still have pending tasks which might be stopping your crew from scoring a quick win. Focus on finishing your tasks first so that you can be free to observe others and successfully spot the impostor.
2. Keep an eye on the security cameras
All the maps in Among Us come with different security features. The Skeld and Polus are two such maps that have certain sections covered by cameras. Monitoring these cameras can help you detect suspicious movements and, if you are really lucky, you might even spot someone making a kill. However, the limited range and the possibility of being attacked while looking through the camera are clear disadvantages to this method. Instead, we recommend using cams and the admin map as a means of gathering and presenting information to other players. Do not assume someone is an impostor based on incomplete information. Use the security cameras to gather evidence so that you can make an informed decision and successfully vote out the impostor.
3. Stay clear of the vents
Impostors can use vents to quickly travel between rooms without being spotted. While this might be useful for impostors, crewmates need to keep their eyes peeled for players that appear out of thin air. Impostors can also sometimes vent by mistake, making it another reason to keep your eye on them. For impostors, killing people and venting can be a great way to rack up numerous kills. So even though we suggest keeping an eye on the vents, don’t go too near them, or you will be caught and disposed of faster than you could yell impostor.
4. Call emergency meetings wisely
You can call an emergency meeting by pressing the button in the center of the cafeteria (in the map, The Skeld). These emergency meetings are when all the crewmates and impostors get together and compare notes, hurl accusations and create chaos and misdirection. Which is why these meetings are so important. When you call an emergency meeting, you should have solid proof that implicates the person you are accusing and helps convince others of the same. Emergency meetings must be conserved as they are limited in number. On the other hand, if you cannot make a strong enough case and convince others, you might find yourself getting voted off first. Which makes it a dangerous double-edged sword.
Tips for Impostors
1. Pick your mark early
Experienced crewmates know what signs to look out for to distinguish between crewmates and impostors. Tasks such as Medbay and visual tasks can instantly clear certain people and cast a shadow of doubt on others. Instead of allowing these players to prove their innocence and raise a finger at you, as the impostor, you must recognize and get rid of these players as quickly as possible. Sabotage the equipment to isolate crewmates and pick them off quietly. When it comes down to it, it’s all about survival – between your life or theirs – the choice is always simple.
2. Keep an eye on the cameras
This is a helpful tip for both impostors and crewmates. While crewmates know the importance of the security camera, impostors often tend to overlook them due to their limited range. However, it is always a good idea for impostors to keep an eye on their surroundings and watch out for that blinking camera light. Getting caught on camera is the fastest way to get yourself caught and voted off. On the other hand, seeing a single person in the security might also be an easy way to get a kill. In either scenario, it is always a good idea to be mindful of the camera.
3. Keep track of the number of surviving players
Once the number of crewmates alive is the same as the number of impostors, it is an instant game over. The victory in this situation goes to the impostor or impostors. This makes the end of every game feel like a mad dash for kills or votes. As an impostor, if you know that you need just one kill to win the game, sabotage something and make sure you can get that kill before an emergency meeting is called.
4. Learn how to defend yourself
Among Us is all about convincing others that you are not guilty. This is going to be true even as an innocent crewmate. Crewmates that are overly enthusiastic tend to be the first ones to get voted out. Learning how to avoid suspicion during meetings is just as important as getting a clean kill. Skipping votes or going along with the crew in most cases is your best option. When someone makes an allegation against you, we recommend staying calm and displaying your knowledge of the map. Always have an alibi ready who can vouch for seeing you around while you fake tasks. Learning how to successfully defend yourself is probably the most important part of the game, as a crewmate or an impostor.