Among Us – Best Tips and Tricks for Both Crewmates and Impostors
There’s a lot of potential shenanigans that can go down in every round of Among Us. However, the objective is always the same: Crewmates must survive long enough to complete their tasks, while Impostors must pick them off one by one without exposing their real identities. This concept is simple but very effective at generating thrilling and exciting gameplay for everyone involved.
However, there’s quite a lot more to this game than meets the eye. Especially since, as a Crewmate, the tasks are often very simple and easy to complete. The real challenge of the game is reading other players’ behaviors in order to identify who’s the Impostor. Likewise, killing people as an Impostor only takes a single button press; the hard part is doing it without raising suspicion.
To help you out, we’re going to share some Among Us tips and tricks that will help you win matches as both Impostors and Crewmates:
Among Us Crewmate Tips and Strategies
As Crewmates, your strength is numbers. The Impostor can’t kill you in front of everyone else without exposing his true identity and getting kicked out. However, it’s tough to gain your allies’ trust when anyone could be the Impostor, especially since the only times you can actually communicate is during emergency meetings or when someone reports a corpse.
Here are a few tips to help you identify the faker and stay alive as a Crewmate in Among Us.
In our guide on how to be a good Crewmate in Among Us, we already mentioned specific ways in which Impostors can give themselves away. However, here are a few more indicators to know whether or not someone is hiding a sinister secret under their hazmat suits.
Pay Attention to How Others Run and Walk Around the Map
Keep an eye out for people who start to suddenly follow you around. The maps are very small and the rooms are often connected by narrow hallways. It stands to reason that you’ll often run alongside a person or two. However, Impostors tend to be a bit erratic; instead of walking directly to certain rooms to complete tasks (since they can’t actually perform most of them), they will often change directions suddenly. If you see someone walking towards a certain direction, and they change their course to follow you when you pass by, then keep running and find another crewmate ASAP as this person might be the Impostor.
Try to Bait Out the Impostor
Alternatively, when you start to suspect someone, you can be bold and try to bait him into following you. You can wander off from the rest of the group to find the player you suspect to be the Impostor. Pay close attention to their reactions when you get close to them. Since Crewmates are often focused on completing tasks, they rarely hesitate when moving from one point to the other—unless they run into someone suspicious. Impostors, on the other hand, aren’t afraid of getting close to other characters and might start walking towards you as soon as they see you.
These hints are often very subtle, and require playing several matches in order to start picking up on them. Nevertheless, if you see someone suspiciously following people around, there’s a decent chance that they could be the Impostor. In this case, you might want to trigger an Emergency Meeting just to be safe and discuss it with the other players.
Stay Close to People Who Have Proven Their Innocence
However, once you have verified that someone is truly innocent, you need to stay with them at all costs so that the Impostor can’t pick you off separately.
There are certain tasks that have visual effects, which can prove that you or other players are NOT the Impostors. Since Impostors can’t actually perform any tasks, watching someone else do them is definitive proof of their innocence.
The visible tasks in Skeld include:
- MedBay: Submit Scan – You can see the player getting scanned.
- Weapons: Clear Asteroids – You can see the player sitting in the gunner seat.
- Shields: Prime Shields – You can see the player interacting with the panel.
- Cafeteria or O2: Empty Garbage – You can see the player emptying the garbage chutes.
In the case of Empty Garbage, the visible part of the task is the second one, when you need to travel to Storage to empty the garbage. Once completed, you can see the trash shooting out into space.
There’s only one visible task in Mira HQ, which is MedBay: Submit Scan. In this case, the visual elements are exactly the same as in Skeld.
Finally, Polus has two visible tasks:
- MedBay: Submit Scan – Same as the others.
- Weapons: Clear Asteroids – You can see the lasers shooting when the player is interacting with the panel.
Be Mindful of the Common Tasks
There are certain tasks in the game that are shared among all players. That is, if you have it, every other player will have it as well. In this sense, the common tasks are often a prime risk of ambushes by the Impostor, who could be hiding in one of the corresponding rooms, waiting for someone to come perform one of these. If you must complete some of these, try to bring a friend along so he can watch your back.
Common tasks in Skeld include the following:
- Electrical: Fix Wiring
- Admin: Swipe Card
Common tasks in Mira HQ include the following:
- Admin: Enter ID Code
- Hallway: Fix Wiring
Common tasks in Polus include the following:
- Dropship: Insert Keys
- Office: Scan Boarding Pass
- Electrical: Fix Wiring
Among Us Impostor Tips and Strategies
Like we mentioned in our dedicated Impostor guide, playing this role is all about confidence and misdirection. Even if someone spots you killing a Crewmate or using a vent, you can still shift the blame on them with some smooth talking and distraction. However, there are still some important tips and strategies you can use to become a better Impostor.
Sabotage Important Rooms and Pretend to Fix Them
A good Impostor strategy for snagging victories under newbies’ noses is to sabotage an important facility, like O2 or Reactor, and then run over to fix them. These rooms are crucial in the sense that, if they’re not fixed in time, everyone will die and the Impostor will win. Moreover, these are some of the few tasks that Impostors can actually perform, so it’s not suspicious to find someone in a sabotaged room by themselves trying to fix it.
However, as an Impostor, you can simply stand close to the sabotaged panel pretending to fix it, and the other players might not notice that you’re actually faking it, letting the timer run down. By the time they realize you’re faking, it might be too late, and you’ll have won via having the timer expire.
Sabotage Important Rooms and ACTUALLY Fix Them
Instead of pretending to fix these emergencies, you can actually fix them for real in order to gain your Crewmates’ trust. If you’re the one fixing the emergencies, there’s no way you can be the Impostor, right? After all, why would the Impostor want to save everyone, right? …Right?
This is the best way to create confusion among Crewmates and remove suspicion from yourself. However, don’t overdo it and fix the sabotaged rooms every single time; it’d look suspicious if the same player is always fixing the O2, Reactor, and Lights.
Just Sabotage, In General
You have no idea how many Impostors don’t actually abuse the sabotage feature. It’s like they’re too busy running around aimlessly and making themselves look suspicious to sabotage rooms and doors.
A good Impostor is always sabotaging rooms as soon as the ability comes off cooldown, without exceptions. Not only is this a good way to slow Crewmates from completing tasks, but it’s also awesome for picking off stragglers one by one. Bonus points if you lock a Crewmate inside a room with you, kill them, and exit gracefully through a nearby vent before the doors reopen.
Set Up Ambushes in Rooms With Common Tasks
Remember when we mentioned common tasks up in the Crewmate section of the article? This can work in your advantage as the Impostor since you’ll know everyone has to eventually complete them, and so you could lie in wait in one of the corresponding rooms to ambush them. The idea here is to lie in wait, either in a nearby vent, or on the task’s panel itself waiting for someone to get close before killing them.
Since these tasks are common, it’s not unexpected to find many players doing them at the same time. For this reason, no one will suspect you if you’re standing in the room or in front of the panel. Use this to your advantage to get some easy kills.
Among Us is a game about subterfuge, deception, and lots and lots of misdirection. With these tips, you’re now ready to excel as both Crewmates and Impostors.