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Among Us: Getting Started Guide

Welcome to our Among Us: Getting Started Guide! Whether you’re a complete newbie or just brushing up on your sabotage skills, this comprehensive guide will help you dive right into the action of this wildly popular social deduction game. Get ready to journey through the fundamentals with our detailed overview, starting with Getting Started - The Basics. We’ll walk you through Setting Up Your Account, help you make sense of the different Game Modes, introduce you to the Basic Controls, and even share tips for Customizing Your Character. Let’s get you prepped and ready to spot (or be) the imposter like a pro! Read on to become the ultimate crewmate.

Getting Started - The Basics#

So, you’re ready to dive into Among Us, huh? Awesome! Whether you’re playing on your PC, phone, or tablet, we’ve got the lowdown to help you get started and avoid getting ejected into outer space during your first game.

Choosing Your Role: Crewmate or Impostor#

When you join a game, you’ll be randomly assigned the role of either a Crewmate or an Impostor. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know:

  • Crewmates: Your job is all about teamwork. You win by completing tasks around the map or by discovering and voting out the Impostors. Use the “task map” to find and complete various mini-games. Keep your eyes peeled for suspicious behavior to figure out who the Impostors are.
  • Impostors: Your goal? Create chaos. Impostors win by eliminating enough Crewmates or successfully sabotaging systems. Fake tasks to blend in, use sabotage to disrupt the crew, and strike when no one’s looking. Just don’t get caught!

Basic Controls#

No matter what device you’re on, the controls are pretty straightforward. Here’s a quick primer:

  • Movement: Use the joystick on your screen or arrow/WASD keys to move your character around.
  • Tasks/Actions: Tap the use button or hit the E key to interact with tasks and objects in the game.
  • Reports: You can report a dead body by pressing the report button or hitting the R key.
  • Sabotage (Impostor only): Access the sabotage map with the corresponding button or tab to wreak havoc on the crewmates.

Playing the Game: Maps and Tasks#

Among Us has different maps, each with unique layouts and tasks. Here’s a brief overview to get you oriented:

  • The Skeld: The classic spaceship. Tasks include fixing wires, swiping admin cards, and shooting asteroids.
  • MIRA HQ: A high-tech base with tasks like watering plants and cleaning vents.
  • Polus: A sprawling facility on a planet, where you’ll do things like drilling asteroids and fixing weather nodes.

To complete tasks, approach the highlighted area and follow the instructions on your screen. Simple, right? Ensure you’re vigilant and aware of your surroundings as you work. You never know who might be lurking around the corner!

Meetings and Voting#

When a dead body is reported or an emergency meeting is called, everyone stops what they’re doing and gathers in the meeting room. Here’s what happens next:

  1. Discussion Time: Players have a limited time to discuss who they think is acting suspicious. Use this time to present your findings (or your alibis).
  2. Voting Time: After discussing, each player votes on who they believe the Impostor is. You can also skip your vote if you’re not sure.

Pro Tip: If you’re the Impostor, throw off suspicion and sow confusion by making clever and believable arguments. If you’re a Crewmate, try to provide evidence or reliable observations to back up your accusations.

Tips for Beginners#

  1. Stay Cool: Keep a level head, whether you’re defending yourself as an Impostor or accusing someone as a Crewmate. Panicking can give you away.
  2. Stick Together: Crewmates should travel in groups to make it harder for Impostors to strike unnoticed.
  3. Complete Your Tasks: As a Crewmate, focus on finishing your tasks efficiently. Every completed task gets you closer to victory.
  4. Pay Attention: Look out for subtleties, like if someone suddenly becomes “busy” when near critical systems during sabotage.

Congrats! Now you’re ready to blend in with Crewmates or sow chaos as an Impostor. Remember, practice makes perfect, and each game will help you get better at spotting patterns and understanding tactics. Happy space traveling!

Setting Up Your Account#

Welcome to the wild and wacky world of Among Us! Before you dive into your first game of crewmates vs impostors, you’ve got to set up your account. It’s super easy, and we’ll walk you through it step-by-step.

1. Downloading the Game#

First off, you need Among Us on your device. You can grab it from:

  • PC: Steam or the Epic Games Store
  • Mobile: App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android)
  • Console: Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox

2. Launching the Game#

Once you’ve installed the game, open it up. You’ll see the main menu with options like “Online”, “Local”, and “How to Play”.

3. Creating an Account#

Here’s where you’ll set up your account:

  1. Navigate to the Account Section: Look at the top left corner of the main menu screen, and you’ll see a little tab that says “Account.” Click on that.

  2. Sign In or Create an Account:

    • If you’re new: Click on the “Sign In” button. You’ll be prompted to create an account.
    • If you’re already registered: Just enter your details and log in.
  3. Entering Your Details: If you’re creating a new account, you’ll need to fill out a quick form with your email and a password. Make sure to choose something secure but easy to remember!

  4. Verification: You’ll get an email with a verification link. Head over to your inbox, find the message from Among Us, and click that link. Boom—you’re verified!

4. Setting Up Your Profile#

Once your account is up and running, personalize your profile:

  • Display Name: Choose a cool display name. This is what everyone will see in the game. Something funny or unique will make you stand out!
  • Profile Picture: Pick a profile picture or use the default one. This is mostly for you, but hey, why not give it some flair?

5. Linking Your Account#

Linking your account across different devices or platforms can be super handy:

  • Cross-Platform Play: Make sure you’re signed into the same account on both your mobile and PC (or console). This way, your stats and progress sync up no matter where you’re playing.

6. Checking Out the Account Settings#

Before you jump into a game, take a moment to look through the account settings:

  • Privacy: Decide who can see your online status. Maybe you don’t want everyone knowing you’re sneaking in some games during study time!
  • Language: Choose your preferred language.
  • Parental Controls: If you’re a younger player, get a parent to adjust the settings as needed.

7. Customization#

Finally, head into the game lobby and check out the customization section:

  • Colors: Pick your character’s color. Remember, some colors are super popular and might be taken quickly.
  • Hats and Pets: Add some personality to your character with different hats and cute pets. Some of these might cost a few in-game credits, but they’re totally worth it for that extra flair.

Time to Play#

With your account all set up, you’re ready to join the chaos. Whether you’re a crewmate trying to complete tasks or an impostor causing havoc, you’re now officially part of the Among Us crew. Good luck—and watch your back!

Among Us: Getting Started Guide#

Understanding Game Modes#

In Among Us, the game modes are essential to understand because they shape your strategy and how you approach the game. Whether you’re a Crewmate or an Impostor, knowing the ins and outs of each mode can make all the difference. Here’s a breakdown of the main game modes you’ll encounter.

Classic Mode#

Classic Mode is the standard game mode everyone starts with. Here, the basics are simple:

  • Role Assignments: Players are randomly assigned roles as Crewmates or Impostors.
  • Victory Conditions for Crewmates: Complete all tasks or successfully eject all Impostors.
  • Victory Conditions for Impostors: Kill enough Crewmates so that the number of Crewmates is equal to the number of Impostors or sabotage critical systems to cause an immediate win.

In Classic Mode, understanding tasks, sabotages, and how to call emergency meetings are crucial. Crewmates should focus on completing tasks and gathering information about suspicious players. Impostors, on the other hand, should blend in, create alibis, and strategically sabotage to create chaos.

Hide and Seek#

Hide and Seek is a more frantic and fast-paced mode compared to Classic Mode. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Role Assignments: One player is the Impostor, while the rest are Crewmates.
  • Victory Conditions for Crewmates: Survive until the timer runs out.
  • Victory Conditions for Impostors: Kill all Crewmates before the timer expires.

The Impostor reveals themselves at the beginning and counts down before hunting. Crewmates should hide in obscure locations, use vents (if allowed), and generally scramble to stay alive. Completing tasks isn’t the central focus in this mode, survival is.

Proximity Chat#

Proximity Chat isn’t an official mode but is popular in community games. With Proximity Chat, your voice chat works only when you’re near other players in the game. Here’s why it’s different:

  • Role Assignments: Unchanged from Classic Mode.
  • Victory Conditions: Same as Classic Mode.

The twist is strategy and communication. Players can hear others and converse in-game only when they’re physically close to each other on the map. This adds a layer of realism and can lead to more spontaneous interactions and on-the-fly alliances. For example, two players are doing tasks together and communicating. If one suddenly stops answering, it might mean trouble.

Mods and Custom Modes#

The Modding Community has brought a variety of custom modes to Among Us. Some popular ones include:

  • Jester Mode: Alongside Crewmates and Impostors, a Jester aims to get ejected. If the Jester is voted out, they win the game.
  • Sheriff Mode: A player becomes a Sheriff who can kill Impostors. If the Sheriff kills a Crewmate by mistake, the Sheriff dies instead.
  • Doctor Mode: Adds a Doctor who can revive dead bodies, adding complexity to the game.

These mods require additional downloads and setup, but they offer fresh ways to enjoy Among Us. They usually combine elements from Classic Mode with new characters and abilities, changing how you approach each game.


Knowing the ins and outs of each game mode can make your Among Us experience a lot more enjoyable and strategic. Whether you’re sneaking around as an Impostor, hiding from the hunter in Hide and Seek, or chatting only when close to others in Proximity Chat, each mode offers a unique twist. Even the custom mods can keep things exciting if you’re looking for something new. So, dive in, experiment with different modes, and find out which one you enjoy the most!

Next up in our guide: Tips and Strategies for Crewmates. Stay tuned!

Basic Controls#

Welcome, crewmates (and sneaky impostors)! Before you dive into the thrilling deception and tasks of Among Us, it’s crucial to get the hang of the basic controls. Whether you’re playing on PC, mobile, or even console, understanding how to navigate and interact with the game will give you a smoother experience. Let’s break it down.

PC Controls#

When you’re on a computer, the controls are pretty straightforward. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Movement: Use W, A, S, D keys to move your character around the spaceship or space station. Think of it like a mini Star Wars adventure — but way more sus.
  • Interact: The E key is your best buddy. Use it to interact with objects and complete tasks. Don’t forget, if you’re an impostor, you’ll need it to sabotage!
  • Use Mouse: Alternatively, you can also click objects to interact with them. Simply point with your mouse and click to complete tasks or sabotage.
  • Report: Found a dead body? Press the R key to report it quickly. This will bring everyone into a meeting to discuss (or accuse).
  • Kill: If you’re the impostor and ready to strike, press the Q key when near a crewmate. Silent but deadly… okay, maybe not that silent.
  • Map: Need to check out where you’re headed next? Press the Tab key to bring up the map and see your tasks.

Mobile Controls#

Playing on mobile? No problem. The touch controls are intuitive and easy to get used to.

  • Movement: Use the joystick on the left side of the screen. It’s a virtual stick, so just drag it in the direction you want to go.
  • Interact: Tap on glowing yellow exclamation marks to interact with tasks. You can also tap on doors, vents (if you’re the impostor), and other important pieces of the environment.
  • Report: Tap the Report button that pops up when you’re near a body. It’s big and red—you can’t miss it.
  • Kill: Impostors can tap the Kill button when they’re in the striking distance of a crewmate. It’s just as dramatic as it sounds.
  • Map: Tap the Map icon to check your tasks or find places to sabotage.

Console Controls#

Playing on a console like the Nintendo Switch? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Movement: Use the left analog stick to move around the map. Time to get those sneaky steps in.
  • Interact: Press the A button when near an object/task/node to interact. For impostors, this also means sabotaging things.
  • Report: If you stumble upon a body, the Y button will call in a report and start an emergency meeting.
  • Kill: Impostors can press the X button when close enough to take out a crewmate. Just make sure no one’s watching!
  • Map: Tap the Minus (-) button to bring up the map. Plot your routes, find your tasks, or scheme your sabotages.

Universal Tips#

No matter the platform, remember these crucial tips:

  • Blend In: Whether a crewmate or impostor, act natural and avoid drawing unnecessary attention.
  • Quick Action: Speed is key. Access tasks or perform kills quickly to stay ahead.
  • Use Sabotage Wisely: Impostors should take advantage of sabotage, locking doors or causing chaos to strike when the time is right.

Mastering these basic controls will ensure you’re ready to tackle everything Among Us throws at you. Now, go out there and either save your spaceship or become the ultimate impostor!

Good luck, and may your crewmates remain unsuspecting!

Among Us: Getting Started Guide#

Customizing Your Character#

One of the most fun parts of playing Among Us is customizing your character. Before you jump into the chaos of identifying impostors and completing tasks, take a moment to create a character that stands out. Here’s how to do it:

Choosing Your Color#

When you first enter the lobby, you’ll notice a laptop on a table. Walk up to it and click on the ‘Customize’ button that appears. This will open up a menu where you can change your character’s appearance.

Your first option is picking a color. There are 18 colors available, but popular shades like red, black, and white might get taken quickly. Choose a color that you like and that’s easy to remember. Maybe you’ll even find a color that brings you good luck.

Hats, Hats, and More Hats#

Once you’ve got your color sorted, it’s time to pick a hat. Hats in Among Us are purely cosmetic but add a lot of personality to your character. There are all kinds of hats—from silly and fun ones like toilet paper rolls and cheese hats to more serious options like astronaut helmets and beanies.

To equip a hat, just scroll through the list and click on the one that catches your eye. The best part? Hats are free, so you can switch them up every game if you want.

Pets: Your Space Buddies#

Okay, here’s where things get adorable. Among Us also lets you have pets. These little companions follow you around during the game. They don’t give you any gameplay advantages, but they sure do make you look cool.

Pets are part of paid DLC, so you’ll need to spend a little money if you want one. There are various pets to choose from, like the mini crewmate who looks just like a tiny version of you, or a cute robot that adds a futuristic touch. Once you’ve purchased a pet, it will automatically appear with you in-game.

Outfits for Added Flair#

As if hats and pets weren’t enough, Among Us also has full outfits you can wear. These outfits can make your character look even more unique. From space suits to doctor scrubs, there’s something for everyone.

Like pets, most outfits are also part of paid DLC. If you’re into dressing up your character, it might be worth the investment to get a few stylish outfits.

Name Customization#

Before you start playing, don’t forget to set your name. It’s the first thing your fellow crewmates will see, so pick something that represents you. Click on the box at the top of the lobby screen where it says ‘Enter Name’ and type in whatever you like. Whether you choose something funny, mysterious, or straightforward is up to you.

Seasonal and Special Event Items#

Keep an eye out for special seasonal items. During holidays or special events, Among Us sometimes releases limited-time hats and outfits. For instance, during Halloween, you might find spooky hats like a witch’s hat or a pumpkin. Make sure to log in during these times so you can grab these exclusive items before they’re gone.

Pro Tips#

  • Mix and Match: Don’t be afraid to mix and match your hats and outfits. Sometimes the wackiest combinations make you the most memorable player.
  • Stand Out: If you keep getting confused with others during the game, try to pick a color and outfit combo that’s really unique. It’ll help you and others keep track of who’s who.
  • Memorize Your Look: A consistent look can help you build a reputation in repeated games, making it easier for others to recognize you and maybe even trust you if you’re consistently a good crewmate.

Now that you’ve customized your character, you’re all set to dive into the game. Your unique look will not only make you stand out but also bring some extra fun to every task and meeting. Happy gaming, crewmate!

Among Us: Getting Started Guide
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