Among Us: Evil Tips & Tricks to Win as the Imposter
Everyone is playing the much-hyped mobile game ‘Among Us’. Everyone. It’s the new wave. And although chances of you ending up as an imposter are few in comparison to being a crewmate, when you do, it feels like an early Christmas.
However, being an imposter in Among Us is no fun and a waste of chance if you’re not good at getting away with murder. If you’re a newbie, this article may help bring out the evil genius in you, and if you’re a regular player, well, there is no harm in taking your evil to the next level.
As a veteran player, you probably know the rules by heart already. But if you’re new, in a nutshell, Among Us pits 10 innocent crewmates minus 1-3 imposters. If you end up as a crewmate, you are required to execute a number of tasks across the map before an imposter kills most of you. Personally, I believe if you’re good at catching a potential imposter as a crewmate you can be a good imposter too.
Quite honestly, it’s no rocket science, you just need to be familiar with the tasks, rooms, and be vigilant enough. It’s a very basic game. So, here are ten ingenious tips and tricks to be the sneakiest imposter possible.
Among Us: Tips & Tricks to Win as An Imposter
Shh. You’re the imposter. And as per the game rules, you are duty-bound to brutally murder the crewmates.
#1. Fake it Till You Make it!
Be vicious but be smart about being vicious.
As an imposter, you are assigned fake tasks around the map. These will be in the same locations as the real tasks for crewmates. It’s the perfect opportunity for you as an imposter to blend in with the crewmates. Actually, you do not get to do anything with these fake “tasks”. However, knowing what these tasks are is a vital part of concealing your identity in the game. It makes all the difference.
As an imposter, it is very crucial to fake tasks the right way. It doesn’t take an Einstein to notice an imposter overdoing a fake task and getting caught. Trust me, I have caught and been caught but I learned fast and you would better too. If a task that takes 2-3 seconds is completed by you in about 5 seconds or more, you are a suspect or ‘sus’. Someone will figure it out. There are a few tasks that take 5-10 seconds to complete, and as an imposter, these should be your number one priority. Some of these tasks include:
- Wire fixing Task
- Downloading Task
- Refueling Task
#2. Use the Vents the Right Way
Even if as an imposter you are caught venting by a crewmate, you must NEVER give up. It isn’t over yet. You have to kill them before they report you. Use the vents to find them and capture them before they can get back to the Cafeteria to call an emergency meeting. It’s a really simple trick.
As I said before, it doesn’t take an Einstein to be good at this. It doesn’t require wit. Maybe, just a wee bit. The game is very basic. Among Us tests your observation skills and memory, and that is what makes the game fun to play.
#3. Two Imposters are Better than One
Although I have deceived a fellow imposter in the past to get away with the murder of an innocent crewmate (and I am not sorry) and I have been deceived by a fellow imposter (what goes around comes around), I have come to realize teaming up with your fellow imposter is WAY more convenient. And sometimes even fun. If you stick together, you can even back each other up in an emergency meeting and tell the crewmates you both are safe to stick around.
You can even direct the blame at an innocent crewmate i.e
Yellow has been following me. Yellow is sus!
People get triggered and would want to vote yellow out whether yellow is a ‘sus’ or not.
What’s even better, vouch for one of the crewmates you have been fake tasking around. Earn their trust before you stab them in the back.
However, never overdo it. Be very subtle. When you accuse a crewmate of being an imposter, and they deny and provide evidence with one of the visual tasks, make an apology. Tell them you felt threatened because they were following you around.
Evil Tip – I wouldn’t insist on it but if you are more of a lone wolf and go solo, and you want to sus your fellow imposter out, there’s the right way of ‘sussing’ him out. Wait for someone else to plant the suspicion. Never initiate it yourself, lest they sus you out too. The best part, sussing your fellow imposter out will also earn you the trust of the crewmates, only to kill them later. And they will never see it coming.
#4. Kill the Person on the Cams First!
Again, jog that memory hard! There are certain rooms i.e Administration and Security which give the crewmates leverage over the imposters. Security has cams. Admin lets you view players spread out across the map. Kill the person on cams, because they will likely sus you out. Therefore, chances are one or two of the crewmates are keeping watch in the security room. If it’s a group, use good sabotage to disunite them. Never vent straight to the security. Use the door. Or use the sabotage to lock the security before you vent to kill the person on cameras.
Under the right circumstances, you can opt for a stack kill.
Next, kill the annoyingly sharp person. The one keeping a tab on everyone’s tasks or moves. You either sus them out or kill them if you manage to keep your identity hidden for long enough.
Tip – Once again, if you remember which areas are covered by the cams in security, you can avoid killing in those areas.
#5. Sabotage with Subtlety
As an imposter, you have a handful of map-wide diversions, called sabotages, at your discretion. It’s to throw off the crewmates’ focus from the original tasks and help plan a perfect kill. For instance, you can switch off the lights, narrowing the vision of crewmates to what is directly in front of them, forming a dark haze over everything else. Use this to your advantage.
Sabotage can be the cornerstone of subtly pulling off smooth kills. It is imperative to learn what each sabotage does, however.
Each sabotage leads the crewmates to a specific location on the map, so you need to be extremely cautious as to where it leads them.
For instance, activating the seismic stabilizer sabotage in the Polus snow map would take a crewmate to the two northern corners of the map to deactivate the countdown. This would help draw focus away from the lower end of the map, which may be beneficial if in those places you are planning a kill.
Shutting down coms impairs player task lists, so while they scramble to get coms back on and get back to tasks, it can be helpful in dividing the overall community.
#6. Take the Lead
Taking the lead is an excellent way to ensure victory in Among Us as an Impostor. Don’t let the crewmates run the football in large groups by going around. Keep on sabotaging various rooms and separating them, keeping them at opposite ends of the ship as much as possible. Go with someone who is alone when it is possible. Make absolutely sure no one is around and go for the kill only if you enter a space that also has a vent. After you have done the deed, sneak off to the vent, then, and vent out to another spot.
#7. Perfect that Infamous Stack Kill
Here’s one of my favorite Among Us tricks, albeit, I haven’t had any luck with it yet. But boy do I admire a decent stack kill.
A stack kill is when all or more than 2 – presumably – crewmates are executing a task in one place and you tap the kill button, with everyone there confused as to who the devil it was in that band that had just committed the heinous crime in broad daylight.
Of course, if you’re spotted as one in the stack, this places you in the conversations of suspected players. In that case, be ready to protect yourself.
#8. Secret: Some Areas on the Map Mask the Bodies
This one is kind of challenging. But with much practice, you can surely nail it. There are areas that actually mask player sprites within each map i.e the giant rock on Polus, and there are some scattered around on each map. It can conceal the corpse of your kill that is if you succeed at a kill within one of these settings. Players can always report it but mostly because their report buttons will highlight. However, if the lady luck is on your side, it can be pretty easy for a crewmate to miss that.
While the above-mentioned tips and tricks can help get away with the murder of an innocent crewmate and become the sneakiest imposter possible, you may have to put in some effort at your end as well. So, practice it out and enjoy being a pro imposter. And if you’re looking to get a mobile game developed around the same fronts, you can check out our portfolio here and ping us. For now, Happy Killing!