Among Us Unblocked is a online science-fiction multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth 2018. The game was inspired by the party game Mafia and the science fiction horror film The Thing. It allows for cross platform play, first being released on iOS and Android devices in June 2018 and on Windows later that year in November.
The game was then ported to the Nintendo Switch in December 2020, and will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in December 2021. While the game was initially released in 2018, to little mainstream attention, it received a massive influx of popularity in 2020 due to many well-known Twitch streamers and YouTubers playing it.
Among Us Gameplay
Among Us Unblocked is a multiplayer game for four to fifteen players, although recommended for at least five. Up to three players are randomly and secretly chosen to be the Impostor(s) each round. As of 2021, a round can take place on one of four maps: a spaceship called “The Skeld”; a headquarters building called “MIRA HQ”; a planet base called “Polus”; or an airship based on Innersloth’s Henry Stickmin series called “The Airship”.
The Impostor(s) win(s) one of two ways: either by killing most of the crew (to the point that they’re equal in number) or by sabotaging a critical system on the map (provided the Crewmates don’t resolve it in time). The Crewmates likewise can win one of two ways: either by completing all tasks or by identifying and ejecting all Impostors. Games can also end by players quitting the match if doing so fulfills any win condition (if a Crewmate quits the game, their tasks are automatically considered completed).
While Among Us Unblocked released in 2018, it was not until mid-2020 that it saw a surge of popularity, initially driven by content creators online in South Korea and Brazil. Bromander stated that the game is more popular in Mexico, Brazil, and South Korea than the United States. According to Willard, Twitch streamer Sodapoppin first popularized the game on Twitch in July 2020. Many other Twitch streamers and YouTubers followed suit, including prominent content creators xQc, Pokimane, Shroud, Ninja, and PewDiePie.
Memes and mods
The game’s popularity continued into the following months. YouTube reported that videos about Among Us Unblocked were viewed 4 billion times in September 2020, and TikTok videos related to Among Us Unblocked had over 13 billion views in October 2020. YouTuber CG5 wrote a song based on the game in September 2020, titled “Show Yourself”, and gained over 60 million views in four months.
In September 2020, the game exceeded 100 million downloads and its player count rose to 1.5 million concurrent players (nearly 400 thousand of which were on Steam), then peaked at 3.8 million in late September. The sudden increase in players overloaded the game’s server, which according to Willard was “a totally free Amazon server, and it was terrible.” This forced him to work quickly, under crunch time, to resolve these issues.
The game also received several mods made by the community, which added new roles, game modes, cosmetics, etc. Among Us Unblocked was also featured in Twitch Rivals 2020, an online gaming tournament which was held on December 4, 2020. During the event, players were able to receive an exclusive pet called “Glitch Pet”, which is the Twitch logo.
Among Us Unblocked Tips and Tricks
Move in groups
The best way to hinder an Imposter, is by staying together. If you are accompanied by other Crewmates, the Imposters can’t assassinate you… unless of course you’re unlucky enough to be hanging out with two imposters. The size of the groups depends on the number of Imposters. If there are two imposters, you need a group of five to be safe. Remember: Imposters can multi-kill if they work together. Furthermore, be prepared for sabotaging events aimed at breaking up the groups.
Keep a close eye on players completing tasks
Whenever you see a player in a task spot, do not assume they are safe and friendly. If they are truly completing the task, the task bar should fill up. Also, they need time to complete a task, especially if it’s a long one. See someone ‘start’ the Reactor in just a second? Imposter!
USE THE EMERGENCY MEETINGS FOR STRATEGIZING
Emergency Meetings are primarily used to find out who the killer is. But why not use them to strategize with your team as well? You can use the opportunity to suggest staying in a group, or to ask people to watch you doing a visual task. Too often an emergency meeting becomes a screaming match of accusations as Crewmate and Imposter alike plead their innocence.
If you get a common task such as ‘Insert Keys’ on Polus or ‘Swipe Card’ on Polus and Skeld, everyone else has it too. That also means that if you don’t have a common task, nobody else has it. In other words, it is useful to know where the locations of common tasks are. Do you see someone ‘completing’ a common task that you don’t have? Another Imposter!
Don’t waste your visual tasks
Only Crewmates can do tasks, which is why visual tasks are very valuable. If you see someone complete a visual task such as the scan in the MedBay or Laboratory, you can be 100% certain that they are in the clear. In other words, if you do visual tasks without other players present, you’re basically diminishing your chances of winning. Some players even call the presence of visual tasks ‘overpowered’, so don’t throw them away. If you save them, you can even use them to prove your innocence after an emergency meeting.
Always try to fix sabotage
Do not wait for others to fix a sabotage. If all Crewmates have the same mindset, you are sure to lose the game. Of course, the risk of nobody fixing the sabotage becomes greater as the player count dwindles. If you really want to skip, do it early in the game. And remember; sabotage can be used to set up traps, so keep trying to move in groups.
When in doubt, skip the vote
Too many Crewmates vote for whatever colour is mentioned first. If there is some serious evidence against that person, go ahead and vote him off. But if it is based on speculation, don’t take the risk. This is especially true in the beginning of the game, as evidence is often scarce and there is still plenty of time to catch the Imposter. Do pay attention to whoever seems to be casting their suspicions so early though, they may want to sow the seeds of mistrust.
You shouldn’t be afraid to speak, but there is no need to ask the same question over and over again. Sometimes, Among Us Unblocked chats look (or sound) like this:
“Where was the body?”
“Who should I vote for?”
You can’t control your teammates, but at least you can refrain from joining in. Try to break the cycle by stating some useful observations and if you get crowded out.
Is the kill fresh?
Did you know that if you find a dead body standing up then that means the kill is fresh? If you just passed someone before finding the body then they will need a very good excuse to survive the vote.
Don’t forget about the vents!
All too often, Crewmembers seem to forget that Imposters can use vents. Beware of phrases like “Blue didn’t do it, because I saw him in that room”. If you are really serious about winning the game, you should learn how the vents are connected. You will gain the power to destroy many alibis.
While running towards your task, check the rooms you pass for dead bodies. If all Crewmates are completely focused on doing tasks, it might take a while before a body is discovered. Not only do you give the Imposter plenty of time to kill again, but all evidence will have vanished.
Check the Door Log
This feature on the Mira HQ map keeps a record of every player that has passed a sensor. There are three sensors placed on the map. This log can help you find out who was where at the time of a murder, and who has been lying. Note that the Door Log only shows the 20 most recent events. This can be handy for catching out venting Imposters as they might trigger two sensors at opposite ends of the map.
Use the cameras
Much like the Door Log, the cameras on Skeld and Polus give you information on everyone’s whereabouts. You can even catch a killer red-handed. More experienced Imposters will notice the blinking light on the cameras when you are watching them. However, you can use that too. Walk away from the camera, then go back. With any luck, the Imposter thought you had left and is now revealing themselves to be a killer.
Live by these rules and you will be the greatest detective in the game! Want a little bonus tip? Do not say “light green” and “light blue”; it’s “lime” and “cyan” for insiders. Better still, with Among Us 2 now cancelled, there’s no need to relearn the game for the sequel.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Among Us Unblocked free on PC?
Among Us, one of the most popular multiplayer games of 2020, is now available for free on the Epic Games Store.
Is Among Us Unblocked game safe for kids?
Among Us is an engaging and social game, and it can be a fun way for kids to connect with friends. The Apple Store suggests Among Us is appropriate for kids aged nine and up, due to infrequent cartoonish violence and horror themes.
Can you turn chat off in Among Us Unblocked?
To turn off Quick Chat in Among Us, you have to go into the settings from the main menu, aka title screen. You do that by clicking the gear icon in the bottom. From there, click on Data in the top right, then find the Chat Type option. If it’s set to “Quick Chat Only,” switch it over to “Free or Quick Chat.” If you’ve entered your birthday properly, and you are over thirteen, you’ll now be able to use Free Chat as you please. If you’re under thirteen, or are over but entered the wrong birthday as a joke, you’re stuck with Quick Chat only.
Who is the impostor?
a person who deceives others by pretending to be someone else.
How do u get mods in Among Us?
How to download and install Among Us mods
1. Download and unzip the mod.
2. Go to the Among Us install directory. On Steam, right-click the game, select Manage, and click Browse local files.
3. Drop all files from the zip folder into your Among Us directory (the folder that contains Among Us.exe).
4. Run the game and wait for the mod to start—this may take a few minutes the first time.
5. To verify the mod is installed, check the text in the top left of the menu screen, it’ll display the name of the mod here.
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Among Us Unblocked
Among Us Unblocked is a online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth 2018.
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