Top 10 Among Us Impostor Strategies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the game Among Us. It is actually a 2018 game but has resurfaced in 2020 thanks to YouTube and Twitch streamers because, let’s be honest, this is one of the only good things about 2020. This is similar to the game Clue where you have a crew and impostors. I am in love with this game and here’s a few tips to win if you’re the impostor among us.
The Top Ten
Lock doors to get easy kills

Sometimes locking doors for privacy is critical so that way you can go for an instant kill and then escape. When the body is reported, then you can deflect blame as you’re far away from there.

Make sure you can vent though. If someone is on the other side it's game over.

Use sabotage

Sabotage is a great tool to split the crew up and can force them to a death trap because they have to fix it or it’s automatic game over you just camp there and then bam you strike.

I like to turn out the lights and camp in electrical to wait for someone to come by and try to turn the lights on again.

Lights are more effective, since no one can really see you.

Sabotage is very useful. I personally like Light and Comms. Oxygen or Reactor if you're playing with idiots.

Know which tasks to fake

Obviously, only crewmates can complete tasks, so faking one when other players are near can give you an alibi. To fake a task, stand still in the task spot and wait a bit. Try to leave just after the task bar in the upper left corner fills up, to prove that you really did it. Be careful on which tasks to do. Don’t do a short one and be there for 20 seconds or vise versa and stay away from visible tasks as you can’t fake those ones.

Yeah don't try to fake trash, med-bay scan, or asteroids. If you are on a map that has the mazes I recommend doing that. You can make the excuse you keep messing up.

Prime Shields is also a visual task. The lights outside the room glow once finished!

I once faked a scanning task, and everyone found out. (There was no green icon)

Go for group kills

When at least four players are standing on the same spot and one of them gets stabbed to death, it is very hard to determine who the killer was. You, as an Impostor, should make use of that.

Especially in the security rooms, since people will be on camera, and not have a clue what goes on behind them.

I don't do a lot of group kills especially early in the game.

I’ve never been one to go for group kills. I prefer doing it when I’m alone.

Act like the crewmates

As an imposter you want to blend in as much as possible that’s why you need to vote accuse and talk as if you were a Crewmate be as honest as possible so you aren’t sus, but don’t be too aggressive either. Instead of calling out "I think it’s blue", be like "I thought I saw pink complete a task, so he’s in the clear".

Don’t be afraid to backstab other imposters

Sometimes it’s difficult to team up and coordinate with other imposters. In certain situations if everyone unanimously voted for the imposter, you might have to as well just to stay in the game. Remember, fitting in is important.

Yeah of the evidence is overwhelming don't defend them.

It’s a bit selfish, but defending then will get the crew mates even more suspicious.

Kill those known to be innocent

Among us is a game all about lies and deception, and one of the only pieces of reliable information to the crew is visible tasks to prove innocence. The less innocent people there are, the more they will begin to question each other. You want to cause as much chaos as possible so those known to be innocent should be your primary targets.

Yeah because if you don't the innocents will gang up on you.

Pay attention to when people vote

A lot of people pay attention to who people vote for, but when they vote is also important. Generally, those who wait are pretty sus, while those who vote early are innocent, but that’s not always the case. If you wait too long to cast your vote, people will begin to suspect something is up.

Just vote at a not incredibly slow pace. Like I take my time most of the time when I vote, but I try not to take forever.

Pay attention to cameras

Definitely. Also make sure you don't walk in the room with someone you're about to murder with cams on. Someone smart may notice the other person didn't come out.

If you’re about to kill someone in the hallway, always make sure to look and see if the cameras have the red light on. I learned this the hard way.

Obviously you’d never kill when the red lights are blinking on the cameras be sure to pay attention if someone is watching they may get offline then back on to catch you in the act.

Be careful using vents

Vents can be useful to travel from place to place but beware of who else is around you because if someone sees you vent then that’s pretty sus

Under no circumstances do you vent with other people watching.

In general, avoid venting out into hallways. I don’t ever really vent unless I need to get away quickly or the lights are out.

The Contenders
Stay without chatting

No, that will get people even more suspicious.

Kill suspicious people

AKA the ones who vote for you. I guess this is similar to “Kill those known to be innocent”.

Murder and hide
Self-report
Double Kill and Vent
Spare some cremates

Oops cremates

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