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
1 Act like the crewmates

This is one of the most efficient ways to ensure that the crewmates aren't on your tail and that you don't get voted off and ejected in the first 2 meetings. Make sure to act "casually" as possible but don't act too casual either. You don't want people to assume that you are the imposter because you're randomly accusing players out of nowhere. You don't want to be that type of person.

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".

Yes, this is true. Or you could be voted out! Also, how do you comment on a comment?

Isn't this what we all try to do?

2 Be careful using vents

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.

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.

Yeah, sure. Be very careful.

3 Accuse other imposters in multiple imposter rounds to gain credibility

Yeah, but this is harsh. I hate it when imposters don't have my back.

Yeah, but it's kind of rude.

Self-report and accuse another imposter, then everyone will think you're legit

4 Don’t be afraid to backstab other imposters

Actually, I wouldn't do this if I were you. Not only is it a jerk move, but it also hurts your chances of killing anymore crewmates if the imposter you ratted out on calls you out for being an imposter too. Just act as casually as possible, but not too casually. A lot of people will assume it's you (because of how weird you're acting), and you may or may not get voted out.

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.

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

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

5 Go for group kills

This is a bad idea when killing someone around another person, they will just report and say "you did it" and everyone will believe them. So kill when nobody else is around except you and a fellow crewmate.

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

6 Double kill and vent
7 Use sabotage

1.Lights
2.O2
3.Reactor
4.Doors
5.Avert Crash Course
6.Comms
7.Seismic Stabilizers

Lights is definitely the best because it limits the vision making it harder to have any evidence

Avert Crash Course and Seismic Stabilizers are behind because they have 60/90 seconds to fix

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.

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

8 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.

If the Visual Tasks setting is off, you are actually able to fake tasks like scan, asteroids, trash, or shields.

Try doing download or wiring, like multistep tasks.

9 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.

Even if you're dead, it's still good to trap your fellow impostor with a crew mate.

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

If you do that strategy Either vent and unvent or just stay in the vent.

10 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.

Yes. Imagine if theres four people, and I'm an impostor. Blue scans, and I kill yellow. Green sees the body. So that means he's knnow it'd be me because if blue scans it couldn't be him.

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

Yeah. You definitely should.

The Contenders
11 Kill suspicious people

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

I always do that. whenever someone snitches on me I isolate them and kill them

12 Hide behind huge rock in polus then if crewmate comes by, kill them
13 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.

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.

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.

I was in security with 10 and we both saw 1, who was his sister get killed on camera. (I was dead so he didn't know I was there)

14 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.

If anonymous votes are off, remember who voted for you (if any) when you weren't brought up as a suspect in the chat, you'll want to kill that person as soon as possible.

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.

If you vote too early, you're sus, but if you vote too late, people will think something's up, especially if they're voting out you're impostor buddy

15 Stay without chatting

Alright, there was this one person who turned out to be the imposter, and there weren't many people left. He was red, and I suddenly realized that he wasn't talking while the other crewmates were blaming themselves. Everybody ignored him. I cleared my mind and then figured out that HE was the imposter. It was suspicious that he wasn't chatting. So, before he could kill anyone else, I called a meeting and made it clear that he was the suspicious guy. And that's the story, my friends. He nearly got away, but I caught him!

No, that will get people even more suspicious.

16 Kill someone then hide the body then kill then vent

Among us summed up

17 Sabotage coms so cams don't work before killing someone
18 Buy yourself time using sabotage if they know it's you

yeah one time, someone was about to press the button, but I switched on reactor and everyone moved but him, and even though he didn't know it, he was standing right next to the other imposter, so he got killed and I won.

19 Murder and hide
20 Self-report

I've had luck with this before.

21 Leave suspicious players alive to shift blame
22 Killing in front of a crewmate and then report him as impostor
23 Hide in a vent, jump out to kill a crewmate, and jump back in
24 Spare some crewmates
25 Stack-killing
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