Among Us imposter – how to play the bad guy

Our Among Us imposter guide has all the tips and tricks you need to make your teammates time in space a living nightmare, just don't give yourself away.

Screenshot of the Among Us characters in space for Among Us imposter guide

If you’re struggling to master the dark arts as the Among Us imposter, you’re in the right place. There’s nothing like the rush of loading into a game of Among Us and seeing that distinctive splash screen: “imposter”. Playing as a crewmate is all well and good, but having to stealthily work your way through an entire team of players is harder. So we’ve put together a guide detailing how to take out the team in style.

If you want more Among Us content, check out our Among Us maps, Among Us hats, and Among Us logo guides. Or, for a deep space RPG, check out our Honkai Star Rail codes and Honkai Star Rail tier list.

How do I play as the Among Us imposter?

If you’re selected as the Among Us imposter with no previous experience, don’t worry. Below you can find several tips for the noob saboteur, making it that bit easier for you to see off your crewmates one by one.

Task Testing

It’s crucial to have a thorough understanding of the tasks on each map. As the Among Us imposter, you don’t have the ability to actually complete any of these and need to learn how long you can safely loiter at a task station without drawing suspicion. For example, using a card reader usually takes all of two seconds, whilst hooking up multicoloured wires or uploading data takes a good bit longer.

You should also avoid standing near any visual tasks, such as MedBay scanning, since you can’t fake these as the imposter. If you’re unsure about any specific task, you can test every single one in free play mode.

Bluffing

This one sounds simple, but it’s arguably the most important tip of the bunch: your success as the imposter is entirely dependent on how well you can bluff and lie. Try not to be too trigger-happy with emergency meetings – players are often rightly suspicious of someone who’s a bit too keen to start accusing people. In fact, you should tell as much of the truth as possible: where you were last, who you saw, who you were nearby. If you’ve studied each map thoroughly and know all your escape routes, you can engineer watertight alibis with ease.

A dead body has been reported in Among Us

Map knowledge

Each map is made up of a series of interconnected vents, only available for imposters. These are critically important, letting you pop up out of nowhere and kill isolated players before making a swift escape. However, they’re also one of the easiest ways to be detected, so you need to use them sparingly and carefully. Additionally, Skeld and Polus both have areas that are monitored by security cameras, potentially giving you away if you murder a crewmate in their vicinity, so be careful where and when you go in for the kill.

Sabotage

Sabotage is your greatest ally as the Among Us imposter. You can cause potentially game-losing problems for your enemies, like disabling the O2 supply or triggering a reactor meltdown, and pick off players as they rush around the map to deal with them. This can also be a great way of breaking up clusters of enemies that form towards the end of the game.

Monitoring

Don’t forget that you can turn your enemies’ tools against them. For example, you can use the admin stations to keep track of crewmates, use security cameras to get a real-time feed of player activity, or monitor the door log in Mira HQ to track down your enemies.

YouTube Thumbnail

And that is all we have on acing your turn as the Among Us imposter. For more great games, check out our picks for the best mobile puzzle games here.