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Among Us impostor - how to play the bad guy

Our Among Us impostor 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.

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So, you find yourself as the Among Us impostor, but you don’t know what to do next. Allow us to assist you in betraying your friends and crewmates, so you can take the win for yourself. We’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to make it through undetected, providing you don’t go giving hints away in the group chat. So, let’s get into it.

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How do I play as the Among Us impostor?

If you’re selected as the Among Us impostor 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 impostor, 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 multicolored 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 impostor. 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 impostor 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.

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Map knowledge

Each map is made up of a series of interconnected vents, only available for impostors. 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 impostor. 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.

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