Among Us: How to Change Settings and The Best Settings to Keep for Different Gameplay

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Change Settings In Among Us

Among Us is a game that has seen a sudden and altogether unexpected rise to earth-shattering stardom almost two full years since its initial release. Pushed hard by streamers enamored by not only the game itself, but its propensity for captivating, high-drama TV, the game has risen through the ranks to become the single most streamed game on Twitch, garnering an audience a mind-blowing five times the size of Fortnite. Yeah, it’s pretty wild.

So popular has the social deduction game replete with dishonesty and shapeshifting aliens that it’s almost required by law that everyone try the game, and seemingly inevitable that you love it.

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How to Change Among Us Settings

There’s a lot of settings for players to customize in Among Us. From avatar customization options, kill distance, vote time, Imposter vision range — you can get down into the nitty gritty and tweak the game to your liking, however specific it may be.

1. Host a Game

The first thing you’ll have to do to get to the Among Us settings and customization options is host a game — online or local, it’s both the same.

2. Enter the Lobby

If you’re hosting a local game, you’ll be sent directly into the lobby of your private room. If it’s an Online room, you’ll be greeted with a preliminary settings menu that will look like this:

Among Us Online Game Menu

Here you can choose your map, the number of players and imposters, and chat language. once you have those figured, hit confirm and you’ll find yourself in the lobby.

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3. Use the Laptop icon

Among Us Local Private Room

You should find yourself inside the shuddering lobby of the ship. In it will be your lonesome, strangely rotund form, a couple of cargo crates, and a laptop. All you need to do to access settings is walk over to the laptop.

Once you’re in range, the ‘Use’ icon in the lower right-hand corner will become a “Customize’ button with a laptop icon (see the image below). Click on that.

Among Us Laptop Highlight

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4. Tweak the Among Us Settings to Your Liking

Among Us Game Settings Tab Highlight

You will be shown a menu with five tabs where you can customize player color, choose your hats, a pet companion or skin, and — most importantly — start fooling around with the deeper Among Us settings by clicking on ‘Game’

Among Us Settings Menu

You can feel free to tweak the settings as far as you want without concern of breaking your default settings. If you ever want to go back to starter settings, checking the Recommended Settings box at the top will restore your settings to the vanilla Among Us settings.

If you found this guide helpful, please let us know in the comments below and we’ll continue to make more insightful Among Us content to help you ruthlessly slaughter all of your teammates or catch that lame excuse for shapeshifter and eject them while you still have all your fingers and toes. Happy gaming!

Best Among Us Settings

Among Us has tons of settings and changing these settings will have a drastic impact on your gameplay. You can create a fast-paced game or a slower game with more tasks. Additionally, you can also choose to keep everyone in the dark about imposters which helps add to the deceptive nature of the game.

With all these variables at your disposal, you can create some uniquely different games that provide different gameplay experiences. Let’s take a quick look at some of them.

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Settings Set #1: Keep running or you’ll be killed

This is a nightmare for crewmates but a treat for the imposters. Essentially, you have to complete all your tasks and keep moving or the imposters will get you due to the significant advantages they have in such a game. On the other hand, your advantage would be the number of tasks as each crewmate will have only 1 assigned to them. This should level the playing field while providing a sense of urgency for every player. Let’s take a look at the recommended settings to create this game.

  • #Emergency Meetings: 1
  • Discussion Time: 30s
  • Voting Time: 15s
  • Player Speed: 3.0x
  • Crewmate Vision: 1.5x
  • Imposter Vision: 1.5x
  • Kill Cooldown Time: 15s
  • Kill Distance: Long
  • #Common Tasks: 1
  • #Long Tasks: 0
  • #Short Tasks: 0

Note: If you plan on playing this game multiple times then having a single common task can end up being repetitive for all crewmates. You can alternate between 1 common task and 1 short task to keep the game interesting as you play along.

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Settings Set #2: The slow but steady one

This is more of a game that is recommended for LAN parties or remote parties with your friends. Such a game can get a bit annoying if you are playing with random players around the internet. The slow and steady game gives everyone ample time to do their duties be it the imposter or crewmates. It is slow-paced which gives you enough time to chat, discuss, and even goof around a bit. Let’s take a look at the recommended settings for this game.

  • #Emergency Meetings: 5
  • Discussion Time: 45s
  • Voting Time: 60s
  • Player Speed: 1.0x
  • Crewmate Vision: 1.0x
  • Imposter Vision: 1.0x
  • Kill Cooldown Time: 30s
  • Kill Distance: Medium
  • #Common Tasks: 1
  • #Long Tasks: 2
  • #Short Tasks: 1

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Settings Set #3: It’s all about the voting

This game is all about politics. It forces players to focus on the in-game discussion to identify imposters rather than randomly selecting or suspecting someone. If you are the imposter then you will have to ramp up your acting skills in this game to remain hidden. Let’s take a look at the recommended settings for this game.

  • #Emergency Meetings: 10
  • Discussion Time: 60s
  • Voting Time: 10s
  • Player Speed: 1.5x
  • Crewmate Vision: 1.5x
  • Imposter Vision: 1.5x
  • Kill Cooldown Time: 30s
  • Kill Distance: Short
  • #Common Tasks: 0
  • #Long Tasks: 3
  • #Short Tasks: 1

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Settings Set #4: Everybody’s in the dark

This game is focused on skill and being sure of your claims. It does not have room for mistakes or misjudgments. The ‘Everybody’s in the dark game’ will not tell you if the ejected player was an imposter or not. Additionally, you will not be able to view each player’s votes which will essentially keep you in the dark about everyone’s intentions. (This feature is available for public beta users of Among Us on PC only). Let’s take a look at the recommended settings for this game.

  • Confirm Ejects: No
  • #Emergency Meetings: 1
  • Discussion Time: 30s
  • Voting Time: 30s
  • Anonymous Votes: Yes
  • Player Speed: 1.75x
  • Crewmate Vision: 1.5x
  • Imposter Vision: 1.5x
  • Kill Cooldown Time: 40s
  • Kill Distance: Long
  • #Common Tasks: 0
  • #Long Tasks: 1
  • #Short Tasks: 0

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Settings Set #5: The fastest possible game

If you are looking to play games faster so that everyone has reduced wait times when they are killed of then this is the perfect choice for you. Additionally, if Among Us get monotonous for you after some time then you should definitely give this game a try. Let’s take a look at the recommended settings.

  • #Emergency Meetings: 2
  • Discussion Time: 10s
  • Voting Time: 10s
  • Player Speed: 3.0x
  • Crewmate Vision: 4.0x
  • Imposter Vision: 3.5x
  • Kill Cooldown Time: 10s
  • Kill Distance: Short
  • #Common Tasks: 0
  • #Long Tasks: 0
  • #Short Tasks: 1

Note: Just like the first game, if your tasks start getting repeated and become monotonous, then you can alternate between 1 common task and 1 short task to keep the game interesting for all crewmates.

Settings Set #6: The slowest possible game

Well, many users would ask why would anyone want such a game? To them I say, why not? If you are playing with your friends and family who have just started playing the game, then you might want to take it slow for them so that they can get familiar with the map, have chances to make mistakes, and discover everything Among Us has to offer. Let’s take a look at the recommended settings for this game.

  • #Emergency Meetings: 10
  • Discussion Time: 60s
  • Voting Time: 20s
  • Player Speed: 1.0x
  • Crewmate Vision: 1.0x
  • Imposter Vision: 1.0x
  • Kill Cooldown Time: 45s
  • Kill Distance: Short
  • #Common Tasks: 0
  • #Long Tasks: 3
  • #Short Tasks: 0

Settings Set #7: I see you!

The biggest gameplay advantage in Among Us is the inclusion of vision ranges. Outside the given vision range for a match, neither the imposters nor the crewmates will be able to view other players. But what if everyone was able to see everyone? How would the imposters work their magic then? Why don’t you try this game to find out? Let’s take a look at the recommended settings.

  • #Emergency Meetings: 8
  • Discussion Time: 30s
  • Voting Time: 30s
  • Player Speed: 1.75x
  • Crewmate Vision: 5.0x
  • Imposter Vision: 5.0x
  • Kill Cooldown Time: 20s
  • Kill Distance: Short
  • #Common Tasks: 0
  • #Long Tasks: 0
  • #Short Tasks: 1

We hope these few games help spice up your gameplay in Among Us. If you have any more questions for us, feel free to reach out using the comments section below.

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