How to Play With Friends in Among Us

As a multiplayer game, Among Us is very popular with gamers of all ages. Other than public matches with other players, you can also play with your friends. This will prevent others from joining your private games.

How to Play With Friends in Among Us

If you’re not sure how to play Among Us with friends, you’re in the right place. We’ll walk you through the steps. By the end of this article, you’ll be setting up private lobbies easily.

How to Play Among Us Online With Friends?

Normally, people play Among Us in public lobbies. These lobbies are filled with strangers from all walks of life. Bad plays from public lobbies have been made into memes showcasing how some players messed up.

This can’t be helped, since not everyone is an Among Us expert. Some new players don’t know how the game works. We can’t help but forgive them.

For streamers and content creators, public lobbies are great, but sometimes everyone just wants to play with their friends. Being able to play with just friends adds another challenge as you’ll all know each other. It’ll also make for some fun sessions of betrayal and revelation.

Many streamers were playing Among Us with other friends in the business. They removed the possibility of random players by playing in private lobbies.

To do this, you’ll have to host a private lobby. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch Among Us.
  2. From the main menu, select “Online.”
  3. Enter your name in the empty field.
  4. From there, you can select “Host.”
  5. You’ll reach the lobby where you can customize games.
  6. Select “Private” at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Send the code to your friends with Discord or another method.
  8. Wait for everyone to join.
  9. Start the game.

This method is great when your friends aren’t close to you. Anyone with an internet connection can join as long as they have a code. Even your friends half a world away will have no problems joining you.

How to Chat to Friends on Among Us?

You’ll also be able to chat with your friends. Among Us tests your friendships with everyone playing. You never know if your best friend is the Impostor or not. The game doesn’t have a built-in voice chat system yet, so you can only use the in-game message system. While typing isn’t the fastest way, it’s still not too bad. It’s better than remaining silent the entire game and ruining the experience.

Discord is the best way for players to voice chat since many people have a Discord account. It’s very convenient and you can mute and unmute quickly. Friends playing together will find this communication mode handy.

There are other third-party applications you can download. For PC, there is a proximity-chat mod called Crewlink. It only works for Windows, however.

Whatever the method you use to voice chat, make sure you mute yourself until it’s time for discussions and emergency meetings. Otherwise, people may catch on to your actions.

While you’re setting up the lobby, you can also mess around with the settings. You can tweak the length of Discussion Time, how fast Crewmates and Impostors run, how long Voting Time lasts, and more. Custom matches like this allow you to enjoy some rather bizarre games.

There are also options to change tasks, sabotages, and more. It’s even possible to reduce the Impostor’s killing cooldown time. This means that Impostors can kill Crewmates much quicker than normal.

Thankfully, you can’t do this in public lobbies. Otherwise, the other players won’t be expecting anything.

How to Play Among Us on a LAN With Friends?

There is a local multiplayer mode for friends who are gathered together. This method will require everyone to be on the same WiFi network.

Here are the steps for local multiplayer:

  1. Make sure everyone is connected to the same network.
  2. Launch Among Us.
  3. From the main menu, select “Local.”
  4. Select “Create Game” after “Host.”
  5. Wait for all your friends to join when they select “Available Games.”
  6. Start the game.

Keep in mind that there are times when servers are overloaded. You may get an error message such as “Game Not Found.” This can occur if the host gives you the wrong code.

If that’s the case, simply ask the host for the code and try again. If the problem persists, you can consider sending the developers a message.

How to Invite Friends to an Among Us Online Game With Randoms?

While you can easily host a private game with your friends, did you know that you can also open it up to the public at any time? Yes, it’s possible to have a mix of friends and random players in your lobby. Let’s take a look at how this is done:

  1. Launch Among Us.
  2. From the main menu, select “Online.”
  3. Enter your name in the empty field.
  4. From there, you can select “Host.”
  5. You’ll reach the lobby where you can customize games.
  6. Select “Private” at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Send the code to your friends with Discord or another method.
  8. Wait for your friends to join.
  9. At the bottom of the screen, change the lobby status from “Private” to “Public.”
  10. Wait for the lobby to fill up.
  11. Start the game.

A mixture of friends and random players makes the game even more interesting. On one hand, you have your friends you play with while there are random players you simply don’t know. You’ll have to balance between voice chat and in-game chat as well.

It’s possible to collude with your friends to find out who’s the Impostor, but that isn’t fun for everyone.  Some just play the game how it’s meant to be played.

You may find a mixed lobby much more varied. There might be new players that join you. They don’t know how to play Among Us that well yet, so you may find them to be easy pickings.

Whether or not you open your private lobby up is your choice. It’s a great way to teach your friends how to play with other people as well. If you’re a content creator, mixed lobbies can translate into great videos for the community.

Public matches are fun too, but if you have a friend with you, mixed lobbies can be much more entertaining. Considering playing with four friends and five random players if you want some excitement.

Is There Crossplay for Among Us?

Yes, there is crossplay for all platforms. Currently, Among Us can be played on PC, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. The rules for joining lobbies are the same across platforms.

The host has to create a lobby and then send out the code to friends. This also works on LAN if everyone is connected to the same network. The interface is the same, after all.

You don’t need to download any special mods and plugins to play cross-platform. The game has been updated to support it. This update dropped when Among Us for Nintendo Switch was released.

Don’t Tell Me You Were the Impostor!

Playing with friends in private Among Us lobbies is a great way to kill time. If you want, you can even add some random players. Now that you know how to set them up, you can play with anyone, no matter where they are.

Do you like playing with friends more or with random players? What’s your favorite map among all of them? Let us know in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “How to Play With Friends in Among Us”

Avatar sonic 2 says:
please make Among Us airship but without screen moving with arrow keys
Steve Larner Steve Larner says:
This is a tech-info website. You’ll need to contact the developers of Among Us directly. Perhaps they’ll consider your suggestion.

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