Despite being available for two years, Among Us rose to fame in mid-2020. Now, it is one of the most popular games on Steam with 100,000 players per day on the platform, in addition to the countless number of users on Nintendo Switch. and mobile devices.
To play Among Us you need a large group of people. So as a co-op experience for up to 10 players on PC, Nintendo Switch and mobile, the question naturally arises: is there cross-play in Among Us ? In this guide we gather everything you need to know about this feature in the InnerSloth game, including how to play with your friends on different platforms.
Does Among Us allow cross-play?
Yes, Among Us allows cross-play. You can team up with your friends without taking additional steps across PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android (eventually Xbox too). On PC it doesn't matter where you got the game; Itch.io , the Epic Games store, and Steam have copies available, but they all work the same way. Cross-play works between mobile and PC because there isn't much to really do in Among Us . On PC, you can control the game exclusively with the mouse, so there is no reason to disable cross-play. In fact, you cannot disable this feature.
If you are playing online through matchmaking, Among Us will automatically enter you into a crowded room, regardless of the platform that room was created on. On the other hand, if you are hosting a private room to play only with your friends, all you have to do is send them a code. It does not matter which platform they are using, in the same way they can enter your room with that code, making sure that they are all on the same server or region.
It's clear that its developers, InnerSloth, wanted cross-play support to be a key feature of Among Us . Unlike in Call of Duty: Warzone , for example, in Among Us there is no indication as to which platform the players are on.
The game's text chat works on PC, Switch, and mobile, although it's a bit clunky on the latter two. Among Us doesn't have voice chat, but that could change when the game hits Xbox Game Pass sometime in 2021. The only console version available at the moment is the Switch, and it doesn't handle voice chat particularly well.
How to invite your friends on all platforms
Inviting someone to an Among Us room is simple. From the menu, select Online and then Create game in the section that says Host . Select one of the three maps, the number of imposters — we recommend two for a 10-player game — and the chat language, then press Confirm . Once you are in the waiting room, you will see a six-digit code below the Start button. Your friends will need to enter that code to enter your game.
When they have the code, your friends can enter your room by selecting Online in the main menu and entering the code in the Private section. Your friends have to be on the same server as you, which you can change in the lower left corner of the screen within the Online menu. It doesn't matter if you are playing on PC, Switch, iOS or Android, the process is the same.
Is there cross progress in Among Us?
You don't have to worry about cross progress in Among Us, as there is actually no progress in the game, so you can start from scratch on any platform. While there are cosmetic items in the game that you can purchase, they cannot be transferred to other platforms. The same goes for any other purchase. The mobile version, for example, has an ad-free option, and if you have an Android and an iOS device, you can't transfer that purchase between them. Similarly, purchasing the game on Steam, the Epic Games store, or Itch.io does not entitle you to the ad-free version on a mobile device.
The only exception is playing on two devices using the same facade. This way, you can transfer your ad-free purchase between two Android devices or between an iPhone and an iPad, for example.