Everything we know about Among Us cross-platform support

Despite being out for nearly two years, Among Us only hit its stride a few weeks ago. Now, it’s one of the most popular games in the world, drawing in a quarter of a million players every day on Steam and countless more on mobile platforms. Everyone from world-class streamers like Disguised Toast to U.S. representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have gotten in on the co-op action.

Among Us is huge, but you need a huge group to play it. As a co-op experience for up to 10 players across PC and mobile platforms, the question is only natural: Is Among Us cross-platform? In this guide, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about crossplay, cross-progression, and more in Among Us. 

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Is Among Us cross-platform?

Yes, Among Us is cross-platform. You can team up with your friends without any additional steps across PC, iOS, and Android. On PC, it doesn’t matter where you got the game from. Itch.io and Steam have copies available, but they all work the same. Over games like Fortnitecrossplay works between mobile devices and PC because Among Us doesn’t have a lot going on. On PC, even, you can control the game exclusively with a mouse, so there’s no reason to disable crossplay.

In fact, you can’t disable crossplay. If you’re playing online through matchmaking, Among Us will automatically pair you with a lobby that’s full, regardless of the platform makeup in that lobby. If you’re hosting a lobby for your friends, all you need to do is send them the room code. Regardless of the platform they’re on, they’ll still be able to join your room with the code (so long as they have the correct server selected). It’s clear that developer InnerSloth wanted cross-platform support to be a key feature of Among Us. Unlike, say, Call of Duty: Warzonethere’s no indication of what platform players are on.

As for chat, the in-game text chat works on PC and mobile, though it’s a little clunky on the latter. Among Us doesn’t have voice chat support yet, but we could see it if console versions make their way to market.

What about consoles?

Among Us isn’t available on PS4 and Xbox One, but it could be in the future. In a recent livestream, an InnerSloth developer said that console support is something the team is “starting to talk about.” If a console version comes, it’ll likely support cross-platform play. The developer said that the team “would have to write a system for, like, quick comms.” Before getting to that, though, InnerSloth has some other business to attend to: “One of the first things we want to add is a friends list-type account system.”

How to invite friend to Among Us across platforms

Inviting your friend in Among Us is simple. From the menu, select Online play, then Create game under the Host banner. 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’re in the lobby, you’ll see a six-digit code under the Start button. Your friends will need that.

Once your friend has the code, they can enter your lobby by selecting Online play from the menu, then entering the code under the Private banner. Your friends will need to be on the same server as you, which you can change in the bottom right corner of the Online play screen. No matter if you’re on PC, iOS, or Android, the process is the same.

Cross-save and progression

You don’t need to worry about cross-save in Among Us (there’s no progression, so you can easily start from scratch regardless of your platform). There are, however, cosmetic items in the game that you can purchase. You can’t transfer these between platforms. The same is true for any other purchases. The mobile versions, for example, have an ad-free option. If you have an Android and iOS device, you can’t transfer that purchase between them. Similarly, purchasing the game on Steam or Itch.io doesn’t entitle you to the ad-free version on mobile.

The only exception is two devices that use the same storefront. So, you can transfer your ad-free purchase between two Android devices or between an iPhone and iPad, for example.

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