The Perks of Being an Impostor


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Impostors get to have all the fun while crewmates can only sit back and watch

Sanjana Gudivada, Photos Editor

Playing Among Us, you are given one out of two roles: Crewmate or Impostor. While being a Crewmate allows you to do several tasks and work with others to win the game, the real fun comes when you’re one of the two impostors that sets the game in action.

First and foremost, impostors get to have all the fun. Unlike crewmates, they have many more roles in the game than just finishing tasks and voting people out. They get to vent, kill whoever they want, and strategically get people kicked out. Being a crewmate is definitely easier, due to its generally simpler gameplay. However, who wants to play an easy game when you can play a thrilling one? Instead of just fixing wires in electrical with the fear of getting killed, imposters get to be the ones plotting out this kill in the vents.. Being on the edge and trying not to get caught during a kill is part of the thrill that makes being impostor really fun. Using strategy and planning gets you more involved in the game as well, rather than just doing tasks and trying not to get killed as a crewmate. 

Despite the more strategic gameplay required of the imposter in order to win games, a good imposter will be able to easily get around fooling crewmates into helping them win the game. Imposters generally have more control over the game versus crewmates that can only sit back and watch as everyone gets killed one by one. Figuring out who the impostor is also a pretty difficult task because all ten players in the game are suspects. And if the players end up ejecting too many non-impostors, the impostors end up winning, which is what usually happens. 

Even when you die as an impostor, you have the chance to help your fellow impostor win the game by sabotaging the spaceship. However, when you’re a crewmate, you don’t get to participate as much since all you can do is complete tasks and hope to win. You don’t have the power to vote people out or talk in the chat which would be advantageous to fellow crewmates. 

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like the pressure and displeasure of working with nine other individuals in order to win the game, then impostor is the best role for you. You, instead, team up with only one person, who is your fellow impostor. This way, there aren’t any gaps in communication. When you’re in a room together you can kill somebody and get away with it. There’s also the advantage of double kills. You and your fellow impostor can kill one person each at the same time, making you win the game easily. This is way more fun and exciting than constantly fearing that the person you’re teamed up with is the impostor and might kill you. Communication and teamwork is way simpler when done with one person versus nine others.

Overall, being the impostor is more exciting and less bland than being a crewmate, who constantly fears getting killed by an impostor. However easy being a crewmate might be, being an impostor is more fun, which is no wonder as to why people immediately leave public lobbies once they don’t immediately get imposter.