Among Us by InnerSloth is an online multiplayer game that’s still popular despite being released in 2018!
But whether you already play Among Us or are just starting the game for the first time, one of the most important things you need to do is give yourself a displayable name.
It’s also possible to change your name, which will come as good news if you don’t like the name you already chose.
Below we run through how to change your name in Among Us, how to choose a name in Among Us, how to customize your character in Among Us, and more.
So make sure to keep reading!
How To Change Your Name In Among Us
Thankfully, it’s super easy to change your name in Among Us. If you already chose a name when you first started playing the game, you can also change your current name with a different name.
The best thing? You can change your name in Among Us in just five simple steps, which we’ve listed below.
How To Change Among Us Name – Step By Step
- Open the Among Us game.
- From the main menu, click/tap on the “Online” or “Local” option.
- Click/tap on the “Name” field, located at the top of the screen.
- Delete your current name and type in a new name.
- Click/tap on the “OK” button once you have chosen a new name to save the changes.
That’s it – you’ll now have a new name in Among Us, which other players will see whenever you join and play a game.
Can You Have Any Name In Among Us?
In general, you can choose any name you want in Among Us, provided it is 10 characters or less and isn’t offensive or inappropriate. Some symbols are also not allowed to be used in your name.
Names in Among Us are not usernames either, so it doesn’t matter if you have the same name as someone else in any given game.
In this case, numbers, such as “1” and “2” will display after your name and the other person’s name (who has the same name as you) to help other players distinguish between you and the other person with the same name.
How To Choose A Name In Among Us
Choosing a name in Among Us is a matter of personal preference, so there are no hard and fast rules about what name you choose. You can simply choose your real name or go for something unique!
Like other online games, giving yourself a unique name is popular in Among Us. This might be your gamer tag or even a username that you’ve used in another online game.
Choosing a unique gamertag-style name also provides online anonymity, which is something a lot of online gamers prefer.
What’s more, choosing a unique name in Among Us will help you to stand out from other players. This can be a good thing, especially if you are not the imposter and want other players to notice and remember your actions!
Despite that, choosing a name that stands out can also be a bad thing if you are the imposter and want to stay unnoticed.
Similarly, it’s a good idea to not choose a name that might annoy other players, as it can result in you getting evicted quickly, even if you are not the imposter!
How To Customize Your Character In Among Us
If you’re new to playing Among Us, something you might not know is that you can customize your character. This is done before an online game starts by interacting with the laptop.
Character customization in Among Us allows you to customize your character’s skin, hat, or pet. Pets in Among Us include dogs, spaceships, aliens, fishbowls, stickmen, and robots!
Many character accessories are free in Among Us, but there are also some accessories that you need to purchase with real money.
Other accessories may require purchasing Among US DLC (downloadable content) or may only be available on certain platforms.
Like choosing a name, customizing your character in Among Us can help you to stand out when playing alongside other players in an online game, which may or may not work to your advantage!
How To Play Among Us
After you have named your character in Among Us, you can start playing online with other players. But if it’s your first time playing Among Us, here’s how to join a game and what to expect.
How to play Among Us:
- Launch Among Us.
- Click/tap on “Online” or “Local”. Online lets you join a game or host a game, while Local lets you play with friends on the same network.
- You will be assigned a role – either a Crewmate or Imposter.
- When the game starts, Crewmates will be tasked to complete various objectives around the map. Imposters will be tasked with sabotaging the objectives as discreetly as possible.
- A round of voting and discussion will happen if any player calls an emergency meeting. If you are a Crewmate, vote for who you think is the Imposter. If you are the Imposter, vote for another player to stay in the game. The player with the most votes will leave the game.
- If the Imposter is correctly voted out, the game ends. If not, the game will continue until the Imposter is voted out or all the Crewmates’ objectives are complete.
That’s it! Among Us shares similar elements with murder mysteries, whodunit social deduction games, and any games that involve bluffing, which is the reason it’s one of the most popular games around.
Among Us is a fun game to play if you enjoy strategy games and social deduction games. And even something as simple as your name can help you to stand out or go unnoticed!
It’s possible to change your name (and rename yourself) in Among Us by editing the name field that appears at the top of the screen after you have clicked or tapped on “Online” or “Local” from the main menu.