If you were looking forward to kicking back with some imposter-busting action this weekend, you’re probably still feeling pretty irate. The development team at Innersloth took to Twitter to explain that a DDoS attack on both North American and European Among Us servers was wreaking havoc, and they needed some time to fix the issue.
“We have a sabotage going on lol,” the initial Tweet posted on March 24 reads.
The thread concludes with a very relatable comment. “Someone really had to DDoS us at the end of my work day??? smh???? it’s 5pm I wanted to nap this is so rude.”
The team took to Twitter again on Saturday to confirm that servers were still down as they worked to get things under control. It seems that the attack was far more problematic than first anticipated, with servers currently unstable. If you’re looking to play a few rounds today, do so with caution.
In January, the dev team at InnerSloth revealed the 2022 roadmap for Among Us, which includes some quality of life updates, friend lists, additional roles, and more.
Among Us takes place in space, with each player’s character being a different colored astronaut. Each player takes on one of two roles–Crewmates or Imposters–with Imposters able to be eliminated by a voting system. The goal of the Crewmates is to identify the Imposters, eliminate them, and complete various tasks around the map. The goal of the Imposters is to covertly sabotage the team’s mission either by killing Crewmates or by triggering a major disaster.
Among Us was released on PC and mobile devices in 2018. The game was ported to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox Game Pass on December 14, 2021. It became the most downloaded title for December 2021 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Cross-play is supported across all systems.