Abilities are a game mechanic in Among Us that allow players to interact with the map and view information about other players. Some abilities are limited to certain roles, while others can be used by all players.
Abilities appear as large buttons in the bottom-right corner of players' screens, each with different purposes. Each role has a default ability: the Crewmates' is use, and The Impostors' is Sabotage. Standing near security systems such as Admin will replace the default ability with the security system's appropriate ability. An Impostor standing near a vent will have their default ability replaced with vent, while if they stand near a panel to resolve a Sabotage, next to the Decontamination doors, or next to the emergency button it will be replaced with use. Similar to assigned tasks which have yellow outlines, certain abilities such as Admin, Security, Doorlog, Vitals and Customize have white outlines to them, while vent and kill (which only appear when getting close to the interactive object or player) have red outlines.
Report is positioned above the default ability and is usable whenever the player is near a dead body. Kill is positioned to the left of the default ability and is usable whenever the player meets the criteria to kill a Crewmate. The player must be An Impostor, have their kill cooldown at zero, and be within a certain range from a Crewmate, which depends on the game's options.
List of Abilities
|All Players||Opens up the Admin map which gives the user access to where everyone is.|
All Maps (Freeplay)
|Lobby: Lets players customize their character and lets hosts customize the game settings.
Freeplay: Lets players change their task list as well as allowing them to become The Impostor.
|All Players||MIRA HQ||Lets players check which players went through which sensors.|
|Impostors (alive)||Lets Impostors kill Crewmates. Only available when cooldown is not active.|
|All Players (alive)||Lets players report dead bodies.|
|Impostors||Lets Impostors create fatal and non-fatal problems that the Crewmates can either fix or leave alone.|
|All Players||Lets players watch through the Security cameras scattered around the map.|
|Hosts||Lobby||Lets the host start the game.|
|Lets players interact with tasks and other interactive objects.|
|Impostors (alive)||Lets Impostors enter nearby vents.|
|All Players||Polus||Lets players check who is dead and who is not.|
|Core Gameplay||Abilities · Accounts · Achievements · Locations · Maps · Personal map · Player speed · Task bar · Task list · Tasks · Vision|
|Meetings and Chats||Chat · Discussion · Ejection · Emergency meeting · Kick · Quick Chat · Report · Voting|
|Server Host||Host · Ban · Options · Private · Public · Start|
|Other UX elements||Help · Region|