Both the Impostor and Crewmate roles are shown when a game of Among Us begins. However, the ghost role can only be obtained through being killed by An Impostor or by being ejected. There are currently seven roles in Among Us: Crewmate, Impostor, scientist, shapeshifter, engineer, guardian angel, and ghost. Each role has different abilities and mechanics. For example, Impostors have access to Kill, Sabotage, and Vent.
List of Roles
- Can send messages to all players.
- Can use the emergency button and other interactive objects.
- Can vote to eject or kick players.
- Can resolve Sabotages.
- Cannot see or chat with ghosts.
|Name||Mutually Exclusive||Ability Notes||Obtaining||Exclusive Mechanics|
|Crewmate||Impostor||The Use button is used more often in this role, as Crewmates use it to do tasks.||At the start of the game by random|
|Impostor||Crewmate||Exclusive Abilities:||At the start of the game by random||
— OR —
|Shapeshifter||Impostor-based role, has all of the abilities that Impostors normally have.||Randomly at the start of the game. Must be enabled in the lobby options.||
|Engineer||Crewmate-based role, has all the abilities that Crewmates normally have.||Randomly at the start of the game. Must be enabled in the lobby options.||
|Guardian Angel||Crewmate-based role, has all the abilities that Crewmates normally have.||
— OR —
Must be enabled in the lobby options.
|Scientist||Crewmate-based role, has all the abilities that Crewmates normally have.||Randomly at the start of the game. Must be enabled in the lobby options.||
Main article: Crewmate
Crewmates make up the majority of players in Among Us, and must complete tasks while staying alive and figuring out who is or is not An Impostor. The Crew wins once all their tasks are complete, or there are no living Impostors left in the game.
Main article: Impostor
Impostors serve as the Crewmates' enemy, and must kill the Crew while avoiding being ejected. The Impostors win when at least half of the living players are Impostors or the countdown for a critical Sabotage, such as Oxygen Depleted, reaches zero.
Main article: Ghost
Ghosts are an additional role that players obtain when they are killed or ejected. Crewmate ghosts must continue to complete tasks, while Impostor ghosts can assist living Impostors by Sabotaging. If the Crewmates win, so do all Crewmate ghosts, and if all Impostors win, so do all Impostor ghosts.
Main article: Sheriff
Main article: Scientist
The Scientist is an additional role added in version 2021.11.9 that was announced alongside the Sheriff at Summer Game Fest. Crewmates who have this role are given a portable Vitals monitor that can be accessed from anywhere on the map.
Main article: Engineer
Main article: Guardian Angel
The Guardian Angel is an additional role that was added in version 2021.11.9. Crewmates who have this role are given the ability to Protect living players from being killed, but only if they are a ghost.
Main article: Shapeshifter
The Shapeshifter is an additional role added in version 2021.11.9 that was announced on October 27, 2021. Impostors who have this role have the ability to transform into living players for a limited time. It is the only additional role that is based on the Impostor role.
- In Freeplay, players can switch between all available roles by clicking on their respective file in Task Tester 2000.