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This article is for the role.
For the ability that comes with the role, see Shift.

The Shapeshifter is a role in Among Us.[1] It is based on the Impostor role, so their primary goal remains the same: kill enough Crewmates to win. Along with the standard abilities that Impostors have access to, Shapeshifters have the additional ability to transform into other players.



Main article: Shift

The Shapeshifter has access to the Shift ability, which allows them to transform into any living player, or any players that were alive at the end of the last emergency meeting. The disguise lasts for a limited time and leaves evidence behind if set in the game's options. The Shapeshifter can pull up a menu of all other living players in the game and select one to copy their appearance (name, color, and cosmetics). An animation is visible to other players during the shapeshifting. During discussion time, the Shapeshifter will appear as their original self.


Options for the role can be set in the lobby options.

The number and chance of An Impostor to have the Shift ability.
Shapeshift Duration
How long An Impostor stays shifted after they change their identity.
Leave Shapeshifting Evidence
Whether or not there is physical evidence of a shapeshift occurring left in a room.



The sound played when the role is revealed.
The sound played while transforming.


  1. "Role Peek: The Shapeshifter". Innersloth, Victoria Tran. October 27, 2021. Retrieved October 27, 2021.