From Nintendo Switch to Android and iOS, 'Among Us' is now a cross-platform game

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  • Regardless of your friends’ devices, you can now all play this multiplayer video game that became immensely popular during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Here, we’ll explain how to quickly check that your group is using the same regional server before starting
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'Among Us', created by US indie studio InnerSloth, became extremely popular as people stayed home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: InnerSloth

You’ve probably already been playing "Among Us" with friends IRL or virtually while social distancing. From preteens to adults, it is one of the most popular multiplayer video games available. But with recent updates, you can now play with even more people.

Although it was originally only available for iOS and Android mobile devices, the game has expanded to other platforms, allowing even more players to join the crew.

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What being a cross-platform game means

"Among Us" is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices, Windows computers, and the Nintendo Switch. And unlike some other games that can be played on multiple systems, "Among Us" is fully cross-platform.

To say that a video game is "cross-platform" means that multiple people can play the game together regardless of what platform they're using.

Here, for example, it means that "Among Us" players on an iPhone can host or join games with PC or Switch players. As long as you are on the same server and the regional versions of the game don't conflict with each other, you can play together online.

To play "Among Us" across different devices, all players will need to be logged into the same server, which is determined by geographical location: North America, Europe, or Asia. This means that players in North America won't be able to play with friends in Asia or Europe unless they change their location in-game.

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How to make sure you can play across devices

Creating an "Among Us" session with your friends is pretty straightforward, no matter what system they have. Follow the same steps you usually would by logging into your account.

After selecting “Online” in the opening menu, make sure all your friends’ devices are in the same regional server by looking at the globe logo in the bottom right-hand corner.

Then, as you normally would, select “Create Game” to start a new game or “Enter Code” to join a friend’s existing game with their code.

Once you’ve decided on the game settings and your friends have joined, you are free to start completing (or sabotaging) tasks from your phone, computer, or console.

This icon shows your regional server on "Among Us" so that you can play across devices with friends. Photo: InnerSloth

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