Date: October 24, 2020
The Among Us Developers are cracking down on hackers
The recent popularity of Among Us has brought groups of hackers and trolls to the spotlight. The developers of Among Us, InnerSloth, have made it clear that they know of the cheaters in their game and are working to fix it. At this time, the developers have pushed out an emergency server update to ensure the spam trolls and cheaters are dealt with. This recent update has had the Among Us community forum swarmed with people stating they’ve been banned, and even a few have stated why they’ve been banned. It hasn’t been said if any false bans are being sent out from the recent server update. Still, it seems as though the developers are working on detecting toxicity and are working on bringing a server report system on top of their already implemented ban point system that punishes players when leaving a server midgame or being kicked.
Hello everyone, We’re are super duper aware of the current hacking issue and we’re looking into it. We will be pushing out an emergency server update so people who are in game will get kicked from games. Please play private games or with people that you trust!!! Bare with us!!
The team of three developers over at InnerSloth may be small, but they’re making it known they want these spammers and cheaters banned as much as we do. In recent days the game has gained an influx of popularity because of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) streaming the game, keeping it clean and fun for all playing and watching with her. Still, users have taken this publicity to the next level to spam the games chat rooms with voter advertisements and cheating sites. At this time, the developers of Among Us have this to say until they roll out more security updates to battle these cheaters and spammers:
Reminder!! Please play private games or with people that you trust!!! We’re doing what we can!!
The future of Among Us
Battling cheaters, spammers, and political gains during this upcoming election, the developers of Among Us have canceled their work on Among Us 2. This, allowing the small team to focus on adding the features from the second game and putting it into the current popular one. But before that happens, the community is crying for help battling the players that want to play with an unfair virtual-advantage. Will the developers add a full-on anti-cheat to their game? Or perhaps add a simple report system for their small lobbies for easy kicks and bans when it comes to the community sticking together and banning these players ruining the fun? We’ll haft to wait and see after a few server updates and sticking to playing in private lobbies with friends or cleared community members.