Among Us is an indie multiplayer game involving deception, deductive reasoning, and the destruction of friendships. The last few months met it with huge and sudden popularity. Unfortunately, with such success comes the inevitable flurry of hackers and spammers.
Much of this spam is local to American servers, where in-game chat logs have been plagued with requests for players to vote for a Republican government. While this particular incident started on the 22nd of October, Among Us fell victim to worse before then too. Thousands of lobbies have suffered from hacking, a problem congruent with the game’s incredible popularity.
The good news is InnerSloth, the developers of Among Us, sent out two patches last weekend. , these updates will prevent more spam and hacking. Programmer Forest Willard claimed in a tweet that the first patch prevents users from being able to impersonate each other in the game chatroom, while the second should prevent the vast majority of spam from reaching lobbies.