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Among Us' player count surpasses Rainbow Six Siege and GTA V, PUBG is next

Published: 16:29, 21 September 2020
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Among Us, an indie game developed by InnerSloth is smashing all the records. The game has had more concurrent players than Rainbow Six Siege and GTA V and it's dangerously close to overtaking PUBG.

Among Us has reached its all-time peak number of players on September 20. The magic figure is 388,385. This has put the indie game above Grand Theft Auto V and Hitman 2 on Steam Charts' Top Records.

The number of players didn't diminish much since then as the game currently sits at a 24-hour peak of 340,886.

This is a huge boost in the player base as the game just surpassed the 1,000 players milestone in May 2020. 

The online multiplayer was developed and published by InnerSloth and released on June 15, 2018. Among Us garnered much attention during the social isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and has frequently been compared to the indie hit Fall Guys as well as John Carpenter's classic movie The Thing.

Among us was also recently picked up and streamed by popular YouTubers including PewDiePie and jacksepticeye which undoubtedly contributed to the major spike in the player base.

Among Us has its players prepare their ship for takeoff and fend off the Imposters who are trying to kill everyone on board. Those who play as the Crew can complete tasks to prepare the ship or eject all Impostors. The Crew members have to react quickly in order to undo the Impostor's sabotages. 

The Crew has the Admin map and Security cameras to keep tabs on other Crewmates and can quickly report dead bodies to start the investigation immediately.

The game's fun cat and mouse mechanics and the fact it's 3,99€ on Steam have propelled it into the stratosphere of current PC and mobile gaming. The memes about Among Us are rampant and the r/AmongUs subreddit is flourishing.

Among Us is available for PC, iOS and Android . The iOS and Android versions of the game are free to download but include microtransactions.

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