If you’ve tried joining a lobby in Among Us and you realise that the lobby goes black then, the reason is stated below.
For a few days now, players of Among Us have been consistently experiencing a hack that fills the game’s lobbies with bots who spam a similar message more than once, despawns everything leaving players in a dark room and also disconnect them from the game. The messages have had different version of similar text, ordinarily telling players to subscribe to the hacker’s YouTube channel “or, else we’ll kill your device”, and then followed by a link to their Discord and asking users to vote for “Trump 2020” here’s a similar message from the hacker below.
Among Us developers (Innersloth) have tweeted something regarding the hack on their official Twitter handle which you can read below.
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!! 😰
— InnerSloth (@InnerslothDevs) October 23, 2020
Developers Innersloth pushed out an emergency server update to manage the issue and encouraged players to “Please play private games or with individuals that you trust!!!” People kept seeing the hack, presently with messages like “You’re mad I’m back” and “Paid by Putin from Russia”. A second round of fixes followed, and the to and fro is probably going to continue.
Both Eurogamer and Kotaku connected with the hacker being referred to, who disclosed to Eurogamer they designed and sell in-game cheats and consider this “a publicity stunt”, claiming to have influenced 1.5 million matches. Speaking to Kotaku, they made it sound like straightforward savaging, saying, “The anger and hatred is the part that makes it funny. On the off chance that you care about a game and are eager to proceed to spam hate some arbitrary man on the internet since you cannot play it for 3 minutes, it’s dumb.”
The hacker has since been doxxed, their name and address made public on Twitter.
During the week, more than 400,000 individuals turned out watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez play Among Us on Twitch.