In this article, we will discuss how to become a local host in the Among Us game. Among Us can be played online with strangers, or can be played on a local network if all of your friends are geographically in the same place. With local games, you can prevent outsiders from joining, and you get excellent pings.
Being a local host in an Among Us game is not always a good idea as it will limit the players who can join only those on the same network.
Hosting a local Among Us game is easy because the game itself has built-in support for it. More importantly, like other versions of online games, local games also work on all platforms so you can host games from your computer and ask friends to join from their phones, tablets and computers.
How to Become a Local Host in Among Us Game
To host local games on Among Us, you as the host must have Among Us installed on your system. Similarly, everyone who wants to join a local game must also install the game on their own device.
You have to be a local host in the Among Us game first before other players on the network can join.
Here are the steps to become a local host in Among Us game:
1. Launch Among Us.
2. On the home screen, click Local.
3. Select game configuration i.e. the number of players and the map for the game.
4. Click Create.
5. Customize game You if you want, for example number of tasks, player speed, imposter speed, etc.
6. Now you will enter game lobby.
To join a local Among Us game, you need to be on the same network as the network where the host computer is. If you are using a VPN on your system or device, you have to turn it off.
Here’s how to join the local Among Us game:
1. Run Among Us on your device.
2. Tap Local on the game home screen.
3. Local games will display a list of local games.
4. Select game which you want to follow.
5. You will enter game lobby.
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That’s how to become a local host in the Among Us game. If your friends are not on the same network, you have to host the game online and ask them to join. The downside is that other players can join in as well. In this case, you should keep it a secret, not publicly.
Local Games should be hosted only if everyone can connect to the same LAN or VLAN. Users will get better pings, and outsiders will never see the game on the list.
Like other Among Us games, local games will still limit one game to 10 players.