Among Us on Linux is an online multiplayer social deduction game which is developed by Innersloth.
Each player in the game is designated with a private role of either a “crewmate” or an “impostor.” The game can take place on one of four maps: a spaceship called “The Skeld”, a headquarters building called “MIRA HQ”, a planet base called “Polus” or on the Airship.
You can play this game online or on local wifi with your friends. This game is available for multiple platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, etc. Sadly the Among Us game is not yet ported to the Linux platform but there are ways in using which you can play this game on your Linux system.
This article explains how to play Among Us on a Linux computer.
Install Steam to Install Among Us on Linux
Steam is a video game distribution platform it provides functionalities like installation and automatic update of games, community features like friends and groups, cloud storage, and in-game voice and chat.
In order to play this game in Linux, you should have steam client install on your system. Based on your distribution you can run one of the given commands to install it on Linux.
Install Steam in Ubuntu / Linux Mint / PopOS
To install Steam in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/ PopOS you should have the multiverse repository enabled on your system.
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
After running the update command use the following one to install Steam on your system.
sudo apt install steam -y
Install steam on Debian Linux
To install steam in Debian download the
.deb package of steam by using –
Once it gets downloaded use the dpkg command to install it –
sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
Arch Linux/Manjaro: Install the Steam
To install Steam on Arch Linux or Manjaro use the given command –
sudo pacman -S steam
Install Steam in Fedora Linux
To install Steam in Fedora first enable free repository by using-
sudo dnf install https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
Next, use the given command to install the Steam –
sudo dnf install steam
Enabling Steam Play – Pre Setup to play Among Us Linux
Once Steam gets installed on your system, open it and log in to your Steam account and then go to Steam menu>Settings>Steam Play.
Now tick on both Enable Steam Play for supported titles and Enable Steam Play for all other titles, finally click on OK to make changes effective.
By enabling this functionality you’ll be able to play Among Us as well as other titles that have a missing Linux port.
Install and play Among Us on Linux
Go to Steam store and then search for Among Us in the search bar. When appears click on it and add it to your cart.
Go to the shopping cart and make the necessary payment
In your Steam library, right-click on the game. Then, select “Properties” to open up the game properties window. In the Properties window, click on the Set Launch Options button.
This will display the text box now paste the given code.
PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command%
Hit enter and then click on Install.
After installing Among Us click on Play to launch the game.
Some FAQs asked about Among Us Linux
Is there a native game of Among Us available for Linux?
Sadly NO! Among Us is available for multiple platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, etc. Sadly it is not yet ported to the Linux platform.
Can you play Among us on Linux?
YES! Among Us is a Windows native game but you can either use the Steam platform to play on Linux or you can use Wine.
Can I play Among Us on Ubuntu?
YES! Using Steam Play from Steam platform, and using tuning it a bit will allow you to play the Among Us game on Ubuntu. Cyanogenmods has a complete step-by-step guide on it.
So, how to download Among Us on Linux?
As I said earlier, Among us is a Windows native game and not yet ported for Linux, you cannot directly download Among us for Linux. You can only use Steam to play it on Linux.
This is how you can install and play Among Us in Linux. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.