The Among Us Servers have been down for the past several days due to a DDoS attack, according to the developers.
The Among Us Twitter account, controlled by indie developer InnerSloth, stated on March 24th that their online servers had to shut down temporarily. According to InnerSloth, the North American and EU servers were targeted by a DDoS attack and began to quickly work on the problem.
Unfortunately, the servers have not been restored yet over 48 hours later, as InnerSloth posted an update on Saturday, March 26th stating that the servers remain unstable. For most players in North America and Europe, they may be able to login, but prolonged games may be difficult. Some have been able to play, but we have had InnerSloth say on Discord over the weekend once the servers were back up before several hours later saying the opposite.
"servers are still down while we work to fix the DDoS sabotage" the account's latest tweet said. "they may come on/off but will update u when we think they're stable, sorry!!!"
Thus far, no groups have taken credit for the DDos attack, so the culprit is currently unknown at this time.
Among Us was released in 2018 to little fanfare, but garnered massive attention in 2020 thanks in part to multiple online Twitch streamers and personalities playing the game. Among Us is an online multiplayer game that takes inspiration from social games like Mafia and films such as The Thing, where one or more players is an alien in disguise trying to sabotage and kill the other players.
Among Us has subsequently been released on multiple platforms, including iOS and Android devices, Microsoft and PlayStation consoles, PlayStation VR, and the Nintendo Switch, thanks in part to the surprising success of the game, spawning a large and dedicated community to the title.
If nothing else, InnerSloth has not lost their sense of humor over the DDoS attack, purposefully calling it an act of sabotage, as if it were from one of the many games of Among Us that are played daily.