Friends List Out Now | Emergency Meeting #34
You can finally have friends in Among Us! (…Or enemies, depending on how heated your gameplay session goes.)
Here are all the Friends List features you can expect from this free update, v2022.3.29 on all platforms:
- A unique friend code
- Ability to send and receive friend requests (duh)
- Invite friends to your own lobby
- See who you recently played with
- Ability to block players
- Ability to show/hide your Friend Code (good for anyone streaming!)
- Ability to turn off/on lobby invite notifications (toggle this in the game Settings)
Notes about the Friends List:
- No offline/online status for friends yet
- You can turn on/off lobby notifications
- Child accounts will need additional permissions from their parent/guardian to access their Friend’s List
But that’s not it! Here are some other things you can expect with this update:
- Removed the ability to link/unlink existing accounts – this is temporary! We need to fix up the system here since we’ve heard it can be a confusing process, so for now we are turning this feature off until the next update.
- Screen Shake option can now be toggled On and Off (PC)
- Cosmetics are arranged in a different order
You’ve waited and they’re finally here – new collab cosmetics just dropped!
Ghostface Cosmetics (all platforms until April 30th)
- Scream Mask
- Scream Robes
Halo Cosmetics (exclusive to Xbox and Microsoft Store players)
- Spartan Armor
- Spartan Helmet
- Guilty Spark Pet
Ratchet & Clank Cosmetics (exclusive to PlayStation players)
- Ratchet’s Hat
- Ratchet’s Outfit
- Clank Pet
You can get these by simply logging onto Among Us to get these cosmetics automatically added to your inventory. And yes, they’re free! :D
Reminder that the ability to link existing accounts is currently disabled for this update while we improve it. So you won’t be able to link your different platforms for now, but this is good! We want to make sure people don’t accidentally lose and erase their data. Account linking will be back soon.
Watch out for April 1st
Hope you enjoy the new feature! As a reminder, for the next update we’re taking a step back and focusing on fixing a bunch of bugs and improving the flow of the game. Basically: don’t expect new content for the next update.
As much as we know how excited you all get about new in-game features, we really want to make sure Among Us is given the time and care it needs to function smoothly. We’ve really been playing catch up and trying to meet everyone’s demands, but in that process things have slipped that we want to improve. I’ve said this a billion times but seriously – thank you so much for sticking with us, the patience, and the encouragement. YOU THE BEST CREW I COULD ASK FOR. (Until you rudely eject me into space.)
Hello all! It’s everyone’s favorite (?) bug smusher. Though to be fair, I don’t really smush the bugs, I just take a magnifying glass to stare at the bug before and after the smushing occurs, adjusting my glasses like some megane anime villain as I do. And then I take a paper towel and gently remove the smush.
And then, um, we never talk about the bug or the smushing that occurred ever again. …AnywAY AHAHAAH LET’S TALK ABOUT BUGS SHALL WEfjkaLDfsdgjkl
- Known bugs from this Friends List update – We’re currently aware of some release bugs that are present in this new update (v2022.3.29). We will be working on getting these fixed, but for now, they are present in the new build. The biggest ones we’ll note here are:
- Friends List does not update in real time – needs to be refreshed
- No error message when attempting to send a Friend Request while being offline
- “Recently Played With” and “Blocked Players” tabs do not update properly when blocking/unblocking players
- Friends List requests are not received after adjusting the ‘Friend & Lobby Invites’ option multiple times in Settings
- Significant shadow and texture issues – noticeable during Lights Off sabotage phase
- Crew color Cosmetics and Crewmate displayed as the Preferred color rather than current Crewmate color in Lobby Wardrobe
- Cosmetics may be slow to load in
- When a new player joins the game, it can take half a second for their cosmetics to load in with the player as it does the spawn animation
- DLC Grants Ongoing – Account linking borked some accounts in November, this is true. We have been steadily and diligently rolling out grants to those of you who lose your DLC, and a huuuge chunk have been resolved at this point. As I said in the last Bug Corner, this is a manual process that takes time, so we definitely appreciate your patience!
- SSL Bug – this was a funny little bug that our backend programmers took a flyswatter to. It was a few days of disrupted play, but all should be well now.
- Account Reset Bug – we know this has been happening to a fair number of you, and we hope that the changes to account linking should resolve this. As always, contact [email protected] if you’re still having account/inventory issues.
- Age Verification – We partnered with SuperAwesome in 2021 to implement an age verification process that makes it so our younger players have a safe and fun experience playing Among Us. This process isn’t foolproof (we err on the side of safety), and sometimes our adult players end up being asked to verify their age if they enter their birth year incorrectly. Please know that we hear your feedback, and we are hoping to streamline this process soon.
Thanks for reading – see you next time!!