Winning Strategies for Unity Games Fall Guys and Among Us, According to Popular Gamers

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Video games are a solace to many, and they’re especially needed during this time when nothing but a spate of horrible stories occupies our news. This is why during the pandemic, Fall Guys and Among Us have been the main topic of conversation within and outside of gaming circles. They provide comfort to those isolated in their homes.

Since early August, millions have been playing these two games, and naturally, players have discovered strategies to make their victory a result of design rather than a mere accident. So in this article, we gathered some of the best strategies you can use for these stellar Unity games, which a few popular gamers and streamers have used to increase their chances of winning.

Markiplier tries the winning strategy for Perfect Match in Fall Guys: The Ultimate Knockout. Video by Markiplier

Fall Guys: The Ultimate Knockout

No other game combines chaos and cute quite like Fall Guys: The Ultimate Knockout. Developed by Mediatonic and released in August 2020, the game immediately soared to popularity within the first week of its availability to the public. A player’s main objective is to outlast 59 players in a series of randomized, obstacle-ridden minigames. Sounds difficult, doesn’t it? But losing a game is cushioned by a character’s funny animation. You’ll find it adorable when obstacles fling them out of the arena, which is perhaps one reason why Fall Guys is so endearing to many.

In an interview with MinnMaxShow’s Ben Hanson, Joseph Walsh, the lead game designer responsible for Fall Guys, said the levels in the platformer game are designed to bring about “50:50 chaos and skill”. So while winning strategies work in Fall Guys’ environment, you can also rest assured that half of your success depends on luck.

Winning Strategies for Fall Guys, According to Popular Gamers

Door Dash

A race game mode, Door Dash presents players with rows upon rows of doors, some of which are only masquerading as doors. Players have to guess which door opens, and if they fail to do so, they risk lagging behind the pack. In one of Markiplier’s (Mark Fischbach) videos, he and his friends Muyskerm (Bob Muyskens) and LordMinion777 (Wade Barnes), who are also YouTubers, made it a point to stay behind the group, allowing them to observe the results of other players’ attempts. If you use this strategy, the kicker is you might not lead the pack, but this generally doesn’t matter if it’s not the last round. 

Likelihood of success: 80%

Tip Toe 

Tip Toe is a luck-dependent game mode in Fall Guys. Players have to find the right tiles among plenty of faux tiles in order to get to the end. If they stumble upon a wrong tile, they fall and start all over again. Similar to Door Dash, the technique some gamers use in this round is to let others go first. However, ZerkaaPlays (Josh Zerker) has a different — albeit risky — strategy that helped them win the level. His approach is to go for the tiles that aren’t shaking. While it can bring you to victory, you have to be sharp with this strategy because you might miss the fake tiles’ very subtle movement.

Likelihood of success: 50%

Perfect Match

This is probably the only strategy guaranteed to give you a success rate of 100% — provided you don’t get distracted. This strategy comes from Markiplier, who created a system during one of his playthroughs. Instead of remembering the fruit names and their placements, Markiplier and his friends memorized only the starting letter of the fruits according to a sequence of tiles. They ended up being successful in the level, without having to rely on where the crowd was going.

Likelihood of success: 100%

Gate Crash 

This race mode is pretty easy to beat. It consists of rows of walls that move up and down, so players have to time their passage correctly. The strategy most popular gamers use is they go to the direction of a wall that’s up as long as they’re distant from it. They anticipate the wall going down once they arrive. Markiplier uses this strategy consistently, and he always passes each row of walls successfully.

Likelihood of success: 90%

Rock ‘N’ Roll 

Team games give players the least control over their success in Fall Guys. You can’t solely rely on your skill, and you have to trust your teammates to be on the same page as you are. In Rock ‘N’ Roll, VanossGaming (Evan Fong) and his team sabotaged an opposing team they’re neck in neck with — and they triumphed. This might not work all the time, though, especially if the other groups are sabotaging early. So it’s best to get at most two players to wait at the end of the platform so they can sabotage as soon as possible.

Likelihood of success: 60%

Roll Out 

Roll Out is a fun survival game mode on Fall Guys. Players are randomly generated on a cylindrical platform divided into five rings. A player’s objective is to stay on the rings for as long as possible. It might sound easy, except the rings have gaps and are continually moving. If a player remains too long on a ring or falls into a gap, they get eliminated. Gab Smolders’ technique is to stay on the two outer rings to avoid chaos. This worked for her pretty well in one of her videos. But hopefully, no one pushes you off the ring.

Likelihood of success: 85%

The Whirlygig

The Whirlygig is a race mode in Fall Guys where whirling windmill blades impede players from getting to the finish line. Towards the end of the course, players have to choose among three paths: the left, the right, and the middle. LordMinion777 said to not trust the middle path, and sure enough, players who did were often tossed out of the track. This was the mistake made by VanossGaming, who kept choosing the middle path, thereby always getting hit out of the course. 

Likelihood of success: 70%

Gloom consistently wins as impostor in Among Us. Video by Gloom

Among Us

If a game could be rewarded for arousing excessive suspicion among friends, Among Us would walk away with the crown, the trophy, and the medal bearing the title. This addictive social deduction game relies on the players’ ability to deceive or detect, depending on their role in the game. And a lot of popular streamers have jumped in on the bandwagon. 

But two years ago, Among Us wasn’t on a lot of people’s radars. Because in 2018, when InnerSloth released the game, its peak used to be at almost 2,000 players. Today, about 3.8 million concurrent players are on its server. 

People attribute the game’s sudden success to Twitch streamers and YouTube gamers, specifically citing Sodapoppin’s (Chance Morris) stream. In the stream, viewers can also hear his fellow Twitch star Pluto orient Sodapoppin on the game’s mechanics. 

As most players of Among Us know by now, being the impostor is anxiety-inducing. People often prefer to be assigned the crewmate role. To be assigned otherwise means they have to kill covertly, remember the map’s layout well, and instantly come up with a solid alibi every meeting. Thankfully, there are strategies that can bring you to impostor victory.

Winning Strategies for Impostors in Among Us, According to Popular Gamers

Have someone vouch for you. 

One of the challenges of being an impostor is you can’t be a trigger-happy killer. Every kill you make automatically results in a cool-down or a period prohibiting you from killing. This is why it’s good to keep some crewmates around, particularly those who can vouch for you during meetings. Around them, you can pretend to do tasks, occasionally separating to kill. This is one of Gloom’s (Kassima Isabelle) tactics as an impostor, and she’s won several rounds due to her impeccable ability to blend in.

Likelihood of success: 80%

Don’t say anything until you get a feel of the crowd. 

A mistake many impostors make is they speak up during meetings when they think they’re caught. They pretend they’re hanging out with a crewmate without the crewmate even knowing. Luckily, Gloom lets the group talk first before interfering whenever she thinks someone witnessed her kill. She gets a sense of what the crowd is thinking first and then defends herself only when someone becomes suspicious of her. 

Likelihood of success: 70%

Play innocent. 

Beginners understandably find Among Us confusing, but they can use this confusion to their advantage. In one of Markiplier’s streams, he was visibly unprepared for Among Us, even venting in front of a crewmate. In the two rounds he got the impostor role, he didn’t kill a single crewmate. The third time around, Markiplier’s co-impostor was eliminated early. Fortunately for him, he learned how to kill, and even when he was caught red-handed, he easily pinned the blame on a more experienced player, Jacksepticeye (Seán McLoughlin). Of course, Markiplier and Tyler Scheid, his fellow impostor, won. This brings us to another impostor tactic you can use to succeed.

Likelihood of success: 50%

Outright blame someone else. 

When an impostor gets caught by a crewmate in the middle of a kill, it’s actually not too late for the impostor to turn things around. YouTubers and married couple iHasCupquake (Tiffany Garcia) and SuperRed (Mario Herrera) exemplified this strategy well. SuperRed killed one of the crewmates in broad daylight and in front of iHasCupquake. SuperRed self-reported, accusing iHasCupquake of killing the crewmate. Nobody knew who to believe, resulting in no ejections. Unsurprisingly, the impostors won the round. This strategy might not always work, though. But it goes well in conjunction with the previous tactic.

Likelihood of success: 60%

Cast suspicion on someone else. 

Deflecting the blame on a crewmate is easily a great strategy if you have stacks of evidence against them. This is how ChilledChaos (Anthony) was able to win a round as an impostor. But he was so subtle about casting doubt on crewmates that he successfully diverted people’s attention away from him. For this to work, you have to take note of crewmates’ behavior. For example, it’s easier to make a crewmate look bad if you notice them not countering the sabotage you made. Bring this fact up during a meeting, and the crewmate will have no choice but to confirm, making them appear more dubious.

Likelihood of success: 75%

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Justine Jordan

Justine Jordan is a content and copy writer. She has written for a popular business daily in the Philippines and for various startups across the globe before transitioning to work for NarraSoft. She graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a bachelor's degree in journalism.