Wanna learn a strategy to instantly determine which players are Crewmates and which ones are Impostors faking their tasks?
In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Visual Tasks in Among Us and how you can use them to prove a Crewmate’s innocence, or to catch Impostors.
Then, we’ll list down all the Visual Tasks in the game and what the visible effects are for each one.
Let’s get started!
What are Visual Tasks in Among Us?
Visual Tasks are tasks that other players can see being performed.
When Crewmates do a Visual Task, all players will see animated visual effects indicating that the task is being performed.
Visual Tasks are proof that the Crewmate performing it is innocent, since Impostors cannot perform tasks.
Similarly, if players pretend to do Visual Tasks without the visual effects, they are clearly Impostors faking it!
Currently, there are five (5) Visual Tasks in the game:
- Clear Asteroids at Weapons (The Skeld & Polus)
- Submit Scan at MedBay (The Skeld, Mira HQ, Polus)
- Empty Chute at Storage (The Skeld)
- Empty Garbage at Storage (The Skeld)
- Prime Shields at Shields (The Skeld)
Hosts you may choose to disable Visual Tasks by changing the game settings before the game starts. When turned off, visual effects are not visible while performing them.
(Related: How to Change Game Settings in Among Us)
Complete List of All Visual Tasks in Among Us
There are a total of five (5) Visual Tasks in the game which can either be Short or Long Tasks.
Here’s a guide on what visual effects to observe when other Crewmates perform visual tasks.
1. Clear Asteroids at Weapons (The Skeld & Polus)
When a Crewmate performs the Clear Asteroid task, the cannons outside the Weapons room will start firing lasers.
2. Submit Scan at MedBay (The Skeld, Mira HQ, Polus)
When a Crewmate performs the Submit Scan task at the MedBay room, you should see a green animated hologram scanning the player’s body.
Submit Scan is a task that can occur in all three maps.
3. Empty Chute at Storage (The Skeld)
Empty Chute is a 2-step task that starts in the O2 room and ends in Storage.
The first step at O2 doesn’t have any visual effects.
But when the Crewmate performs the second step in Storage, the door outside the ship will open and all the trash will be thrown out into space.
4. Empty Garbage at Storage (The Skeld)
Empty Garbage is also a 2-step task similar to Empty Chute. The first step in Cafeteria doesn’t have any visual effects.
But on the second step in Storage, the door outside the ship will open and all the garbage will be thrown out. (See image above.)
5. Prime Shields at Shields (The Skeld)
When a Crewmate performs Prime Shields, the lights in the lower-right side of the ship will light up.
This task can be performed by multiple Crewmates, but the visual effect can only be seen once the first time it is activated.
How to Use Visual Tasks to your Advantage
Once you and your friends or teammates know how visual tasks work, you can easily use it to confirm who the real Crewmates are.
Impostors on the other hand should not attempt to fake visual tasks—it’s better to pretend performing common tasks instead.
Here’s a good example of using visual tasks to prove the innocence of crewmates—but it also shows how easy it is to determine the Impostors by process of elimination, especially on The Skeld map where there are four visual tasks.
That’s why on higher-level games, we do recommend turning off the Visual Tasks setting to make it fair and more enjoyable for Impostors.
Visual tasks are also usually “Long Tasks” in The Skeld, that’s why we also recommend having only 1 long task to avoid abuse.
Check out our guide for the most balanced & fair game settings here: Best Settings for Among Us (Most Balanced & Fair)
If you want to improve your detective skills in Among Us, it’s extremely important to understand what Visual Tasks are and how they work.
Familiarize which tasks have visual effects using our guide above and make it a habit to observe if those effects are visible when a player is “performing” a task—otherwise he must clearly be an Impostor!
Make sure to share this guide with your friends—the more Crewmates learn about this strategy, the easier it will be to eliminate the Impostors!