Millions of people playing a free game? I dunno, seems pretty sus

Among Us isn’t shaking the industry the way it was last year, but it’s still quite popular, to the tune of hundreds of thousands of daily players on PC alone. What do you get when you add an Epic Games Store giveaway to the mix? Millions more jumping on board, according to the developers at Innersloth.
A “normal” Among Us player count sees around 350,000 daily users on a Saturday, as a chart shared by community director Victoria Tran shows. That was the case for the game on May 22, and on May 29, the Saturday after the game became free on Epic, the daily player count on PC jumped to two million.
As Tran notes, there are a variety of factors contributing to the boosted count, including players from other platforms testing this version out, and a long weekend for many folks due to holidays in the US and UK. Still, it offers a solid idea of what an Epic giveaway can do for the player numbers of an already-popular multiplayer game.
And, of course, people just love free PC games.
and here it is when it went free on Epic, May 27th
notes:– this shows PC players only– not all new players, many people grab Among Us on as many platforms as they can and were probably testing it out – long weekend for Americans, possibly more ppl playing/giving small boost
— Victoria Tran 🧋 (@TheVTran) May 31, 2021
If you’re diving into the game for the first time, why not check out our guide to the Among Us maps? There’s no better way to remain un-sus than to know where you’re going.