Among Us is one of the most popular games for today’s generation and if it stops working you can miss out on a lot of fun. Lucky for you, in this article, we will be seeing ways to fix Among Us not working or opening on Windows.
Why is my Among Us game not opening?
There can be multiple reasons for the peculiar behavior of Among Us. Sometimes, it can be because of third-party software interfering with the game. Other times, it can be because of antivirus blocking the game from opening. That’s why we have accumulated a list of all the possible solutions for this error.
Fix Among Us not working or opening on Windows PC
First of all, you need to understand the problem that you are facing. If you are unable to play Among Us, you should start by checking Among Us status. If it’s down, you have to wait for it to be fixed. So, use a a down detector to know the status of Among Us server.
Before looking at the listed solutions, we recommend you update your computer. Sometimes, updating alone can rectify the issue, however, even if doesn’t, keeping your computer up to date is always preferable.
These are the things you can do to fix Among US not working or opening on Windows.
- Restart Computer and Among US
- Delete Overclocking and Hardware Monitoring Software
- Temporarily Disable Antivirus or Firewall
- Reinstall Among Us
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Restart Computer and Among Us
You should start with restarting Among Us and check if the issue persists. If it doesn’t resolve the issue, you need to restart your computer and see if the issue persists. Hopefully, it will rectify the issue.
2] Delete Overclocking and Hardware Monitoring Software
Many users were able to fix this issue by removing Overclocking and Hardware Monitoring Software such as Riveturner. You can following the given steps to do the same.
- Open Settings from the Start Menu or by Win + I.
- Go to Apps.
- Search out the Overclocking and Hardware Monitoring Software that you have installed on your computer and uninstall it.
Now, restart your computer and check if the issue persists.
3] Temporarily Disable Antivirus or Firewall
If you use an antivirus or if you have configured the built-in Windows Firewall, you may experience issues with Among Us. Because of this, your computer may fail to launch the game. So, it is recommended to disable or delete any third-party antivirus software that you may have.
If you just have Windows Firewall configured, there is a way to bypass Among Us through it. So, let us see how to do the same.
- Open Settings by Win + I.
- Click Update & Security > Windows Security > Open Windows Security.
- Click Firewall & network protection > Allow an app through firewall.
- Now, allow Among Us for the current network(Public or Private).
Now, retry opening Among Us, hopefully, it will work.
4] Reinstall Among Us
Sometimes, the issue can be because of a corrupted installation package. So, if nothing works, try reinstalling Among Us. You can uninstall the app from Windows Settings(aforementioned) and then re-download it from microsoft.com.
Hopefully, you are able to fix the Among Us error with the help of mentioned solutions.
Why can’t I chat in Among Us?
The reason why you are unable to chat in Among Us is that you are below 18 or you have set your age below 18. So, in the former case, it is better to not do free chat as the language used is not ideal for a minor. However, if you are above 18, you can dive into your profile setting and change your age there.