When did Among Us get big? While the game was initially released in 2018 to little mainstream attention, it received a massive influx of popularity in 2020 due to many well-known Twitch streamers and YouTubers playing it.
Why did Among Us suddenly blow up? Among Us blew up for many reasons. It’s a game about lying to your friends that’s more engaging and easier to understand than others of the genre. It’s often funny to play with pals, and the social gymnastics of trying to out the murderer are tense and amazing.
When did Among Us go viral? “Among Us” was released back in 2018 — and only in the last six months or so went viral, reaching half a billion players at its peak.
Why did Among Us not become popular until 2020? The quick, simple answer is: Twitch streamers. But there’s more to it than that, because people aren’t just watching Among Us. They’re playing it in droves thanks to a few key things: Free mobile apps, extremely low PC system requirements that make it one of the best laptop games, and the Mafia.