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How to install the 'Among Us' proximity chat mod and make your games even more suspenseful

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 04 May 2021

<p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/609181dd34af8d001859ae2d-1280/Ep0e9MrUUAImHVO.jpeg" border="0" alt="Among Us screenshot 3" data-mce-source="William Antonelli/Business Insider"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Solving a murder mystery is a lot harder when you can't talk to anyone else. But if you&nbsp;<em>can</em> hear your partnersonly for their voices to be taken away right when you need them mostyou've got the makings of a high-stakes drama.</p><p>That's where CrewLink, the proximity chat mod for "Among Us," comes in.&nbsp;Here's what you need to know about the mod, including how to install and use it.</p><aside class="quick-tip headline-regular"><p><strong>Important:</strong> Like most video game mods, CrewLink's proximity chat mod is only available for "Among Us" players on PC.</p></aside><h2>'Among Us' proximity chat, explained</h2><p>The CrewLink mod in "Among Us" allows you to verbally communicate with players who are close to you in-game. So you'll be able to hear everyone in the waiting lobby, but everyone's sound level will change as the game beginsthe closer another player is to you, the louder they'll be, even through walls. If they're further away, their voice will be quieter, if audible at all.</p><p>This adds a definite sense of suspense and drama to the game as your friends' voices suddenly go silent when they're killed, or as you yell for help while being chased. It also makes emergency meetings incredibly chaotic, as players rush to be heard.</p><h2>How to install the proximity chat mod in 'Among Us'</h2><p>You'll need to download the latest version of CrewLink from GitHub. To do that, go to the <a href="https://github.com/ottomated/CrewLink#installation" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Installation Instructions" section</a> of the mod page and click "releases." The latest version will appear at the top of the page. Then, under "Assets," click the first link (it should be a .exe file) and the download will begin.</p><p><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/6091694934af8d001859acd2-2400/Among-Us-proximity-chat-1.png" border="0" alt="Among Us proximity chat 1" data-mce-source="Devon Delfino/Insider" data-mce-caption="Click &amp;quotCrewLink-Setup-2.0.1.exe&amp;quot to download it."></p><p>Save the .exe file somewhere you can find it. Once it's saved,&nbsp;double-click to open ityou may see antivirus warnings, in which case select the option that allows it to continue. After it's finished installing, which should only take a few seconds, it should automatically open. You should then be able to use the mod in a game.</p><p>Be aware that you may run into issues if <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-update-among-us" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Among Us" isn't up to date</a> (or if it's the beta version).</p><h2>How to use proximity chat in 'Among Us'</h2><p>Once installed, you can turn on the mod by launching the game and joining a lobby. From the menu, go into the game settings and check the box next to "Voice Activity."</p><p>When you go back into the main menu page, you should see a green ring around your character while you're talking. Other players in your lobby will appear below yours. If they also have the mod and are talking, you should also see the green ring around their avatars. Otherwise, they'll show up with a red ring.</p><p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/609185aef22c6b00185db97d-2400/among us proximity.png" border="0" alt="among us proximity" data-mce-source="Ottomated/YouTube" data-link="https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=_8F4f5iQEIc"></p><p>Once you've enabled the mod, you can switch over to push-to-talk mode in the settings, if you prefer.</p><p>For more information, including a video guide, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=_8F4f5iQEIc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check out this useful video from YouTuber Ottomated</a>.</p><bi-shortcode id="related-article-module-end-of-article" class="mceNonEditable"><a data-type="607a20cba0bb1d1fa52cd11d" data-title="Yes, 'Among Us' is cross-platformhere's how to play it with all your friends" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/is-among-us-cross-platform" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/5f7c901a94fce90018f7b59b">Yes, 'Among Us' is cross-platformhere's how to play it with all your friends</a><a data-type="6089bb0316fb07043271e38b" data-title="How to update 'Among Us' on your PC, smartphone, or console" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-update-among-us" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/6089c3263f0560001881ca1d">How to update 'Among Us' on your PC, smartphone, or console</a><a data-type="603d376d9dad2319910481dd" data-title="How to install 'Minecraft' mods and resource packs to completely reinvent your game" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-install-minecraft-mods" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/603d5a5987d37600190d0800">How to install 'Minecraft' mods and resource packs to completely reinvent your game</a><a data-type="5eea687e988ee342bf6d3b07" data-title="How to 'mod' someone on Twitch, and appoint them as a moderator for your channel" data-url="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-mod-someone-on-twitch" data-vertical="sai" data-image="https://i.insider.com/5eea6f113f73702f977decf4">How to 'mod' someone on Twitch, and appoint them as a moderator for your channel</a></bi-shortcode><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/among-us-proximity-chat#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p>
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