Can you Get a Pet for Free in Among Us?


Kenneth Mitchell

Writer and Storywriter


Among Us has found a way to monetize its popularity by putting nearly all of its cosmetic options behind paywalls. If you want to get a pet to follow your character in the game, you’ll have to part with some cash or wait for a lucky Twitch Rivals event to get the Glitch Pet. The community is always on the lookout for ways to get some or all pets for free, and we’ve scoured the internet to help out loyal fans.

Can you Get a Pet for Free in Among Us?

Can You Get Pets for Free in Among Us?

Unfortunately, there is no way to get a purchasable pet in Among Us for free. You’d have to go to the in-game store to purchase pet bundles if you want to get associated pets.

There are some illegal ways of obtaining pets, like using cracked versions of the game on PC or using BlueStacks to load up Android APKs with their cracked game versions. However, these methods can come with a host of problems. Game developers usually try their best to curb illegal practices and get players to pay for optional cosmetics.

Additionally, most cracked games and ‘hacking’ files you can find on the internet are not considered safe. They can have a virus or a script that can pull your personal information. That’s why we heavily discourage players from using untested methods they’ve found on the internet whenever possible. It may mean they don’t get a cute pet in Among Us or other in-game cosmetics, but better to be safe than sorry.

As a rule of thumb, try to stay away from untested or illegal means. Typically, if you want to get around paying for cosmetics with these methods, you’re more likely to get scammed out of more money than the original item. Alternatively, the method you use will be more harmful to your devices or won’t work at all.

What Pets Can You Get for Free in Among Us?

There’s currently only one pet you can get for free in the game, and that’s the Glitch Pet, which looks like Twitch’s icon. However, this pet is not available at all times.

Players need to watch Twitch channels participating in special Among Us promotions that give out these pets. For most events, you need to watch a single channel for at least 30 minutes. You can’t mute or minimize Twitch during that period, as that usually doesn’t count as “active participation.”

Glitch Pets are also sometimes available as Twitch Drops in game awards events or similar promotions. If you follow a few popular streamers or their social media channels, you can get a reasonable estimate of the next Among Us event for a chance to obtain this unique little pet for your game.

What Are All the Pets in Among Us?

If you’ve already decided on getting some pets in Among Us, the only reliable way to get purchasable pets is to buy the pet bundles. There are a few bundles available on Android, iOS, and PC versions costing under $5. Nintendo Switch doesn’t currently have cosmetics available.

Here’s a list of bundles and the pets they unlock:

  • Bedcrab bundle – unlocks Squig and Bedcrab pets
  • Brainslug bundle – unlocks Brainslug and UFO pets
  • Hamster bundle – unlocks Hamster and Dog pets
  • Mini Crewmate bundle – unlocks Mini Crewmate and Robot pets, and the Mini Crewmate hat
  • Stickmin Pet bundle – unlocks Henry and Ellie’s pets, which look like small stick figures
  • The Glitch Pet – unlocked through the event and participation drops mentioned above

You can buy pets by going to the in-game store (the Shop screen in the main menu) or the customization screen in the game (the computer in the dropship).

Each pet has four animations:

  • Standing
  • Running (alongside your character)
  • Scared (plays when an Impostor kills you)
  • Sad (when sitting next to a dead character)

Living players can’t see pets from deceased characters, but ghosts can watch them as they fly by.

Cuteness Isn’t Free in Among Us

Like most in-game cosmetics, Among Us pets can only be legally obtained by spending some cash. Methods to get pets for free (other than Twitch-exclusive pet drops) typically don’t work or aren’t safe for your device or data.

What pet did you get? Let us know in the comment section below.


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