Reliable Packet 1 Among Us: What Does it Mean?

What does Reliable Packet 1 mean in Among Us?
What does Reliable Packet 1 mean in Among Us? / Photo by Innersloth

Reliable Packet 1 Among Us may be an error code you've encountered when trying to play Among Us. Here's what it means to get the Reliable Packer 1 error.

Reliable Packet 1 Among Us: What Does it Mean?

Getting this error prevents you from join or creating a game. There's nothing you can do on your end, as this issue is entirely serverside.

Among Us was released quietly two years ago, and just recently blew up with millions of players getting in on the space sabotage action. So many people are discovering the game that the servers can't keep up.

The full message should read "Disconnected from server. Reliable packet 1 (size = 13) was not ack'd after 7511ms (9 resends)", which just means the information you sent (the packet) was not acknowledged by the server. There are just so many people playing that you can't connect to the server.

Innersloth programmer Forest W. has been actively fixing and expanding the servers to accommodate the game's explosive growth, but he is only one man and hiccups will happen.

Keep watching his Twitter for server updates and when the game may be down for maintenance. The game may have a player base of over 60 million, but it's still only developed by a team of three people with Forest as the only programmer. You'll have to be patient until you can get in a game.