Friday the 13th Adds Its First All-New Map, Another Jason, And More in A Killer Update
Grab your good luck charms, because tomorrow is Friday the 13th, and, appropriately, Friday the 13th: The Game just dropped its biggest update yet to celebrate. In addition to the usual array of tweaks and fixes, this update includes a new map, Jason skin, and counselor.
The map, which is based on the Jarvis House first seen in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, is the biggest deal, as it’s the first new location to be added since launch. Previously, we got “small” versions of the game’s three original maps, Camp Crystal Lake, Higgins Haven, and Packanack Lodge, but those were just remixes of existing material. Here’s a few screenshots of the new map.
Fans also get a new version of Jason based on The Final Chapter, and far-out hippie counselor Mitch Floyd. You can check out the new Jason wreaking bloody havoc in and around Jarvis House in the trailer below.
- The Rain feature is now available and players may have a chance to encounter this new weather in any of the current playable maps.
- Counselors are now able to “push” other counselors
- To prevent players from griefing via “bodyblocking”, we have introduced a new feature that allows Counselors to push each other. The player being pushed will slowly walk away in the direction opposite of the player pushing. This feature does not affect Jason.
Thick Skinned perk changes:
- Thick Skinned now reduces ALL damage ——[Known Issue] Perks that had their values adjusted will have no in-game effect until re-equipped
- The tooltip for Thick Skinned has been changed from “Take less damage from all incoming attacks.” to “Take less damage.“
- “Originally, Thick Skinned was intended to reduce damage specifically from Jason’s’ attacks. However, there was a bug that was causing Thick Skinned to apply twice which in turn also caused the perk to incorrectly reduce all incoming damage. This issue was fixed in the last patch. After considering our internal testing and community feedback, we agreed that the previous iteration of Thick Skinned worked better for game balance when the inflated damage reduction values were no longer present.”
Stun Duration adjusted:
- Jason’s Stun Duration timer has been adjusted
- “Jason’s Stun Duration has been adjusted across all counselors and items to better balance the changes made by the previous bug fix.”
Grease Monkey perk rebalanced:
- Reduced the effectiveness of the Grease Monkey perk ——[Known Issue] Perks that had their values adjusted will have no in-game effect until re-equipped
- “Grease Monkey was individually causing too large of an impact. We have adjusted Grease Monkey to be more consistent with other perks.”
Trap Damage adjusted:
- All counselors now take the same amount of damage from traps
- “Traps have been adjusted to inflict the same amount of damage across all counselors. Players that activate a trap will now always be wounded unless equipped with an adequate trap damage reduction perk.”
- Fixed a bug that allowed players to keep perks with old balance values
- Fixed a bug where the Medic perk to show incorrect amount of charges on the Medical Spray item
- Fixed a bug that was causing the Grinder perk to unintentionally grant Jason additional XP
- Fixed a bug that was causing weapon durability values to calculate incorrectly
- Fixed an issue where counselors could interact with nearby objects during ‘breaking free’ animations
- Fixed a bug that caused Pamela Voorhees’ Sweater to sometimes not properly appear as equipped
- Fixed an issue that caused players to sometimes become stuck if they used the Emote Wheel while in hiding
- Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause counselors to disappear from customization menus
- Fixed a bug that was causing Jason 9 to have a higher base HP than intended. His HP should now properly reflect his tooltip
- Fixed a bug in Private Matches where choosing a player to be Jason in the pre-game menu was not working properly
- Fixed a bug that would sometimes crash the client if Jason grabs a Counselor that is sitting in a boat
- Fixed a bug causing Firecrackers to stun Jason through certain walls
- Fixed a bug that caused the Tommy Jarvis’ arrival cutscene to sometimes not be displayed
- Fixed a bug that was causing a second Tommy Jarvis model to appear
- Fixed a bug that allowed Tommy Jarvis to be killed during his intro cinematic
- Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause Tommy Jarvis to spawn for a disconnected player
- The “Police Arrival Timer” and “Match End Timer” are now properly in sync while in Spectator Mode
- Fixed an issue where after re-joining a session, the spectator will crash after spectating Jason’s death
- General —–Tidied up various counselor survival exploit locations on all maps
- Packanack —–The Phone Box on the cabin can now be repaired regardless of the angle it is approached from —–Fixed an issue that allowed players to drive out of bounds
- Packanack Small —–Fixed an issue that prevented players from interacting with the Poker in one of the cabins —–The Power Box outside of the barn is no longer being blocked by a tree —–The stacks of hay bales by the Archery Range are now properly blocked off —–Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to pick up the Shotgun near the Archery Range
- Fixed a bug that was allowing players to cancel the animation while leaving a car
- User Interface
- Jason can properly access the scoreboard again
- Spectators can properly access the scoreboard again
- Updated the font for the match intro movies
- Reduced the timer to start the match (only when the lobby is full)
- Volume of the intro movie reduced
Friday the 13th publisher Gun Media have also announced another new counselor, Fox from F13: Part III, will be coming soon.
She didn't make it in this patch...but she'll be in....wait for it..... pic.twitter.com/5f7xc9CvhQ
— Friday The 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) October 12, 2017
Thinking of giving Friday the 13th: The Game another try now that it’s finally added some significant new content? Or have you stayed on board all along?