Following patches to fix various bugs and glitches, Friday the 13th are shifting focus to other content in the survival horror game based on the classic horror film franchise. One patch eliminates an issue of players killing members of their own team, and another update will add new content, including maps and emotes.
Publisher Gun Media addressed the counselor-on-counselor killing in a Reddit post. Basically, players in camp counselor roles got out of hang killing each other instead of focusing on escaping from Jason. A patch will get rid of this problem by making guns, knives, and other weapons ineffective on fellow campers. You can still run over a teammate with a car if you’re really determined.
“Our team believes that the ability to hurt other counselors is something that this game should have as it adds tension and requires players to make tough calls,” said Gun Media. “However, we do not believe this should be a mechanic that is abused by players to the point where the vast majority of our current communications from fans are complaints of rampant/unwarranted team-killing/griefing/trolling.”
1/2: Just a couple things we are working on for you guys (currently in-progress) for an upcoming patch. First off; 8 emotes…all free! pic.twitter.com/e2ujMJ0S5C
— F13 Game @ PAX West (@Friday13thGame) August 8, 2017
Another update was revealed on Friday the 13th’s official Twitter. Improved in-game communication is on the way in the form of eight new emotes. Three of the animations were shown in the tweet including emotes for “Follow me,” “Yes,” and “No.” Simple, but communication is everything when fleeing a deranged killer.
Additionally, Gun Media also confirmed three new maps are on the way. The upcoming maps will be 40% smaller in size, apparently in order to quicken the pace of multiplayer matches. Fewer places to hide from Jason — and fewer places to look for the car keys. Pros and cons.
All these updates will be included in free downloadable patches. No release date on the maps or emotes yet, but we’ll keep you updated with the latest.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.