Friday the 13th: The Game Makes Jason Great Again

The game's latest patch aims to make Jason a real threat again.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via Illfonic / CC BY

As much as I enjoy playing Friday the 13th: The Game, one thing has been bugging me recently: after some of the latest balancing patches, playing as Jason Voorhees simply is not as fun as it used to be. In addition to counselors receiving new buffs, many of Jason's abilities, and his grab in particular, were nerfed signifigantly. As such, it ain't easy being Jason these days and far too often are counselors able to escape. The villain just isn't as scary or intimidating as he used to be. However, game developer Illfonic has finally announced the patch that all of us Jason players have been waiting for.

This upcoming balance patch will make the masked killer a threat once again. According to the Community Lead at Gun Media:

"Each Jason will be gaining a small speed increase - this is not so fast as to make it impossible for counselors to escape from a Jason player, but it is enough to make Jason feel more relentless. Each Jason will start with 2 additional throwing knives. Jason’s grab reach and radius have been looked at and reworked - this should help alleviate the issues players are reporting of counselors slipping through Jason’s fingers, while still retaining a fair grab range for counselor players."

This was a short but sweet explanation of how they plan to fix arguably the game's biggest issue in recent months. It has become far too easy for counselors to gang up on Jason to harass and bully him, which is not the feeling you want to experience when playing as one of the most sinister and brutal movie slashers of all time. What are your thoughts on the upcoming patch? Are you ready to give Jason Voorhees another go online?

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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