Friday the 13th: The Game's Perk System is Getting Some Love

The horror game's counselor perks will be improved in a future update.

By Chris Morse

A new update post has made its way to the official forums for Friday the 13th: The Game to announce that changes are coming to the counselor perk system. The system lets you unlock and customize various perks for counselors to emphasize different aspects of the gameplay, such as movement speed or weapon durability. You can choose whatever perks suit your playstyle the most. Now, the system is getting a bit of an overhaul for the better.

The first of these changes is a simple UI fix to help players who suffer from color blindness. Instead of purely relying on color to distinguish the rarity or quality of an unlocked perk, they will be using a numerical value to show rarity, ranging from 1 for a poor perk to 6 for the highest quality, which are the brand-new legendary perks. These perks are the most rare but come with an additional legendary stat bonus. The exact details of each legendary perk will be released a later date, but for now you can check out the specific changes that have been announced so far below:

Good afternoon, counselors!

Today is all about Perks, and the first thing we want to talk about is a slight reworking of the UI which is designed to help players who live with certain types of color blindness. Each perk, as well as the Perk Legend, will include a numerical value of 1 through 6 as a visual indicator of Perk rarity. 1 being for Poor Perks, while 6 will denote Legendary Perks (more on that later in this post).

Next up, let’s share some value changes that we are making to Perks.

Easy Listening – Radio proximity recharge rate boost:

  • Old Value: 1-10%
  • New Value: 10-40%

 Motorboating – Boat movement speed increase

  • Old Value: 1-15%
  • New Value: 5-35%

Man at Arms – Weapon durability increase

  • Old Value: 5-25%
  • New Value: 5-15%

 My Dads a Cop – Cop arrival time reduction

  • Old Value: -5 - -30%
  • New Value: -5 - -25%

 Quiet Swimmer – Sense detection chance reduction

  • Old Value: 1-25%
  • New Value: 5-20%

 Lead Foot – Car speed increase

  • Old Value: 1-10%
  • New Value: 5-20%

Aquanaut – Swimming speed increase

  • Old Value: 1-15%
  • New Value: 5-35%

Finally, we would like to introduce Legendary Perks. Legendary Perks have all the benefits of the Perks that you know and love, but they also include a Legendary Stat Bonus. A Legendary Stat Bonus is a small value increase to a predetermined stat.

For example: You could roll a Legendary Lead Foot Perk with +19 Car Driving Speed, -2 Boat Driving Speed, with a bonus of +4 Car Start Speed.


You could roll a Legendary Medic Perk with 2 Med Spray uses, an +8 Health Increase, +5 incoming attack damage, with a +3 to Repair Speed.

We’ll release a full listing of Legendary Bonus Stats a little closer to when the next update releases.

Please let us know what you think!

What do you think about this upcoming update? Do you think that these changes will be an improvement for Friday the 13th: The Game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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