Friday the 13th: The Game Gives Jason New Blood

Part 7 Jason gets a much needed stat buff in the latest balance change update.

By L.B. Lubomski

Yesterday, Gun Media's community manager ShiftySamurai posted a quick update regarding the future of Part 7 Jason from A New Blood in Friday the 13th: The Game. The full statement can be found below:

"We’ve seen a ton of feedback for a while now about Part 7 Jason being “underpowered” or “weak”, and while we agree that maybe his stats aren’t the best to encourage play over some of the other Jasons, we are not planning a complete reworking of the character. 

Even though we aren’t completely reworking the character, we do believe that a couple of tweaks to this character’s strengths and weaknesses will make for a better play experience:

The following changes will be made to Part 7 Jason:

Change 1: We are replacing +Grip Strength with +Weapon Strength. This will help to make Jason’s slashes more harmful to counselors.

Change 2: We are replacing -Shift with -Stun. This change will allow for more mobility by Jason.

We believe that these changes will increase the viability of selecting Part 7 Jason."

I personally am excited for these adjustments. Part 7 Jason has some of the best kills in the game, possibly the best if you purchase the Part 7 Machete Kill Pack. However, he has always proved very difficult to use and just felt underpowered, even compared to Part 6 Jason, who is literally the default starting version of the character. Within my circle of friends and gamers it was generally accepted if you wanted to use him you'd get a couple of sweet kills, but there was no way you'd be able to kill everyone.

Perhaps with the changes outlined in this most recent post, that won't be the case anymore. There's no word just yet on when these tweaks will go live, but they should be available via a game update in the near future. Stay tuned for more Friday the 13th: The Game news here on Dead Entertainment.

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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