Friday the 13th: The Game Celebrates its Namesake

A bonus weekend and upcoming new counselor highlight the game's Friday the 13th celebration.

By L.B. Lubomski

Image via Illfonic / CC BY

Today is Friday the 13th! As such, it's only appropiate that Friday the 13th: The Game celebrates its first namesake holiday this year in style. Double XP you say? Pfft. Developer Illfonic is doing better than that. This time gamers will get 130% increase in both XP and CP as well as both kinds of the coveted story tapes! Now's the time to quickly level up, earn and save CP for when legendary perks go live, and finish your collection of Tommy and Pamela tapes.

Players will also be getting a new counselor in the next update. Move over Chad, we have a new rich kid in camp: Victoria Sterling.

Illfonic took to their official forums and went into more detail on this new counselor, who is clearly inspired by Melissa (Susan Jennifer Sullivan) from Part VII: The New Blood.

"Similar to Chad, Victoria comes from money and she is used to getting her way. So much so that she often is perceived as “bitchy” and manipulative. She doesn’t mean any physical harm, but it’s safe to say that in a pinch, she’s looking out for herself first.

Victoria has low repair and strength, so she will need to rely on her above average stamina pool and stealth skills. It would be ill-advised for Victoria to square up to Jason without some additional help from another counselor. In a 1v1 situation you’ll find Victoria doing less fighting, and more yelling for her Dad...the Dean of an Ivy League junior college. Getting a better picture now of Victoria? She’s the worst, in the best possible way!"

Victoria will be added to the game for free to all players, but will require them to be level 42 in order to unlock. Illfonic also confimed she will not have access to special costumes from the Spring Break or Halloween clothing packs at this time. Stat-wise, Victoria is a wild card much like Chad with very high luck combined with great stealth and stamina, but is very weak and has difficulty repairing. Still, she should be a decent choice for many players seeking something new and should be especially useful for running repair parts to different points on the maps and clearing cabins quickly.

Will you be playing Friday the 13th: The Game this weekend? Are you excited to give Victoria Sterling a try? Let us know in the comments and we will see you again at camp soon!

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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