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Offline Bots FINALLY Arrive in ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ TODAY!

The latest patch update for Friday the 13th: The Game hits Steam and Playstation 4 today, December 18th, with the update headed to Xbox One in the very near future.

As we told you last week, beloved Part 3 character Shelly Finkelstein joins the game as a playable counselor with the update, which also brings Offline Bots to the table!

The developers explain..

“Maybe you hate playing online with people. Maybe you want to learn the lay of the land in all the maps. Maybe you just want to practice laying waste to scores of counselors. No matter the why of your situation, today I am happy to announce that the next update of Friday the 13th: The Game will include offline bots. To access this new feature, you’ll want to select the new “Offline Play” menu item, and then “Offline Bots”. Next up you’ll want to select the map you want to play on, and select your preferred Jason

Offline Bots work very similar to a multiplayer match, except you can play it without an internet connection. You can only play alone, meaning you can not invite your friends to play co-op. Also, you can only play as Jason in this mode. There’s a few reasons why you can only play as Jason, with the number one being the programming needed for believable Jason AI. We’ve all seen/experienced bad AI, and the last thing we wanted was to see Jason walking non-stop into a wall and not chasing you. That’s not fun, nor is it scary.

Finally, you will be able to select how difficult the bots you play against will be from the 3 difficulty levels included in the update – Easy, Normal, and Hard. The higher the difficulty you choose, the longer counselors will remember you being in the area, the more likely they are to fight you, the quicker they are to react to your presence, the quicker they are to exit hiding spaces when you leave, and the more likely they are to use Medical Sprays smartly.

They’ll fix cars, boats, hide in closets, under beds, in sleeping bags, barricade doors, and more to keep you from making them into another victim. Feel like honing your single prey hunting skills? You’ll be able to select from 1 to 7 counselors in your offline game to ensure that you are playing against exactly how many counselors you want to stalk.”

Today’s update also includes a Max Level update, from 101 to 150, along with new unlockable clothing for counselors and new grab kills for the big guy himself.



  • Necro

    All good things to those who wait! FINALLY this is what I’ve personally been waiting for. I can’t comment on other ‘gamers’ but I’ve heard and seen a lot of people who have played this that just wanna play solo and get better at it before heading to multiplayer, myself included. Thanx for making it happen!

  • Will Coors

    Woo hoo!!!!! Bout time!!!

  • Justin McGill

    Does this mean you can’t level up in off line mode? Will it add to existing xp or will it be a do over?

    • dangerzone79

      You can level up and you DO get XP & CP.

      • Justin McGill

        Cool glad to know.. now just got wait for them to drop the Xbox patch.

  • For those upset that you can only play as Jason offline, keep in mind that they are also releasing Single Player Challenges in 2018.

  • turk

    Level 150?!? Damn…I’m really behind…

  • TheRoommate

    People still play this game???

  • Unfortunately the update for Xbox & steam won’t be released today, It bums me out because I stopped playing this game and was hoping to finally get back into it

  • Matt Murray

    So instead of calling them “offline bots,” can’t you just just call them what they are: AI

    • gjk2012 .

      or NPC

  • -Hiei- (Ri-Rei segundo Rodney)


  • Noah B.

    I’ve only played it twice and that was when I bought it.Not a fan of multi-player.How do you get the offline bots? Is it a download? Just wondering cause I’d like to play it again.I have PS4

    • Alex

      I’m wondering about this also

    • Sorkin006

      If not a download, what else do you imagine it is? A mail-in floppy disk?

    • Rick-Taylor

      It is a download/update patch.

  • Gore

    The offline bots are terrible! Even on hard difficulty

    • Polsdofer

      How do i find the offline mode? i dont know where it is.

      • Gore

        You have to download the update first. Then go to offline in the main menu, then go to offline bots.

        • Polsdofer

          Oh. I have it on Steam. isn’t it supposed to auto download? I have not notification for a download.

          • Gore

            Depends on your settings. Just go to ‘check for update’. It might not be available for Steam yet though. I know it launched earlier for ps4. I don’t even think it’s out for Xbox yet

          • Polsdofer

            Okay. Thanks.

  • Demetra

    They are really smart for A.I.’s. However the Tommy in my session went upstairs and simply open and closed the drawer over and over again

    • John Connor


      You spared him, right?

      Did you at least stare at him and cock your head to the side?

  • James

    Depressing you can’t do this with coop. It would be nice to be able to play with a few friends but fill in the numbers with bots.

  • Charles Schmeltz

    Romanov_Prince is my handle. Send me requests if you wanna play

  • gjk2012 .

    “We’ve all seen/experienced bad AI, and the last thing we wanted was
    to see Jason walking non-stop into a wall and not chasing you.”

    Not complaining but how hard would it be to make an NPC Jason for singleplayer? I would assume it would be like any singleplayer stealth game like Manhunt if you would be a counselor.

  • Says the update is available for Steam as of 12/18. Still not available as of 12/19.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Offline is cool for practice or if you just wanna maim some idiot teens. And I mean REALLY idiot teens. This is the first iteration of the bots and their AI is horrible. At one time on hard setting I literally backed off and let them roam around for five minutes unthreatened just to see what they could accomplish. Cops were called and that’s it. Other times they were stuck on rocks or walls running into them indefinitely and didn’t even notice when Jason was near. But, surely they’ll improve with time and future updates.

  • AdamX

    I’m fine with MP, just not always cash handy for it. That said I pretty much just wanted to play as the big man anyways.

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