The developers of Friday the 13th: The Game are always listening to players and tweaking/adding/removing things at their request, and the latest patch update will primarily focus on something many have been requesting: making Jason scarier.
A post from Gun Media over on the game’s official forum provides details tonight…
“We’ve seen your reports; our Jason characters aren’t scary. We’ve seen the videos of counselors running circles around Jason and smacking him upside the head, repeatedly, while he quietly resigns himself to his fate. We’ve even seen videos of Jason being forced to run away while being chased by 4 Chads with baseball bats.
That’s not cool, and Chad is a dick.
As such, we will be implementing the following changes to Jason characters.
- 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.
We feel that these changes will do quite a bit to bring a proper balance to the game.”
At earliest, the new patch will arrive next week. The developers have also teased that other updates will come along with it, but those haven’t yet been detailed.