Illfonic heard your cries about how broken parts of Friday the 13th: The Game are and has decided to rectify that as best it can. Below is a snippet from a forum thread in which the developers have improved Jason to be much more menacing.
On top of that, we have a new trailer for new content coming to the game, which includes a Jason V skin and a map for the Pinehurst Youth Development Center, which is from Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (AKA: Friday The 13th: Part V). Both of these are totally free DLC for the game, all you need to do is own the game and you can add them in.
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.