Friday The 13th: The Game Receives Significant Weaponry Balances


It really is a great time to be a fan of the hockey mask wearing, machete-toting maniac, Jason Voorhees, now isn’t it?

Gun Media has announced today that the weaponry in Friday the 13th: The Game will receive a significant balance update, which will reduce the spawn rates of both pocket knives and med sprays for all those budding counselors who wish to escape from the dreaded madman. The spawn rates of a few other items, such as wrenches and machetes, will also be lowered, in a bid to level the bloody playing field.

Here’s the official word, straight from Gun Media:

Good morning, counselors.

We have received multiple reports that many of you are bringing more pocket knives than could possibly be necessary to camp. In addition to pocket knives, there is an abundance of sharp-edged and blunt instruments that can be used as weaponry.

The following changes will be made to acceptable behavior when we next open the camp:

  • Pocket knives will be far less available throughout the camp, though special visitors will still be allowed to bring a personal pocket knife.
  • We have limited access to some pieces of hardware that can be used as weaponry, including an abundance of machetes and wrenches, that have later been found left around the camp. – These items will still be at the camp, but there will be less available.

Special note: Due to the abandonment of expensive medical inventory – Med Sprays – all over the grounds, we have been forced to reduce the amount available.

Please remember to do your part to eliminate the wasting of expensive and necessary camp supplies.

Arriving tomorrow, along with a plethora of other free gameplay adjustments and additions, such as a deadlier Jason Voorhees and a new map and killer, this’ll be another example of the developer listening closely to community feedback and tweaking the game’s mechanics to improve the asymmetrical multiplayer horror experience. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a much tougher challenge escaping from Jason Voorhees’ deadly grasp after this new update.

After a pretty wobbly and buggy release, it’s nice seeing Friday The 13th: The Game begin to really hit its blood-soaked stride. There’s even a new mobile title in the works, too, which we’re definitely excited about.

How about you, though? Have all these brand new updates lured you back to the crimson waters of Camp Crystal Lake? Let us know in the comments section below.