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  1. 59 points
    Good evening, counselors and slashers. 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. Please continue submitting your feedback for Friday the 13th: The Game!
  2. 51 points
    Hey all! Today we're going to reveal a bit more up our skirts here at Gun Media and IllFonic about our actual DLC plans for the game, beyond what you've already been informed. While dates are tentative, this should give you all an idea of what is currently in the works/on the docket for Friday the 13th: The Game at this time. We have some news from IllFonic for you regarding timelines and single player:
  3. 42 points
    Hey everyone The initial reaction from our Part 4 / Rain announcement has gone over very well! We are excited that the community is happy but wanted to address a concern that came up. People felt since the game is already pretty system intensive that rain would set most machines and consoles over the edge making performance a lot worse. This is a valid concern as particles can be very expensive. Most maps are CPU bound rather than GPU bound from the vast number of items, blueprints and entities that must sync across the network. We have a little more room to play with GPU and the best solution for rain, that not only looks good but is rather efficient for performance, is to use GPU particles. Initially our art lead, was having issues with GPU rain particles as they would come through the roofs of the cabins and houses. When we moved away from GPU particles we noticed a big performance hit as it was slowing down the CPU which is mostly where we are performance bound. Our initial reaction was to remove the amount of rain particles and make them bigger. This didn’t look that great and we started to think if it would be even possible to do rain at all. We knew the solution would need to be using GPU particles but we just had to figure out how to get it working. Original CPU particles with larger rain drops but less rain due to performance on the CPU. Once we had everything working the art team was very nervous about performance on consoles and the hit we would take on PC as well. We fired it up on Xbox One and PS4 to see how much more we would need to optimize to squeeze in rain on all our maps but our initial findings showed hardly any performance hit at all, which had us very excited. This allowed the art team to really start dialing the art in. Adding more wind to the trees, working with Angelo, our VFX artist, to dial in the look of the rain, cranking up the gloss maps on certain textures such as cabins and terrain textures, and even adding a wet look to the characters clothing. Oh and you can’t forget lightning too. New GPU particles with more rain. Players have noticed recently that performance on certain maps have taken a dive. We have spotted these issues and are working hard now to get performance up across all platforms which so far we have been making good strides with. We hope to have this all resolved by the time rain launches as well. So not only will performance be better across the board, you won’t see any additional hits when it comes to rain. - Gertz
  4. 37 points
    Update 9/1/2017: We were able to deploy the patch for both PC and PS4, XB1 currently has no ETA yet. More when I have it. Hey everyone I know the last two days have been rough but we just locked down a set of fixes to address the most immediate concerns of the player base. The build is currently in QA's hands so I have no ETA on when its going to go out. If QA finds any major issues we are going to fix those and create a new build to test. We then have to get through cert. I don't have a timeline yet for this but we did finalize the list of fixes. Matchmaking Fixed an issue that would create a new lobby after only searching for 10 seconds. Increased the ping threshold back to 300ms on PS4 Parties Fixed an issue that would cause a crash if a party leader invited a player that was already in another lobby Jason Decreased the window break animation time Fixed an issue where Jason could not damage counselors moving through the window Fixed a number of environmental kills that were not triggering Fixed an issue that was causing the door to not get hit after the first or second swing Fixed an issue where the morph circles were not appearing on the morph map. Fixed an issue that was leaving the map up when Jason was hit while trying to morph Fixed an issue where Jason was not dropping a counselor in a choke if he was hit Fixed an issue where Jason was taking damage while stunned...he shouldn't Counselors Fixed an issue where the Pocket Knife would not trigger Fixed an issue with weapons that was not decreasing the weapons durability if they were hitting Jason but Jason was not taking damage Misc Fixed impact decals so they dont display the material type anymore. (Wood, Metal, and Rock) Fixed badges disappearing when swapping languages Fixed a loading screen hang on PC Maps Packanack Fixed a hidden door Fixed a tree from spawning in a cabin Higgins Haven Fixed an issue where Jason would become locked out from performing interaction when attempting to use a Window interaction Fixed an issue where the phone box to call the police was blocked by environmental objects
  5. 35 points
    Hi everyone!Wanted to take the time to talk about dedicated servers vs host migration for consoles and we’re here to elaborate on what we’re doing for Friday the 13th: The Game. To start; we are currently working on dedicated servers for consoles. That is going to happen, however the time it is taking is rather substantial. We’re going to go a bit more in-depth on why things are taking time for dedicated servers and why we chose dedicated over the oft-requested host migration feature.First off; Host Migration vs. Dedicated Servers.One of the biggest, if not the biggest request we currently receive from our fan-base is for the inclusion of a host migration system.Host Migration would take a very long time to implement, something in the neighborhood of six months or so with our team to be able to work without interruption. It, unfortunately, is not a quick fix as some might believe.Even with host migration, as soon as the host drops we tend to see people leaving rooms and finding new games, thus perpetuating the wait and potential for loss of game data between clients. We’re talking about a good 30-60 second delay for a host switch and in that time is fairly common for users to quit. The potential for multiple interruptions for host migration is a very real possibility, especially knowing that users tend to leave the moment they are killed. We also have an issue if the host is Jason and they disconnect or quit; no one would be picked as a new Jason. With dedicated servers we can swap Jason, with host migration we can’t.While this system is potentially good, it stands as a band-aid rather than a full fix. We’re opting for the full fix.Dedicated Servers and What to ExpectWe have more coming soon, but going with dedicated is a smarter route for the game. Console versions of the game will perform smoother overall and you now have removed the host advantage. Whenever someone disconnects, you take away the need for the game to pause and there’s less of a chance of data loss in-between any migration of hosting duties. Overall; the console version will perform in the same manner that you see with PC in regards to joining and leaving games.We are getting close with our dedicated server system going live, however there are a lot of considerations we have to take into account. We have been working with a partner on implementing our dedicated servers and they’ve been doing a tremendous job in the time they’ve had. This is something we’ve been working on for quite some time now, but want to remind fans that it remains a long process as well to fully implement, just like host migration would.The work has been on track, but we have a lot of security protocols in place from the consoles that must be implemented. We have a lot we have to do on our end to ensure things are working properly so that when we go into audit with Microsoft and Sony, we minimize the time needed to go live. They have a minimum test and evaluation period and we want to get through that as quickly and properly as possible.We don’t have a set date at this time. We are aiming for late-September, but it is not out of the question that it might take more time and could go into October before we release. There has to be an audit that ensures things run properly on consoles and that is a process that takes time.TL;DR - Host migration bad, Dedicated Servers Good. Give us a couple months
  6. 35 points
    Unlockables for Levels 1-150: NOTE: Unlocked characters are in bold. Bloody Jason skins are italicized. Unlocked during the match: Tommy Jarvis Unlocked from the start at Level 1: Part 3 Jason (with Retro Jason skin), Part 5 Jason (with both green and blue jumpsuit skins), Vanessa, Chad, Jenny, Kenny, Shelly Level 2: Clothing update #1 for Kenny 3: Part 6 Jason unlocked 4: A.J. unlocked 5: Clothing update #1 for A.J. 6: Deborah unlocked 7: Part 7 Jason unlocked 8: Buggzy unlocked 9: Clothing update #1 for Buggzy 10: Eric unlocked 11: Clothing update #1 for Eric 12: Clothing update #1 for Vanessa 13: Part 2 Jason unlocked, Clothing update #1 for Chad 14: Adam unlocked 15: Clothing update #1 for Adam 16: Clothing update #1 for Deborah 17: Clothing update #2 for Buggzy 18: Tiffany unlocked 19: Clothing update #1 for Tiffany 20: Part 8 Jason unlocked 21: Clothing update #1 for Jenny 22: Clothing update #2 for Vanessa 23: Clothing update #2 for Chad 24: Mitch unlocked, Clothing update #2 for A.J. 25: Clothing update #2 for Deborah 26: Clothing update #3 for Buggzy 27: Clothing update #2 for Eric 28: Clothing update #2 for Adam 29: Clothing update #2 for Tiffany 30: Clothing update #2 for Kenny 31: Part 9 Jason unlocked 32: Fox unlocked 33: Clothing update #3 for Vanessa, Clothing update #3 for Chad 34: Clothing update #3 for A.J. 35: Clothing update #3 for Deborah 36: Clothing update #4 for Buggzy 37: Clothing update #3 for Eric 38: Clothing update #3 for Adam 39: Clothing update #3 for Tiffany 40: Clothing update #3 for Kenny 41: Clothing update #2 for Jenny 42: Victoria unlocked, Clothing update #4 for Vanessa 43: Clothing update #4 for Chad 44: Part 4 Jason unlocked, Clothing update #4 for A.J. 45: Clothing update #4 for Deborah 46: Clothing update #5 for Buggzy 47: Clothing update #4 for Eric 48: Clothing update #4 for Adam 49: Clothing update #4 for Tiffany 50: Clothing update #4 for Kenny 51: Clothing update #3 for Jenny 52: Clothing update #5 for Vanessa 53: Clothing update #5 for Chad 54: Clothing update #5 for A.J. 55: Clothing update #5 for Deborah 56: Clothing update #6 for Buggzy 57: Clothing update #5 for Eric 58: Clothing update #5 for Adam 59: Clothing update #5 for Tiffany 60: Clothing update #5 for Kenny 61: Clothing update #4 for Jenny 62: Clothing update #6 for Vanessa 63: Clothing update #6 for Chad 64: Clothing update #6 for A.J. 65: Clothing update #6 for Deborah 66: Clothing update #7 for Buggzy 67: Clothing update #6 for Eric 68: Clothing update #6 for Adam 69: Clothing update #6 for Tiffany 70: Clothing update #6 for Kenny 71: Clothing update #5 for Jenny 72: Clothing update #7 for Vanessa 73: Clothing update #7 for Chad 74: Clothing update #7 for A.J. 75: Clothing update #7 for Deborah 76: Clothing update #8 for Buggzy 77: Clothing update #7 for Eric 78: Clothing update #7 for Adam 79: Clothing update #7 for Tiffany 80: Clothing update #7 for Kenny 81: Clothing update #6 for Jenny 82: Clothing update #8 for Vanessa 83: Clothing update #8 for Chad 84: Clothing update #8 for A.J. 85: Clothing update #8 for Deborah 86: Clothing update #9 for Buggzy 87: Clothing update #8 for Eric 88: Clothing update #8 for Adam 89: Clothing update #8 for Tiffany 90: Clothing update #9 for Vanessa 91: Clothing update #9 for Chad 92: Clothing update #8 for Kenny 93: Clothing update #7 for Jenny 94: Clothing update #9 for A.J. 95: Clothing update #9 for Eric 96: Clothing update #8 for Jenny 97: Clothing update #9 for Kenny 98: Clothing update #9 for Adam 99: Clothing update #9 for Deborah 100: Clothing update #9 for Jenny 101: Clothing update #9 for Tiffany 102: Clothing update #1 for Mitch 103: Light Bloody Skin, Part 3 Jason 104: Clothing update #1 for Fox 105: None 106: None 107: Light Bloody Skin, Part 6 Jason 108: New Grab Kill can be bought with CP “Rugby Player” 109: Clothing update #1 for Shelly 110: Light Bloody Skin, Part 7 Jason 111: Clothing update #1 for Victoria 112: None 113: Weapon Swapping Feature for all Jason’s unlocked 114: None 115: Light Bloody Skin, Part 2 Jason 116: Clothing update #2 for Mitch 117: None 118: New Grab Kill can be bought with CP “Disarm” 119: Light Bloody Skin, Part 8 Jason 120: Clothing update #2 for Fox 121: None 122: Light Bloody Skin, Part 9 Jason 123: None 124: Clothing update #2 for Shelly 125: New Grab Kill can be bought with CP “Free Kick” 126: Light Bloody Skin, Part 4 Jason 127: Clothing update #2 for Victoria 128: None 129: None 130: Light Bloody Skin, Part 5 Jason 131: None 132: Clothing update #3 for Mitch 133: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 3 Jason 134: None 135: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 6 Jason 136: None 137: Clothing update #3 for Fox 138: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 7 Jason 139: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 2 Jason 140: None 141: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 8 Jason 142: Clothing update #3 for Shelly 143: None 144: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 9 Jason 145: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 4 Jason 146: Heavy Bloody Skin, Part 5 Jason 147: None 148: Clothing update #3 for Victoria 149: None 150: None Skull Challenges Emote Unlockables: Challenge One (Broken Down): No Survivors: Hurry XP Score: Check Pockets Undetected: The Cabin Boogie Challenge Two (Power Struggle): No Survivors: Take a bow XP Score: Melbourne Shuffle Undetected: Pelvic Thrust  Challenge Three (Lights Out): No Survivors: Scatter XP Score: Air Guitar Undetected: The Mia Challenge Four (Stargazing): No Survivors: Apologize XP Score: What Was That? Undetected: The Pumpkin Patch Challenge Five (Packanack Party): No Survivors: Victory! XP Score: Gun Show Undetected: Sexy Sway Challenge Six (Snuggle by the Fire): No Survivors: Getting Silly XP Score: Friday Night Fever Undetected: How Rude! Challenge Seven (Strip Poker): No Survivors: Yawn XP Score: Feelin’ It Undetected: The Vincent Challenge Eight (Escaping): No Survivors: Flirt XP Score: Freaky Friday Undetected: Flip Off Challenge Nine (JASON IS HERE): No Survivors: Temper Tantrum XP Score: The Low Down Undetected: The Bel-Air Challenge Ten (Vacation Party): No Survivors: Threaten XP Score: Bouncin’ and Boppin’ Undetected: The Running Man I believe this list to be complete, please post if you see something I missed or if you think I have something at the wrong level.
  7. 34 points
    Does anyone else think there should be an end of round screen highlighting whose done what: top car fixer, driver, boat, phone, betrayer, trapper etc. You know in some games, the only thing that gets done for example is call the cops and it should at least give a bit of recognition as to who called or fixed something. It might, just might, encourage a little less dicking about tea bagging and to try and do objectives, bringing out a bit of competitiveness to get on the end of round podium so to speak. Other games like battlefield do it - top medic, assault, assist etc.
  8. 34 points
  9. 33 points
    THE F13 AVATAR COLLECTION This is the start of my F13 Avatar Collection. Any user is welcome to use them and I will be adding to it over time. All these meet sizing requirements for the avatar profile slot, so no need to worry if size is to big. These are also accessible on my profile page if you are looking to change in the future. Don't see what you're looking for? I take suggestions just drop a comment and I'll see what I can do. INSTRUCTIONS There are two ways to apply these avatars. You can download and re-upload to avatar slot in profile. You can simply right click image and copy image link address and paste in avatar slot in profile. (no need to download) Clicking images will make them appear in gallery view. ANIMATIONS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MASKS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KILLERS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GAME CHARACTERS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MOVIE CHARACTERS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PETS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MISC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- XAMOEL COLLECTION
  10. 32 points
    I've been having a lot of fun with the game again over the last few days. I've given up on trying to Grab as Jason. It's just not worth fighting the game mechanics anymore. Until the devs fix the grab, I'm just gonna resort to slashing everyone to (near) death. I'm doing this even more since the new patch, which added a gun store to every camp site in the game. Thing is, slashing is also creating more fear and tension in the match than before. People really freak out when you use Stalk + Shift slash. It just hits them out of nowhere and creates jump scares. Anyways...I had this round last night that is a PERFECT example of why I slash as opposed to grab. I hope you enjoy watching...This round has it all: Broken grabs, pocket knives in abundance, how to deal with it, and a pretty great ending Hope you guys enjoy! and here's a video from Randy's last twitch stream, where I was Jason for the final round of the night (feat. @Tattooey). This was a pretty intense round too. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/211816719?t=138m33s Hope you enjoy these clips and everyone is enjoying the holidays!
  11. 32 points
    Hey everyone I want to try and give regular updates on whats going on here at IllFonic and what we are currently working on, things get busy so I cant promise these every week but I will do my best. Right now I dont have dates for patches yet...just Soon™ Bugs Perk Fixes (Fixed Internally) We have internal fixes for Grease Monkey, Heavy Hitter, Man at Arms, and Tinker. QA has verified them and they should be in the next patch. If people find issues with any other Perks let me know PhD for Murder (In Verification) We have a fix for XB1 and Steam not working; QA is verifying on both platforms but its going to take a little bit before I know for sure if its fixed or not. Pocket Knife Fixes (Fixed Internally) Additional fixes for the spam kill exploit. Stun Locking Jason (Fixed Internally) We found an issue where the Stun Timer was being doubled...opps, its fixed internally and will be rolled out with the next patch. Jason Stun Animation (Fixed Internally) We found an issue where after Jason was stunned but hit again it was breaking the Stun Animation/Pose making it appear Jason was no longer stunned when he actually was. Grand Slam Jason (Fixed Internally) We fixed a number of issues where Counselors could knock Jason across the map...it may still happen occasionally but it should not happen as often anymore. Male Counselor Voices (In Verification) Fixed an issue where male counselors were using the same sound files...we checked it in late last night so we need QA to verify its working now. Misc Audio (In Verification) Fixed an issue where certain audio was being heard across the map Windows and Doors (In Verification) This will be a little longer... We found an issue where Jason was only inflicting damage to the first object he hit...this was causing Door Breaking and Window Breaking to happen inconsistently as Jason would more often than not hit the Cabin before hitting the Door or Window. This was also causing a number of other issues; Counselors not being hit when they should have been, objects not being hit when they should have been, Counselors not breaking counselors out of a choke, etc. This was also having an unintended side effect of allowing counselors to gang up on Jason knowing he could only hit one counselor...he can now cause damage to multiple counselors at once...beware Performance (In Progress) This is a big one that we are currently trying to track down. No info yet... If there are other things not mentioned above drop them in the comments. Be gentle... - Gertz
  12. 31 points
    Have you noticed how, no matter what patches/updates are released, there are ALWAYS those who cry armageddon? An example of what I've seen in the last 12 hours: "This game is completely unplayable now." "This is ridiculous I'm not going to play unless they fix all of this." "I'm starting a Change.org campaign to get rid of these fixes." "F*ck these guys. They intentionally made a great game then ruined it on purpose!" "Jason is completely nerfed. No one wants to play him now. This is a 'Counselor Escape Button'." "I loved this game, but I'm selling it tonight. GUN and Illfonic can go to hell." I'm going to keep this short because I know no one reads the Tolstoy-length posts. Wow. First of all, the devs weren't ignoring you, "the fan base" -- they were listening. They were listening to everyone. There was glitching that actually ruined certain rounds, there were inconsistencies, and there was rampant exploitation and cheating. You don't like the fact that you can't double and triple-trap now? Why would the Jason in the films have double or triple-trapped? Did he think, "Ooh, they'll see the LEAVES! Maybe they'll disarm it, so I better plant two or three more!" No. He would have planted a trap and moved on. You don't like the fact that dropped important items now show up as an icon on the map? Did counselors in the films think, "Y'know, there's a monstrous killer on the loose. It'd be really funny to take these items that would help us escape and drop them behind some rocks or in the lake, and watch everyone frantically look for them!" No. They wanted to live. So those whom do not had their power to troll reduced. You don't like the fact that Jason's reach has been reduced to the LENGTH OF HIS ARM? Sorry, but he isn't Mr. Fantastic or Plastic Man. It was off, so they fixed it. These guys deserve applause for listening to everyone -- not just you. Compliments and suggestions are always welcome. Complaints are even listened to. But "bitching" is a universal tune-out for every human being. You're mad? Fine. Take a breath and say what you're mad about, and hope you will get your way. But throwing every bit of negative emotion into your post simply creates an inclination to scroll past it, and it takes away your credibility in the forums as a "whiner." Again, everyone has a voice. It's all about how you choose to use it. Peace, Love, and Hockey Masks, - Skunk
  13. 31 points
    It’s Friday Slashers & Counselors. We’re close to releasing the next update for Friday the 13th: The Game, and we have a lot of information to share with you today. Offline Bots: 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 counselor punishing Jason. 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. Max Level Increase: Today I’m excited to talk about one of the new changes coming with our next update; an increase in max player level from 101 to 150. This increase won’t just be a number that keeps getting higher as you play more and earn XP. There are some cool things that you will unlock along the way, and we’re going to talk about a few of those right now. New for Counselors: More clothing coloring options for Mitch, Fox… and a couple more counselors that we aren’t ready to speak about, yet… allowing you to stand out from the other prey in the match. New for Jason: get ready to murder pesky counselors in new ways. In the upcoming patch you will be able to unlock two brand-spankin’ new grab kills for Jason, absolutely for free. Well, except for the cost of CP. We’ll also have bloody variations of multiple Jasons allowing you to walk around splattered with blood like the slasher you are. That’s not all, though. More level rewards will be added in the coming months, and we’ll have more information about them in the coming months. Holiday Events: Starting on December 18th and lasting through to the 23rd, your chances of rolling a Rare and Epic perk will be increased. My advice, hoard that CP you collect over the weekend and spend it next week instead. Starting on December 23rd and running through to the 27th, your chances of finding BOTH Pamela and Jarvis tapes will be increased. If you’re rummaging through drawers and find one, maybe go ahead and be a Chad and keep it for yourself. Finally, from December 23rd and running through to January 2nd, you will be earning DOUBLE CP. Please note that CP earned from leveling up is NOT doubled, but everything else is. But when does it come out? For our Steam and PS4 users, you’re looking at receiving the next update on Monday, 12/18/2017. That is not an exact time, as there isn’t one available. For our Xbox One players, we expect the update to follow shortly.
  14. 30 points
    Virtual Cabin 2.0 is coming in the next update to Friday the 13th: The Game! The new Virtual Cabin is an expansion and complete overhaul of the original that we launched prior to release of the full game on PC. For those unfamiliar; the Virtual Cabin is a combination museum to Friday the 13th: The Game, and an interactive dev diary! 2.0 is far larger in scope, not only with information and accessibility, but it includes far more than meets the eye if you start to explore. Why explore? Well…...we’ve added a ton of stuff hidden below the surface. The secrets in the updated Virtual Cabin are completely new. The more you explore, the more you’ll discover, and the more everything becomes clear to you. The Virtual Cabin is not what it seems, and it will take everything you have to unlock its secrets. Our team is really looking forward to seeing just how long it takes everyone to play through the full experience. That said; Virtual Cabin 2.0 is a complete re-imaging of our first iteration, and it has been completely upgraded to be more challenging and far more expansive. We encourage you to keep plugging away, because nothing is what it seems, and there is so much to discover. All it takes is finding the key.
  15. 30 points
    Hey all! So we're happy to announce that the build has gone live for all platforms today! You might see some time differences with each platform, but everything is starting to go out now! The biggest draws are of course the new smaller maps that have been added. We've reduced the size of each map by around 40% which should encourage a bit faster-paced game play overall and give you guys something new/different to toy around with while we work on the already hinted at new content coming at a later date. You might also note that Team Killing has been removed for public matches. Cars can still be used to kill, however weapons will have no effect on fellow counselors, should you be wielding a shotgun. We will continue to monitor game play overall for continued tweaks. For those on Xbox; this is a big one. We've reduced crashing instances to almost nil at this point and are fairly confident the memory leak has been plugged. Things should be far, far more stable and with new matchmaking tweaks we believe things should be far more optimized. Keep in mind, we are still working on console dedicated servers so host-quits will still result in the game ending, however crashing to dashboard should not be experienced. We have also added localization to the game. English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian have all been added. Lastly; we've done another major sweep of bugs and exploits. Rock hiding spots, collision exploits and the outside-the-map exploits that were being used by players have been plugged. You should also notice that items will not fall through the map as frequently/if ever. As always; please continue to send all issues you encounter to www.jasonkillsbugs.com should you encounter weird/odd things or exploits being utilized by players. PATCH NOTES Stability Overall stability should be drastically improved due to a number of crash fixes and a major memory leak fix. Parties/Invites/Matchmaking Disallowing party leaders to join game session invites to sessions that do not advertise (private matches). This is due to not being able to search for sessions that do not advertise, which prevents party members from following their leader into them. Party leaders can now follow public game invites, bringing members with them. Steam Matchmaking tries harder to find lower-pinging matches. PS4 matchmaking up to 6x more efficient with tighter ping requirements. Fixed XB1 matchmaking bugs. Fixed a number of issues with how the game handles Party Invites and Matchmaking; there are still a few issues out there that are rare but it is much improved. Fixed a number of issues on how canceling matchmaking was handled that could leave players in a state they could no longer matchmake. Party members now see their party leader’s matchmaking status and time.\ Various improvements to error messaging. Maps Added Small Maps for the existing maps; Packanack Small, Higgins Haven Small, and Camp Crystal Lake Small. Increased the density of Kill locations on all maps. Adjusted collision on Maps to prevent people from standing on water. Adjusted collision on piers to prevent cars from driving on them . Added a Map Icon to Campfire Kills. Fixed a number of kill spots that were not functioning. Fixed an issue with not being able to fix boat propellers based on boat positioning on the dock. Placed collision under piers to prevent people from swimming under them. Fixed a number of areas that the player could get out of the map. Fixed a number of areas that Counselors could get to that Jason could not. Added better collision around Boat Exits to prevent Jason from getting to areas he shouldn’t be in. Gameplay Team Killing changes. Team Killing is no longer possible in Public Matches. Cars can still cause damage to the players if they are hit. Traps can still hurt and/or kill the player but there is no longer an XP penalty for the person that placed the trap in Public Matches. Private Matches have not changed. Fixed an issue where the Counselors breath wouldn’t start to recharge if the user continued to hold the button after breath was depleted. Fixed an issue with Fear being canceled if pulled out of a car. Fixed an issue with the Police Objective happening when it shouldn’t be. Fixed a number of issues regarding objects falling through the ground. Fixed an issue where Damage and Stun chance were only being calculated on the first attack. Jason can no longer block through traps, firecrackers, flare guns, shotguns, and the Police. Fixed reliability of perks that spawn items at the start of the match. Misc Fixes Increased texture resolution on the XB1. Fixed the PhD for Murder Achievement/Trophy. Improved intro and outro cinematics. Fixed player muted states sometimes getting “lost” after level change. Can now unready in Private Match even when the countdown is low. Fixed a hitch caused by the video settings savegame after signing in or changing those settings. Localization added; EFIGS+J+P+R
  16. 30 points
    Hey all, We're all here at the office going over everything we're reading from your comments here and on other forums within our community. IllFonic has been working with our Discord users in live bug reports, I've been gathering notes and taking down comments from all of you guys here as well as our Steam Forums and all of us at Gun have been in meetings today over everything going on. I want to preface this by not making excuses for the issues that you are running into. The biggest issues we know of remain with matchmaking. That's being looked into at this time, but we are certain there have been some backend server issues via our Sony/PSN partners as well as Steam. These have been momentary hiccups that are outside of our control, however we are looking at matchmaking on our end to ensure that when things do smooth out that we're not seeing continued issues. We are taking your feedback on gameplay such as the window animation change for Jason. We are looking into the issues with 'WOOD' and a few other misplaced items (the door on Packanack...oh boy) and of course overall feedback on maps. Please stay tuned. We know the frustration inherent with things that shouldn't be there, but keep in mind that our focus is improvement overall for our players. While some users might be seeing bugs, we've been able to move towards parity for all of our builds; this allows us to work more effectively for all three platforms for future content, future updates and future fixes. We've been working hard on the retail version of the build that has to be separately submitted and a lot of things are moving at a pace that has not let us ease up since launch. We've got a few new people on the team and while this patch has a lot of improvements, it certainly has revealed some issues that we're already identifying, tasking and working to fix quickly. EDIT; Going to have some folks from IllFonic come in here in a bit and talk a bit more in-depth, so please stay tuned! We hear you. -Gun
  17. 29 points
  18. 27 points
    I know there are a lot of us who are wishing for a Mean Girl counselor, so let us rally and brainstorm together in one place! There has been a few mean girls over the course of the movies, most notably Melissa from Part VII. FUN FACT: She has in popularity defeated characters that have somehow managed to slip into the game before her, here's a large poll as evidence. Mitch, Fox, and Shelly lost to her by a big difference. Now why would a Mean Girl be a good choice as a character? Personally I've always found them to be hilarious. It would be the perfect opportunity for a feisty girl that, combined with a few witty insults to provoke Jason (Or another counselors, wouldn't that be great?) could do for a fun character to play. When I think about how such a character would be, I can't help but to have Chanel Oberlin in my mind as inspiration, she is the perfect embodiment of a mean girl; ruthless, self-absorved, narcissistic, so very blonde and fasionable over all things. How would a Mean Girl look? I think most people would say that a long haired, blonde female is long overdue! However, over all things, she is meant to be fashionable. It would be a great opportunity for a counselor to wear for the very first time a dress, and heels. Once again, Chanel quickly comes to aid to inspire with her thousand outfits and looks. Now the best part...! The stats...! I've thought of a few archetypes, and I think this is my favourite, along with a name suggestion: I'm going to draw my own basic fashion sketches for fun! What do you guys think? Feel free to share and come up with your own thoughts! Her colour palette should be...! Tah-dah, white, and pastels. They are very girly; and when wore by a mean girl, something about it makes her extra-obnoxious. Melissa knows this very well! References: About the Melissa/Tamara blend, I combined the hairstyle and the dress of Tamara with Melissa's sophisticated taste. Unlike Tamara, Melissa knows that cold toned skins look so much better with pearls and silvery accessories/jewelry than gold. Suggested Halloween DLC, Marilyn Monroe's pink dress! An icon that endures through generations! More 80s fashion
  19. 27 points
    In many matches last night I would raid a couple of cabins and the police would be on their way. Granted the Good Sport Club on PS4 is full of good players. However it was too easy to escape good Jason's too. I literally bumped right into @pioneer67fkd as he came out of shift and ran right past him as he missed his completely useless grab attempt. This game needs some of it's edge back. I hope to see the new patch soon with some changes towards making Jason more deadly and the councilors less likely to escape. It's just way too easy. Jason feels clunky. And as a counselor the thrill of the chase is over.
  20. 26 points
    Hey everyone Over the last 24 hours the team here has been parsing through the reports via the www.jasonkillsbugs.com website, and the various social channels; Reddit, Discord, Forums, Facebook, and Twitter. We have heard you loud and clear! Now that we have sat down and discussed the issue I wanted to follow up to @GunMedia_Ben's post and let everyone know where we are all at, Ill try and be succinct about tech details so no one falls asleep...its a long post and Im going to break it out from my general post. While it's unfortunate some of the item's here got out into the wild I want to commend our QA team, both internal and external, which is a small team of 4 guys each shift trying to test all 3 platforms often under intense time pressure. We do our best but sometimes we don't see this stuff until it gets reported by you guys. If you have any questions Ill try and get to everything as I can - Gertz
  21. 25 points
    I’d like to take a moment to address the Devs directly. @Gertz@GunMedia_Ben@[IllFonic]Courier For those who are not aware, I have spent the better part of 20 years working in various fields in some form of analytical role or as a developer for training related materials for the military. I have spent, literally, days at a time doing trends analysis, statistical assessments, and developing courses of action based on changes made within a given “system”. I provide feedback, suggest changes, and develop workable changes to improve performance. I’m going keep this brief, but I’d like to suggest a couple things: 1. If you are working with a system that has a ton of consequential interplay between mechanics, don’t change too much at one time. Before you make any changes, assess what implication that change will bring. Figure out what other factors within the system will be affected and forecast the most likely outcomes. Make the change and observe. Keep the change modest. 2. Adjust that single change as needed until you get the desired result. (the extremes on both sides of the coin quit being the only voices that ring loudest) 3. Make the next change. I will say I generally don’t have much issue with this last patch in regards to the changes, though I’m still developing an opinion on the grab mechanics as they are now. There has been a lot of negative and positive feedback regarding the implementation of grab reach/area changes, traps changes, Jason’s melee hit detection, and posting icons on the map. The one mistake that I think you have made is that you are tweaking too many things in a single instance without finding that “sweet spot” with your players. It is much easier to do this kind of work when you are not beholden to pleasing a rabid fan base. For that, you have my sympathy, because it is a battle you cannot win…completely. I would suggest the changes you should focus on are those that were complained about most. I get that is why you tackled the grab reach debate. That is fine. You should have singled that mechanic out and fully sorted it before addressing anything else. Using the method of tossing enough stuff at a wall and finding out what will stick will end up costing you more time than just methodically fixing one key issue, then moving on to the next. As it is now, you are creating tons of different feedback trains, with each one focusing on a different change. Plus, there are a few other trains still rolling in regards to previous adjustments (or lack thereof). As you’ve told us before, you are a small team. Please be cautious about how many fires you light at once regarding game mechanics hot buttons. It creates a very fluid dynamic and a ripple effect in gameplay. More importantly, it makes it harder to figure out exactly what you NEED to fix when so many different factors are altered regarding gameplay. Just some food for thought. The new DLC’s are nice. Thank you. Keep up the hard work. TL;DR Don’t make too many changes to gameplay mechanics at one time. It makes it harder to sort out issues and fine tune functionality. You’ll also get less backlash from the players.
  22. 25 points
    I played during vanilla when everyone was complaining about shift grabs and how you lost knives when using them on traps and there should be more knives in the game. Basically I always viewed these people as someone who didn't know the nature of what the game is and also someone who just isn't very good at it. Well it looks like they won and dumbed the game down for the casuals. Jason is an unstoppable killing machine and teamwork should be required to make it out alive as a counselor. Now I come back and see they added more knives, med spray, nerfed shift grab, and counselors bullying Jason LOL...what a joke. When the game first came out everyone wanted to play Jason because it was fun chasing down counselors and killing them because it was easy, like it should be! Now no one wants to play Jason because you have to go into try hard sweat mode to get a decent amount of kills. They successfully unbalanced the game by trying to make it balanced. It's not suppose to be a fair situation yet now it seems like the playing field is leveled. Which is a shame because this use to be a really fun game if you got into a good lobby...fun hunting down people as Jason and fun as a counselor because you had to be lucky and play good to survive. Last time I played I had to sweat as Jason and every time I played as a counselor is was a easy win.
  23. 25 points
  24. 24 points
    After a brief conversation with @Redcat345, I did some thinking on how I would like to see Mrs. Voorhees implimented as a playable killer. This is an idea for a 4 vs. 1 game featuring Pamela as the killer, built on suggestions from @Redcat345 and others in the past. Pamela Voorhees Strengths & Weaknesses: Option 1 Strengths +Stalk +Can Run (as fast as an average counselor) +Weapon Strength Weaknesses -Can't Shift -Destruction -Grip Strength This option allows Pamela to morph on par with an average Jason. Strengths & Weaknesses: Option 2 Strength +Shift +Can run (as fast as an average counselor) +Weapon Strength Weaknesses -Can't morph -Destruction -Grip Strength This option allows Pamela to shift but she can't exit shift in view of counselors- similar to how spawning as a zombie works in Left 4 Dead. Weapon Knife Alternatively, Pamela could use all edged weapons (axe, machete) Combat Pamela can crawl in and out of windows and hide in any hiding spot. Pamela's speed crawling in and out of windows or hiding spots is faster than any counselor, as well as completely silent. Pamela's stalk is abnormally long in duration, allowing for jump scares. Pamela has kills, that if she is hiding in a closet and a counselor walks past- she can perform an environmental jump scare kill. Pamela's combat is the same or similar to counselors. Pamela must first stun a counselor before being able to perform a grab kill. Pamela's grab kills are low-impact: stabbings, throats cut, etc. Pamela can run as fast as an average counselor but her stamina is significantly higher, walking does not have a stamina cost. Traps Pamela has no traps but is able to use the same bear traps as counselors. Sabotage As suggested by @Redcat345, Pamela can sabotage escape options- she can remove the battery from the vehicle or propeller from the boat. Depending on balance, this option could be limited to once per vehicle and boat per match. Maps This mode uses only the small maps. The escape options are limited to the boat, two seater and match time expiration. No guns spawn. Jason's shack doesn't spawn. The two seater is Pamela's Jeep. Pamela's Kill Conditions Scenario #1: Suggested by @Redcat345, Pamela can only be killed on the beach, with an axe or machete- the possibility of these conditions are heightened by the boat being a main escape option Scenario #2: Pamela can only be killed by the final remaining counselor, after a struggle mini game is won. The mini game favours Pamela. Scenario #3: Suggested by @Redcat345, Pamela can only be killed by a new hero character: Alice Pamela's Customization Pamela's base appearance will be as she appeared in first film Pamela will have an alternate skin, as zombie Pamela from Part 3 As I said at the beginning of this post, these are a mixture of new and old ideas. Feel free to add or suggest what you think would improve on these ideas.
  25. 24 points
    Just had a series of disappointing matches again tonight, and despite playing almost daily since release, my entire playgroup tonight (all 5 of us) decided together that we'd had enough, and are done unless the game gets a drastic rebalance, and recaptures its original spirit. One of the things that tipped us over the edge was listening to a series of talking Jasons during matches who sounded genuinely depressed at playing him, and as counselors, we had to actually offer constant encouragement to Jason-fucking-Voorhees in the middle of playing to prevent them from quitting. I even let one kill me (pretending I was trying to escape), as I felt so bad for him, and just wanted to boost his confidence. This is absolutely absurd that this is the case, and was the final nail in the coffin for us. The developers have shot themselves in the foot so badly that they've taken their entire leg off. We've totally exhausted our good will for the game, and thus also our patience with the constant glitches too. It's been months and months since release, and frankly, it's an insult that the developers have so little respect for their audience and their product that this shit remains unfixed (and actually keeps getting worse) and we're just expected to live with it. As if it's just the way of the world and sloppy work is the norm. Well, no more. I refuse to be indoctrinated into seeing negligent and incompetent management of a product I paid good money for as reasonable behaviour. I also refuse to let you hide behind your bullshit "Aw, shucks! We're just a small indie studio!" excuses anymore. Your attitude to your customers sucks, and you've needlessly ruined a product that used to be great, turning it into a parody of what the Kickstarter promised. You only got away with it for so long due to people's affection and nostalgia for the franchise, and their desire to go the extra mile in patience to see such a project succeed. But now you've abused that patience, and started to make a mockery out of the films - we're out. All of us. Of course I understand many people will see this and just think "Bye Felicia", and of course that's fine - I'm not fishing for sympathy - but I thought it was important to make a topic where people feeling the same way can express that.
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