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  1. Hello, slashers! Today we wanted to show you something that will be important to our fans who prefer to play as Jason. In the next update, and when you reach a sufficient progression level, you will be able to switch Jason’s weapon. Jason Part VII with a machete? Sure. Roy with a pig splitter? Go for it. Everyone on the Friday the 13th: The Game team is excited to see the community start experimenting with different Jason & Weapon combinations! With Jason being able to switch up his arsenal, we’re happy to let players know that custom key-binding is on the way for our PC players. We know that this is something that you have wanted for a while now, and our left-handed players have certainly been asking us about, and we’re happy to implement this highly requested feature.
  2. Just noticed that I didn’t follow up with one of the bigger questions in this thread. Weapon Swapping is a game changer for each Jason. We are still deciding on the exact level that it should unlock at, but I would suggest that players take advantage of Double XP weekends.
  3. In October 2017, we announced that we would begin working on updating the Friday the 13th: The Game to the latest version of the Unreal Engine. This update will allow us to address many problems that negatively impact game performance as well as fix bugs that can’t be fixed otherwise. It’s also absolutely required for us to continue working on Dedicated Servers for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. We estimate that the integration of the new engine will be completed, at the earliest, sometime in April. The nature of this update means that there will be no regular patches until it is released. Upgrading the engine means touching every piece of content in the game, updating new content that is being created, and needing to retest all core features and gameplay balance to make sure they are not affected.With the release of the latest balance and bug fix patches, we’re now able to transition the full team to working on this upgrade. We will be posting regular news updates on our fixes as well as our plans for future changes throughout this process. We look forward to all of your feedback and we’re all very excited for the future of Friday the 13th: The Game! Thank you all for your patience and continued support! What will updating the engine change or improve? (Please keep in mind that we will have more specifics closer to release) Potential for physics improvements and fixes for vehicles, ragdolls, hair, and more Better performance on all platforms Required support for Dedicated Servers on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 Fixes for long standing issues that will be automatically resolved by moving to the new engine version Will the Dedicated Servers for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 be released with the engine update patch? No. The engine update patch is, however, a critical component in getting Dedicated Servers functioning on consoles, and is absolutely required for us to get there. Unfortunately, that does mean that our focus has to be on the update first - so we’ll need to wait until that’s wrapping up to start estimating the work remaining to get to Dedicated Servers, and provide you with that information. How does this affect the current Road Map? Following the release of Jason Part 5 and Pinehurst, the content on the roadmap from November will be delayed while we focus on engine updates and prepare for dedicated servers. We’ll be communicating regularly with everyone about the engine change and the content affected by it, as well as teasing new content during this period. We will not be creating a new roadmap until we’re at a point where we’re comfortable with the dates involved - we want to make sure that when we tell you something is coming, you can count on it.
  4. Hey everyone! Today we would like to share some news about the Single Player Challenges we are introducing to Friday the 13th: The Game. This game mode will not require any additional purchase and will be bundled in its entirety with the engine upgrade patch. In Single Player Challenges, players will control Jason and hunt down counselors in multiple movie-like scenarios. Here are some of the features that you can expect to see: Multiple replayable missions across varied locations, featuring numerous individual objectives Unique scenarios and maps specially tailored for each mission Cinematic Kills only available in SP Challenges New voice acting and responsive AI that tells a new story in each map We’re very excited for everyone to experience our Single Player Challenges! Let us know what you think!
  5. 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.
  6. Seriously

    Hey guys. This was totally my screw up. The other guys just expected me to know what I was talking about, being the community and communications guy. It’s my job and I dropped the ball. Yes, this is exactly the kind of thing I am supposed to keep from happening.
  7. Dedicated Servers: Updating The Engine

    No offense taken. This is a fair point about our previous reveal-through-release performance. Our goal from now until the upgraded engine update is to only show things that will be available in that same update.
  8. Dedicated Servers: Updating The Engine

    We’ll post important news to its own topic when it’s coming out. Courier just put up the big fix notes and the patch should be hitting all platforms.
  9. Dedicated Servers: Updating The Engine

    We’re finalizing the notes to make sure what we post is accurate, but I think Courier is putting the notes up tomorrow (approx 4pm EST if everything goes to plan).
  10. Dedicated Servers: Updating The Engine

    We have a hot fix style patch that will be scheduled for release soon, we’re hoping a day or two, to fix some issues. We’ll have more info on the update throughout the process. We cannot give answers for specific questions right now.
  11. Today*. *You will not have Dedicated Servers "Today". Just to make sure we're all clear.
  12. 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!
  13. New Window Bubble Issue?

    The issue in the OP is a known issue and will be fixed in the next patch.
  14. Patch Notes - 01.30.2018

    Thank you, @RustInPeace we’ve seen this a few times and are working on a fix.
  15. rip game,

    I'm going to go ahead and lock this based on the quality of posts, but I will respond to the OP: It's going to take players a while to get used to these changes. We know that it will. Counselors and Jason players will get better, and we are continuously looking at balance. Right now, the changes made seem pretty well received, but we will reassess as time passes. As a solo player, you are going to have a rough time. Lone wolfing it against Jason is definitely not advised, though it is still possible.
  16. Sometimes I make digital pinball tables

    Here’s my latest one:
  17. Counselor Safety Briefing - 1/29/18

    Tommy. Tommy is the special visitor.
  18. I believe the bloody Savini skin will be re-enabled in tomorrow's update, but I don't yet have our 100% finished and finalized patch notes.
  19. I don't have any extra knowledge on changes to Retro Jason except that we are more focused on the coming update. Finding tapes should be rare, but I'll see if we can't look into the numbers. Hearing that some people who have been playing for 6 months and only have 2 or 3 tapes doesn't sound right, but it could be that people aren't finding them, or other players keep picking them up. Luck definitely plays a part in collecting.
  20. I'm fairly sure it's not a crime, but I will make sure that people know that Jason X (Pre-Uber) is wanted.
  21. I'm pretty sure that this is addressed in tomorrow's update.
  22. News on Retro Jason? No, we'll be talking about other things shortly, but for now we are focused on what is in the next update.
  23. Next Update?

    We have some more stuff dropping on Monday, as well as the Patch Notes that should be live early Tuesday.