Fans of Friday the 13th: The Game have been treated to a steady stream of updates, add-ons, and exclusive DLC that revitalize systems and offer new elements to their gameplay experience. With Halloween just around the corner, the teams at Gun Media and Illfonic have been ramping up content output and patch fixes to celebrate the spooky game. Today, being Friday the 13th, things just got even more exciting for Friday the 13th: The Game, as Gun Media has announced a double XP weekend for the title.
Those looking to gain some major experience points while slicing and dicing the ill-fated counselors of Crystal Lake can do just that right now, as the weekend festivities kicked off roughly 12 hours ago. Gun Media confirmed that the extra-special event will run all the way through Monday, October 16 at 11 AM EDT. Regardless of which platform players prefer, they’ll score double the points for their efforts to kill Jason Voorhees, or slice up the hapless Crystal Lake teens by playing as the iconic fictional murderer.
News of the double XP weekend follows closely behind a recent update for Friday the 13th: The Game that cleared away a number of bugs previously plaguing players. Once fans start up the game to dive into the currently running event, they’ll get to make use of a new rain feature, the ability to “push” other counselors as a means to prevent players from grieving via “bodyblocking,” a changed tooltip for Thick Skinned that reduces all damage rather than damage from just incoming attacks, and much more. Jason’s Stun Duration timer has been adjusted, the Grease Monkey perk rebalanced, and the Trap Damage adjusted.
Once the weekend-long event wraps, players will still have plenty to look forward to. Friday the 13th: The Game is gearing up to introduce a new counselor named Fox, the character from Part 3 of the film series, who was intended to be included in the aforementioned update for the game, but wound up left behind due to unspecified reasons. But on the flip side, the game’s next patch will unban exploiters and cheaters – which has some players understandably worried, especially given the fact that the title’s physical release is coming today as well. In any case, buzz around Friday the 13th: The Game doesn’t seem to be dying down any time soon.
Friday the 13th is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The physical edition is also available now.