Not too long ago, publisher Gun Media and IllFonic promised that Friday the 13th: The Game will eventually be receiving new maps and characters sometime in the future, but the companies still have a few nagging issues to iron out with the asymmetrical multiplayer horror title before bringing about any more fresh content. To be specific, Gun Media and IllFonic have noticed player abuses that have led to a major team killing problem, and will be taking measures to curb it with the title’s next patch.
According to a post on Friday the 13th: The Game‘s official subreddit, Gun Media is set to make upcoming changes to team killing in public matches by no longer allowing counselors to kill their own team members with the use of implements like the shotgun, machete, and other assorted weapons, which will ultimately turn off friendly fire. However, that’s not to say offing one’s partner will be completely impossible, as getting run over by a car and being harmed or killed by a trap placed by a team member in public matches will still be fatal, with a resulting death no longer incurring an XP penalty.
While these gameplay tweaks will surely assist in subduing griefers from ruining public matches for Friday the 13th: The Game fans trying to play the title as Gun Media and IllFonic originally intended, the companies have also decided that these changes won’t go into effect in private games. After all, having the mechanic extant in a domain where one willingly plays alongside friends and acquaintances will not only will for a more lively experience, but also likely won’t result in as much frustration due to folks being somewhat familiar with their fellow team members play styles.
All things considered, despite the huge amount of problems Friday the 13th: The Game suffered at launch and the current issues involving rampant team killing, the survival horror title is a huge hit for Gun Media and IllFonic, as it has already moved upwards of 1.8 million copies. Plus, with physical editions on the way, it’s safe to presume that the game’s sale successes will continue, as disc versions of the release will open it up to an even bigger audience.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.