A new hotfix patch for the PlayStation 4 version of Friday the 13th: The Game has recently gone live. The hotfix was announced through the game’s homepage on Facebook.
The main issue it will be addressing are the memory leaks that are causing the game to crash. It will also eliminate certain exploits currently being abused by some players, such as a crouch glitch that is being used to access parts of the map that should be off-limits. Players should no longer be able to use the glitch to get onto roofs and enter hidden areas. There are also few other spots that have been patched up to prevent users from getting to places Jason can’t access. Because without the threat of Jason it’s not much of a Friday the 13th game.
According to the post, the exploit was reported more than 5,000 times over the weekend, which expedited the release of the patch. Bans have also been dolled out to users who abused the exploit. The game’s publisher, Gun Media, recently announced a firm, no-nonsense stance toward cheaters. Those who cheat or violate the company’s guidelines will receive permanent bans.
The patch is also live on Steam, with an Xbox One version coming shortly. The post notes that the process of eliminating these issues are more involved with consoles, but the team feels confident most will be resolved in the next patch.
In other Friday the 13th news, the game recently added its first piece of new content with the release of the Retro Jason skin. Plucked right from the NES game, the skin allows Part 3 Jason to don the iconic purple jumpsuit and blue hockey mask. While it’s merely a simple reskin, and doesn’t include a new moveset, it does come with its own original chip tune music. Plus, it’s totally free.
While it appears many of the issues plaguing the game are slowly being eliminated through patches like this one, there is still work to be done. Honest Game Trailers recently took Friday the 13th to task because of these problems; all in good fun, of course. Players frustrated by these problems might find it a viewing therapeutic.