Although Friday the 13th: The Game has had a difficult time post-release, it’s perhaps the Xbox One users who have had the worst time of it. After all, while Friday the 13th players on PS4 and PC have received major patches to improve performance, those on Xbox One have been left waiting. Thankfully, that wait is now over, as the patch is now available to Xbox One users.
Taking to the game’s official Facebook page, Illfonic and Gun Media were able to confirm that the patch has now arrived, and brings with it plenty of fixes for well-known problems in the game. Following on from the small update on the Xbox One patch that hit recently, the team was able to give a brief description of what this patch will do, explaining that “the team has significantly reduced crash instances and performed a major sweep on bugs that have been persistent with the Xbox version.”
The announcement also gives an apology for the delay in the Xbox One patch, which has hit much later than the equivalent on other platforms, and this apology may soothe those players who have been frustrated with the game since those server connection problems. “Our sincere apologies for the time that this has taken to arrive, but we will be monitoring the patch and are already working on additional fixes,” stated the post. “We believe this patch will greatly increase playability and bring the game in line with other platforms.”
Those working on Friday the 13th: The Game would certainly do well to make sure that support and a dedication to updates does continue into the future, particularly after some of the backlash that both the game itself and those behind it have received. In particular, players were angry that Illfonic is already working on a new game, in spite of the persistant issues with Friday the 13th.
That said, this is certainly a step in the right direction, and with new horror Easter eggs coming to Friday the 13th (including the potential for some fiendish puzzles) it does look like there could be some substantial new content in the pipeline. Now all users need is that long-awaited single player mode.
Here’s a full rundown of the patch notes:
-Increased stability due to memory issues.
-Fixed audio threading issue that could cause stability problems.
-Fixed an issue where users could swap save games to use a DLC only Jason in game.
-Fixed an issue where sometimes matchmaking wouldn’t find open lobbies. Now can backfill a lot better.
-Switched to new memory allocator that increases performance and frame rate.
-Matchmaking Fixes. Should decrease amount of time it takes to match make.
-Added a Random option in the lobby.
-Increased effectiveness of Jason and Counselor spawn preference options. Shuffling the possible Jason list 3x as much to help randomness.
-Fixed issue with Jason’s morph cursor not always showing
-Disabled inhale sound effect for breathing while in a hiding spot.
-Made dead body stingers less obnoxious: Ignored while being pursued by Jason; 10s cooldown; Will not fire for witnessed nearby deaths.
-Various fixes to the different glitch / hide / exploit spots
-Fixed issue where you have infinite stamina.
-Fixed a few areas where the player couldn’t reach with Jason. Also fixed a stuck spot on Packanack.
-Fixed perk roller UI sometimes getting stuck if there is an error talking to the database.
-Fixed session heartbeat requests to be more resilient to service failures.
-Fixed character hair stretching at lower frame rate.
-Fixed Jason not always aborting the knife throw when stunned.
-Fixed a case where it was possible to get stuck in a knife throw.
-Fixed some visibility issues with the door interaction icons.
-Fixed some placement issues with dropped items.
-Fixed Jason’s mask floating when knocked off.
-Fixed Jason not always cancelling shift or morph if they hit a car in reverse.
-Fixed an issue with the hiding spot exit code.
-Fixed Counselors potentially getting stuck inside of a wall if hit while climbing through a window at the perfect time.
-Fixed Rotate Minimap With Player not updating when changed until a map change.
-Fixed some host specific crashes.
-Fixed people being able to share settings save games.
-Fixes for DLC
Friday the 13th: The Game is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Source: Friday the 13th: The Game