Gun Media has announced a new patch for Friday the 13th: The Game. This patch will make some much needed tweaks in regards to hurting and killing teammates. While cars will still do damage to friendly players, weapons no longer have any effect on teammates.
Here’s the changelog via the multiplayer horror game’s official subreddit:
In the next patch; Public Games will no longer allow counselor team killing through weapons use against other counselor players. The shotgun, machete, and other assorted weapons will no longer have any effect on friendly players.
However; there remain a couple dangers. The biggest one is that the car will remain as-is. A car can and will be able to run you over and kill you. We decided on this as the alternative was abused during our beta where users would simply stand in front of the car, effectively blocking it from moving. The next consideration is that counselor-placed bear-traps will still cause damage to other counselors that walk over them, however a resulting death will no longer incur an XP Penalty. To that we say; pay attention to placed traps.
Our team believes that the ability to hurt other counselors is something that this game should have as it adds tension and requires players to make tough calls. However, we do not believe this should be a mechanic that is abused by players to the point where the vast majority of our current communications from fans are complaints of rampant/unwarranted team-killing/griefing/trolling. We will include this mechanic in private matches for now, with the hope of better options in the future.
Hopefully this change will help alleviate some players’ frustrations!
If you wish to learn more about Friday the 13th: The Game, read our review here.