Friday the 13th: The Game will be receiving its final update this month, November 2020, and its dedicated servers will be shut down as well.
Announced by publisher Gun Interactive, Friday the 13th: The Game will still be playable via peer to peer Quick Play and Private Matches, and Database Servers will remain active, which house all player progression and unlocks.
The final patch will fix ” a long list of player issues,” and finalized patch notes will be made available a week prior to the update going live. Furthermore, the official forums for the game will be archived in a locked state, and game’s social channels will be “switching to a more minimal approach, keeping our social media channels active for any necessary announcements only.”
Those who have yet to purchase Friday the 13th: The Game will still be able to do so and will “continue to receive the support of JasonKillsBugs.com as a resource for troubleshooting.” Players will also be able to continue to indefinitely take advantage of Double XP, CP, and Tape Drop Rates that were set at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In our review of Friday the 13th: The Game, which was released in 2017 following a successful Kickstarter campaign, we said “When you’re playing as Jason, this is unquestionably the best Friday the 13th game ever made. I really appreciate the genuine love for the franchise on display here. Hunting down players and executing them in spectacularly gory scenes is an homage that warms my lifelong Friday-fan heart. But the fun of its asymmetrical multiplayer-only action is heavily skewed toward Jason, which means you’ll mostly be stuck playing as teens rummaging through drawers.”
Friday the 13th: The Game had a troubled history as legal disputes forced the team to stop producing any further content. If you enjoyed the game, however, developer Illfonic has since released Predator: Hunting Grounds, which takes much inspiration from the gameplay found in Friday the 13th.