Can’t we all just play nicely?
Team-killing will soon be a thing of the past (sort of) in Friday the 13th: The Game, co-developer Gun Media has announced.
As if the threat of a masked deranged Jason Voorhees stalking counsellors through Camp Crystal Lake wasn’t enough to worry about following the game’s release, players possess the ability to actively kill fellow members of their team for their own personal pleasure. However, with the next patch, the development team of Gun Media and IllFonic is looking to eradicate the player’s capability to do just that.
In a post on Reddit, Gun Media confirmed an upcoming patch that will remove the option to kill another counsellor with a variety of weapons. “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,” reads the post.
Sadly, whilst the upcoming patch should prevent a large amount of team-killing, players can still be run over by a car driven by another player or killed or maimed with bear traps set by another player. “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.”
Whilst the removal of team-killing via a collection of weapons should sway a good percentage of players, the developers believe that the game should include the ability to hurt another counsellor as it adds furthers tension while requiring players to make tough calls in-game.
Friday the 13th: The Game is out now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.