We’ve all suffered through bad teammates whether we’re playing Overwatch or Friday the 13th: The Game. However, one mechanic in Friday the 13th has caused a bit of player uproar. Essentially, players were taking advantage of the ability to kill teammates in Friday the 13th, resulting in wasted games and ample amounts of frustration.
To help dial down the amount of team killing, Gun Media decided to take action and remove the mechanic from the game. In a Reddit post, Gun Media detailed a patch that they hope will resolve the issue:
“The biggest thing we’ve heard from our community with the game are issues pertaining to rampant team-killing that has unfortunately been abused by players on all platforms,” Gun Media starts off. “While the mechanic’s intent is designed to promote life-or-death experiences into each and every game you play, the reality has turned into more of a Battle Royale scenario to a point our team feels a change needs to be made.”
“Public Games will no longer allow counselor team-killing through weapons use against other counselor players. 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.”
To make things a bit clearer, Gun Media will remove the ability to kill your fellow counselors with shotguns, machetes, and other weapons designed to help you combat Jason. However, players can still kill their teammates by running them over with a car. This was left in to prevent players from standing in front of the car, blocking its movement (which can be a death sentence if Jason is nearby). Additionally, private games will still include the team killing mechanic as players can pick and choose who they decide to invite to their match.
What do you think of this new change? Are you happy that Gun Media is cracking down on team killing, or do you think the mechanic should have been left alone? Let us know down in the comments below!
Friday the 13th: The Game is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.