Gun Media, publishers of Friday the 13th: The Game, has announced that the title's next patch will remove team killing from public matches.
The game, which we reviewed here, is (currently) a PC, Xbox One and PS4 multiplayer-only title which sees one team of counsellors seeking to evade or kill Jason Voorhees, the hockey-mask wearing slasher from the Friday the 13th films.
However, players have recently been complaining that team killing is ruining the game and, in response, the next patch will make players immune to damage from other counsellors. In public matches, that is; players in private matches will still be able to do Jason's job for him by introducing the business end of their machetes to their opponents' unsuspecting craniums.
Posting on Reddit.com, Gun Media stated:
"So 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. 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.
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."
Gun Media previously stated that although using exploits such as glitching your way onto the top of a cabin (where you were out of reach) was a breach of the rules and a bannable offence, team killing was not. A later patch will also character emotes to the game, allowing players to adopt poses and communicate non-verbally. While there's no official word as to a date, you can reasonably expect the anti team-killing patch to drop this month.