A sad but inevitable announcement has been made regarding Friday the 13th: The Game.
Friday the 13th: The Game is a multiplayer horror title with a complicated history. It was revealed only about a year after its release that due to rights issues, it wouldn’t be getting any future content updates. This caused a lot of issues, and ultimately led to an early decline in the game’s playerbase. Which is why it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that developer Gun Media has announced that the game will be losing its dedicated servers.
For those of you may be panicking, don’t worry. It doesn’t mean you won’t be able to play Friday the 13th: The Game any longer. It simply means that only peer to peer matchmaking will be available going forward. Wait times will be a bit longer to get into games and things sometimes won’t run as smoothly. You’ll still be able to ruthlessly slaughter your friends, however, if you are so inclined.
A patch will be going live later this month in all versions of the game that will remove dedicated servers. However, it also will include a lot of fixes that players requested. It’s the last ever update, so the team want to game to be in the best state possible. Full patch notes will be available just before the patch goes live before the end of November.
Despite the dedicated multiplayer servers closing, it’s important to note that Friday the 13th: The Game‘s database servers are set to remain active. That means players can still make progress on their characters.
Following the update, Friday the 13th: The Game‘s official forums, where the announcement was made, will be archived. No new posts will be allowed, but existing content will remain as a reference. The game’s social media will also be kept online, but will likely only be used for announcements if necessary.
The final bit of information revealed was that the Double XP, CP and Tape Drop rates that were set at the beginning of the pandemic will remain active indefinitely.
It’s hard to not feel discouraged about the shutdown of Friday the 13th: The Game‘s dedicated servers. Don’t forget though, you can still play with your friends for the foreseeable future!