After months of issues surrounding it, Friday The 13th: The Game is shutting down. Well, not totally. The game will instead be closing down its main servers. This will mean that dedicated servers for the core of the game, the multiplayer, will be taken offline. The game will no longer get forums either, as the existing community forum will be locked into an archived state. The only servers that will remain up will keep track of player progression and in-game items. The only recourse to play the game now will be peer-to-peer networking over Quick Matchmaking. The changeover to the final patch will happen later this month.
Dedicated Servers for Friday the 13th: The Game will be decommissioned in the upcoming patch, set to roll out this month, November 2020. What this means is that the game will revert back to peer to peer matchmaking for Quick Play lobbies. The Database Servers, however, will stay active and continue to house all player progression and unlocks, so users can continue to play Friday the 13th: The Game via peer to peer Quick Play and Private Matches.
The last patch for the game will include a ton of fixes and other changes, but will likely be the final patch for the game. The patch follows the major launch issues the game been dealing with. A detailed post from developer IllFonic was seen shortly after launch that tried to tamp down on the blowback, it wasn’t too well done according to some players. The issues ranged from crashes and hangs, all the way down to clipping issues and minor bugs.
The next patch at the end of the month will make some major changes, putting the game into what is essentially a holding pattern. As of now, the game will not get new content and the servers for player progression will be kept up. All this comes after the game has been caught up in a length copyright dispute between various parties over the source material.
The official forums will be archived in a locked state, so that players can still reference the information that lives on the various boards. As for the online presence of the game and official channels, we will be switching to a more minimal approach, keeping our social media channels active for any necessary announcements only.
The game will continue to be available for sale, and as such will continue to receive the full support of JasonKillsBugs.com as a resource for troubleshooting. Please do continue to use the support site for any assistance needed.
The game will continue to be sold and remain playable in some state. Thanks to peer-to-peer networking, folks will be able to continue playing on supported platforms. It’s still not very recommended to buy the game though, given how little content there is. The developers have still taken the time to thank the fans for their support and say that they enjoyed the game, despite the issues being myriad.