The Friday the 13th dedicated servers will be shutting down this month, although it's not all bad news — players will still be able to enjoy Friday the 13th: The Game multiplayer online via a peer-to-peer system.
Friday the 13th: The Game allows players to take on the role of a camp counselor or the dreaded Jason Voorhees himself. The six camp counselors must do everything in their power to survive while Jason attempts to hunt them all down.
Unfamiliar with this spooky title? You can get a feel for the game by checking out last year's trailer for the Ultimate Slasher Edition on Nintendo Switch:
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end: the developers have announced that the Friday the 13th dedicated servers will be shutting down for good later in November 2020. The shutdown will coincide with the game's final patch.
The game's community will be taking a hit, too. Gun Media will be reducing its social media presence surrounding the game as it has reached the end of its life. The game's community forums will be permanently locked, although they will be preserved online in an archive format so that players can access any useful information that may be contained within.
When Do Friday the 13th Dedicated Servers Shut Down?
The Friday the 13th dedicated servers will be shutting down sometime in November 2020. Unfortunately, the developers have not yet specified a specific release date for this patch. Finalized patch notes are expected a week in advance of the patch going live.
The announcement from the developers does mention that they will be keeping the database servers online. This means that it will still be possible for players to enjoy peer-to-peer matches. The increased drop rates for XP, CP, and Tapes — first put in place at the start of the pandemic — will permanently remain in place going forward. For now, players can still purchase Friday the 13th: The Game on Steam and via its official website starting at $19.99 or your regional equivalent.
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