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Friday the 13th: The Game to receive “Apology” Update

It’s no secret that the launch of the asymmetrical multiplayer game Friday the 13th: The Game was a bit of a disaster. Fans of the iconic horror series who were looking forward to spending hours hunting down and dismembering teens often found that their biggest obstacle was not Jason Voorhees, but the ability to connect to a game. When players were actually able to connect to a game they were treated to an enjoyable but extremely unpolished experience. Different bugs and connection issues, along with some unusual facial animations made for an interesting experience, to say the least.

Forcing players to stare at this face every round seems cruel even for a Friday the 13th game.

In the wake of this troubling start, publisher Gun Media will be adding new content to the game as a thank you to those who stuck with the game. Today Gun Media uploaded a video to their YouTube channel that revealed the contents of this “apology update”.

This purple and blue look comes from the 1989 version Friday the 13th for the NES

The update contains 2 new outfits for each counselor, 13,000 Customization Points, and finally, a Retro Jason skin based off of the classic NES Friday the 13th game along with an original chiptune track by Mitch Murder. A Double XP Weekend will follow this update from June 23rd to the 25th.

Hopefully, for Gun Media, this update is enough to keep customers happy until Friday the 13th: The Game is as playable as it should have been at launch.

Friday the 13th: The Game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and XBox One for $39.99. Content Update #1 (aka the Apology Update) will be available on June 20th.

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Derek Fradenburgh has spent most of his life playing video games instead of being productive. Now thanks to powers granted to him by a liberal arts degree he lives in his childhood home looking for work and writing about video games. He truly is a hero for the ages.