Friday The 13th: The Game Closes its Dedicated Servers in Final Patch
Say goodbye to Camp Crystal Lake as servers shut down for Friday the 13th: The Game.
The lifespan of an online game varies from case to case. If the game is a massive hit, then the team who made it are much more likely to continue updating, supporting, and adding to it than if its success was niche or not quite as big. Friday the 13th: The Game released in 2017 and found success initially when it launched but has had a dwindling player base ever since. As of yesterday, developer Gun Media announced that dedicated servers for the game would be shut down with the final November 2020 patch.
— Friday The 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) November 3, 2020
In a blog post to the official Friday the 13th: The Game forums, mattshotcha, the lead community developer for the game, announced that “all things must come to an end, eventually,” and that the servers would be shut down. However, worry not if you’re still playing the asymmetric multiplayer with your friends because quickplay and private matches will still be available.
The November 2020 patch will be the game’s final one with the team “hard at work completing fixes for a long list of player issues.” The post goes on to say that the forums will be locked and archived after the patch goes live for any future players who need to reference old patch notes or FAQs.
While it might seem like the game is dead, it will still be available for purchase everywhere. Additionally, JasonKillsBugs.com will continue to be a resource for troubleshooting and for tracking bugs.
The developers reassure players that the update from the start of the pandemic which gave players double XP, CP, and Tape Drop Rates will be left active indefinitely.
For more on Friday the 13th: The Game, make sure to check out this article on the lawsuit between the game and the IP owners. If you’re still looking for a copy of the game, you can pick one up right here and help support DualShockers.