How To Play Guide
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The following will serve as a basic guide for the first hour of gameplay of Friday the 13th: The Game.
- 1 Basic Gameplay
- 1.1 Getting Started
- 1.1.1 Spawning
- 1.1.2 Hiding
- 1.1.3 Weapons
- 1.1.4 Items
- 1.2 Winning the Match
- 1.3 Combat
- 1.3.1 Combat Stance
- 1.1 Getting Started
- 2 Conclusion
- 3 Videos
- 4 See Also
Basic Gameplay [ edit | edit source ]
Getting Started [ edit | edit source ]
At the beginning of a match, one player is chosen at random to play as Jason Voorhees. Every other player will then begin the match as Counselors of their choosing before the match begins. The counselors must find a way to escape the map using objectives they can repair, and at the same time Jason will try to murder the counselors. The game will last 20 minutes, during which Jason becomes more dangerous as he unlock his abilities upon reaching certain time periods, so counselors must proceed with caution if they’re still alive at later points in the game. Alternatively, the counselors can attempt to Kill Jason, but this isn’t recommended unless you’re able to play a match alongside a coordinated group who knows how to fulfill the conditions.
Spawning [ edit | edit source ]
Counselor spawn locations are randomized each game. On occasion, a small group of counselors may be spawned in close proximity, but there’s no guarantee it will happen to you in a match since the game has no special placements for each different counselor.
Jason, on the flip side, will always begin the match in his shack. He starts off with one ability (Morph) which will allow him to teleport anywhere on the map starting off, and can pick two throwing knives off the walls in his starting room to use against the counselors.
Hiding [ edit | edit source ]
Weapons [ edit | edit source ]
Counselors can find various utility tools as well as objects which can be used as makeshift weapons to fight Jason off. A few choices are actual weapons, many of them being useful for the Kill Jason win condition.
Make sure to look over the weapon statistic chart found in the game’s tutorial (which can also be found on the Weapon page located on this wiki), and figure out which weapons would be better suited for your counselor. The higher a counselor’s luck stat is, the more durable weapons will be when wielded by them. As a rule of thumb, any counselor can make great usage of a weapon with above-average stun/durability (e.g. wrench), and only counselors with high strength should consider using weapons that inflict high damage under normal circumstances.
However, always make sure the counselor is armed if you aren’t carrying an objective part in hand; without a weapon, a counselor’s fear will increase faster. Even a simple fire poker will help a counselor keep their fear under control, and it’s better than being armed with nothing.
Jason’s weapon is predetermined depending on which Jason is chosen by the player for the match(until Level 113 where weapons can be chosen for each Jason), and always deals a fixed amount of damage (Part 3 Jason, Part 4 Jason and Savini Jason deal higher amounts of weapon damage as a strength). While a few Jason’s have slightly longer ranges (Part 6 Jason and Savini Jason), they are otherwise the same, being swung with the same attack speed. He cannot pick up any counselor weapons he finds, nor can he destroy them on sight (except when attacking a counselor who is blocking with the weapon), but he can force counselors to drop their weapons by choke-grabbing the counselors.
Items [ edit | edit source ]
Various Items can be found throughout the entire map; a normal spot is inside cabins as well as near buildings, although it’s best to assume you’ll find them in unlikely places as well. For counselors, there are two different types: Inventory and Objective.
Inventory Items are found inside drawers inside most buildings, and the majority of them are stored within your inventory slots (the exceptions to this rule are maps as well as walkie talkies; they are stored without needing an inventory slot). They can be used for varying purposes explained in the item page of this wiki, but in general they are useful for survival. Two of them can even be used to assault Jason, making them invaluable tools for fending off the mass murderer.
Objective Parts are necessary to make repairs on objectives. Any parts which cannot be stored in the inventory slots must be held by the counselor like a weapon, the catch being you cannot use them to fight Jason. Counselors must take extra precautions when they hold these types of items since they cannot fight Jason under these conditions unless they have fire crackers in their possession, and even then it’s better to avoid Jason altogether.
Like weapons, Jason cannot pick up any items, and he cannot destroy them as well as open drawers to discover them. He can, however, find throwing knives scattered through the levels which only he can use. Also, if Jason murders any counselor, his victim will drop all inventory items as well as the weapon/objective part they were holding near their body. They can later be collected by fellow counselors, albeit they will suffer a heavy fear penalty for seeing a dead body, and crafty Jasons can leave traps near the corpses as well as hide near the bodies with Stalk activated to attack unsuspecting counselors.
Winning the Match [ edit | edit source ]
For Counselors, there are three different ways to win the game:
- Escape using a fixed objective.
- Survive for twenty minutes.
- Kill Jason
As a counselor, there are various broken machines throughout the level which can be fixed if you have the correct objective parts for them. When an objective is repaired, it can be used to escape the level, therefore granting you a victory for managing to escape from Jason’s clutches alive. While anyone can attempt to make a repair, new and/or inexperienced players should only attempt this using a counselor proficient in repairing objectives (e.g. A.J. Mason). New players will have only one counselor starting off with a decent repair stat: Kenny. Try him out to see if you enjoy making repairs, or would rather have someone else do this.
Counselors can also attempt to survive twenty minutes, although this is difficult since Jason becomes stronger as the match goes on (especially if he takes too much damage early on). Furthermore, depending on your counselor’s stats, it might be difficult to hide from Jason to begin with. Counselors who have a stealth level less than nine will make noise whenever they jog, and counselors who are quick to panic will be hunted down with greater ease by Jason when he uses his Sense ability. Also, once Jason’s Rage ability is activated, counselors will light up red even while occupying a hiding spot, meaning a counselor cannot indefinitely hide forever from Jason.
Finally, killing Jason is possible, but it should only be attempted with a coordinated group as mentioned above. If you wish to learn more about this win condition, look up the Kill Jason guide on this wiki.
For Jason, his sole objective is to eliminate the counselors. He can also takes certain steps to help ensure the counselors will be unable to kill him in a match, and keep a vigilant watch over the objectives to prevent counselors from repairing them with ease.
Combat [ edit | edit source ]
Counselors can fight Jason, and sometimes it’s crucial to buy yourself time. Jason is invulnerable, meaning you can only stun him for a varying amount of time (unless you can achieve certain conditions that lead to the fulfillment of the Killing Jason win condition), and you cannot fight unless you’re armed with a weapon as well as certain items. Furthermore, if you’re fighting Jason alone, he can grab you in order to make you drop your weapon so he can execute you (unless you can escape his grasp through struggling or using a pocket knife). In short, a counselor should avoid fighting Jason alone unless you can ambush him, especially since Jason’s attacks/grabs are much faster than any counselor’s ability to swing a weapon.
When fighting Jason, stunning him will deal no damage by itself, which is helpful since damaging Jason will shorten the countdown before he gains his Rage ability. However, dealing high amounts of damage in a short period of time also has the chance to knock him down for a longer period of time than normal stuns, meaning you have a window of opportunity to escape. If enough damage is dealt, Jason’s mask will fall off; this is a crucial step towards fulling the Kill Jason win condition, and it’s worth it to grab his mask so a female counselor can enter Jason’s shack without alerting Pamela. However, if you fight Jason by himself, he can counter this by grabbing you in order to make sure you can’t rip his mask off, so it’s recommended you fight Jason in a group to prevent this from happening.
For new players starting off, focus on using weapons with a high stun chance as well as high durability. Also, keep in mind the strength stat will reduce the amount of stamina a counselor uses when performing any combat-related actions, whether or not you’re using combat stance as well.
Combat Stance [ edit | edit source ]
Everyone in the game can use a feature known as “Combat Stance.” When activated, this feature allows you to attack quicker while also giving players more combat related actions to use.
As a counselor, you can block/dodge attacks to avoid taking any damage from Jason, but keep in mind blocking attacks also weakens a weapon’s durability. It’s not recommended for counselors to use combat stance if you’re alone since Jason can still grab you, but it will help immensely if you’re try to demask Jason for the Killing Jason quest AND you have allies near you who can stun Jason if he gets the upper hand on you. Weapon damage is doubled when you hit Jason while using combat stance, but this can be drawback since hurting Jason will cause his Rage Mode to activate earlier in a match.
Using combat stance will significantly slow down the player’s movement speed, so use it only if you intend to duke it out with Jason. It should be noted that entering combat stance will automatically lock on to Jason, making it useful to immediately face him when you’re almost out of stamina. But it can also backfire by accidentally targeting another nearby counselor, something that can get you into trouble if Jason is nearby. Make sure the conditions are right: counselors who are by themselves can simply run from Jason if he approaches them in combat stance, and Jason can always grab someone if he doesn’t feel like fighting them in a duel.
Jason, on the flip side, cannot dodge attacks in combat stance (he can only block), and he will not be able to block everything effectively if he has a weakness in defense. Combat stance will help Jason destroy doors faster, although some players will not use this technique for personal reason such as believing it to be an unintended benefit (or even outright cheating). Any Jason who can run (Parts 2-5) has an edge in combat by being able to avoid attacks easier outside of combat stance thanks to their increased speed (you simply move away from counselors when they’re about to swing their weapon). As such, whether or not Jason should use combat stance is up to player preference, but it can be useful if you’re up against a single opponent or multiple counselors who are all facing your direction (e.g. fighting multiple people in a cramped hallway knowing there aren’t any counselors behind you).
Conclusion [ edit | edit source ]
This information, while brief, should now give you a decent idea of understanding how the game works. It’s recommended you play with different counselors in order to get an idea of what style of gamplay you favor, whether that be fighting Jason; protecting teammates; hiding from Jason; or something else altogether, so long as you don’t break any in-game rules. Likewise, there’s more information on this wiki which can give you tips in order to survive.
Make sure to communicate often with your teammates as a counselor so it’s easier to survive, and if you help others, sometimes they might return the favor. Likewise, if you put others in harm’s way on purpose, or abandon your team, don’t be surprised if they leave you behind to die.The following will serve as a basic guide for the first hour of gameplay of Friday the 13th: The Game. 1 Basic Gameplay 1.1 Getting Started 1.1.1 Spawning 1.1.2 Hiding 1.1.3 Weapons 1.1.4 Items 1.2 Winning the Match 1.3 Combat 1.3.1 Combat Stance 2 Conclusion 3 Videos 4 See Also At the beginning…
Friday the 13th: The Game tips: How to survive as a camp counselor and beat Jason
By Alex Avard , Iain Wilson 16 October 2019
Follow our top tips to survive and kill Jason
If you don’t want your characters to meet a similar fate to the summer camp counselors in the films, then you’ll need some Friday the 13th: The Game tips to increase your survival odds against imposing mommy’s boy Jason Voorhees. The game is part of Xbox Games with Gold for October 2019 so there’s a new chance to get involved, but the odds are still firmly stacked against you if you’re taking on the role of a preppy counselor in this slasher adaptation. That’s why we’re here to help, as we have a set of Friday the 13th: The Game tips to give you the best chance of escaping the nightmare scenario, or even defying the odds and defeating the masked monster.
Despite their comically alarmed exteriors, these teens do have the capacity to deny Jason of his bloodthirsty ambitions by escaping the camp or even defeating him for good in the 7v1 multiplayer matches, where any hint of teamwork and strategy can go a long way towards saving your skin. Once you find yourself in the shoes of a counselor, it’s best that you take heed of the following tips and guidance, to give yourself the best chance against your silent stalker. Good luck and God speed, campers!
1. Stick together (most of the time), but remember to shut the hell up
We all hate it when a character in a horror movie trails off from the group to venture by themselves, only to get brutally murdered as easy pickings. Learn from their mistakes; find fellow counselors and keep close to them as best you can. Jason can only kill one person at a time, and that strength in numbers makes it harder for him to pull through on an execution when there’s other folk around to distract him, or disorient him with any flareguns, traps, or weaponry you might have accrued between you. And at the very least, more targets means that you always have the chance to run away while he’s killing someone else.
More importantly, Friday the 13th’s smart, proximity-based chat system means that you can only converse and coordinate with your teammates when near one another (unless you find walkie-talkies), which makes devising strategies for escaping the camp far easier than if you’re attempting to do so alone.
However, there are big risks to hanging out in a group as well. For a start, you’re going to be easier to track as a team, and if you’re not smart when Jason turns up, you could easily find him butchering through two to three of your side pretty quickly. Additionally, never, ever forget that the Jason player can hear your voice chat when he’s close as well. As such, do not talk future plans, strategies, or player locations when being stalked. Speak only when absolutely necessary, and keep it vague and coded at at all times. Otherwise you’re handing kills to him, gift-wrapped. Careless talk costs lives.
And if you do get the walkie-talkies, it can actually be really advantageous to split up, as long as you’re very careful. Collecting the various bits needed to, say, fix, refuel, and start the car, can go a lot quicker when you have different groups exploring different areas, calling out Jason sightings to each other, and highlighting the locations of weapons and useful gear.
2. Leave no cabin unturned
You’re not just a counselor in Friday the 13th, you’re also a professional cabin raider. Survival depends on what you can achieve with the resources you have, but you need to find them first. Most items will be hidden amongst the various pieces of furniture within the camp cabins themselves, and an unopened chest of drawers represents an opportunity to discover a walkie-talkie, a penknife or, better yet, a map for navigating the area. Larger items like car batteries or bear traps are usually tucked away within the corners of each room, but picking up these requires forgoing any weapon you might be holding at the time, so consider your priorities before you start feverishly grabbing everything in sight.
3. Windows and doors are your best friend
In Friday the 13th, it’s nothing less than survival 101 to open every window and barricade every door of the cabins peppering the campsite. As someone whose gargantuan physique leaves little leeway for navigating tight spaces, the window is Jason’s greatest enemy, so be sure to use them to your advantage as often as possible. Leaving them open means that, should you need to leap through one in order to make a quick escape, you won’t come out the other side covered in shattered glass and bloody bruises. Locking and barricading the doors of each cabin is equally important, as this makes it much harder for Jason to get inside, provided he doesn’t have his rage ability – which otherwise allows him to charge through fortified wood like it was paper. Plus, you earn XP for every door your barricade up, which means more money to spend on perks and other items for your character.
4. Take character selection seriously
At first, playable stereotypes like the jock, the nerd and the rocker may appear as purely cosmetic distinctions, but there’s important nuances embedded within Friday the 13th’s array of selectable counselors. Each fetchingly dressed 20-something comes equipped with their own set of statistics, which can determine in-game actions such as how far they can run or the amount of noise they generate in motion. Effective teams will recognise the advantages of this diversity by, for example, entrusting the character with the best repair skills to fix up the car while more agile or combat-ready players can distract Jason in the meantime. The perk system, too, is a valuable means of progression, and some of the randomly generated upgrades – such as the ability to spawn into the game equipped with a baseball bat – can alter the odds in your favour by some significance.
5. Don’t panic
This is generally good advice for all situations in life, I think, but ‘fear’ is a cornerstone mechanic sewn into the very fabric of Friday the 13th’s online dynamics. Every time a counselor is alone, being pursued, in the dark, or near a dead body, their fear increases, which makes it easier for Jason to track them. This is why it’s so important to stick together, but you can also avoid fear by sticking to lighted areas or holing up in a hiding spot. Additionally, don’t sprint unless you need to, and it’s recommended to open all doors and windows as slowly as possible, instead of hurtling through them like a frenzied chimpanzee. Some characters are more easily spooked than others, so if you’re someone who actually enjoys the thrill of the chase, perhaps consider picking a more battle-hardened counselor who won’t start shivering at the sight of a dimly lit log cabin.
6. Hatch a plan
If one person is attempting to fix up a car while the other is looking for ways to kill Jason, I’m sorry to say that you’re going about it all wrong. Each avenue for winning the match as a counselor is a multi-step process, so players should seek to pool together and focus their efforts on a single objective whenever possible. If you know someone has a boat loaded up with petrol, then prioritise the hunt for a propellor. If Tommy Jarvis has spawned in on the scene, and your group seems fairly coordinated, then consider ganging up to bash the hockey mask from Jason’s’ head – more on this later. That said, it’s worth remembering that even the best laid plans can go awry, so this strategy doesn’t ensure victory for all, but it certainly improves your chances over running around like headless chickens.
7. Music matters
The filmic authenticity of Friday the 13th is palpable, right down to the authentic score. This use of the original soundtrack is more than just a complementary afterthought, however, as the in-game musical cues play a big part in signalling Jason’s status and behaviour within the camp. You know that spine-chilling jingle of “Ki Ki Ki, Ma Ma Ma”? Every time you hear this, it means that Jason has received another power to use in his hunt for counselor blood. The more savvy players will therefore be able to figure out exactly which powers Jason is equipped with at any time, and behave accordingly in response. More notably, the in-game music significantly ramps up whenever Jason is nearby, which is an instant signal for you to start making your getaway as soon as possible. That said, Jason’s ‘Stalk’ ability eventually allows him to creep up on players without this music giving him away, so try not to fall into a false sense of security if those high-pitched strings aren’t blaring through the speakers.
8. Fighting should be a last resort (unless you plan it right)
Jason is a master of hand-to-hand combat, a big fan of weaponised household implements, and almost entirely averse to permanent injury. Best to remember this and take it to heart whenever you consider battling him yourself, then, as it probably won’t end well for you. Though all weapons have the chance to temporarily stun Jason when you whack him with them, the likelihood is that he’ll brush off your melee attacks as if you tried to tickle him with a toothpick.
Instead, attacking Jason should only be attempted if there’s no other option left, or if you’re in a group of two or three and well-equipped with it. While baseball bats will tend to bounce off him, shotgun shells and flaregun shots will stun Jason for a good chunk of time, and bear traps will slow him right down too. If an encounter is inevitable, a well-planned stand-off can be a great opportunity to escape, if you combo a few of these together well. A decently strategised, offensively-focused cabin siege can be really useful in ‘resetting’ a pursuit.
Generally though, avoid Mr. Voorhees like the plague, and only take the fight to him when the circumstances are truly dire or you’re very confident you can handle it.
9. You CAN kill Jason
He may seem like an indestructible hulk, but if you manage to perform a specific set of actions then it is possible to defeat Jason. To do this, you need to call in Tommy Jarvis by finding the radio, then wait for him to spawn into the map once at least one of your counselors has died. Make sure you arm Tommy with a machete (you can give his shotgun to someone else) as you’ll need to use this later on. You also have to grab Pamela’s sweater from Jason’s shack and equip it onto a female counselor, but be warned that Jason will be notified as soon as you enter his shack so get out of there sharpish.
Next, you need to keep attacking Jason with weapons until his mask comes off, at which point you are ready for the final steps. First, approach Jason with the female counselor wearing Pamela’s sweater and use it like an item, causing her to imitate his mother and tell him to calm down. As soon as his guard is lowered, whack him with a melee weapon to drop him to his knees, then quickly use Tommy to interact with Jason using the machete to trigger a final kill cinematic and end your nightmare.Follow our top tips to survive and beat Jason as a camp counselor in Friday The 13th: The Game. ]]>