Friday the 13th: The Game Dedicated Servers Shut Down After Final Update

After three years of issues across various reasons, Friday the 13th will shut down its dedicated servers. Despite finding success in a community of players, Gun Media has faced legal disputes over the IP, hackers, and plenty of bugs that have plagued its online slasher.

Friday the 13th: The Game Dedicated Servers Shut Down After Final Update

After legal troubles over the rights from a writer and producer of the original film, Friday the 13th game will have its dedicated servers shutdown after one final update coming later this month.

The news is broken from a forum post by Gun Media’s lead community developer Matt Shotcha who gives insight into what players can expect from the game’s future despite the servers being shut down.

“All things must come to an end, eventually. And while that statement might sound ominous, there is a lot to cover and a lot of news to highlight, so please read on,” writes Shotcha.

“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.”

For players who still want to rip apart their friends, you still can with the private lobbies and Quick Play lobby system. Double XP, CP, and tape drops will remain, which were put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of this, members of the community will still be able to visit the forums for information, just not able to post on them, along with the support team who will continue address player concerns over bugs.

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No concrete date for the final update as of writing, but we do know it will fix various issues players have had for a while. Once that comes this month, then the dedicated servers for Friday the 13th will get shut down.

Unfortunately, the game was doomed years ago. When it launched in 2017, it was plagued by hackers and bugs, which the glitches and optimization issues still exist to some degree. Things turned for the worse as all post-launch content was chopped by a machete due to a legal dispute between Victor Miller, the writer of the original film, and the producer Sean Cunningham.

You can still play the game, so will you? Let us know your thoughts on this story and your experience with the game. Additionally, you can check out our review of the Switch version.

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