Friday the 13th shutting down dedicated servers this month, just in time for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th game
Friday the 13th game (Image credit: Gun Media)

What you need to know

  • Friday the 13th, the asymmetrical survival horror game, is getting its final patch in November.
  • Dedicated servers will be decomissioned, but players can still play since servers will remain active.
  • The final patch will fix a long list of issues players have been having.

This month will have a Friday the 13th, but it also marks the end of another Friday the 13th.

The asymmetrical survival horror game, which released in 2017 and was based on the popular horror movie franchise, will be getting its last patch in November, publisher Gun Media wrote in a forum post Tuesday. Among a long list of fixes, developers will be shutting down dedicated servers.

This doesn't mean the game is completely going away. Users can still play in matches thanks to peer to peer matchmaking in Quick Play lobbies. They can also play in private matches. Player progression and any unlocks will also remain active and the Double XP, CP, and Tape Drop rates instituted at the start of the pandemic will become permanent.

Finally, the game will still be availble to purchase on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch and will still be receiving support from for troubleshooting. Forums will be archived in a locked state and while social media accounts will still be active, they'll only be used for important announcements.

To sum it up, the game will still be available to play and will be active online, but in a minimal capacity.

If you've been following the game, you'll know that this it's had a trouble history. It released in 2017 to mixed reviews because it was plagued with server issues and was in dire need of other fixes. In 2018, legal disputes brought forth by Victor Miller, the writer of the original Friday the 13th, forced the developers to stop producing content for the game. Despite being eclipsed by a similar game, Dead by Daylight, it managed to hold onto a healthy playerbase, with the Switch version released in 2019.

Developer IllFonic has gone on to another licensed property — Predator: Hunting Grounds.

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