Friday the 13th Gets Single Player Challenges, New Counsellor

“You’re Doomed! You’re All Doomed!”

Friday the 13th: The Game will finally be getting its much anticipated single player challenges mode, and a new counselor this Thursday.

The new Jason-focused single player mode was pushed back from last summer, as IllFonix said they wanted “to be satisfied before they unleash it.” Back in February they showed off some gameplay, and made a not-so-cryptic allusion to the modes similarities to the popular Hitman series. IllFonix says the new challenge mode will offer multiple objective based missions, which of course, consist of various ways of murdering helpless teenagers as they try to enjoy nature. When it launches on Thursday, it’ll come with ten challenge stages, and 30 new unlockable emotes for braving them.

In a blog post explaining the thought process behind the single player challenges, the developer says “It could be as simple as ‘Kill Everyone”, but then you might find a challenge that asks you to locate a specific counselor and kill them first. Or perhaps kill someone a specific way, or with a specific weapon.” IllFonix also said that as time goes on, more involved levels will be included, featuring multiple objectives per challenge, bigger levels, and multiple targets. Challenge mode also acts as a more contextual, loosely narrative-driven version of the game’s current Jason vs Bots solo mode, and joins the puzzling, Easter egg filled Virtual Cabin which launched earlier this year.

Thursday’s update will also bring a new counselor into the mix, Victoria Sterling. The selfish, “bitchy” new counselor has low repair and strength skills, but “above average” stamina and stealth.

Friday the 13th Victoria

On top of all that, the new update also includes rebalancing for Part 7 Jason, AI improvements for offline mode, perk adjustments, a matchmaking queue for salty ragequitters, “and more.” The update, and all the gore that comes with it, will be free for all players this Thursday, May 24th on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Are you excited for the new challenge mode? What do you think of the new counselor? Let us know in the comments! While you wait for the update to drop, check out the new Left 4 Dead inspired shooter being published by Gearbox, and why We Happy Few has been denied classification in Australia (hint: its not the giant spiders).