Friday the 13th: The Game is evening the odds when it comes to picking who plays as Jason.
In a recent blog post from Gun Media’s ShiftySamurai, the developer explained a new ticketing system for the killer will be implemented into the survival horror game.
Currently, players within a match’s lobby are randomly given roles as either a counselor or the killer. Moving forward, it seems those looking to don the hockey mask in a match will have a better chance than ever before with the new feature. Below is Gun Media’s explanation of how the tickets will work:
With the next update, we will be introducing a behind-the-scenes ticket system that improves the selection process governing which player is selected to be Jason. Players who have marked Jason as their spawn preference are given a surplus of tickets. Each time they’ve played Jason, tickets are subtracted, to reduce the chance of a single player being selected in back to back rounds, even when switching lobbies. An exception would be if that player switched to a lobby with players who have all indicated a preference for playing counselors.
As for players who love to play counselor, the only chance they’ll be forced to play as Jason is if everyone in the lobby sets their preference to the counselor. In that instance, one player will be randomly chosen to be the killer. Similarly, if two players with the same number of tickets opt to play as Jason, one of them will be randomly assigned to the desired position, according to the post.
Since the launch of the game, one of the principal issues has been character selection. The system’s random design often frustrated players, as some would get picked to control the killer a few times in a row, while others would be stuck as a counselor for too many matches. Also, there were many reported problems of match hosts leaving the game because they didn’t get to control Jason. As Friday the 13th doesn’t have dedicated servers, this meant the entire match would end, and all players would have to look for a new lobby.
While it will take time to see if the new ticket system will work as intended, it should give those desperate to be the hunter better odds of being picked than the current random selection. It’s a great time to be the iconic character, too, as his abilities have been buffed in recent updates. Not only is Jason faster than when the game first launched, but he can also switch between weapons. Plus, his many looks themed after the movie iterations are continually being updated, including the upcoming Part V variant costume.
Friday the 13th: The Game is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Game Rant