Friday the 13th: The Game | Guide to Playing as Jason

Friday the 13th: The Game

Friday the 13th: The Game just released and it’s generating such a buzz that the servers have been down for much of the day. Before you head into Camp Crystal Lake, learn how to play as the legendary psychopath Jason Vorhees with our guide detailing his mechanics and the strengths and weaknesses of his variations.


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Playing as Jason

As Jason, your goal is to hunt down and kill all of the counselors present on the map before they are able to avoid your clutches. While you technically “win” as Jason if you kill one counselor, you should aim to kill as many as possible for experience points and because it’s fun.

Playing as Jason in Friday the 13th: The Game gives you access to many abilities and tools.

Morph: Allows Jason to quickly navigate around the map. Think of it as Friday the 13th: The Game’s version of quick travel. After using ‘Morph’ Jason will be presented with a map. Selecting anywhere on the map will instantly teleport Jason to that location. The map will also display various points of interest such as vehicles that counselor’s may be running to or electrical boxes that can be destroyed.

Friday the 13th: The Game Jason Guide
View of the map when ‘Morphing’ as Jason.

 

Sense: Jason’s ‘Sense’ mode focuses on detecting counselors. The more afraid a counselor is the easier they will be to detect. The ‘Sense’ mode will also detect noise and relay it to the Jason player as large sound rings. ‘Sense’ mode also allows Jason to detect counselors in cabins but will not pinpoint their location inside of the building.

Friday The 13th: The Game Jason Guide
Detecting nearby activity in the “Sense” mode.

 

Shift: Allows Jason to cover short distances in the blink of an eye. Activating the ‘Shift’ ability will cause Jason to disappear from view of everyone and cause him to quickly accelerate in any direction. Who knew a lumbering giant could be so elusive?

Stalk: Allows Jason to sneak up on unsuspecting counselors. Activating ‘Stalk’ will mute Jason’s proximity music for any nearby counselor and allow him to more easily hear movement.

Friday the 13th: The Game Jason Guide
Using the ‘Stalk’ ability.

 

Rage: The ultimate killing ability. Upon automatic activation, Jason’s abilities are boosted significantly, and he is able to burst through doors and various walls throughout the camp.

Friday the 13th: The Game Jason Guide
Jason taking his ‘Rage’ out on a door.

Killing as Jason

Grab Kills: Jason can perform a variety of different grab kills. Before a match you will have the opportunity to equip Jason with up to 4 grab kills that you have unlocked. After grabbing a counselor you will brutally murder them if they fail at getting away from your grasp.

Context Kills: Context kills are environmental kills that Jason can perform. After grabbing a counselor the kill locations will appear on objects. Drag the counselor over to the object and interact with it to theatrically execute them.

Friday the 13th: The Game Jason Guide
Jason stoking the fire with a counselor’s face.

 

Traps and Throwing Knives: In addition to grab and environmental kills, Jason has access to two physical tools to murder his prey with; throwing knives and bear traps. Throwing knives can be used to inflict damage on counselors from range, while bear traps can be hidden in high traffic areas to pin down counselors.

Combat Stance: Entering a combat stance allows you to more effectively attack counselors. While in combat stance both Jason and counselors will be able to lock-on and attack each other. Combat stance however will make nearby counselors more agile, giving them the opportunity to roll and evade attacks.

Friday the 13th: The Game Jason Guide
Jason and Deborah locked into a duel.

Jason Variations

 

Jason: Part 2

Unlocks at Level 13

  • Strengths
    • Can Run: Can run at a slightly faster top-end speed than other variations.
    • + Traps: Starts with more traps than other variations.
    • + Morph: Ability has a faster cooldown allowing it to be used more frequently.
  • Weaknesses
    • – Shift: Shift ability has a slower cooldown.
    • – Defense: Has lower HP and block chance than other variations.
    • Water Speed: Moves much slower in water than other variations.

 

Jason: Part 3

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  • Strengths
    • Can Run: Can run at a slightly faster top-end speed than other variations.
    • + Weapon Strength: Deals more damage against counselors with weapons.
    • + Grip Strength: Loses grasp on counselors less frequently than other variations.
  • Weaknesses
    • – Stun Resistance: Gets stunned more than other variations.
    • – Sense: Sense ability doesn’t last as long.
    • – Stalk: Stalk ability doesn’t last as long.

 

Jason: Part 6

Unlocks at Level 3

  • Strengths
    • Throwing Knives: Starts with 4 throwing knives.
    • + Sense: Sense ability lasts longer.
    • + Shift: Shift ability has a faster cooldown.
  • Weaknesses
    • – Defense: Has lower HP and block chance than other variations.
    • Can’t Run: Can not run, only walk fast.
    • – Morph: Morph ability has a slower cooldown.

 

Jason: Part 7

Unlocks at Level 7

  • Strengths
    • + Sense: Sense ability lasts longer.
    •  Water Speed: Moves much faster in the water than other variations.
    • + Grip Strength: Loses grasp on counselors less frequently than other variations.
  • Weaknesses
    • Can’t Run: Can not run, only walk fast.
    • – Traps: Starts with fewer traps than other variations.
    • – Shift: Shift ability has a slower cooldown.

 

Jason: Part 8

Unlocks at Level 20

  • Strengths
    •  Water Speed: Moves much faster in the water than other variations.
    •  Destruction: Does more environmental damage than other variations.
    • + Stalk: Stalk ability lasts longer than other variations.
  • Weaknesses
    • – Sense: Sense ability doesn’t last as long.
    • Can’t Run: Can not run, only walk fast.
    • – Grip Strength: Loses grasp on counselors more frequently than other variations.

 

Jason: Part 9

Unlocks at Level 31

  • Strengths
    • + Shift: Shift ability has a faster cooldown.
    • + Stun Resistance: Gets stunned less than other variations.
    • + Stalk: Stalk ability lasts longer than other variations.
  • Weaknesses
    • Can’t Run: Can not run, only walk fast.
    • Less Hit Points: Has less HP than other variations.
    • – Traps: Starts with fewer traps than other variations.

 

Savini Jason

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  • Strengths
    • + Shift: Shift ability has a faster cooldown.
    • + Weapon Strength: Deals more damage against counselors with weapons.
    •  Destruction: Does more environmental damage than other variations.
  • Weaknesses
    • Water Speed: Moves much slower in water than other variations.
    • Can’t Run: Can not run, only walk fast.
    • – Grip Strength: Loses grasp on counselors more frequently than other variations.