As promised, the Jason strategy guide section for Friday The 13th: The Game has launched! The guides will be updated throughout the life cycle of the game and will be expanded upon as necessary.
Let me know what you think in the comments and if I need to add anything I will do so.
Only a few more days until May 26th. Let’s slay!
What kind of Jason is this?:
When you’re in hell, just keep on trucking. If it worked for Jason twice, it can work for you! This Jason is meant for players who love total destruction and toying with their prey. As the game drags on, you will limit the number of hiding spots for counselors. May the heavens help any counselors who attempt to boldly attack you in melee combat.
Pre-launch tips for playing as Tom Savini Jason:
Lashing out at counselors as you despawn out of shift is a good idea since it will decrease their chances of escaping your weak grip.
Don’t let counselors take shelter in a cabin. Break down those doors if you see them trying to make a plan.
You don’t have to destroy every door, but causing damage to important cabins players are known to hide in will decrease everyone’s chances of survival in the latter half of the game.
Teleporting to a likely inhabited spot and throwing everyone into panic at the beginning might be a good idea.
Tips for fighting this Jason:
Use your speed and teamwork to kite the Jason-player around the map. Be constantly on the move but be stealthy.
Hiding out in cabins is not a recommended choice.
If you start hearing the Jason chase music, begin to zigzag or risk having this Jason teleport and open up with a swing right on top of you.
Use long range weapons such as the flare gun and shotgun to deal damage to Jason and stay away from his melee weapon.
Going solo and staying on the move and giving players a chance to start the vehicles might be your best weapon to combat Savini Jason.
What kind of Jason is this?
Not even the F.B.I. could kill Jason and keep him from this world. Part 9 Jason, a.k.a. Hell Jason, is for those who like to be on the move constantly with an improved shift ability and taking the fight to counselors. If you wanted to perform some good kills and not be afraid to take on more than one counselor in the beginning, this Jason is for you. Your true talents won’t shine until the second half of the game, but you will have fun changing from an aggressive killer to a sneaky killer once you gain stalk.
Pre-launch tips for playing as Jason Part IX aka Hell Jason:
With an increased stun resistance, you’re less likely to get knocked down, giving you time to perform slashes and kills. Be aggressive in the beginning.
Due to your low hit points, shift and fake out players using flares and rifles. Be wary of weapons that can do a lot of damage such as shotguns and axes.
Don’t pursue groups of 3 or more counselors. Try to end the game quickly before players can get together and make a plan to escape.
Stack shift and stalk to perform memorable ambushes in the second half of the game.
Place your two traps strategically near important locations or places you feel counselors will run by.
Tips for fighting Jason and how to survive:
A boat escape or escaping by land within the first 10 minutes is recommended. Due to Hell Jason’s ability to get a reduced cooldown on shift and stalk, even the most agile of counselors will have a hard time escaping in the latter half of the game. A boat escape is your best bet since this Jason isn’t a fast swimmer. Although this Jason has fewer hit points, he is less likely to get stunned, so attempting to fight Jason in open combat is not a wise decision unless you have faith in your fellow teammates to back you up. Even then, it might not be enough to send Jason back to hell a second time.
What kind of Jason is this?
Even Jason Voorhees loves the ‘Big Apple’. This Jason is for those who want to specialize in memorable ambush kills towards the end game using stalk. This Jason also specializes in flushing out players hiding in cabins throughout a match. Although you might not be very fast on the land, your destruction ability to break through doors and your fast movement in the water will make for some unpredictable game play.
Pre-launch tips for playing as Jason Part VIII a.k.a. Manhattan Jason
. Navigate the map using water routes
. Make sure players aren’t trying to escape using the car or police, so guard those positions when you can.
. Due to your weak grip strength, I recommend injuring the counselors with your weapon first and then grabbing them.
. Charge through cabin doors to flush out counselors who are trying to hide and raise their fear level. You have an easier time breaking down doors and walls, so use it to your advantage.
. Build-up a counselor’s fear so you’ll have an easier time finding them if they escape you. You can only use sense for a limited time, so use it wisely.
Tips for fighting Jason and not getting killed:
Counselors, your primary goal is to escape within 10 minutes. Use this Jason’s weak sense ability to stay out of sight in the beginning and repair the vehicles quickly. While a boat escape might not be ideal, do your best to escape within 10 minutes. Due to this Jason’s increased stalk ability, you will be at risk of losing track of him and be more susceptible to ambushes or getting picked off. If this is a skilled Jason-player who can combine shift and stalk…all I can say is you’re all doomed. Staying in cabins for long periods of time is not recommended since this Jason can destroy barricades quickly. Stay on the move and stay inland.