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Friday the 13th: The Game PS4 Update Fixes Infuriating Matchmaking Times

Update 1.04 solves Matchmaking problems for PlayStation 4 players.

Friday the 13th: The Game has received a patch for its PlayStation 4 version in the form of Update 1.04. This patch seeks to address some of the issues that have been clouding the title since its launch on the PlayStation 4 on May 26th, 2017.

Fans of the game have suffered through numerous problems with matchmaking, often waiting lengthy periods of time before a match can be found. Over on the Friday the 13th: The Game’s Facebook page, the developer, Gun Media, has released a statement as well as patch notes for what is in Update 1.04.

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The notes also mentioned that the Savini-Jason skin should now be available.
The notes also mentioned that the Savini-Jason skin should now be available.

Addressing the improvements to matchmaking, Gun Media stated that they wanted to reiterate “very strongly” that, “matchmaking fixes are always an on-going process. Testing showed around a 4x-6x improvement in matchmaking speed; though we'll continue to monitor in the live environment.” This means that players should be able to find a match significantly faster than what they were previously.

The Patch Notes for Update 1.04 were included in the post as well:

Improvements

  • Matchmaking Fixes. Should decrease amount of time it takes to match-make.
  • Added a Random option in the lobby.
  • Increased effectiveness of Jason and Counselor spawn preference options. Shuffling the possible Jason list 3x as much to help randomness.
  • Disabled inhale sound effect for breathing while in a hiding spot.
  • Made dead body stingers less obnoxious: Ignored while being pursued by Jason; 10s cooldown; Will not fire for witnessed nearby deaths.

Fixes

  • Various fixes to the different glitch / hide / exploit spots
  • Fixed issue where you have infinite stamina.
  • Fixed a few areas where the player couldn't reach with Jason. Also fixed a stuck spot on Packanack.
  • Fixed perk roller UI sometimes getting stuck if there is an error talking to the database.
  • Fixed session heartbeat requests to be more resilient to service failures.
  • Fixed character hair stretching at lower frame rate.
  • Fixed Jason not always aborting the knife throw when stunned.
  • Fixed a case where it was possible to get stuck in a knife throw.
  • Fixed some visibility issues with the door interaction icons.
  • Fixed some placement issues with dropped items.
  • Fixed Jason's mask floating when knocked off.
  • Fixed Jason not always cancelling shift or morph if they hit a car in reverse.
  • Fixed an issue with the hiding spot exit code.
  • Fixed Counselors potentially getting stuck inside of a wall if hit while climbing through a window at the perfect time.
  • Fixed Rotate Minimap With Player not updating when changed until a map change.
  • Fixed some host specific crashes.
  • Fixed people being able to share settings save games.
  • Fixes for DLC

Gun Media also made mention of the Xbox One’s update being currently in a testing phase with the internal team and that it will soon be delivered to Microsoft. Back on the PlayStation side, backers of the game who selected to have the Savini-Jason DLC should find it now available, with the Clothing Packs releasing later on in the day.

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Now that Update 1.04 for Friday the 13th: The Game is live, players should be able to dive back into the role of a Counselor or Jason with relative ease. Hopefully now it’s not as difficult to find a game as it is to kill Jason.

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Sam Chandler

Sam loves all things shooters, whether it's a cheeky chicken dinner in PUBG or diving into a raid in Destiny, he'll be there.