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Friday the 13th: The Game will feature Jason Traps

04.14.2017by: Mike Sprague

Well, this news has me excited and intrigued, to say the least...

Looks like FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME will feature something the developers are currently calling "Jason Traps", and yes, they are exactly what they sound like. Or maybe they aren't...

Are these traps Jason uses to catch campers? Or are these traps campers use to catch Jason? Humm... Turns out, they are traps Jason uses to catch campers. Nice.

That said, supposedly, the campers have traps too. FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME developer "Wes" took to the F13Game forum to lay out, and answer, some questions about this new feature.

Wes The Developer on JASON TRAPS:

Q: Are Jason's traps the same asset as the counselors trap?

A: No. Jason spent a long time in the woods, alone. Honing his skills as a hunter and killer. This is a trap that he has created,I'm told, using found items in the woods. Old pieces of wood, rusty nails and spikes and perhaps old bed springs from an old mattress to slam the trap shut. 

Q: How do Jason traps work?

A: Jason has traps in his inventory (hud icon). Once selected (button press) Jason kneels and places trap on ground, and then covers the trap with leaves. 
 
Q: How many traps does Jason have?

A: Each Jason will have different amounts of traps. For example, J2 might have 5, whereas J8 only 3. 

Q: Can Jason set traps anywhere on the map?

A: Jason can only set traps within exterior areas only. He can not set them inside a cabin/building/underwater/docks. Only on ground textures. 

Q: Can Jason set traps near doors, windows and the car?

A: Yes. And it's awesome. You might think, at first blush, that this is too OP and could be used to troll. But Jason only has a limited amount of these.

Very cool info.

Here is a screen shot of one of the traps in "action." Covered in leaves. Not a great look, but I get it. I circled it so you can actually see it. But I guess that's the point.


 
As Jason sets the trap, he covers it with leaves thus providing some camo to the trap. Choosing where you set the trap is crucial. We chose to set one here on the road so you can clearly see it. But a smart Jason would set this trap near other "world" leaves, thus making it nearly invisible. 

 

Here's a screenshot of a counselor stuck in a Jason Trap.

Ah, nice. The old bear trap. 

 

Unfortunately, there is still no set release date for FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME, but we will let you know, day or night, as soon as that info is made public.

You can read the full "Jason Traps Q&A" RIGHT HERE.

I wonder if fans were this excited for the NES version back in 1989.

Extra Tidbit: A bear trap would only piss Jason off. An actual bear might work though.

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