It looks like players of the online multiplayer horror game Friday the 13th can expect a free update soon. Developers Illfonic took to the games twitter page announcing that they are currently working on eight new emotes for players to use in-game to better help counselors communicate with each other during multiplayer matches. Some of the emotes include commands like “okay”, “follow me”, and “no’. These may seem like very simple additions, but they should go a long way in helping players escape the crazed killer hunting them down.
In addition to the emotes Illfonic told players they can expect three new maps as well. These maps are being called “Fast-Paced Maps” with the tagline expressing that they are 40% smaller, but 100% deadlier. This comes in part with players concern that some matches can run a little long with so much space to hide and explore. Illfonic expressed that these new maps will help cut down on some of the match times and make the game a little more intense as well. The best part is that just like the emotes all of these maps will be part of a free update. When this free update will roll out is still a mystery however, as the studio did not give any sort of release date only stating that they were “currently in progress”.
All of this is good news for players wondering if the studio would continue to support the game after release. Especially considering the rough time the studio had with the servers at launch. Now that problems have been fixed and new content is on the way things are looking good for the games online community which still seems to be holding on to the game even after the console release of Dead by Daylight, a similar multiplayer horror experience.