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How to kill Jason in Friday the 13th: The Game

The goal of the survivors in Friday the 13th: The Game (opens in new tab) is mainly to escape the camp while Jason pursues—or at least live until the end of the round. But it is possible to kill Jason. Just hitting him with wrenches and stunning him, though, won't do it. I've even seen him take a shotgun blast to the chest and stand back up.

The video above, which claims to be the 'world first' Jason kill (the devs have said it's the first video posted, but not the first time it's happened in testing) shows the kill being performed, but that's hardly the whole story. From Kephrii's (opens in new tab)description on YouTube:

  • Step 1: A Female Counselor retrieves the sweater from Jason's mother's shrine.
  • Step 2: Remove Jason's Mask via face pummeling.
  • Step 3: Have Tommy Jarvis pick up the Mask.
  • Step 4: Female Counselor presses Q in Proximity of Jason.
  • Step 5: Female Counselor hits Jason (Ideally a Headshot).
  • Step 6: Jason falls to knees and Tommy presses E. Enjoy!

The feat was achieved on a private server, with a stationary Jason. Based on the matches I've played, actually doing all of those tasks in a real game would be heroic. I can't wait to see someone pull it off. It also isn't clear whether or not there are other methods, but I suspect we'll find out soon if so.

We'll have a Friday the 13th review up next week. In the meantime, we've liked what we've played so far (opens in new tab).

(Update: Along with Kephrii (opens in new tab), who posted the video, Jason was slain by Lil_Lexi667 (opens in new tab), Surrrendr (opens in new tab), LazyR1co (opens in new tab), and Friskkmkay (opens in new tab).)

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.