Friday the 13th: The Game is a lot of things and it hurts to admit that a lot of those things aren’t good. Starting out I didn’t mind looking past a lot of the game’s glaring problems; problems that ranged from hardly noticeable to making the game borderline unplayable. One moment a key item might disappear mysteriously from my inventory, the next moment I am levitating hundreds of feet above the map. In the game’s defense, there was never any expectation that Friday the 13th: The Game was going to be a masterpiece. There was, however, the reasonable assumption made by players that the janky and broken things would be fixed over time—they were not.
One of those janky and broken things happens to be the notorious roof exploit; an exploit where counselors can glitch themselves onto rooftops escaping any and all danger. In some cases you can simply spam the crouch button to end up on a rooftop. Alternatively, and pretty oddly, you can also glitch onto rooftops by placing a bear trap in just the right doorway at Packanack Lodge and running toward a rock. As far as I know Jason isn’t capable of reaching any of these rooftops—even by replicating the camp counselor method—so getting up there as a counselor basically guarantees victory if Jason doesn’t quit the match. If you’re interested, here are two bozos dancing on a roof after pulling off the glitch successfully.
I booted the game back up recently hopeful that things may have gotten better. Out of the five matches I played, three of them ended with people glitching onto rooftops. As a result of these glitches, common objectives like acquiring gas and car batteries, restoring power, and calling the police—you know, the core mechanics that make the game fun and interesting—get sidelined in place of exploits that ruin the entire experience of the game. Sadly, it seems as though things have gotten exponentially worse for Friday the 13th: The Game. Since I won’t be playing ever again, here is a video walkthrough on how to perform the bear trap roof glitch. At this point, doing anything besides this stupid exploit seems pointless, so knock yourself out.