Savini Jason

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Savini Jason
Savini Jason.png
Devil's Pitchfork
Weapon Strength
Water Speed
Can't Run
Grip Strength

Savini Jason is one of the variations of Jason Voorhees, and one of the two variants that weren't based upon any of the films; the other being the Retro Jason Savini Jason skin.

He was originally one of the rewards for donating to the Kickstarter, but due to popular demand, he was available on the Backerkit store as well for $6.99. He is an exclusive DLC that was only sold on the Kickstarter and Backerkit store.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Savini Jason seems to be designed with more vanity than he can feasibly use in the hands of a casual player. That aside, his primary playstyle seems to border on the "slasher" archetype, in which Jason benefits from attacking and pursuing counselors outright as opposed to grabbing them and diversifying his kills.

Savini's strengths include Shift, allowing him to use it longer, as well as reducing his cooldown, Weapon Strength, which causes his attacks to deal more damage, and Destruction, which enables him to break down doors in a reduced number of hits. Combined with a starting total of five bear traps and two throwing knives (alongside the two available in the shack), as well as a 50% longer weapon reach, Savini has all the tools necessary for a very aggressive and hostile method of playing.

Savini Jason's weaknesses are either negligible or very situational. His inability to run can be worked around via careful use of his heightened Shift ability, as well as his Morph ability. Also encouraged is the use of aggressive trap placement, however playing it safe and trapping key locations is equally beneficial. His poor grip strength can be negligible in most cases, and completely irrelevant if the grabbed counselor is carrying a pocket knife. Lastly, his poor water speed is very situational and can only really pose an issue if a boat spawns in the map.

Counselors are encouraged to act quickly when faced with this Jason. Kill Jason strategies are somewhat discouraged, as Savini's heightened damage output and longer weapon reach can easily shut down any such idea in only 3-5 attacks. A viable tactic against this Jason is working in small groups and having plenty of high-stun weaponry to keep Savini at bay while performing tasks such as vehicle repair and contacting the police or Tommy. Ultimately, a counselor capable of staying on the move has a far greater chance of surviving an encounter with Savini Jason, as he excels in situations where counselors are at a stand still.

Overall, Savini Jason is a powerful antagonist and one of the better Jasons to use in the game. However, with that said, his playstyle is not the easiest to master. In fact, one could argue that his greatest weakness, is being in limited quantity, creating a niche playerbase as a result.

Characteristics, Appearance, and Weapons[edit | edit source]

Unlike the other Jasons - which were modeled after the films they were in - this Jason is not from any of the Friday the 13th movies and was instead created as a different variation of Jason by Tom Savini (hence the name), who created the gory special/make-up effects for the first and fourth installments. Savini Jason was created to reflect what Jason may look like if he had survived the events of Part 9 and returned to Crystal Lake after escaping hell.

Savini Jason's appearance is visualized with the hockey mask blackened with the top red chevron existing, the right side completely damaged much like in Part 7, and has visible claw marks. However, the mask oddly no longer has the axe cut on the mask. He is shown to have been cuffed with a chain that trails around his neck similar to Part 7, and wears the Big-Mac-esque worker shirt with pockets; aside from it being now completely black, the left side is completely torn to show the shoulder, now molten-like with small spikes. Parts of the shirt on the back are also scratched to show the molten appearance, and he leaves a small ash-particle trail behind whenever he walks. Lastly, his pants are now black with some tears at the thigh and the knee pad, and he wears black boots.

Savini Jason's appearance does not seem to include many canon features from previous films. Starting with his head, his skin compared to Part 9 now remains less bloated and rather smoothed. Underneath his mask, his eyes are glowing orange and he has scratches on his face which the insides show to be also glowing orange. The left side skin appears to be a bit stretched, and his mouth - while opened a bit - is shown to be sewed with his skin as the inner mouth glows orange like the scratches and the eyes. The top right side of his eye is decomposed to show the bone around the eyeball. With his body appearing to be very muscular, his skin appears in a color like dark ash, and shows the molten appearance a bit. Finally, he appears to have his fingernails blackened and long, much like in Part 4.

Currently the only weapon he appears to be using is the Devil's Pitchfork (in-game simply called a Pitch Fork).

Strengths and Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

The stats for Savini Jason, revealed on the 26th April 2017.[1]

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Shift - The cooldown for this ability is shorter, and can move at a faster speed.
  • Weapon Strength - This Jason can deal more damage with his weapon.
  • Destruction - This Jason can destroy barricaded doors with only three hits. Non barricaded doors take 2 hits.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Water Speed - This Jason is very slow to move in the water.
  • Can't Run - This Jason can only fast-walk, and cannot run like Part 2 Jason, Part 3 Jason, Part 4 Jason and Part 5 Jason.
  • Grip Strength - Counselors will have an easier time breaking out of this Jason's grasp.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Savini Jason was teased first on the 20th of February 2017 in a teaser video on Gun Media's official YouTube channel.[2]
    • He was then teased with a clear image of his shoulders and head at the PAX East 2017 panel, which was uploaded on Gun Media's official YouTube channel.[3]
      • Savini Jason was finally revealed fully with a gameplay teaser on the 19th April 2017, uploaded to the Gun Media official YouTube channel.[4]
      • On July 27th, 2017 Microsoft accidentally released skin for free on the marketplace, Gun Media was quick to address the issue, and took it down later that same day.
        • Shortly before this, he was released accidentally onto the PlayStation Store for $6.99 (Which brings the developer's claims of not releasing it as DLC later into question). It has since been taken down, leaving PC players as the only ones without a second chance at the Savini Jason.
  • The developers have been adamant about keeping this skin as an exclusive reward for backers of the game. This has proven to be somewhat controversial among the game's fans.
    • Due to the nature of how he was implemented into the game, it's relatively easy to modify the game so that he is playable. As such, numerous players have taken to unlocking him in this way.
    • Due to backers not being able to purchase backer exclusive content for the then non-existent Nintendo Switch version, he is completely unavailable in that version, making it the only version of the game not to legitimately feature him in any way.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

From Left to Right:

  • Savini Jason Concept Art, revealed by Wes in the Official Discord on the 20th April 2017. Tweeted out by the Official Twitter account the same day.[5]
  • One of the teaser images revealed at the PAX East 2017 panel. This picture is of him with his mask on. (Front View)[2]
  • One of the teaser images revealed at the PAX East 2017 panel. This one is of him unmasked. (Front View)[2]
  • The final image of a full body-image of Savini Jason.
  • Savini Jason's Weapon, named the "Devil's Pitchfork", revealed by Wes in the Discord and on his Twitter.[6]
  • The teaser Wes Tweeted on the 11th April 2017. Savini Jason can be seen on the hill in the background.[7]
  • An image from the full reveal teaser, captured by Wes and captioned with: "Oh....and show some love to Boltz for making sure Jason's Fire/Ash particles were on point."[8]
  • An image taken by Rainskull, owner of the Discord. It shows Savini Jason using one of his unique weapon kills to kill AJ. Captured from a teaser trailer.[8]
  • An image of Savini Jason revealed by Ronnie on his Twitter account on the 22nd April 2017. It shows Savini Jason's back. Captioned with: "But when the sun goes down... something stalks the forest"[9]
  • An image of Savini Jason posted on the official Gun Media Twitter account. Posted on the 26th April 2017. Captioned with: "Hello, miss. Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior?"[10]
  • Xbox's Store Icon
  • Xbox's Store Background
  • Physical Edition Bloody Skin