Horror Games - Tips & Tricks - September 6, 2018

Ultimate & In-depth Guide for Five Nights at Freddy’s

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is a popular indie horror game developed by Scott Cawthon. The game features a unique blend of survival horror and strategy, as players take on the role of a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family-friendly restaurant with a dark and unsettling secret. Here’s an in-depth guide on how to play the game, along with some tips and tricks for fans:

The Animatronics


Bonnie is a Bunny animatronic who is most active the first few nights. He returns to your office more often than other animatronics and he can only enter through the left side. When he is in your office, the doors will be blocked.



Chica is most active from night 2 till 5 and will only approach the office from the right side. She is a lot like Bonnie, but she idles longer at the door. If you hear noise coming from the kitchen, Chica is eating some pizza. She can also block your doors.




Foxy is a pirate fox who hides in Pirate Cove. He is active from night 2 -5, sometimes night 1. He is unique because he has different stages. In the first stage he hides behind his curtains, in the second stage he will peek through, in the third stage he is standing in front of his exhibit and in the last stage he has left Pirate Cove completely. He will then run towards you through the West Hall (Cam 2-A). The stages will change quicker if you don’t watch him enough, so check him regularly. If he has left Pirate Cove, don’t check Cam 2-A, just close your door and wait for the sound of him knocking. He will only approach the left door.

Freddy Fasbear


Freddy is most active on nights 4 and 5 but can appear earlier. He will not peek at your door so if he is in the East Hall, you should close the right door immediately. He can also attack if both doors are closed and when the power runs out. When he is in the kitchen a song will start and you can hear a laugh when he moves. Last but not least, Freddy hides in the dark corners of the room and can not be seen if there is another animatronic in the room with him.

General Rules and Tips

Cameras, doors, and lights

Your camera viewer and lights aid you in finding the animatronics. Check both regularly and check on Pirate Cove every 1-3 times you look at the cameras. Your camera can show every place except for the blind spots outside your door, that’s when the lights come in. Check your lights before you check the cameras, this is very important from night 3 and on. If Bonnie and Chica are near your door without you checking they will sneak up on you and kill you while you are checking the camera viewer. If an animatronic is next to the door. Close it!



Every night you start with a full energy bar. The cameras, lights, and doors all cost power. Foxy also takes some power when he knocks on your door. If he does this 2 times in one night, you’re going to have a hard time!


Some Useful Tips


Check the door lights and hallways often; lights before cameras. Also, remember to watch Pirate Cove frequently. Hearing footsteps in the hallways is also a sign animatronics are near. Also, remember to use your power wisely! The best tip I can give you really, is to stay calm. Then you are going to beat this shit! Well, for the most part.


Game Overview:

1. Objective:

  • Your main goal is to survive five nights (and additional nights in later games) as the night security guard.
  • You must monitor security cameras to keep an eye on animatronic characters that roam the restaurant at night.

2. Game Mechanics:

  • The game primarily involves monitoring security cameras, closing doors, and conserving power.
  • Power is a critical resource; if it runs out, the security doors won’t close, leaving you vulnerable to animatronics.

How to Play:

1. Monitor the Cameras:

  • Use the security cameras to track the animatronics’ movements.
  • Flip through the cameras regularly to keep an eye on different areas.

2. Conserving Power:

  • Power is essential for the security doors and lights. Be strategic in using them.
  • Don’t keep the security doors closed all the time; only close them when absolutely necessary.

3. Managing Animatronics:

  • Learn the movement patterns of each animatronic. Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy each have distinct behaviors.
  • Pay close attention to audio cues, as some animatronics make distinctive sounds when moving.

4. Utilize Lights and Doors:

  • Use the lights to check if animatronics are outside your door before closing it.
  • Close doors only when absolutely necessary, as using them consumes a significant amount of power.

5. Surviving Foxy:

  • Foxy is unique and becomes active if not monitored. Keep an eye on Pirate Cove, and make sure to check Foxy regularly.

6. Check Blind Spots:

  • Animatronics can disable security cameras. Keep an eye on areas where cameras may go offline.

Tips and Tricks:

1. Be Patient:

  • Take your time to understand the mechanics and animatronic patterns. Patience is key to survival.

2. Listen Carefully:

  • Use headphones to hear subtle audio cues. This helps in detecting animatronics’ movements.

3. Use Power Wisely:

  • Prioritize power usage. Don’t keep unnecessary lights on, and close doors only when needed.

4. Camera Flipping Strategy:

  • Develop a systematic approach to flipping through cameras. This ensures you cover all areas efficiently.

5. Stay Calm:

  • Jump scares are inevitable, but staying calm and collected will help you make better decisions.

6. Learn from Failures:

  • Each failure is a learning opportunity. Analyze what went wrong and adjust your strategy accordingly.

Additional Games in the Series:

1. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2:

  • Introduces new animatronics and a different gameplay mechanic.

2. Five Nights at Freddy’s 3-6:

  • Each game in the series brings new challenges and animatronics. Learn the unique mechanics of each installment.


“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is a challenging and immersive horror experience that requires a combination of strategy and quick thinking. By understanding the mechanics, learning animatronic patterns, and employing strategic use of resources, you can increase your chances of surviving the night. Remember, patience and a calm demeanor are your best allies in facing the terror of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Good luck!

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