“Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach” Game Rundown

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is an ongoing franchise, and after years of waiting a new game is finally released (spoiler warning for the game)!

Five Nights at Freddys: Security Breach is the latest installment in the famous franchise.


“Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach” is the latest installment in the famous franchise.

Matlyn McShane, Columnist

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is an ongoing video game created by Scott Cawthon, and has been around since 2014. According to The Little Facts, Cawthon’s estimated net worth is about 60 million dollars, with nine games in the series. There is a lot of lore behind the game, and there have been thousands of videos uploaded on YouTube explaining the story and talking about theories.

On Dec. 16, 2021, the newest game came out. This one was called “Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach.” Many new characters were added, such as Roxy the Wolf, Monty the Alligator, Sundrop and Moondrop, and various other animatronics. The main four in this game are Freddy, Monty, Chica, and Roxy. According to HITC, some fans were mad because characters who had been there since the beginning were replaced, those being Bonnie the Bunny and Foxy the Pirate Fox.

According to ScreenRant, “Security Breach” takes a very different approach from all the other games, both aesthetically and gameplay wise. Taking place in a made-up entertainment complex called “Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex,” it has a much more synthwave feel to it, with a lot of bright neon colors and retro-looking decorations. Another thing that’s different is the gameplay. In most other games, you’re stuck in a room watching the animatronics on cameras or stuck in one place. However, “Security Breach” is free-roam, letting you walk around the entire setting.

In “Security Breach,” you’re playing as a 12-year-old boy named Gregory. Your main goal is to survive the whole night (12 a.m. to 6 a.m.) without the animatronics catching you, just as in the other games. Having the ability to walk around the map, however, makes more problems, as it’s easier for the animatronics to find you. You have an advantage though: Freddy. Freddy Fazbear is one of the original characters, hence the game being named after him. In most of the games he’s out to get you, just as all the other animatronics are. “Security Breach” changes things up with Freddy wanting to help you instead of hurt you. You have the ability to hide inside his stomach compartment, making you basically invisible to all the other animatronics. One disadvantage, though, is that Freddy can’t go very long without a charge. Finding charging stations is mandatory when hiding inside of him.

The gameplay is very fun, with a lot of different missions and tasks for you to complete in order to survive. One caveat of this feature, though, is that it can end up being rather frustrating, with some missions being harder than others. Another way “Security Breach” is different is save stations. As soon as you finish one mission, you’re supposed to save your spot so that in case you die, you won’t have to completely restart.

With the game being new and rushed by developers, lots of people have found minor bugs, stated by ScreenRant such as glitches in animatronics, sound malfunctions, or the game itself crashing. People have made complaints that the game is too long, or takes too many tries to get a mission done.

Even though there’s bugs and things feel different, it’s still a captivating game with a unique plot and character design. Fans are hoping that more games are added to the series, as well as more lore and backstory to “Security Breach.”