A lot of gamers have been getting in play-time with Scott Cawthon’s Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 but not everyone is able to figure out how to get past each night and outsmart the nightmarish animatronics who have come to haunt a poor, crying, scared kid who can’t sleep at night.
There are various walkthrough guides available for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4. Some offer more help than others, while a few more focus entirely on progressing through each night. The basics of the gamplay are as follows: you get a flashlight that you can use to scare away the animatronics. You can move around the room to the closet, to the left hallway door and to the right hallway door. You can also check the bed behind you for the evil plushies. The objective is to stop the animatronics before they get into the room.
The tools for stopping the animatronics, beyond the flashlight, is listening for them moving down the hallways and breathing. The louder the footsteps the closer they are. Additionally, a mini-game will help you cut two hours off each night if you can complete it successfully.
You can check out RiskRim’s series of videos below, covering each night all the way up to night 7.
On night five, the bloody nightmare-Fredbear is tough to stop. He can move pretty fast and it requires a lot of paying attention to his breathing and footsteps coming from the left and right side of the hall. Basically you’ll need to know which side he’s coming from, so it’s all about listening very closely, especially since he moves really fast.
Funnily enough, the ending sequence for Night 5 left a lot of people angry after the saw what happened to that crying kid; and they were legitimately angry in the comment section. It’s very rare you see people on YouTube so serious and so angry… especially over a cinematic designed like an old Atari game.
A lot of people have a really hard time getting past the first night. The trick is you have to be able to listen very closely. If you listen to the footsteps closely you’ll be able to hear which direction they’re coming from. From there, you’ll need to quickly spot them with the flashlight from that direction.
If you hear the breathing it means they’re very close. Once they get into the closet then you’re likely already dead unless you’re very fast and very good. The idea is to keep them from getting into the room.
8-BitGaming also offers a very strategic look at how to keep the room clear, even if you mess up every once in a while.
If you see the Freddy plushies on the bed you aim the flashlight at them until they move off the bed. If you catch them in the closet then be sure to close the door until they move away.
It’s the same thing for the left and right doors. 8-BitGaming does a fine job of having one person listen while the other actually plays. It’s an effective method for getting through each night. If you don’t have a second person to listen for you, you’ll just need a really good pair of headphones to listen for the breathing and footsteps.
That’s a really, really good walkthrough right there.
Scott Cawthon isn’t done with Five Nights at Freddy’s, though. The game is expected to receive some new content this fall… for free. For now, gamers are left to ponder on the details and mysteries of the game following the special ending on Night 7.
As a bit of a wrap-up on the story: the theory goes that the kid in Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 is the son of purple guy. After the bullies killed him by stuffing him in the animatronic’s mouth, the purple guy came and killed each kid and stuffed them inside the animatronics, respective of the masks they wore. From then on, the kids possessed the animatronics and haunted the Freddy Fazbear parlors at night, equivalent to the poor kid from the fourth game who suffered insomnia at the hands of the nightmarish images.
Anyway, you can look for more Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 content to launch soon.