Five Nights At Freddys: Security Breach


Steel Wood Studios and Scott Cawthon

Five Nights At Freddys: Security Breach promotional website put out before the games release.

Oliver Daubert, Writer

After a long time coming, Five Nights At Freddy’s (FNAF) released its newest instalment, and 10th game in the series, on December 16, 2021; Five Nights At Freddys: Security Breach. After 879 days since it was first announced it’s finally here! 


This is the first FNAF game to be a completely free roam game, allowing the player to roam all around the map. Freshman Cassiel Burghouts said this about the free roam aspect: “I love it. It leaves so much room to (sic) adventure”. 


This game is definitely a different feel than the past games in the franchise; nonetheless, it’s still getting amazing reviews.


In this game the player is a child named Gregory who has found himself trapped inside of Freddy Fazbear’s Mega PizzaPlex. Gregory has a helping hand in the form of Glamrock Freddy, an animatronic performer and the face of the PizzaPlex. There are multiple other animatronics who roam around the map as well as a security guard trying to hunt you down. These animatronics consist of Roxanne/Roxy, the wolf, Glamrock Chica the chicken, and Montgomary/Monty Gator. There are other side characters, such as Sun and Moon and numerous security robots.The security guard is a woman named Vanessa who has an alter ego, Vanny the rabbit.


These characters have received some controversy, since originally FNAF consisted of 4 main characters: Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Foxy and Bonnie. Foxy and Bonnie have been replaced by Monty Gator and Roxy the Wolf. 


Jenney Harris, a freshman,  shared her opinions on the new characters: “My favorite character without a doubt is Montgomery gator (Monty). However, I still prefer the original gang”.


While Security Breach has been receiving great reviews it comes with some downsides. This game is littered with bugs and glitches. Many players have found some of these glitches useful to gameplay using them to their advantage, especially in speedruns; some of which are as fast as three minutes. 


Some have voiced concern that it should have been held out on its release to fix these bugs. Burghouts responded, “The game was a nice idea but feels poorly executed and unfinished”. 

Despite some frustrations in game play and new characters, Five Nights At Freddys: Security Breach definitely is a new beginning for the franchise. With the old developer Scott Cawthon stepping down leaving it to new developers, it’ll bring a whole new beginning to a beloved franchise. Fans can’t wait to see where FNAF goes next.