Five Nights at Freddy's Security Breach reignites the torch for Scott Cawthon's internationally recognized cult-classic hororr anthology. Similar to its previous chapters, players are invited to enter a deranged world brimming with sadistic animatronics and ticking time bombs. The only difference with Security Breach is that, well, you're in for a single night of adrenaline-fueled terrors, rather than five drawn-out ones. Does this make it any less chaotic? Not even in the slightest.
So, how exactly are you supposed to survive this one peculiar night at Freddy Fazbear's Mega Pizzaplex? Well, if you can onboard these five essential tips, then you'll increase your chances of not only belittling the roaming bots, but also making it through to see the break of dawn.
5. The Faz-Watch Is Your Best Friend
After being slumped with the monumental task of having to survive in Freddy Fazbear's Mega Pizzaplex until dawn, you'll find yourself strapped with the Faz-Watch, an extremely important tool that will be instrumental to your survival. You will need to utilize the features on this watch as often as possible, especially when you're first starting out.
The Faz-Watch has a number of perks, though its primary function is to provide you with an in-depth map of the shopping mall. As well as this, you can also view new missions, check up on messages, and even view the cameras that monitor the various wings of the Pizzaplex. So, until you've established a concrete lay of the land, try and use the Faz-Watch as frequently as possible.
4. Utilize the Freddy Bot
Like in any Five Nights at Freddy's game, hiding is a key part of the experience. Failing to go incognito as and when needed can—and probably will—get you killed. Fortunately for Gregory, though, such bots exist inside the Pizzaplex that can let the poor soul go undercover for short periods of time. And the bot in question, weirdly enough, is none other than Freddy Fazbear himself.
During sticky situations, you can, in fact, call upon Freddy using one of the booths around the Pizzaplex. Doing this will grant you the opportunity to climb aboard and navigate through areas with one too many animatronics on the move. It is worth taking into account that Freddy does rely on a power meter, which you will have to recharge whenever it plummets. With that, you should only use Freddy as a disguise whenever the situation is too tricky to walk away from.
3. Avoid the Cleaners
Do you remember how the witches would scream once startled in Left 4 Dead? Well, it's the same sort of gig with the cleaning bots in Security Breach; startle them, and they'll be quick to alert the horde. Or in this case, one of the nearest animatronics in the Pizzaplex. Do yourself a favor here and, you know — don't startle the cleaning bots when you're out completing objectives.
The good news is, if you happen to come within proximity of a cleaning bot, they will give you a minor warning before sending out the stress signal. If you catch one putting its arms up, simply back away and enter a different area of the Pizzaplex — preferably one that isn't being swept of all its crusts and tomato sauce sachets.
2. Save After Every Objective
If you've played Five Nights at Freddy's, then you'll know that save points aren't really a thing. If anything, they're a luxury that only the likes of Security Breach can accommodate. It makes sense, then, that you would utilize these rarities whenever the opportunity arises. Because if you don't, then boy oh boy — you're going to be reliving the same emotional torment over and over again until you get something right.
The good news is, Security Breach has a knack for presenting you with save stations at critical moments in the story. Other times, though, you will need to manually save your progress when out exploring the Pizzaplex. Do yourself a favor and save whatever progress you have made—no matter big or small—whenever you get a chance. It may sound like a burden, but making the extra effort to find a save station between objectives will save you a lot of time in the long run.
1. Prepare for Dawn
Like in many games that feature a point of no return, Security Breach fosters its own version. This point, surprise, surprise, is 6 AM, a time during which you will have to make one final push against the Pizzaplex's toughest obstacles. Once you have crossed this threshold, you will not be able to save your game, complete any additional objectives, or even explore the mall at will. Your goal here, then, is to mop up any leftover bits and pieces before launching your final assault.
Before all hell breaks loose on the Pizzaplex, aim to use the final 20 minutes completing any tasks logged in your Faz-Watch. If you're able to save your game, then do so without hesitation, as you won't have the chance to once 6 AM has struck the clock. You will reach this point just after leaving Roxy's Raceway. Before heading into the Parts and Services section of the mall, take the opportunity to cross the t's and dot the i's.
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