Get a low-res look into the Fredbear’s television past with this hidden Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Easter egg.
We haven’t found tons of extra Easter eggs or secrets in the latest Five Nights at Freddy’s adventure, but there’s at least one fans should be interested in. Let’s go over some of the other simple secrets; when looking at your bed, you can randomly spot flowers, an IV drip, or pills — all indicating that this experience might be a dream while the kid is in a hospital room. If the Freddy doll is on your bed, click his nose to honk it. There’s also the secret message after completing Night 7 (available in the Extras menu after beating Night 6) teasing another Halloween reveal.
And then there’s the secret 20/20/20/20 Mode. See how to access Night 8 in Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 with our how-to walkthrough.
Fredbear & Friends! 1983 Easter Egg
Watch the whole gang party down on TV with this mysterious Easter egg hidden during one of the strange mini-game sequences following every night you manage to survive in Five Nights at Freddy’s 4.
For those not already in the know, each night requires your child protagonist to fend off nightmarish animatronic abominations with only a flickering flashlight. By checking the two hallway doors, closet, and bed you can manage the incoming monsters and survive the night.
Waiting for the timer to tick down to morning light can be excruciating. If you manage to live and avoid a game ending jumpscare, you’ll be treated to a surreal 8-bit mini-game.
Complete Night 3 and you’ll be in control of the crying child. Return to the home where you’ll find a television set through the front door. Interact with the television — just keep pressing until a commercial appears.
Look carefully; the words read “Fredbear & Friends! 1983” while images of other animatronic pals appear. Fredbear is there, naturally, but others show up with him — Foxy, Bonnie, Chica and Freddy are all there too.
So, what does all this mean? Theories suggest that FNaF4 takes places just after the infamous “Bite of ’87” that started this whole series to begin with. Where does the show fit in? Are the strange low-res minigames representations of nightmares, or flashbacks? Were all the animatronics together, even back then? Or was that the start of Freddy Fazbear’s pop-culture career? There’s no way to know for sure, not yet anyway, but answers may be forthcoming with the promised Halloween reveal later this year. Stay tuned for more Five Nights at Freddy’s.
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