The everlasting fame of Five Nights at Freddy’s can be contributed to the fact that every FNAF game has a variety of hidden Easter eggs. That the players can find or experience on their own. Most of these Easter eggs are random events with low chances of occurring. Most of them are well hidden and not common at all. Their exclusivity makes them unique. Not every player has the chance to encounter them.
Scott Cawthon made a great decision when adding them to the game. These Easter eggs sparked more mystery into the Five Nights at Freddy’s series. The majority of them still remain unsolved or unexplained. Leaving you only with a large number of theories that the community is still to this day trying to debunk.
In this guide, you have the chance to read about the top ten easter eggs that may be even unknown to the oldest of FNAF players.
10. Rare Boot Screens
Rare boot screens were always a big thing since the beginning of the franchise. They were introduced in the first Five Nights at Freddy’s game. They are rare screens of certain animatronics that have a chance of happening once the player starts up his game. If a new player experienced one, he would definitely be in shock.
They are present in most of the Five Nights at Freddy’s games.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s 1
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 1, there is a 1/1000 chance of a close-up of Bonnie’s face appearing when you start up your game. It is a scary sight, to say nonetheless. It appears suddenly just right when the player is least expecting anything in particular.
If you don’t close the game upon this unexpected sight, Bonnie’s tiny white eyes will brighten up. Leading the player into the main menu.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, there are now three possibilities of certain FNAF 2 characters’ faces appearing across your entire screen.
The chances are like in the first game, 1/1000.
These animatronics in question are Withered Freddy, Withered Foxy, and Toy Bonnie.
There is a low chance upon booting up the game that you will see one of their shallow faces, but this time nothing is happening. It will make you wonder why they are appearing. It will make you wonder if there is any meaning behind it.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, if you start up the game, there is a low chance, of one of the three screens of Springtrap appearing across your entire screen.
The chances of this happening are probably 1/1000, like in the past FNAF games.
They last for a few seconds, and they show three phases of Springtrap trying to exit the Spring Bonnie spring-lock suit. After each one, you get a much clearer vision of the Purple Guy, or William Afton, trying to get rid of the suit that he’s trapped in.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
In Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, upon starting up the game, there are low chances of all Funtime animatronic’s blueprints showing up for a minute or two.
The blueprints are ownership of Afton Robotics LLC. They give us an insight into how these animatronics operate, and how they were made. They confirmed that William Afton was in charge when creating the Funtime animatronics, making it clear what they were made for.
We got to see for the first time, the exact value of their weight and height. The tallest and largest animatronic is Circus Baby, whose height is 7.2ft or 220cm. The animatronics that we see are Funtime Freddy and Bonbon, Funtime Foxy, Ballora, and Circus Baby.
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator
In Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator, four rare boot screens are not just still images but are lightly animated. The rain is animated, and you can hear the storm ambiance playing in the background.
Animatronics present on these four rare boot screens is Lefty, Scrap Baby, Scraptrap, and Molten Freddy. They show them sitting next to garbage cans in a back alley behind a building. The animatronics are left in parts to completely wither.
The screens contain several hidden messages which reveal the backstory of each character. For example, the posters that can be seen on the walls.
These screens are important for understanding the story.
9. Newspaper Articles
The first three Five Nights at Freddy’s games had the beginning of a new game in newspaper articles. They would introduce the player to the events happening at that time when the player is working as the night guard. Only a small section would be readable, while the majority of the piece was blurred. After some time, players got an idea to try to read and decipher what is written in the rest of the article.
The fandom was successful, and they discovered that Scott Cawthon – the creator of FNAF, placed various hidden messages. They would describe points in the development of the Five Nights at Freddy’s games. Here are some examples of hidden messages from Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 that Scott has left for the player to find:
“I actually modeled the Foxy character on my laptop while riding on a 14hr drive to visit my in-laws over the summer of 2014. It’s very difficult to model a 3D character on a bumpy car ride. Maybe this is why Foxy looks so torn up!”
“Looking back at my old games, I’ve found that there is almost always a broken-down robot in them. I’m not sure why this seems to be such a reoccurring theme in my games, but it’s obvious that it’s something haunting me.”
“While working on the first game, I started a crowdfunding campaign for it. I raised exactly zero dollars.”
And the other example is the blurred newspaper article from Five Nights at Freddy’s one, which just contains unimportant jibberish.
“Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. This ad has nothing to do with Anything relevant to the game. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Chances are you won’t make it past night three. Blah. Blah. Yackity Yackity. Blah. Blah. This probably isn’t the best choice of a summer job, since you most likely won’t survive the week…”
The rest is left for you to discover. It’s a funny Easter egg after all because it’s present since the beginning of the game.
8. Secret Lolbit Appearance
In Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, Lolbit – non-canon animatronics from FNAF World, made her first debut in a canon FNAF game. She is an antagonist that is only present in the custom night game mode. There are low chances of you encountering her in the main game way before the custom night.
You will not see Lolbit in the form of a functional animatronic, but instead, you will just see her head. On the top of the Primary Control Module room, an Ennard clown mask is attached to a wall. During the night, there is a low possibility of her head completely replacing Ennard’s mask.
It’s a fun little Easter egg left out there for diehard Lolbit fans to enjoy.
7. Shadow Freddy and Bonnie
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is an FNAF game with more Easter eggs than any other Five Nights at Freddy’s game. It introduced the series to a couple of secret animatronics which had low chances of appearing in the game. The chances are so low, that the player may never encounter them.
There were two new secret animatronics, that were added as a part of these Easter eggs. They attracted a lot of attention due to their mysterious appearances. The animatronics we are talking about are Shadow Freddy and RWQFSFASXC, also known as Shadow Bonnie.
They are reoccurring characters with unknown origins. There are a lot of speculations about why they exist. They are complete dark reskins of Withered Freddy and Toy Bonnie.
Shadow Freddy has a 1/100 chance of appearing in the Parts&Service, only when all Withered animatronics are gone. It can be a difficult sight to capture because you must focus most of your attention on the animatronics that is constantly attacking you.
It is difficult to watch the cameras at that time. Looking at him will not cause your game to crash. While on the other hand, Shadow Bonnie, has a much lower chance of appearing – 1/1000000. He would appear directly on the left side of your office.
He will be floating instead of laying down like Shadow Freddy, and if you stare at his bright white smile for more than a couple of seconds, your game will immediately crash. Scott Cawthon would constantly make them reappear in the games. They especially play a more important role in the minigames of Five Nights at Freddy’s 3.
6. Old Man Consequences Dimension In UCN
In the Ultimate Custom Night, a secret character from FNAF World was finally reintroduced to the game as a selectable antagonist. Old Man Consequences finally made it into a FNAF game after a few years passed.
When you encounter him in the game, you will get a small fishing minigame on the screen. To counter OCM, you will need to catch the fish with the “C” button on your keyboard. If you fail to do that, he will block your cameras for a short period of time.
Most players think how he is just an ordinary character. But he has a secret feature that many players who actively play Ultimate Custom Night don’t know. There is a way to enter his dimension. The same dimension from FNAF World, which you would encounter by traveling through the glitched world.
In the main menu, you will have to put him on 1 and the rest of the animatronics straight on 0. Then if you catch his fish during the gameplay, you will be slowly transported to the fourth dimension in the same way you do in FNAF World.
Old Man Consequences will be fishing in a pond, and if you come to talk to him, he will just tell you:
“Come and sit with me a while.”
“Leave the demon to his demons. Rest your own soul. There is nothing else.”
It’s a message intended for Cassidy, the vengeful spirit, who possesses Golden Freddy. Old Man Consequences is advising her to rest. He is advising her to leave the demon to his demons. He said that because she has made a personal hell inside William Afton’s mind. So she can torture him forever because of his evil deeds. She doesn’t want to leave him alone since the beginning of the game.
In the Old Man Consequences’ dimension, you can even hear William Afton’s screaming. All you need to do is speed up the background noise in an audio editing software, and you will then hear something that sounds like a grown man screaming and shouting something.
Instead of doing that work, you can just search it on YouTube.
It’s one of the scariest Easter eggs out there.
5. Purple Guy in FNAF 4
In Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, there is a possible way to encounter Purple Guy during one of the end-of-night minigames.
In the end-of-night minigame after the second night, you are playing as the Crying Child who is trapped in the Fredbear’s Family Diner. You are being guided the entire time by the Freadbear plush, who is the Crying Child’s only friend.
An employee dressed up in the Fredbear spring-lock suit will be following the Crying Child probably because it seems like he is lost.
When you pass the room with big red doors, try going back in it few times. Once you enter that room for a third or fourth time, the door will be open. And you will see Purple Guy, or William Afton, dressing up a fellow employee into the Fredbear spring-lock suit. After you see that, the doors will abruptly close.
It is an interesting detail that many have probably missed. Next time you are playing Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, make sure to find it.
4. Nightmare Endoskeleton
In Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted, you can find the alive endoskeleton of the Nightmare animatronics. Up to that point, we have only seen Endo-01 and Endo-02 in a canon FNAF game.
Nightmare Endoskeleton is a secret character. You can only see him under the grill on which the player is standing in the Ennard vent repair game mode. But if you flash him with a flashlight, he will disappear in a moment.
You can also inspect him later in the Gallery, which you unlock after finishing the Pizza Party blacklight level. He is the buff version of the regular endoskeleton, with large claws and even bigger teeth. It is the first time we ever got to see the model of Nightmare animatronic’s endoskeleton.
3. The Afton Family in Security Breach
In the newest FNAF game – Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, you can find the representation of the complete Afton family, with all family members sitting at a table, within the pizzeria complex.
To find it, you will have to go through the note cave in the sewers, and then you will find the stairs that will lead you up to the Easter egg. Once you climb up the stairs, you will notice a table of five staff bots sitting around, resembling the Afton family.
The first bot sitting next to the table is missing a head, most likely representing the Crying Child, whose head got bit by Fredbear in 1983. Next to him, the bot in the suit with a top hat is the one who represents William Afton, his father.
Next to William Afton is an adult female bot who represents his wife, whom we don’t know the name of. Her color palette, quite interestingly, resembles the one of Ballora, probably hinting at some kind of a link between the two.
Next to her is a child female bot dressed just like Circus Baby. That is Elizabeth Afton, whose soul possesses that animatronic. And finally, next to her, is a bot who represents Michael Afton – her older brother and oldest son of William Afton.
It’s still a mystery who exactly could’ve made all of this. But it was for sure made by a member of the Afton family who was trapped at the pizzeria.
Visit this place if you have just bought the game, it will bring chills down your spine, the details are just terrifying.
2. FNAF 4 House in Sister Location
In Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, you can find the original FNAF 4 house.
This Easter egg became one of the main arguments for a new theory. The theory claims Circus Baby Entertainment and Rentals is located just under the Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, the Afton family’s house.
To access the Easter egg, you will first need to come to the Private room, where you will have a boss fight with Ennard that will lead you to the Fake ending.
During the fifth night, after you send Circus Baby to the Scooping room, she will start giving you instructions to enter the Scooping room with her. To enter the Private room instead, you must not listen to her instructions. You will achieve that by going straight right and forward, instead of straight left and forward.
Once access to that room has been granted, you will see yourself in a familiar office. Next to the computer screens, you will see a keypad. In the keypad, you need to input the numbers 1, 9, 8, and 3 to activate the Easter egg.
And once you’ve done that, the computer screen will show the cameras of three rooms from the FNAF 4 house where you played as the Crying Child.
1. Secret Fredbear Jumpscare
The last Easter egg on this list is the secret Freadbear’s jumpscare which you can get only in the Ultimate Custom Night. It is the first time that a 3d model of Fredbear has been seen.
The way of getting it is similar to the process of getting the Old Man Consequences Easter egg.
First, in the main menu, you have to set Golden Freddy to 1, and all other animatronics to 0. When you begin your night, focus on collecting Faz coins. Since you will need 10 of them so you can buy the death coin – a gadget that makes you able to completely eliminate certain animatronics.
After you completed everything, wait for Golden Freddy to show up in your office. And once he does, immediately activate the death coin on him.
The death coin won’t work on him, so instead of eliminating him, you will get jumpscared by Fredbear, who is not even in the game as a selectable antagonist. He is a separate entity from Golden Freddy.
It’s a fun little secret that anyone can experience. Ultimate Custom Night is absolutely free on Game Jolt and Steam, you can try it for yourself whenever you want to.
Question: Who Are the Other Secret Animatronics from Five Nights at Freddy’s 2?
Answer: Other secret animatronics that appears in FNAF 2 are JJ and Endo-02. JJ is the female version of Ballon Boy which we got to see later in Ultimate Custom Night, while Endo-02, which is the endoskeleton of toy animatronics, has never made any further major appearances.
Question: Is There any Other Way of Getting a Rare Boot Screen?
Answer: All rare boot screens also have 1/1000 chances of happening after the player’s death.
Question: Why Aren’t the Secret Minigames Included in This List?
Answer: The secret minigames didn’t get included in this list because they play a big role in how the game is going to end. Making them not so secret and exclusive, since they are mandatory for a good ending.
FNAF Easter Eggs to Find: Conclusion
If you knew all of these Easter eggs, that are perfect for you, you can now prove to yourself that you are a real FNAF fan. There are a lot of Easter eggs that have not been included here. It is impossible to fit everyone into a single article. Most of these are ones that the average FNAF player has probably never noticed.
A lot of people never played the actual games, but they instead stick to just watching YouTube walkthroughs, which is also entertaining. Most of the lets-players have probably missed a lot of them since it’s difficult to catch them straight on camera.