Were you looking for the sixth night from the third game named "Nightmare", or perhaps the nightmare animatronic named Nightmare?
Great!! (Now get out.)
— The message received upon completion of the Custom Night in Five Nights at Freddy's 2.



The Custom Night is the seventh and final playable night of Five Nights at Freddy's. It allows the player to change the difficulty of the animatronics' A.I. to any number that they wish, ranging from 0 to 20. It is unlocked after beating Night 6. After completing this night, the player will receive a pink termination slip.


The player is given the ability to set the difficulty level (A.I.) of each animatronic, excluding Golden Freddy. The player can set the difficulty to any number between 0 and 20, for a total of 21 possible level settings. Setting the A.I. level for each animatronic higher will increase its difficulty.


Depending on what settings the player chooses, the animatronics will act differently. The higher the A.I. (artificial intelligence) is set, the more active and tougher the animatronics will be.

Level 0

Setting any animatronic to Level 0 will almost completely disable them during the night. Bonnie and Chica will only move from the Show Stage at the later hours, Freddy Fazbear never moves (with the exception of when the player runs out of power), and Foxy will almost never appear in Pirate Cove. (He will only do so if the player is extremely inactive.)
Note, however, that Freddy will always come for the player if the power goes out, regardless of his difficulty setting. The only way to survive if the power goes out is if the clock rolls over to 6 AM before Freddy's tune ends or before he attacks.

Freddy Fazbear

Despite his settings, Freddy is the least active of the four animatronics on every level. On levels 1 - 2, he is extremely inactive. Having him on these settings will significantly reduce the player's chances of dying from him. On levels 3 - 6, he will become more active and start to behave more like he does on Night 3.
On levels 7 - 12, he will become very active. On levels 13 - 20, Freddy is at his most active and will strike at almost any chance he gets in. The player can avoid him by shutting the right door every time they pull up the Monitor or by keeping the camera on the East Hall Corner and closing the right door when the player wants to check other cameras.
As listed above, no matter the difficulty, Freddy will always be the one to greet the player if they run out of power. Also, no matter the setting, the length of Freddy's jingle and how long he waits before and after it is played, is completely up to chance, although it is theorized that by "playing dead" (not moving the mouse when the power goes out), Freddy may delay his appearance before and after his song. In addition, his jingle itself might be longer (its maximum time is 20 seconds).

Bonnie and Chica

Both Bonnie and Chica have similar behaviors. Assuming they're at the same level, Bonnie will always be more active than Chica for unclear reasons, with the exception of Level 20. On levels 1 - 2, they will act as they did on Night 2. On levels 3 - 6, they will appear more frequently.
On levels 7 - 12, they will appear much more frequently. On levels 13 - 20, they will appear very frequently and will be much more adept at disabling the doors and lights. At Level 20, it can be assumed that they have almost the same frequency of appearing, and the time they give to close the door has significantly dropped.
If the player sees Bonnie or Chica in their blind spot at A.I. 20, the player will only have one or two seconds to put the door down before they come in and disable the lights and doors.
It is worth noting that some players have noted that when Bonnie and Chica are set to A.I. 18 and Foxy is set at A.I. 12, Bonnie will almost seem to control Foxy, and shortly after he appears at the door and is warded off, Foxy will make a break to kill the player.


Foxy's difficulty level will determine his frequency of appearing, as well as how adept he is at attacking the player and how fast he will reappear in Pirate Cove. On levels 1 - 2, he will act as he does on Night 1 and Night 2, and can be viewed as much as possible without fear of drawing him out.
On levels 3 - 6, he will assume his Night 3 mechanics, meaning that the player must now reduce the frequency of viewing Pirate Cove (but not enough to let him quit the Cove and make a move towards The Office). On levels 7 - 12, Foxy will appear in Pirate Cove more quickly and attack more frequently. On levels 13 - 20, Foxy will attack much more frequently and will appear/reappear in Pirate Cove much faster. On Level 20, Foxy can reappear in Pirate Cove almost instantly after having attacked.

Completing the Custom Night

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Mike's termination notice.

Upon completion of the Custom Night, the player will receive a "Notice of Termination," stating that they were fired. They are fired for Tampering with the animatronics (adjusting the A.I. levels to be easier/harder), General unprofessionalism and Odor.

Special Input Codes

There are currently three special codes that the player can input on the A.I. difficulty screen.


Contrary to popular belief, setting all A.I. difficulty levels to zero will not disable all four animatronics. However, this mode is perfect for finding hidden Easter eggs or noting changes within Freddy Fazbear's Pizza as the night ticks on. Although the player can be caught off guard by Bonnie and Chica in the later hours, this is highly infrequent.

Triggering Golden Freddy remains a possibility, and of course, running out of power will result in Freddy coming to put an end to the player's night, unless the night ends before that occurs. Foxy can activate even when his A.I. is set to 0, although the likelihood of him attacking is incredibly low. As a result, it would be wise to keep tabs on Pirate Cove even when playing on this mode.


Nicknamed "4/20 Mode" or "Nightmare Mode" by the community, this is the most difficult setting in the game. All of the animatronics are extremely active and survival is extremely difficult. Scott Cawthon, the creator of the game, hinted numerous times that this game mode is close to impossible.

If the player manages to survive, they will unlock the third and final star on the main menu. Scott expressed his shock and congratulations towards Twitch gamer BigBugz and YouTuber Markiplier when they were able to complete the mode, which he had previously considered impossible - in fact, until he realized it could be done, there was no reward for beating this mode.


Below are the two most common strategies employed for beating 20/20/20/20.

  1. Close the right door every time the Monitor is raised to prevent Freddy from getting in.
  2. Open the Monitor, and only look at Pirate Cove to counter Foxy. If Foxy is triggered, close the left door as soon as possible before checking the West Hall.
  3. Close the Monitor, open the right door, and check both of the Hall Lights for Bonnie and Chica. If either of them are at the doors, close them, and open when they are gone.
  4. Repeat.

(Note: This strategy only works if Freddy plays his longer jingle, making it risky to employ.)

  1. Open the Monitor and check the East Hall Corner for Freddy.
  2. Close the Monitor and check the Hall Lights. If Bonnie or Chica is at the door, close it.
  3. Open the Monitor and check the East Hall Corner for Freddy, and Pirate Cove for Foxy. If Foxy is triggered, close the left door before checking the West Hall.
  4. Close the Monitor and repeat.

(Note: This strategy doesn't require Freddy playing his longer jingle, but it is even riskier than the former.)



Golden Freddy's kill screen.

As of version 1.13, it is currently impossible to play the Custom Night with this setting. Entering this code will instantly trigger Golden Freddy's kill screen, which will then close the game (as seen here). This was added by Scott Cawthon to cease false rumors about entering 1/9/8/7 (a reference to The Bite of '87) into the difficulty settings to get an alternate ending.


  • The most commonly-used tactic used for beating 20/20/20/20 is to only check Pirate Cove on the cameras. Begin by checking the left door's light (to see if Bonnie is there), then check the right door light (to see if Chica is there), before closing the right door and pulling up the camera, only checking on Pirate Cove very briefly. Rinse and repeat. If Foxy is gone, immediately close the left door and wait for Foxy to bang on the door. Once the banging sound occurs, re-open the left door and repeat the process, only keeping both doors shut if both Bonnie and Chica are there. Failing to close the right door before bringing up the Monitor or going out of sequence will most likely result in a Freddy attack.
  • Another, less-common, tactic used for beating 20/20/20/20 is to only check the East Hall Corner. It has been observed that Pirate Cove itself does not need to be viewed in order to stall Foxy - as long as the Monitor is in use, he will stay in Pirate Cove. This means that only checking the East Hall Corner will keep Foxy at bay while also allowing the Monitor to be raised without closing the door, because Freddy is already being viewed. The player can then simply check the East Hall Corner, before lowering the Monitor and checking the hall lights, and repeating this throughout the night. If the night is well into 5 AM, the power is at about 3 to 5%, and Freddy plays his longer jingle at the end, the player has a high chance of completing the night.
    • The player can also combine these strategies, by checking the East Hall Corner very frequently (in which case shutting the right door is not required) and to check Pirate Cove only casually (in which case the right door must be closed), while, of course, checking the lights for Bonnie or Chica and closing the doors if they are present.
      • Regardless of which strategy is used, a helpful tip to completing 20/20/20/20 is to save a little power by closing the right door and checking the camera immediately after. Even if the player does not see it shut all the way, as long as the button is clicked and the door is not disabled, Freddy won't enter the room. If done throughout the whole night, this alone can save up to 2-3% power, as opposed to waiting to witness the door completely close.
      • Additionally, it is recommended that the player shouldn't use the Monitor, turn on lights, or close the doors with only 5-4% power left. This can potentially stretch out the remaining time, if the player is lucky enough to not get attacked by Freddy or Foxy.
      • As a final tip, it is recommended that in the hardest modes, the player should only check Pirate Cove to know when Foxy is set to attack. He will be active regardless of whether he's watched "too much" or "too little." The player should also check cameras quickly. A quick rhythm to check only the fewest cameras in the shortest amount of time is recommended. If Foxy bangs on the door more than twice during the night, it would be wise to restart (because he drains more and more power each time he bangs on the door).


  • Unless all the characters' A.I. are set to 20, beating the Custom Night will not give the player a third star.
  • As of August 21, 2014, YouTubers BigBugz and Markiplier were the first to be confirmed to complete 20/20/20/20 mode, which was initially thought impossible even by creator Scott Cawthon. Bigbugz's video, which was the first to show it was possible, can be seen here. Markiplier's, which explains the strategy, can be found here. Other people have completed this mode since then, but their names will not be listed here.
    • Scott Cawthon commented on BigBugz' video, stating that BigBugz' completion of 20/20/20/20 difficulty is the reason he added the third star.
  • There was a rumor that entering 0/6/6/6 or 6/6/6/6 would enable the Kitchen camera. This has been proven false, as no image files exist in the game for the Kitchen.
  • There was also a rumor stating that entering 2/0/1/5 into the Custom Night settings will unlock an easter egg for Five Nights at Freddy's 2. This has been proven false.
    • In addition, Five Nights at Freddy's 2 was actually released in 2014.
  • Upon unlocking the Custom Night, the default A.I. settings are 1/3/3/1, which doesn't appear to follow the settings of any of the nights, but it is closest to Night 1.
    • Mike will still be fired even if the player does not touch these settings in any way.
  • Scott Cawthon stated that the reason for 4/20 Mode lacking a special ending is because he thought it was impossible.
  • A strategy to beat 20/20/20/20 without losing all of the player's power has been discovered. A video showing the strategy can be found here.
  • In the A.I. customization image of Foxy, he still appears damaged, possibly meaning that Foxy's photo was taken after he got shut down, or that he was already damaged before. The in-universe reason for this is unexplained, but the most likely reason in reality is that Scott didn't want to make a brand-new Foxy model just for a photo.
  • If all A.I. levels besides Foxy are set to 0, and Foxy is set to 20, with the left door closed for the entire night, Foxy will drain all of the power with his banging in about 3 minutes and 5 seconds.
  • If Freddy's A.I level is set to 20 while Bonnie and Chica's are both set to 0, Freddy will be forced to remain on the stage until the later hours, as he can't leave until both Bonnie and Chica have gone from the stage.
  • In the mobile versions, there are no difficulty specifications for the A.I. levels listed. This is likely because of the screen not being big enough to display the numbers on it.
  • There are a total of 194,481 configurations of A.I. levels - 21 levels per animatronic, and including 1/9/8/7, which is unplayable due to the Golden Freddy easter egg.



The Custom Night is the seventh and final playable night of Five Nights at Freddy's 2. Similarly to the first game, this night allows the player to control the A.I. difficulty of each animatronic. The Puppet, however, does not appear in the setup screen as its behavior in-game is dependent on the player's actions.

This night is unique as the player does not play as Jeremy Fitzgerald, the guard who worked the six previous nights before being moved to the day shift, but rather a newly hired security guard named Fritz Smith.


New to Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is the inclusion of preset game modes in the Custom Night, which have all the characters set to certain difficulties. Winning a preset will reward the player with collectible toys for their desk in The Office, with the exception of 20/20/20/20 mode. The presets are as follows:


20/20/20/20 is a night involving all four of the old animatronics being set to the highest difficulty of 20. Completing it grants the 3rd star on the menu screen.
New & Shiny is a night involving all the new animatronics set to a difficulty of 10. Completing it grants a Toy Bonnie figurine for player's desk.
Double Trouble is a night involving both Bonnie and Toy Bonnie, with their difficulties set to 20, and Foxy with his difficulty set to 5. Completing it grants a Bonnie plushie for the player's desk.
Night of Misfits is a night involving both Mangle and BB, with both of their difficulties set to 20. Golden Freddy also appears in this mode. Completing it grants a BB figurine for the player's desk.
Foxy Foxy is a night involving both Foxy and Mangle, with both of their difficulties set to 20. Completing it grants a Foxy plushie for the player's desk.
Ladies Night is a night involving the trio of Chica, Toy Chica, and Mangle, with all of their difficulties set to 20. Completing it grants a Chica plushie for the player's desk.
Freddy's Circus is a night involving Freddy, Toy Freddy, Foxy, BB, and Golden Freddy. Freddy and Toy Freddy are both set to 20, while the rest are set to 10. Completing it grants a Freddy Fazbear plushie for the player's desk.
Cupcake Challenge is a night involving the whole gang, including the old animatronics & the new animatronics, with everyone's difficulty set to 5. Completing it grants a Cupcake plushie for the player's desk.
Fazbear Fever is similar to the Cupcake Challenge, except the difficulty has now been increased to 10. Completing it grants a replica of Freddy's microphone for the player's desk.
Golden Freddy (10/20 Mode) is similar to the Cupcake Challenge, except the difficulty has been increased to 20, the maximum level. This mode has also been nicknamed 10/20 mode by fans. Completing it grants a Golden Freddy plushie for the player's desk.
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Golden Freddy (a.k.a. 10/20 Mode)

Several YouTubers have completed the 10/20 mode of the Custom Night using the following strategy that the player should follow:

NOTE: The player must put on the Freddy Fazbear Head every time they close the Monitor for the entire duration of the night.

  1. Wind the Music Box until the ambience cue is heard; from now on, the player will need to flash the hallway.
  2. Wind the Music Box until the animatronics can be heard inside the vents, from now on, the vents will need to be consistently checked.
    • If an animatronic has forced the Monitor down, put on the Freddy Head and wait for said animatronic to leave.
  3. Check the Left Air Vent, flash the hallway while panning to the right, check the Right Air Vent, flash the hallway again.
    • If an animatronic appears in either of the air vent blind spots, put on the Freddy Head immediately. The player will be able to tell when they leave by the vent audio cue. Take heed however; the animatronics are constantly entering the vents and thus the same audio cue plays, so it can be confusing as to which cue is the right one. Wait at least 5 seconds. If an audio cue gets cut off by another vent audio cue, it means they have left. Once they leave, repeat step 3.
    • If no animatronic appears, rewind the Music Box.
      • The number of ticks needed to wind the Music Box varies depending on which animatronic is in hallway. If the player can't see in the hallway or if Foxy is standing there, go for 5-6 ticks. If the player can see into the hallway and Foxy isn't there but another animatronic is, go for 6-7 ticks. If the hallway is empty, go for 8 ticks. If the player sees Foxy in the hallway and goes for 7 ticks, the player won't be able to flash Foxy in time and their night will come to an end.
  4. Repeat.
Like the original Five Nights at Freddy's, this strategy requires impeccable timing; a slight hiccup could lead to certain death.

With the mobile version, a different strategy must be used as using the other one often results in a Foxy death very quickly:

  1. Wind the Music Box until audio cues are heard.
  2. Lower the Monitor and put on the Freddy Fazbear Head.
  3. Check all lights and flash in hallway.
  4. Wind the Music Box no more than 50% at a time to prevent giving Foxy an opening to attack.
  5. Repeat steps 2-5.

It is also interesting to note that if an animatronic appears in The Office, due to Toy Bonnie's increased time in the vent blind spot, the Left Air Vent's blind spot does not need to be checked, as the mask would have warded them off when the old animatronic appeared.

On the mobile version, Foxy is an incredibly difficult character to handle, as the hallway light gets disabled for much longer periods of time when he appears there.

The strategy can be found being used here and it is explained here. Both users invented the strategy themselves.

20/20/20/20 (a.k.a. 4/20 Mode)

The player should flash the Flashlight down the hall after either Bonnie or Chica has left The Office. Then, they should quickly wind up the Music Box. Checking the vents is not needed, knowing that Bonnie and Chica bypass the blind spots, and neither Toy Bonnie, Toy Chica, Balloon Boy, nor Mangle will appear there, as they are disabled at the time. Quick reflexes are needed for this night. Luckily, since only the old animatronics are very active, the first 3 hours should be similar to Night 4. The player has little to no need to change the Monitor from the Prize Corner camera, as this should allow them to wind the Music Box with less interruptions.
It is possible to defeat 4/20 mode without the use of the Freddy Fazbear Mask. The strategy involves winding the music box and flashing Bonnie, Chica and Freddy with the Flashlight so they don't reach The Office. The player should only lower the monitor when the ambiance is heard to flash Foxy in the hallway. Though the ambiance also plays when Bonnie, Chica or Freddy are close to The Office so it is advised to constantly check for Foxy in the main hall. This strategy is a lot more risky then the above strategy so it is not recommended.
This challenge is a clear throwback to the most difficult mode in the original game, in which all of the animatronics would be manually set to 20.

Foxy Foxy

This preset can quickly drain the player's Flashlight power, as Foxy constantly appears in the hallway. Flashing him 2-3 times before winding the Music Box will effectively keep him at bay and save power. Keeping the camera on the Prize Corner is also recommended, even though Mangle is seen on every camera without light (excluding the vents and Kid's Cove). The player only needs to flash the hallway and wind the Music Box, as an audio cue will signal Mangle's presence in The Office. If playing on mobile, however, the player must check the right vent blind spot as the static sound does not play. It is also recommended that the player stays faced towards the Right Vent, since checking the Left Vent isn't needed.

Night of Misfits

This preset is an excellent way for players to get accustomed with BB and Golden Freddy before they attempt 10/20 mode, as said animatronics' levels are fairly high. The player usually does not need to check the right air vent for Mangle, as an audio cue will generally reveal it has made its way into the vent. However, if the player is playing on mobile, the right vent must be looked at.

Double Trouble/Ladies Night

These presets aid the player in becoming more accustomed with both of the Bonnie animatronics, both of the Chica animatronics, and Mangle. On Double Trouble, the player only needs to check the right vent for Toy Bonnie, and the hallway for Bonnie and Foxy. On Ladies Night, the player is required to only check the Left Vent for Toy Chica, but must also be listening for Mangle's audio cue. On mobile, due to a lack of Mangle's audio, the player will need to watch the Right Vent.

Freddy's Circus

This preset allows the player to become familiar with all of the Freddy animatronics and BB. It is a fairly balanced night. The player only needs to check the Left Vent light. The player should also be careful for Golden Freddy. If he is seen slumped in the player's office, quickly don the mask and wait until he fades away. If his head is seen in the hallway, do not flash the light again, as this will make Golden Freddy kill the player.

New and Shiny

This preset is slightly easier than the other presets, with the exception of Night of Misfits and Foxy Foxy, and is recommended as the first preset the player should attempt. As a note though, the player must be very wary of Balloon Boy, as if he gets in the room, Foxy can kill the player. This applies to all presets with Balloon Boy included.

Cupcake Challenge/Fazbear Fever

These presets are recommended for the player to attempt before 10/20, as they allow the player to become familiar with the disabled cameras - unless they want to just stick to the Prize Corner.


FNaF2 Pink Slip

Fritz Smith's notice of termination.

  • Like Mike Schmidt in the first game, Smith is fired upon completing this night for "tampering with the animatronics" and "odor," though not for "general unprofessionalism," which was the third reason Mike Schmidt was fired.
    • Smith's pink slip also has a note that states, "First day on the job? Really?!?!", as well as indicates that Smith is the third employee in the building. According to Phone Guy, Jeremy Fitzgerald was the second guard, while the person he replaced was said to be the first one.
    • Despite the fact that Phone Guy called Jeremy Fitzgerald and Mike Schmidt during their first nights in order to help them to get settled, Fritz Smith never got a call from him. On the other hand, Smith shows that not only does he already have the needed skills, but he is also able to change the animatronics' A.I.
      • Only one or two other people were able to do the latter: Mike Schmidt, who only became able to do it after working for six nights, and an unknown person (likely the Purple Guy) who may or may not have done it, as Phone Guy mentioned in the Night 4 message.
    • Fritz Smith's name appears to come from the surnames of the protagonists from the first game and this one; Fritz is derived from Fitzgerald and Smith is derived from Schmidt.
  • Mangle is seen in the Ladies' Night mode, even though Phone Guy refers to it as male. This has led to much speculation of the reason (such as only being there to balance difficulty) as well as debate about the character's gender, and has become a running joke throughout the series, being referenced again in Sister Location's Custom Night.
  • Although Golden Freddy appeared in the first game, he was not given an official name until the second game, as revealed on the Custom Night screen.
    • Additionally, even though Golden Freddy is considered to be either the guards' hallucination or a supernatural being, Fritz Smith can manually modify Golden Freddy's A.I..
  • The Show Stage and Parts/Service cameras are always disabled on Custom Night. This is because the game's files and mechanics will not allow certain presets to work under normal conditions; for example, Freddy's Circus, which requires Freddy and Toy Freddy to leave the room while the other animatronics stay. In normal gameplay before this night, the two Freddies can't leave until their respective friends do.
    • For this reason, when the player first uses the monitor on this night, rather than starting on the Show Stage camera like usual, it starts on the Main Hall camera.
  • Upon completing a preset, two stars will appear on either side of the selected preset on the Custom Night menu.
  • Similar to the first game, completing 4/20 mode will award the player with a third star on the menu screen.
  • In the mobile version of Five Nights at Freddy's 2, it is not possible to change the characters' A.I. Instead only the preset modes are available.
    • However, upon loading the Custom Night screen in the mobile version, for a brief second the player can see the custom mode preset appear. Due to the inability to manually edit the A.I. levels for each animatronic, it is possible that Scott removed this feature in the mobile version.
  • If an animatronic is at level 0, they become completely disabled, except for Foxy who will simply become a less common and less significant threat.
    • In Foxy Foxy and Double Trouble, this means the player only needs to watch the right side of The Office to stop Toy Bonnie (and Mangle on the mobile version, as it emits static sounds when in the vents on the PC version but won't do so on mobile ones). In Freddy's Circus, only the left side needs to be watched for BB.
  • In v1.031, there was a bug causing the animatronics' A.I. to be on 0 for a split second when the Custom Night menu was accessed; if the player clicked "READY" fast enough, the animatronics would all be disabled (besides Foxy, of course) and if the player finished the night, they'd get the reward for the preset that was selected. This bug was fixed in v1.032 but still exists in the Desura version.
  • Unlike the first game, the animatronics' portraits will be darkened slightly if their A.I. is set to 0, as they're disabled entirely.
    • However, Foxy is still active when he is set to 0. This is to keep the game from becoming effortlessly easy, and also to keep BB from being useless in presets where he's active but Foxy is set to 0.
  • There are a total of 352,716 A.I. level combinations.
  • The pink slip is actually just a cropped and edited image of this image.


While Five Nights at Freddy's 4 doesn't have a custom night, there is a Night 7, proclaimed as Nightmare, which is unlocked after the completion of Night 6 and found in the Extra menu. This night is harder than the others as every animatronic is incredibly active. At 4 AM, this night also introduces Nightmare, who replaces Nightmare Fredbear.

On the Halloween Edition, Nightmare is replaced by Nightmarionne, along with the other animatronics before 4 AM.

End of Night Sequence


After completing Night 7, the player is brought to a screen with a box with two locks on it. Clicking the locks will cause them to jiggle around a bit, but won't open or break them. After attempting, some text appears at the top of the screen reading "Perhaps some things are best left forgotten, for now." Possibly hinting the free update which was released on October 31. The game will then return to the title screen, rewarding the player with the third star on the title screen.

Scott later revealed in a post on Steam that the contents of the box are the "pieces" of the story put together. However, at this time, no one had successfully put the pieces together, something Scott described as incredible and a fitting conclusion to the franchise. With that, he heavily implied that he will not reveal the contents of the box as "some things are best left forgotten, forever".

Night 8 (20/20/20/20 Mode)

After completing Nightmare mode (Night 7), the player can unlock Night 8 by visiting the Extras screen, then typing 20202020 using the number keys. The number pad cannot be used, and entering any other sequence of keys will not work. If entered correctly, "Nightmare" mode will change to 20/20/20/20 mode, and the player can start Night 8. On mobile devices, to get to 20/20/20/20 mode, it is required to double-tap on Nightmare. Completing Night 8 will award the player the fourth and final star on the title screen. As of the Halloween update, once Night 8 is beaten, it cannot be accessed again.

Strategy of 20/20/20/20 Mode

  • The key to completing 20/20/20/20 mode is to actually stay calm and not rush about during the first 4 hours of the 20/20/20/20 mode. The strategy is to focus entirely on Nightmare Foxy and the bed, ignoring Nightmare Bonnie or Nightmare Chica. Headphones or good speakers are recommended so that audio cues can be easily heard.
  • Upon entering Night 8: Immediately click the locations to load up their assets (including the Bed). This will speed up the process of checking out the doors / flipping back to the bed next time, as well as preventing possible hitching.
  • Don't let Nightmare Foxy come in. After spinning back from the bed, the player has to wait and listen for tiny footsteps before going to either one of the doors.
  • After deciding to close the door or shine the flashlight, quickly flip back to the Bed and ward off the small Freddy counterparts.
  • In other words, the player has to following this pattern: Doors, bed, repeat.
  • However, if the player heads towards the same door more than twice, it is advised to check the opposite door as well to keep corresponding Nightmare animatronic from entering the bedroom. (Pattern becomes, e.g: Left Door, bed, Left door, bed, Left Door, Right door, bed, repeat. )
  • If all goes well given that the player follows the above steps, Foxy should not be able to enter the Closet, which would simplify the Night. One can also notice that by just focusing on Nightmare Foxy, Nightmare Bonnie and Nightmare Chica would also be repelled.
  • When the timer hits 4 AM, Nightmare will appear, replacing all other four animatronics. Start by returning to the centre of the bedroom. Listen for Nightmare's footsteps going left or right until the audio cue stops completely, then head over to the corresponding door and just promptly shut it. Don't turn on the light because that will increase the risk of getting a game over.
  • When a laugh is heard, flip to the bed or head over to the closet to ward off Nightmare (flashlights are a must if Nightmare is in the room), but if Nightmare's laugh and footsteps are heard, he is not in the Bedroom. So even though laughter is heard, wait for a few more seconds before judging if Nightmare really is in the bedroom or not.


  • This night is similar to Five Nights at Freddy's 3's "Nightmare" as it's not a Custom Night but rather a harder version of the previous two nights.
  • This is the only 7th night to introduce a new character.
  • 20/20/20/20 Mode is the only night in the entire series which simply displays the main menu screen upon completion of the night, instead of either moving on to the next night or displaying some sort of cutscene or paycheck.
  • 20/20/20/20 mode is a reference to the first game's highest difficulty on Custom Night. However, despite this, there are five animatronics active - though, in the original, Golden Freddy was a "fifth animatronic" as well, and Nightmare is to some extent a counterpart of him, explaining this reference whether it was Scott's intention or not.
  • 20/20/20/20 is the only night in the series to no longer be playable once the player has completed it once.


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