As the latest installment in the popular survival horror series, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach is finally coming out. However, many players complain that they’re experiencing constant crashes at startup or in-game, which makes the game unplayable. If you’re plagued by the same issue, don’t worry. Here we’ve put together some working fixes for you.

Try these fixes

You might not need to try them all. Simply work your way down until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Check your PC specs
  2. Verify the integrity of game files
  3. Update your graphics driver
  4. Run the game in DirectX 11 mode
  5. Perform a clean boot
  6. Repair your system files

Fix 1: Check your PC specs

To troubleshoot the game crashing issue, the very first step is to check your PC specs. If your PC doesn’t meet the game’s minimum system requirements, you may need to upgrade your PC first.

The minimum system requirements for Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach are as follows:

OSWindows 10 64-bit
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600, Core i5 6600K
Memory8 GB RAM
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
DirectXVersion 12
Storage80 GB available space

To check your PC specs:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run dialog box. Then type dxdiag and click OK.
  2. In the pop-up window, you can check your system information about Operating System, Processor, Memory and DirectX Version.
  3. Navigate to the Display tab, you’ll see the graphics card information.
  4. Click Exit.

After confirming that your device is powerful enough to run the game, move on to the next fix.

Fix 2: Verify the integrity of game files

If your game files are missing or corrupted, you’re more likely to encounter crashing issues in FNAF Security Breach. To rule out this issue, you can verify the integrity of game files via Steam. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Steam and go to LIBRARY.
  2. Right-click Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach and select Properties….
  3. Click LOCAL FILES and select Verify integrity of game files….
  4. Wait a few minutes for Steam to scan and repair game files.

Once the process is complete, relaunch the game and check if the crashing issue persists.

If this method gives you no luck, go for the next fix.

Fix 3: Update your graphics driver

Graphics cards are essential to video games. To get the best performance out of your hardware, you should keep your graphics driver up to date. If you’re using a faulty or outdated graphics driver, FNAF Security Breach crashing is more likely to occur.

You can update your graphics driver manually, by visiting the manufacturer’s website (NVIDIA/AMD), finding the latest correct installer and installing step-by-step. But if you don’t have the time or patience to install manually, you can do that automatically with Driver Easy.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
  4. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com

If the crashing issue persists after you install the latest graphics driver, check out the next fix.

Fix 4: Run the game in DirectX 11 mode

Some players found that running the game in DirectX 11 mode can fix the crashing issue in Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. As a temporary workaround, you can give it a shot. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your Steam Library.
  2. Right-click Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach and select Properties….
  3. Under the General tab, add -dx11 to the LAUNCH OPTIONS. This will force the game to run in DirectX 11 mode.
  4. Close the window.

Launch the game again and check if your problem has been resolved.

If the crashing issue persists, continue with the next fix.

Fix 5: Perform a clean boot

The applications running in the background could interfere with your game and cause it to crash at startup. To see if that’s the case, you can perform a clean boot. This will restart your PC with only essential services running, allowing you to figure out the potential conflicting software. Here’s how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run dialog box. Type msconfig and click OK.
  2. In System Configuration, navigate to the Services tab and check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services.
  3. Uncheck all the services EXCEPT those belong to your video card or sound card manufacturer, such as Realtek, AMD, NVIDIA and Intel. Then click OK to save the changes.
  4. On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift and Esc at the same time to open Task Manager, then navigate to the Startup tab.
  5. One at a time, select any programs you suspect might be interfering and click Disable.

Restart your PC and launch Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach to check if the game crashes again. If not, open the System Configuration window again to enable services and applications one by one until you find the conflicting software. Be sure to restart your PC after enabling each service.

Once you find out the problematic software that causes FNAF Security Breach to crash, you may need to uninstall it to avoid crashing issues in the future.

If the crashing issue still occurs after you disabled all the 3rd party apps and services, try the last fix below.

Fix 6: Repair your system files

The FNAF Security Breach crashing issue could also be caused by corrupted or damaged system files. Repairing system files may help solve your problem. If you’re looking for a powerful tool to repair your system, consider giving Reimage a try.

Reimage is an online repair tool that specializes in Windows repair. It scans and diagnoses, then repairs, your damaged PC with technology that not only fixes your Windows operating system but also reverses the damage already done with a full database of replacement files.

  1. Download and install Reimage.
  2. Open Reimage. You’ll be asked to run a free scan of your computer. Click Yes to continue.
  3. Wait for Reimage to scan your PC. This may take a few minutes.
  4. Once finished, you’ll see a report showing all the issues. To fix all the issues automatically, click START REPAIR (You’ll need to purchase the full version. It comes with a 60-day Money-Back Guarantee so you can refund anytime if Reimage doesn’t fix your problem).

Hopefully, one of the fixes listed above helped fix the Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach crashing issues. Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or suggestions.

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