Indie horror hit Five Night’s At Freddy’s 4 Halloween update has finally landed. While the title itself was initially slated to launch today, it ended up releasing very early, on July 23rd. So, developer Scott Cawthon has had plenty of time to develop some themed Halloween frights for his loyal fans.
The actual updates have been split into two versions, allowing players on Steam to either load up the main game (which has been updated to 1.1) or the Halloween Edition. According to Cawthon, the 1.1 update is “canon” and a part of the series’ surprisingly convoluted timeline and story. The Halloween edition, meanwhile, includes changed characters and a few cosmetic editions, but is “only for fun.”
The Halloween update will include “lots of goodies on the extras menu” for players who have beaten the incredibly tough sixth night in the game. These will include a cheat menu, a challenge menu and supposedly a “twist on a familiar minigame.” The new content has been released as an automatic, entirely free update.
Unfortunately, the update will not be shedding any light on the mysterious box shown to players who survive the seventh night. Cawthon addressed the subject in suitably cryptic fashion by saying: “I’ve decided that maybe some things are best left forgotten, forever.”
The Halloween content comes hot on the heels of Cawthon’s debut teaser trailer for his upcoming spinoff title from the horror series: Five Nights At Freddy’s World. So far, it seems to be an entirely different kind of game, having been confirmed by its creator to be a turn based RPG. The terrifying animatronics of the main series have been given a cutesy make over in a title that looks heavily inspired by the likes of Final Fantasy and Super Mario RPG.
Back to Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, though, and it’s supposedly the final chapter of the main series, so this Halloween update might be the last time for a while that series fans can enjoy fresh jump scares.