How to fix the Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach crash at launch issue on PC
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach is a survival horror game from Steel Wool Studios, and ScottGames. This new title takes the series in a new, and exciting direction, with more involved gameplay, featuring traditional elements from other survival horror titles. The game is now out on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and on PS4, and PS5. While the PC version doesn’t have a lot of technical issues, some users have reported running into a few problems. If you are running into the Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach crash at launch issue, here are a few things you can try to fix that.
Currently, the game has “Mostly Positive” reviews from Steam users. This is mostly due to performance issues. The game just launched, and hopefully, with enough feedback the developers can patch some of the more common technical issues, and bugs.
Fixing the Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach crash at launch issue
A few users on Steam forums have reported running into crashes while trying to launch the game or during it. Some users have also reported that they are getting a black screen as well. If you have been following our guides for a while, you’ll know that these crashes are fairly common with Steam releases, and the fixes are pretty simple.
You can try the following to fix these crashes.
Verify Game Files (Steam)
This is the most common solution for Steam releases, as it is a built-in feature. There is a chance that during the download or installation process, either your internet or disk malfunctioned, leading to errors. This can result in missing, or broken files that need to be verified, and redownloaded. To verify these files, follow the steps below.
- Open Steam, and navigate to your library
- Right-click on Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach in your library, and click Properties
- Now, in the LOCAL FILES tab, select Verify Integrity of local files…
Verify Game Files (Epic Games Launcher)
If you purchased the game on Epic Games Launcher, you can verify game files as well. This feature was added recently and does the same thing Steam does. To do that, follow the steps below.
- Open your Library in the launcher
- Now, click on the three dots next to Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach
- Click on the Verify button
Turn off Ray-tracing
If you are running into crashes during gameplay, or are getting very bad performance, it is also recommended to turn off ray-tracing at the moment. Currently, this setting is extremely demanding, and users with high-end GPUs have complained about low framerate as well.
Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables
Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version.
Manually update your GPU Drivers
Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your GPU installed. You can get the latest ones from the links below.
We hope this guide helped fix the Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.