Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 Tip – Surviving The Old Bots

There's some luck involved to surviving Freddy's 2, but you've got to be fast.
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Whether you’ve played or just watched Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 streams, you’ve witnessed just how frustrating it can be to deal with the old bots. They tend to be more aggressive than the new batch, and surviving them definitely more tricky.

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So how are you supposed to deal with the old bots? Putting your mask up seems to get you killed, shining the light on them gets you killed, and looking at the cameras gets you killed, so.. what gives?

The trick is more simple than you might think:

You need to put the mask up immediately, with no hesitation. If you hesitate, you are dead. Do not take it off until the lights finish flashing and return to their normal brightness.

One big thing to get into the habit of is to switch to the mask immediately after looking at the cameras. This is especially important as you enter nights 5 and 6, which are ruthless. This takes some practice, but will keep you safe more often than not as the game ramps up in difficulty.

Now, some people claim to have issues even when doing this. Here are a couple things to note:

  • If you know an old bot is coming, wind up the music box a bit before they get to you so you have time to sit in the mask.
  • I do mean you have to put the mask on fast.
  • Don’t look at the cameras for too long if you know or think the old bots are around.
  • If you’re putting the mask on as quickly as you can (in most instances), try to wait until the lights are completely back to normal before taking it off.

A lot of this is situational, but keep the above in mind. You’ll get it down with enough practice! But do be warned: Sometimes luck is just not on your side, and you will get killed (such as when you’re looking at the cameras and don’t notice a bot until it’s too late).

Don’t let the scares get to you, just try and try again!

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