How to Fix FNAF: Security Breach “Crash at Launch” PC Issue

Players all over the world were extremely excited to play FNAF: Security Breach. The game is extremely fun and addicting. However, there seem to be tons of bugs and known issues that plague the game. That is why this guide will show you how to fix FNAF: Security Breach crash at launch issue on PC.

If you are playing the game on PC, chances are that you have had it crash on you. With that being said, let’s take a look at how to fix FNAF: Security Breach crash at launch issue on PC and get rid of it once and for all!

FNAF: Security Breach PC Crash Issues

There are a few fixes that you can try in order to fix this issue. Hopefully, you will find a solution in this guide that will allow you to play the game again. Usually, the FNAF games are quite polished and work pretty well. However, Security Breach seems to be having this problem but only for PC players.

Verify File Integrity

How to Fix FNAF: Security Breach Crash at Launch Issue on PC

The Steam version of the game allows you to verify the integrity of the files. This will automatically install any file that has been either corrupted or accidentally deleted. In order for you to do this, you must:

  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 this is done, you should launch the game again to see if it fixed it. If you are still facing the problem, then try out the next fix.

Run The Game In DirectX 11 Mode

Some players reported that running the game in the DirectX 11 mode fixed this issue for them. This is a temporary fix but if it solves the issue then it’s worth it. To do this, you must:

  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

Check Your PC Specs

If your PC doesn’t meet the game’s minimum system requirements, you will have a difficult time trying to run it. The minimum system requirements for FNAF: Security Breach are:

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

If your PC meets these requirements and you are still facing the issue, it’s time to try out the next solution.

Update Your Graphics Driver

How to Fix FNAF: Security Breach Crash at Launch Issue on PC

Always make sure that your graphics drivers are updated. Both NVIDIA and AMD have released drivers that are optimized for the latest games such as Battlefield 2042. If you are facing the DirectX error, installing the newer drivers will fix certainly that.

You can also try to adjust your NVIDIA Control Panel settings to find the optimal setting for your PC. This often gives your FPS a massive boost and can help you out a lot in certain situations.

For NVIDIA, you should download the latest drivers from their official website.

If you have an AMD GPU, we suggest downloading the Radeon Auto Detect Software to get the latest drivers.

Restart Your PC

If all else fails, try to restart your PC and launch the game again. Hopefully, it will fix the issue but this is not the best solution. If it doesn’t fix it, then you might have to wait to see if the devs release an update. You can contact the devs and tell them your problem to bring light to it.


We are hopeful that the devs will fix this problem soon. Since a lot of players are facing this problem, it might already be on their to-do list. We might see a patch soon that addresses the issue and allows you to play the game. Let us know in the comments below if you managed to fix the issue or not.

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Umer Cheema
By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

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