Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 (2024)

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Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 is a virtual-reality survival horror game and the tenth mainline installment in the Five Nights at Freddy's series, as well as the third game in the franchise to be developed by Steel Wool Studios and published by Scott Cawthon. The game serves as a paraquel, taking place between the events of Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach and its story DLC, RUIN. It was first announced on May 24, 2023, during the 2023 PlayStation Showcase. It was released on December 14, 2023, for PlayStation VR2 and SteamVR.[4] It was released on May 9, 2024, for Meta Quest.

A non-VR flat mode of the game released on June 20, 2024, free for players who purchased the VR version.[1]


  • 1 Summary
  • 2 Gameplay
  • 3 Development
  • 4 Additional Content
    • 4.1 Non-VR Update
  • 5 Reception
  • 6 Game Modes
  • 7 Gallery
    • 7.1 Screenshots
    • 7.2 Non-VR Screenshots
    • 7.3 Store Assets
    • 7.4 Teasers
    • 7.5 Videos
    • 7.6 Miscellaneous
  • 8 Trivia
  • 9 References


Find out if you have what it takes to be a Fazbear Entertainment Superstar!

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 is the sequel to the terrifying VR experience that brought new life to the iconic horror franchise. As a brand new Fazbear employee you’ll have to prove you have what it takes to excel in all aspects of Pizzeria management and maintenance.

Go Backstage as a VIP to help Roxanne Wolf & the S.T.A.F.F. Bots get ready for their performances in the Pizzaplex Salon!

Head into the Fazcade and enjoy classic games like Bonk-a-Bon and Fazerblast! See if you can top all the high scores!

Take care of things behind the scenes in the Staff Only section of the Pizzeria. Deliver First Aid to patients who aren’t quite feeling themselves, and help animatronics perform routine diagnostics & maintenance.

Our Food Prep courses will help you get the federally mandated amount of value preparing food in the Pizzaplex. Experience all the joys of high-speed food service & get ready to feed some hungry bots!

Head over to the Ticket Booth to test out our E-ticket attractions, such as Captain Foxy’s Cowboy Adventure! On this lighthearted log ride, you’ll float through the old West as a gunslinger in search of booty!

And finally, if you’re short on dread, dive into the world of our Sister Location! These special minigames are VR versions of classic experiences from Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location. These fan-favorites brought to life promise to be as fun as they are terrifying!

So what are you waiting for?!? Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 is now accepting applicants for all positions, effective immediately.


There are a total of 40 playable levels in the game. After completing fifteen normal levels, players can unlock more difficult levels by removing a Security Mask, which cranks up the difficulty and distraction in every game. There are a total of 6 Faz Force figures to collect, which will trigger the first Ending.


On May 24, 2023, the game was officially announced during the 2023 Playstation Showcase.

On September 1, 2023, Steel Wool Studios hosted a PAX West event for Help Wanted 2 and the, at the time, recently released RUIN. During the event, a playable demo for Help Wanted 2 was set up that featured three levels for visitors to use. The three levels featured were Bonk a' Bon, Breaker Room, and Carousel.

On November 20, 2023, Steel Wool Studios released a gameplay trailer.

On December 7, 2023, Steel Wool published Help Wanted 2's Steam page and updated the existing PlayStation page. Throughout the week prior to the game's release, the Steel Wool Studios Twitter account published teasers in the form of collectable posters from the game, including the Celebrate! poster, the Mystic Hippo poster, a Fazerblast poster, and a poster featuring Circus Baby.

On December 14, 2023, Help Wanted 2 was released on SteamVR and PSVR2, with it gaining positive reception.

On December 19, 2023, a rapid patch was released that fixed issues with the Endo Warehouse minigame, added baseline support for the recently released Steam Link software, and added a short-term fix for a common bug where players with certain hardware were stuck on the game's EULA screen.

On April 18, 2024, the non-VR version of Help Wanted 2 was announced to be released on June 20, 2024.

On May 5, 2024, the release date for Meta Quest systems was revealed to be May 9, 2024.

On May 9, 2024, Help Wanted 2 was released on Meta Quest systems.

On June 20, 2024, the non-VR flat mode was released on Steam and PlayStation 5.

Additional Content

Non-VR Update

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 (1)

The non-VR update was announced on December 4, 2023 and released on June 20, 2024. The update includes a non-VR option, making the game playable without a VR headset.


Help Wanted 2 received a positive reception from audiences. It currently holds a 94% positive rating on Steam based on over 2,500 user reviews. On PlayStation, the game has also been received positively, holding a 4.68/5 star rating based on over 1,200 user reviews. On Metacritic, the game has received an 8.6/10 user score based on 23 reviews, indicating "generally favorable" praise.

Positive reception was dedicated towards its replayability, level variety, graphical fidelity, and mechanics. Many reviewers also enjoyed the game's sense of humor in combination with its horror undertones, which some compared to Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. Some criticism was directed towards its lower number of horror-focused levels when compared to its predecessor, as well as its convoluted story. A few reviewers also perceived an overuse of gimmicky mechanics within its levels. Mild criticism was directed towards various compatibility issues with several commonly used headsets that required workarounds to function.

Game Modes

  • Backstage
    • Arts and Crafts: Daycare
    • Salon: S.T.A.F.F. Makeover
    • Salon: Glam Makeover
    • Salon: Roxy Repair
    • Arts and Crafts: Loft
  • Fazcade
    • Bonk a' Bon: Bonus Round
    • Bonk a' Bon
    • DJ Music Time: Beginner
    • DJ Music Time: Advanced
    • Bonnie Bowl
    • Fazerblast
    • Fazerblast: Western
    • DJ Music Time: Pro
    • Fazerblast: FNAF 1
    • Fazerblast: FNAF 2
    • Fazerblast: FNAF 3
  • Staff Only
    • Cold Storage
    • First Aid: Pig Patch
    • First Aid: Lefty
    • First Aid: Scrap Baby
    • Fizzy Faz Night 1
    • Fizzy Faz Night 2
    • Fizzy Faz Night 3
    • Fizzy Faz Night 4
    • Fizzy Faz Night 5
    • Endo Warehouse
  • Food Prep
    • El Chip's
    • Pizza Pizza Pizza
    • Fazbear Theater
  • Ticket Booth
    • Carousel
    • Capt. Foxy's Log Ride
    • Cinder Carousel
  • Sister Location
    • Ballora Gallery
    • Breaker Room
    • Breaker Room: Hard Reset
    • Office: Private Room
    • Office: Puppet Master
    • Office: Funtime Gang
    • Office: Job Interview
  • Other
    • Princess Quest IV



Roxanne Wolf backstage.

A scared Helpy with Scrap Baby.

Funtime Freddy and Bon-Bon in the breaker room.

Ditto, but Funtime Freddy is reaching toward the player.

Moon in the Carousel level.

DJ Music Man above the player.

Carnie in Fazerblast.

Non-VR Screenshots

The Log Ride as seen in non-VR.

Sister Location level as seen in non-VR.

Fizzy Faz level as seen in non-VR.

Store Assets

Steam Header.

Steam Hero.

Steam Cover art.

Steam Icon.

Steam Logo.

Meta Quest banner.

PlayStation artwork.


The Celebrate poster copyrighted for Help Wanted 2.

Helpi turning on the Help Wanted 2 sign, animated.

Mystic Hippo poster.

Fazerblast poster.

Circus Baby poster.

Faz-Force poster.

Non-VR countdown teaser for 7 days left featuring Ballora.

Ditto, 6 days left featuring Jack-O-Moon.

Ditto, 5 days left featuring Roxanne Wolf.

Ditto, 4 days left featuring Funtime Freddy and Bon-Bon.

Ditto, 3 days left featuring Head Chef Bot.

Ditto, 2 days left featuring Scrap Baby.

Ditto, 1 day left featuring Helpy.


Five Nights at Freddy's Help Wanted 2

Teaser trailer.

Five Nights at Freddy's- Help Wanted 2 PSVR2 Gameplay Trailer

Gameplay trailer.

Five Nights at Freddy's- Help Wanted 2 Meta Quest Trailer

Meta Quest teaser.

Five Nights at Freddy's- Help Wanted 2 - Flat Version Release Trailer

Five Nights at Freddy's- Help Wanted 2 Flat Mode now available on PlayStation 5 and Steam


Help Wanted 2 logo on a wall seen at the PAX West FNaF booth.

Help Wanted 2 album cover.

Meta Quest promo.

PS5 cade.

Walmart exclusive promo.


  • Help Wanted 2 had a playable demo at PAX West 2023, which included three minigames, which were:
    • Breaker Room: Similar to Night 2 of Sister Location, it has the player distracting Funtime Freddy with a megaphone while pulling 1-2 levers at a time that fills a gauge.
    • Bonk a' Bon: A reimagining of the classic Whack-A-Mole game, having the player whack Bon-Bon, Bonnet, and PlushBaby with a mallet for points while avoiding hitting Helpy.
    • Carousel: A rhythm-based level where the player fixes three puzzle panels, with each making a part of the carousel move. The Moon half of the Daycare Attendant, circles around the carousel, making the player shine a light in his eyes to delay him back. It concludes with a survival section where the player must fend off the Moon.
    • The way the game transports the player in between the easy and hard mode hubs is a reference to the RUIN DLC, where when the player takes the Security Mask off in the easy mode version of the hub, it will load the player into the hard mode hub.
  • For a few minutes on release day for Help Wanted 2, the game's Steam page would show the title as "Thumper" before being updated.[5]
    • SteamDB also shows that some of the files in Help Wanted 2 are under the code name "Thumper."[6]
  • In an interview, Jason "Jtop" Topolski from Steel Wool Studios said that original Help Wanted was deemed "too scary" by players, so for Help Wanted 2 they focused on a more balanced experience with an increasing intensity of horror.[7]


Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 Media
Media Content
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2AchievementsEaster EggsCinematicsJumpscaresSoundtrackUnused and Removed Content
Category Navigation
Five Nights at Freddy's Games
Clickteam Era
Five Nights at Freddy's (Halloween Update)2 (Halloween Update)3 (Halloween Update)4 ("Halloween Edition" update)Sister Location ("Custom Night" update)Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria SimulatorUltimate Custom Night ("Crowd Control" edition)
Cooperative Era
Help Wanted ("Curse of Dreadbear" DLC)Special Delivery ("Delivery Event" add-ons"Dark Circus: Encore!" DLC)Security Breach ("RUIN" DLC)Help Wanted 2
FNaF World ("Update 2" update)Freddy in Space 2Fury's RageYoutooz PresentsFreddy in Space 3: Chica in SpaceInto the PitFive Laps at Freddy'sSurvival Crew
Troll Games
Five Nights at Freddy's 3: Troll EditionFNaF World: Halloween EditionSister Location: MAUltimate Custom Night Demo
Home ConsolesMobile Ports (FNaF1FNaF2FNaF3FNaF4FNaF: SLFFPSUCNFNaF: HWFW)
FNaF1 DemoFNaF2 DemoFNaF3 DemoFNaF4 DemoFNaF: HW DemoFNaF: HW2 DemoFNaF World Demo
Curse of Dreadbear PrototypeSecurity Breach Prototype
Collections and Bundles
Core CollectionSecurity Breach: Collector's EditionHelp Wanted: Full Time EditionFranchise BundleConsole Bundles
Upcoming Games
Into MadnessAAA Game
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 (2024)


Is Help Wanted 2 out yet? ›

It was released on December 14, 2023, for PlayStation VR2 and SteamVR. It was released on May 9, 2024, for Meta Quest. A non-VR flat mode of the game released on June 20, 2024, free for players who purchased the VR version.

Is Help Wanted 2 only VR? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 is the sequel to Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. The game launched on December 14th, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR2 and PC with a non-VR flat screen mode and Meta Quest 2 release launching in Spring 2024.

Can you play Help Wanted 2 on PS5? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 is compatible with both PlayStation 5 consoles and PS VR2 hardware. PS VR2 IS NOT REQUIRED to play. Go Backstage as a VIP to help Roxanne Wolf & the S.T.A.F.F Bots get ready for their performances in the Pizzaplex Salon!

What is FNAF 2 available on? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's 2
Publisher(s)Scott Cawthon Clickteam (mobile and consoles)
SeriesFive Nights at Freddy's
EngineClickteam Fusion 2.5
Platform(s)Windows Android iOS Windows Phone Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Xbox One
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Can you play Help Wanted 2 on PS4? ›

Whether playing on PlayStation VR2, PS4, Oculus Quest 2, or PC, fans can look forward to delving into the eerie universe of Freddy and his animatronic companions on December 14, 2023. Keep an eye out for updates and prepare for a chilling adventure unlike any other.

Where can you play FNAF Help Wanted 2? ›

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ESRB RatingT (Teen 13+)E (Everyone)
Compatible Platform(s)
Compatible Platform(s)PlayStation 5Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch Lite
Software Format
Software FormatPhysicalPhysical
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Is Scott Cawthon retiring? ›

On June 16, 2021, following a controversy where it was revealed that Cawthon had donated money to Republican Party anti-LGBT conservative politicians, Cawthon posted a message on his website announcing his retirement from public game development and expressing gratitude towards his followers for their ongoing support.

Does Help Wanted 2 have lore? ›

Summary. FNAF: Help Wanted 2 reveals new information about the lore and events of FNAF: Security Breach Ruin, including the role of William Afton. The normal ending of Help Wanted 2 reveals a major twist about the protagonist. The secret ending hints at the futures of both the protagonist and Vanessa.

How many endings Help Wanted 2? ›

Unlike its predecessors, however, Help Wanted 2 was released without a clear protagonist, setting, or place on the timeline. As fans complete the title's various mini-games and secret challenges, they can progress toward one of two endings.

How much money is help wanted 2? ›

Steam price history
CurrencyCurrent PriceConverted Price
U.S. Dollar$39.99$39.99
South Asia - USD$12.99$12.99
Russian Ruble1300 ₽$14.76
South African RandR 330.00$18.17
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How long is Help Wanted 2? ›

Main Story128h 15m
Main + Extras613h 40m
Completionist816h 37m
All PlayStyles2612h 15m

Is FNAF Help Wanted 2 on Meta Quest 2? ›

Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted 2 reaches the Meta Quest platform on May 9 for $39.99. Elsewhere, it's available now on PC VR and PSVR 2.

Why was FNaF 2 shut down? ›

First there was Fredbear's Family Diner, which featured the animatronics from fnaf 1. But due to the five children murdered, the place was shut down. It was then reopened (fnaf 2) and the animatronics were redesigned to be more kid friendly, but was then again shut down due to the Bite of '87.

When did FNAF 3 release? ›

It is the third entry in the Five Nights at Freddy's series. The game was released on Steam on March 2, 2015, then for Android devices on March 7, 2015.

What is the rarest FNaF 2 character? ›

In the game, there are two very rare animatronics, dubbed by fans simply as "shadow animatronics". Shadow Bonnie: The first (and rarer) of the two, is Shadow Bonnie, which can rarely spawn into your office, will crash your game if you aren't careful. The only way to avoid it is to put on the mask.


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