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Were you looking for the DLC's exclusive animatronic Dreadbear or the hub mode of the same name?

“Keep in mind that this DLC pack is nothing more than a festive holiday themed add-on, which has absolutely no hidden intent or purpose, so have fun.”
HandUnit, Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Curse of Dreadbear is a Halloween-themed DLC mode for Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. It was released on October 23, 2019 with the first wave of level segments. The Pirate Ride, Night 02 and Night 03 levels were released in the update patch on October 29, 2019. The rest of the levels were later released on October 31st.

The DLC includes brand-new animatronics, returning nightmare animatronics (excluding Nightmare Mangle and Nightmare), and a brand-new hub for Halloween-themed minigames.


The Curse of Dreadbear DLC unlocks a new Halloween themed hub packed with spooky new mini-games and prizes. Weekly content will be added through the month of October 2019.

  • New spine-tingling mini-games include; Trick or Treat, Mangle Repair, Corn Maze, the Plushkin-Patch, “Cap’n Foxy’s Pirate Adventure” dark ride and many more!

This content requires the base game Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted in order to play.


Almost all of the nightmare animatronics, excluding Nightmare Mangle and Nightmare, return in the DLC: Nightmare Freddy, Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Chica, Nightmare Foxy, Jack-O-Bonnie, and Jack-O-Chica. There are also two brand-new animatronics:

The DLC features a Halloween-themed hub mode consisting of three new game modes that contain 10 new minigames:

Several new prizes can be collected for the Prize Corner including new action figures, candies, pumpkins, and masks.

Rise of Franken Freddy Alpha

Before being given its current name, Rise of Franken Freddy was the original name given for the DLC, with many references still contained in the files. It can be safely assumed that it was most likely referencing Dreadbear's own alpha counterpart, before being shortened.

On October 27th, 2019, only days after the DLC's release, a reddit post by u/NR_Superstar was made on the Five Nights at Freddys subreddit about his accidental discovery of an old build. When he had downloaded the DLC to play for himself, he discovered that the game was also attempting to download a large update file immediately afterwards. Curiously, he stopped the update and started the game without to see if it would work. To his surprise, the game worked, and he was introduced to an Alpha build of the DLC, including the old name. The recording of his experience linked by the post can be found here.

Besides the original Rise of Franken Freddy title being used on the projector screen, there are quite a few obvious signs of unfinished content present in the recording:

  • The "Danger! Keep Out!" game mode from the hub area, apart from two other modes, was called "Office Placeholder Name" with the icon taken from the FNAF 1 mode.
  • Available level segments contain different icon images that resemble the final ones without lighting. The levels are also listed differently:
    • Afraid of the Dark - Pirate Ride, Corn Maze
      • In the "Pirate Ride" level, Foxy from the start is not wearing a pirate uniform.
    • Spooky Mansion - Hallway Chase
      • The "Hallway Chase" level seems almost identical, albeit with a mass of glitches.
    • "Office Placeholder Name" - Night 01, Night 02
    • Plushkin Patch, Trick or Treat, Build-A-Mangle, and the rest are absent.
  • Grimm Foxy's jumpscare is just Withered Foxy's as a placeholder.


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  • The DLC was quietly leaked in Steam Database on July 26, 2019 as "Halloween Pack".[1]
    • The name also appeared in recent PlayStation 4 downloads.


The following information contains spoilers. To view them, click the [show] tag.





  1. FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S VR: HELP WANTED - Halloween Pack - Depot • DepotID: 732692 • Steam Database
Primary Series
Five Nights at Freddy's234 (Add-on)Sister Location (Add-on)Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria SimulatorUltimate Custom Night
VR: Help Wanted (DLC)AR: Special Delivery (Add-Ons)
FNaF World (Add-on)Freddy in Space 2Security Breach: Fury's Rage
FNaF3FNaF World: Halloween EditionSister Location: MAUltimate Custom Night Demo
Home ConsolesMobile Ports (FNaF1FNaF2FNaF3FNaF4FNaF: SLFFPSUCNFNaF: HWFW)
Main Series' DemosFNaF World DEMO
The Fazbear Fanverse InitiativeThe Core CollectionFranchise BundlePlayStation 4 Bundles
Upcoming Games
Security BreachInto MadnessAAA Game