The Freeze Granny glitch.

Glitches happen when the game works as it is not supposed to. Sometimes glitches can be good, and sometimes glitches can be bad, and sometimes they have almost no effect.


This glitch makes the Player invisible to Granny, and Granny will not attack the player. Beware that it will not stop noise from happening, it will not stop bear traps from activating, and falling from the attic still kills you, although you stay invisible. To do this glitch, go to the attic, crouch, go to the vent door and push it in the vent. If the door disappears, that means you have become invisible. However, this does not always work. Also, this causes a lot of lag and other negative side effects, making this glitch not recommended.

  • This glitch was patched in 1.5.
  • There was, however, a glitch in 1.5 that made the player semi-invisible and that could be done multiple times during a game. With Granny spotting the player and approaching, the player would crouch and then stand, to seem invisible to Granny throughout her "investigation", as long as the camera wasn't moved (however dropping items and remaining invisible was possible). She would usually drop a bear trap, and then move on, with a distorted voice and lagging movement animation for a couple of seconds until she would be out of range of the player. This glitch would even let the player pick up and hold the Teddy without her killing them, simply by crouching and standing up. This made the glitch useful in games as it could be used anywhere and anytime.

Freeze Granny

This glitch freezes Granny in place unless the Player dies from falling from the Attic or gets bitten by the Spider. First, when you spawn, grab the vase. Then, stand in front of the Bed and drop it. Hide under the bed. Wait for Granny to come. When Granny turns away, hit the bed icon twice. If you do it quickly enough, Granny will turn around but not attack you. When she turns away, do it again. Granny is now frozen in place. She will not even go to the player they are holding the Teddy. Sometimes, if the player leaves the bed after the glitch is supposed to be completed, the player will get knocked out without the animation playing. Alternatively, the player can crouch behind the bed and spam tap the bed button when Granny comes, but there isn't a sure 100% chance that this will work. This glitch is still possible in Version 1.6 as long as the player crouches in the corner and spams the bed button.

  • When using the Pepper Spray on Granny after the glitch is done combined with teleporting her to the Basement (by placing the Book on the lectern in the Bookshelf Room), she will wipe her face and eyes, and begin moving upstairs, with all of her animations out of order except for the face wiping animation next time it is used. Some more testing is needed, though, to establish whether the glitch makes her take the same route and halt at the same spots everytime.

Bed Teleportation 

This glitch allows the player to be able to teleport under their starting bed whenever they like. First, the player must stand in front of their bed and begin walking forward. Then, they must repeatedly enter and leave their bed while continuing to move forward. Eventually, when the player leaves their bed, they will be all the way on the other side of the room yet they will still be able to go under the bed as they please. However, if the player teleports under their bed while in pursuit by Granny, Granny will begin running towards the bed the player is in and will catch the player if they do not teleport back out of the bed.

  • This glitch was patched in 1.5

Item Disappearing Glitch

Sometimes when dropping items, they will glitch through the wall or through another surface. This is most noticeable in the secret tunnel in the basement and the playhouse, and most easy to do with dropping a hammer (probably because of its large size). Also when you drop objects near the edge of the inside of the playhouse, Granny's arm or bat might stick through the wall. Often, the glitching items will spawn next to the Well in the Backyard but sometimes they will just disappear meaning the Player will have to restart. This can also happen if the player falls down the Attic hole upon holding an item.

Hidden Closet Glitch

If Granny is standing right beside the doorway of the Hidden Closet and the player stands up while in close proximity to the doorway, it is almost guaranteed that Granny will knock them out. It is unknown whether if this is a glitch or if it is intentional.

Hidden Room Glitch

This glitch is very similar to the Hidden Closet glitch, except that Granny can and will see you inside the Hidden Room when lured close to the Hidden Room doorway. Like that Hidden Closet Glitch, the player is guaranteed a knockout unless he/she goes inside the Hidden Tunnel fast enough. This makes the Hidden Room a bad spot for hiding, especially if you're trying to lure Granny to the Basement.

Shoot Granny Glitch

If the player shoots Granny right when Granny is about to hit the player, he/she will still be knocked out. However, on the start of the next day Granny will be unconscious and the Player will have to wait a certain amount of time until Granny becomes active again. This can be especially annoying if the Player does the glitch on Day 1 (On Day 2, the Player will have to wait a certain amount of time before luring Granny to unlock the door.) Otherwise, it can be used as an advantage to give the Player a "headstart".

Screwdriver Glitch

When they spawn, the Player must retrieve the Grey Vase from the Starting Bedroom and go to the Bathroom. They must go to the left corner of the wall at the other side of the Screwdriver shelf, in-between the sinks and toilet and stand right at it and drop the vase. When at the right spot, the Vase will go through the wall rather than falling to the floor and it'll cause the Screwdriver to fall off the shelf making it obtainable without a Tranquilizer Dart or Shotgun. If Granny is present she will investigate the Study.

Speedy Crawling Glitch

To do this glitch, the player must assemble the Shotgun then grab the Gasoline Can. The Player must drop the Gasoline Can, stand next to it, crouch, and shoot it with the Shotgun. The player will die and will go to the next day. When the player gets up from the starting bed, they will automatically crouch and will move at the speed of the Player crouching and standing at the same time. Once you stand up after activating the glitch, the Player's speed resets to normal.

Cabinet Floor Item Clip Glitch

To perform this glitch, the Player simply has to grab an item (currently, the only item tested to work is the Vase) and enter the closet in the Starting Bedroom. Then, they must crouch, face downwards and drop the vase. If done correctly, they should hear a few clinking sounds in the ground, then the vase will fall to the floor below, drawing Granny to that location. This is especially effective when you wake up after getting knocked out or when you begin a game, as it will give you time to explore the upstairs, garage, basement or attic. As of 1.5, this glitch is still working.

  • The vase will usually appear either on the ground or on the wooden shelf in the dining room, however, it will occasionally fall through the entirety of the house, causing it to respawn beside the well.

Shotgun Reload Failure Glitch

Currently, if you were to load the shotgun, then drop it, after picking it back up there is a chance that no “shoot” button will appear. The gun looks as if it is loaded, and when you attempt to load it again a message appears telling you that the gun is indeed, loaded. There is no known fix to this glitch.

Secret Tunnel bug

Quite often, if you lure Granny to a side of the Secret Tunnel and attempt to exit out the other side, she will see you through the tunnel and run back to your location. Although this glitch mostly happens when you lure Granny to the Basement side, it can also happen when you lure her to the Secret Area side. A way to prevent this is to not exit the tunnel until Granny starts looking (which is when she stands still investigating), as a lot of Players tend to exit the tunnel while Granny is still walking down the stairs. However, this won't always work and sometimes you might need to do several tries until you succeed, in which Granny doesn't run back up the stairs once you exit the tunnel. Most of the time she will stop running and get confused and look around by the time she leaves the Basement, but it is always advised to drop an item again in the Basement to make sure she hasn't gone to the Secret Area side or vice versa.

Bloody Mannequin Glitch

This is a bug that can affect the game in both ways. If you manage to get the Planks out and make at least 1 of them knock the Bloody Mannequin down, it will always get knocked down when Granny sets it up, thus making Granny stay in place.

Standing On Top of Granny's Head Glitch

This glitch is performed by dropping an item onto the Bathroom Floor from within the Attic Tunnel and then falling down onto Granny's head as she is entering the room to inspect the noise. Granny will freeze in position with you "standing" on her head and keep looking around and even drop Bear Traps. Sometimes you land right next to her and will be really close but she won't knock you out as long as you remain on the spot. In some instances you may even climb up to her head by clicking the Crouch / Stand button. If you manage to stand on her head long enough, with the camera "shaking" you may even end up in such a view that allows you to see what Granny looks like from the inside. This glitch is shown in several YouTube videos and is still possible in Version 1.5.

Beyond the Garage Door Glitch

To do this glitch, the player must lure Granny to the Garage and be prepared to shoot her with a Tranquilizer Dart or a Shotgun Ammo. Once Granny is knocked out, the Player must move her body until she gets beside the wall of the Garage Door. (The Garage Door has to be opened). Once done this, the Player must push Granny to the wall and suddenly they will get in the underground tunnel. However, if the Player goes forward the underground tunnel, they will find a deadend which is a black wall. If they get closer, they will be automically teleported to the Basement.

Bedroom 2 spawning glitch

This is a strange and non-beneficial glitch. When Granny is knocked out, the Player should hide under the Bed in Bedroom 2 and wait for her. If she respawns in that very room, she will run to the Bed as if she had seen them go under it and stand there for a few seconds. Luckily, she will never jumpscare them but this is still a very strange happening as the Player was hidden before she came back. For this to occur, she must respawn in this room and not in her other three locations so this glitch isn't very common.

Obtain the Screwdriver through the Bathroom glitch

The Player can obtain the Screwdriver by using a Vase throwing in a very specific spot, knocking the cup down from the shelf with the Screwdriver inside. A video of this can be seen here.

The glitch is still working in Version 1.6.

Spider cage glitch

The Player must use the Meat method to lure the Spider to the plate and out of the cage. Then they must quickly load their Tranquilizer Dart to shoot the button. The Spider will attack the Player and send them to the next day. Then they will notice that the Spider is sitting downstairs right beside the Stair Closet but will not be able to attack the Player. This is due to the Spider having nowhere to go due to its nest being locked. If the Player stands in front of the closed cage, the Spider will make an attack noise but won’t be able to attack them due to the wooden panel blocking it, the Spider also starts to "spin" beside the Cabinet. This is only recommended in Practice mode. A video of this can be seen here.

Remember: this glitch works with the Crossbow and the Darts only, the Shotgun can't be used to "teleport" the Spider to the downstairs, but instead will make the Spider spawn in front of the closed cage and get you if you approach it.

Bear Trap Glitch

Since Day 4, there is now blood visible on the screen and leaking on to the bed where the Player wakes up. The Player can "lure" Granny drops a Bear Trap. Wait for her for long enough or use any way to distract her to another location, walk on the trap and remove it. After removing the trap, the Player can notice that the blood disappeared. Even if the Player is knocked out to Day 5, the blood won't "come back".

A video of this can be seen here.

Avoid Bedroom 1 Creak On Extreme Glitch

It is actually possible to avoid the Bedroom 1 creaking floor on Extreme mode. It can only be done if the Player comes from the Walk-In Closet. All they have to do is stick to the right wall and hide under the bed, then get out of it. When getting out of under the bed, you´ll notice that you´ll appear right in front of the door, that’s it, you avoided the creak. You can then exit the room and go wherever you want. We don’t know if this is really a glitch or if it is intentionnal... Be aware that it sometimes won’t work because the creak will be placed before the bed, which means whatever you do, it’ll creak anyways... However this does not happens all the time, this is what makes this glitch/trick possible.