Ignited Golden Freddy's head is nearly identical to Ignited Freddy's, but the animatronic's textures are a dirty gold instead of brown. His eyes are black, with white pupils appearing at times. Like Ignited Freddy, the suit covering his shins and left forearm are gone, exposing the endoskeleton. His left arm's shoulder suit is also missing.
Ignited Golden Freddy first appears in The Bedroom, if you completely lose sanity (or Chica jumpscares you when your sanity is red). At any time, a cut-scene will play where the player wakes up in their crib in the middle of a forest, before Ignited Golden Freddy appears and a flash of text that reads "COME BACK". Or, his head to be exact. During the same night, if the player holds down the curtains during the call from Michael for around 10-20 seconds, Ignited Golden Freddy will appear in the place of Ignited Freddy, but will quickly disappear, causing a newspaper to spawn on the poster.
Golden Freddy's first, and only, role as a threat is in the Attic. In order to beat the level, the player must find Golden Freddy in the cameras and use a charged light next to the monitor to scare him. Occasionally, Golden Freddy's may spawn in the Attic behind the player as a disembodied head. If the player looks at him, Golden Freddy will make hallucinations appear, and the player must turn back to the computer to avoid being jumpscared. Flashing Golden Freddy twelve times before Creation kills the player is required to beat the night.
Secret Appearances Edit
In the Bedroom, hold the curtains closed until Michael tells you that Freddy is outside the window. Opening the curtains will reveal Ignited Golden Freddy staring at Nick through the window. After about 1 second, he will disappear, and a newspaper snippet will appear on the CELEBRATE! poster behind the crib. This snippet is actually a hidden piece of the newspaper article from the end of Five Nights at Freddy's 3. It details the real Scott Cawthon having waking nightmares about Bonnie sneaking into his bedroom at night for some reason.
In The Living Room, the player must then go look through the keyhole where Ignited Bonnie comes through as soon as Michael says "keyholes." Looking through the keyhole will show Ignited Golden Freddy briefly, and a hidden snippet of a newspaper article detailing the success of the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise will then appear above the door handles.
In The Office, the player must simply open the double doors in front of the monitors, where Ignited Golden Freddy will be standing there briefly, before disappearing. This will reveal another hidden newspaper snippet, which can be found in the top drawer of filing cabinet closest to Ignited Chica. It details Scott's family searching for him after the blaze.
In the Basement, while in Endo F's hall, turn around after being told not to, and walk back towards the start. After a few steps, a newspaper snippet will appear on the wall. The player must be very careful when grabbing this, however, as waiting too long will result in Endo F rushing the player from the front. This snippet details a notorious arsonist finally being arrested.
In the Attic, wait until Ignited Golden Freddy appears on a camera. Then, honk the Golden Freddy plushie's nose 10 times, and turn around. If done correctly you should hear Ignited Golden Freddy laugh. Then turn around. A hand-drawn note will then appear on the plushie's face. Click the note, and it will appear in the Attic's hidden newspaper slot. The note displays one message written in red, "COME BACK TO US NICK". The background of the image displays a silhouette of Ignited Golden Freddy's face.
All methods of spawning Ignited Golden Freddy is also how the player can obtain the secret news article, with the exception of the game over encounter in The Bedroom.
- Ignited Golden Freddy first appeared in the bedroom demo.
- Ignited Golden Freddy's jumpscare in Story Mode is very similar to his jumpscare from the original Five Nights at Freddy's.
- Golden Freddy appearing in the Attic as a floating head is similar to the original Golden Freddy appearing in the hallway from FNaF2.