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The Long Dark is probably one of the most beautiful survival games, and quite brutal too. Ready to get cold again? A big new update to the Survival Mode is out now.

Gameplay in The Long Dark is split between playing through the episodic story (with Episode 4 due in 2021) and the open-world Survival Mode where you do whatever the heck you want. This latest free expansion named Hesitant Prospect adds in the Ash Canyon region where you "might find an abandoned mine that hides treasures worth more than gold to any survivor" but to get there you have to cross some worn out looking rope-bridges — eek! 

That does not look particularly safe…

You also get access to Crampons, which will help prevent sprains and enable easier travel over weak ice. Plus there's a new Technical Pack that adds a permanent capacity buff to your inventory for all that burning wood you need.

A new challenge mode has been added too, based upon the Halloween event where you're being hunted by an invisible force. If you complete it, you will get a Darkwalker Feat to enable in Survival Mode to give you a stamina boost at night but it will drain you during the day. There's also a new setting where you can force an Endless Night for an extra challenging run - better wrap up warm.

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8 comments

shawnsterp 8 Dec, 2020
Huh, this looks great. Why haven't I bought this, yet?

edit: Okay, fixed that. Something new to play with.


Last edited by shawnsterp on 8 December 2020 at 3:46 pm UTC
Retrogamer 8 Dec, 2020
I love this game but I wish it was multiplayer.
g000h 8 Dec, 2020
Can anyone advise me - If I were to play the Survival Sandbox mode of the game, would it spoil the single player campaign?

The reason I ask is that I'd rather play the campaign once all the Chapters are released. At the same time, I expect that each Chapter is quite distinct and can be played on its own without influencing the later chapters (Is that true?)


Last edited by g000h on 8 December 2020 at 5:18 pm UTC
Brisse 8 Dec, 2020
Quoting: g000hCan anyone advise me - If I were to play the Survival Sandbox mode of the game, would it spoil the single player campaign?

The reason I ask is that I'd rather play the campaign once all the Chapters are released. At the same time, I expect that each Chapter is quite distinct and can be played on its own without influencing the later chapters (Is that true?)

Not really, unless you count learning to navigate the maps as a spoiler.
PopeRigby 8 Dec, 2020
Love this game, but I'm having a hard time playing it because of flickering textures.
whizse 8 Dec, 2020
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Any livestreaming planned?
Liam Dawe 8 Dec, 2020
Quoting: PopeRigbyLove this game, but I'm having a hard time playing it because of flickering textures.
Noticed some too, I sent them a ticket and a video showing it.
beko 9 Dec, 2020
Quoting: g000hCan anyone advise me - If I were to play the Survival Sandbox mode of the game, would it spoil the single player campaign?

The reason I ask is that I'd rather play the campaign once all the Chapters are released. At the same time, I expect that each Chapter is quite distinct and can be played on its own without influencing the later chapters (Is that true?)
Won't spoil you but for the location. The story plays on the maps and if you know the maps already it *may* be less fun.

The chapters don't influence each other. Mebbe starting gear that you brought from a previous map but that's it.
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