Today, you can venture back into the frozen wastes of The Long Dark, as Episode Three CROSSROADS ELEGY is now out. You can skip right ahead to it too.
With the first two episodes following Mackenzie, this new episode instead follows Astrid after she and Mackenzie get separated in Milton at the opening of Episode One. Due to that, Hinterland Studio said they've just unlocked the first three episodes for anyone to jump in where they want. They said there "may be some minor spoilers for the earlier episodes, but in general we think this flow can work" and while they still recommend playing from the first episode you now have a choice.
Additionally, Hinterland said their Halloween event Four Days of Night will be returning on around 5AM UTC on October 28th (10PM Pacific Time on the 27th). During this event the sun will not rise, light sources last longer, there's "Demon" wolves roaming around plus Halloween themed snacks and items to find. Nothing new this year, due to their focus being on the main game.
On top of all that Hinterland also said they're on track for another update to the Survival Mode during December. No notes yet on exactly what that will have, we expected them to give details on it next month.