Beach combing is a gameplay mechanic in The Long Dark which allows the player to acquire items that are otherwise non-renewable. Items can wash up onto the shoreline in coastal areas (Desolation Point, Coastal Highway, Bleak Inlet and Old Island Connector). However, finding items is the easy part - getting them is another matter entirely. Beach combing almost always requires you to venture out onto weak ice. If you are too slow, you will fall into the icy waters, getting your clothes soaked, losing 10% of your condition and suffering hypothermia.

Possible Item Spawns Edit

Although beach combing is certainly risky, it can also potentially be very rewarding, with a lot of luck and some skill. The quality and quantity of items found appears to vary with experience mode and region. Items you can find from beach-combing include :

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