Once home to a thriving industrial Cannery, seismic instability has cut Bleak Inlet off from the rest of the Great Bear mainland. Inaccessible and in the heart of Timberwolf territory, exploring Bleak Inlet is not for the faint of heart. The Cannery industrial complex holds a useful treasure for those hardy enough to access it.
- In game description

Bleak Inlet is the tenth region to be added to The Long Dark. It was released in the Errant Pilgrim update in December 2019. The region connects to Forlorn Muskeg and The Ravine.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Bleak Inlet is a cold and windy region of ruined coastal industry, and a ring of wilderness around it's namesake inlet of weak ice. Entry to Bleak Inlet can be done through a cave system from Forlorn Muskeg or via a ledge by climbing into The Ravine's basin.

It is the first region to feature packs of Timberwolves in Survival mode, and two unique workstations: the Milling Machine and Ammunition Workbench. An abundance of wildlife is present throughout the region, including many Deer, Rabbits, multiple Moose and a roaming Bear. The inlet has two ice fishing huts, offering another renewable source of food.

The region also provides a third spawn location for the Distress Pistol (atop the Fallen Lighthouse).

Initially the high elevation areas around Echo One Radio Tower can only be accessed via The Ravine. Once on this plateau, the player may deploy a Mountaineering Rope at a climbing point to allow bi-directional access between higher and lower elevations.

An electrically powered keypad-activated door seals the Last Resort Cannery (similar to those in Wintermute).

Due to the multiple widespread Timberwolves packs, it is dangerous to travel the region without weapons or Flares.

The Cannery[edit | edit source]

Bleak Inlet was formerly industrial an region to support the now ruined Last Resort Cannery (of Tin of Sardines fame). The cannery complex consists of ruined warehouses, docks, piers, sheds, semi-trailers, a sealed ship and a trailer. All of these structures are extremely cold, with only the trailer providing proper shelter.

The cannery plant off the pier is a workshop houses specialized equipment: the Milling Machine which allows repair of damaged or ruined tools and weapons, and the Ammunition Workbench which allows crafting new Hunting Rifle or Revolver ammunition with the Gunsmithing Skill.

  • There are three three entrances to the complex: the front gate, side entrance, or coast. Entering the complex from all directions risks encountering a Timberwolf pack in the courtyard. Once inside the complex, a Rope can be climbed and parkour route taken along the roofs of structures leading to The Cannery's main door.
  • Access inside The Cannery is initially barred by an unpowered and electronically locked door. The passcode to this door can be found on a note inside the Echo One Radio Tower, once this note is read or picked up, the door's keypad can be accessed during at night during active Aurora to open it.
  • Notable loot include an abundance of Tins of Sardines, Marine Flares, Reclaimed Wood, and Charcoal. A Safe with high quality items is at ground level in a ruined building, and a Heavy Hammer may spawn on the pier.
  • A breakroom with a door off the docks contains a Fire Barrel and Bed, however, like all the ruined buildings in the cannery complex, this room is only partially sheltered. To avoid freezing, it may be necessary to sleep in the cannery trailer.

Safehouses[edit | edit source]

Bleak Inlet is a little short of houses, let alone safe houses. There are two enterable structures that could serve this purpose: the first being the Cannery Worker Residences. One of the four of these buildings has a bed, fireplace, and some storage. Some wildlife might spawn nearby, including a Bear, as well as a notable Rabbit and Deer spawn near the Fallen Lighthouse.

Another possible safehouse is a small cabin located in a secluded corner of the map. It contains a Rim Grill, bed, and decent storage. Deer and Rabbits will spawn nearby, as well as Rose Hips and occasionally Timberwolf.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Bleak Inlet is a moderately large map with cold, windy climate and few indoor locations, making it challenging for even skilled survivors.

Additionally, there are a number of small, un-named caves scattered throughout the region.

Map[edit | edit source]


Regions and Locations
Bleak Inlet CabinCannery PierCannery Worker ResidencesCoastal Highway TerminusCoast Mountain RoadEcho One Radio StationFallen LighthouseFrozen DeltaLandslideLast Resort CanneryLong BridgeLower Raven FallsPensive LookoutRaven CrossingRavine's End WaterfallSecret Mountain PathSummit at Ravine's EndTrailers west of the CanneryWashed out trailers
Broken Railroad Broken BridgeHunter's BlindHunting LodgeLandslideLocomotive EngineMaintenance YardRickety Foot Bridge
Coastal Highway Abandoned LookoutBear Creek CampgroundCinder Hills Coal MineCoastal TownsiteCommuter's LamentJackrabbit IslandFishing CampLog SortMisanthrope's HomesteadQuonset GarageRabbit GroveRockfallSilent ClearingThe ToothTrain UnloadingWaterfront Cottages
Desolation Point Abandoned Mine No. 3Abandoned Mine No. 5Broken BridgeBlocked HighwayCaveHibernia ProcessingKatie's Secluded CornerLittle IslandLonely LighthouseMatt's TruckStone ChurchThe RikenWaterfall
Forlorn Muskeg Abandoned CampBunkhousesHat CreekHigh BlindLow BlindMarsh RidgeMuskeg OverlookOld Spence Family HomesteadPoacher's CampShortwave Tower
Mystery Lake Alan's CaveCamp OfficeCarter Hydro DamClearcutDave's Quiet ClearingDerailmentDeadfall AreaDestroyed LookoutForestry LookoutFrozen CreekLake OverlookLookoutLogging CampLake CabinsLone Lake CabinMax's Last StandMystery LakeRail TunnelTrapper's HomesteadTrain BridgeTrain Loading AreaUnnamed PondLake Trail
Mountain Town The ArchBank Manager's HouseCrashed Prison Transport BusHermit's CabinMackenzie's Crashed PlaneTown of MiltonMilton BasinMilton Credit UnionMilton HouseMilton ParkMilton Post OfficeOld SchoolhouseOrca Gas StationParadise Meadows FarmPicnic AreaSt. Christopher's ChurchRadio TowerRocky RefugeSpruce Falls BridgeTunnel CollapseWood Lot
Pleasant Valley Burned Ridge CaveCascading FallsCinder Hills Coal MineContemplation BridgeDerelict CabinsDraft Dodger's CabinEnd of the RoadForest CaveHeartbreak BridgeHilltop CaveLong CurveLower FallsLonely CabinsPleasant Valley OutbuildingsThree Strikes FarmsteadPleasant Valley FarmsteadMisty Falls Picnic AreaSignal HillRural CrossroadsPensive PondPicnic SpotSkeeter's RidgeUpper FallsPrepper's Abandoned Cache
Hushed River Valley Banner FallsCloudtop FallsHushed RiverLake CaveLandslideLittle Bear and Cub FallsLonely CaveLong Shot FallsMammoth FallsMany Falls VistaMonolith LakeMoose OverlookMysterious Signal FireOffset FallsPeak CavePensive VistaQuarreling FallsReclusive FallsStairsteps LakeTwin Sisters FallsValley CaveValley View PointWatchful Falls
Timberwolf Mountain Andre's PeakCave 1Cave 2Chasm CaveCrystal LakeDeer ClearingEcho Peak EastEcho Peak WestEcho RavineEngineEric's FallsForest CaveLanding GearMountaineer's HutSecluded ShelfSummitTail SectionWaterfall CaveWing
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