The Long Dark Wiki

Glflegolas Glflegolas 12 September 2021

What region should you live in?

There is a lot of speculation on the wiki, as well as on the Hinterland Forums, in regards to which region is the best to live in. For those of you who still haven't chosen a favourite region, I will go through all the major regions in the game, along with the three outdoor transition zones, and, for each region, I will give you five reasons why you might want to live there, along with five reasons why you might not want to live there. I will not, however, tell you which region is the best; that's up to you to decide.

  • 1 Ash Canyon
    • 1.1 Advantages
    • 1.2 Disadvantages
  • 2 Bleak Inlet
    • 2.1 Advantages
    • 2.2 Disadvantages
  • 3 Broken Railroad
    • 3.1 Advantages
    • 3.2 Disadvantages
  • 4 Coastal Highway
    • 4.1 Advantages
    • 4.2 Disadvantages
  • 5 Crumbing Highway
    • 5.1 Advantages
    • 5.2 Disadvantages
  • 6 Desolation …

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Havenlover Havenlover 2 June 2021

My Name

My name is HavenLover and is named after a game I love known as Werewolves Haven Rising (search it up). It's a choose your story game about werewolves. I love wolves and werewolves and that game.

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Glflegolas Glflegolas 16 April 2021

Things not to do

Many forum threads on the Hinterland Forums, along with pages on this wiki, will tell you what to do if you want to survive on Great Bear Island. This blog post takes a sort of different approach; instead of listing the best practices for surviving in the game, I'll look at some common mistakes players make and how to avoid them.

Many of these tips came from the community on the Hinterland Forums, in this thread. Remember -- just because you've done something (or several things) on this list doesn't mean you're a bad player. Just about all players have made at least one of these mistakes in the past, learned from them, and improved their gameplay.

Before you start reading, think of these tips not as absolute rules, set in stone, but more as g…

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Nehemias.sandoval Nehemias.sandoval 10 January 2021

Un saludo y un analisis (Spanish)

Hola gente , un gran saludo de mi parte , quisiera empezar las discusiones del nuevo año dando un saludo a todas las personas nuevas y antiguas que forman parte de esta gran comunidad. Yo empecé a jugar hace un par de años el juego y se convirtió en mi juego favorito. Estoy muy contento de pertenecer a una comunidad tan fiel y singular como es la de este juego . Ahora empezaré con mi análisis.

Dato: El análisis que haré a continuación es absolutamente subjetivo , puedo estar sumamente equivocado en varias cosas por ello mismo. Pero en ningún momento busco hacer apología de manera intencional a información falsa o restringida.

Gracias a las relativamente recientes ofertas en epic , ha aumentado significativamente al visibilidad y la gente int…

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George Chalkias George Chalkias 28 May 2020

Protected pages


Considering that the wikia is growing popular with a lot pages (with a lot more to be created thanks to Hinterland's continued support to the game by providing new content, etc) as well as the staff team being small, I decided to lock certain highly popular AND comprehesive pages to limit the vandalism.

What pages am I talking about? Look for the Wolf page for example. Moose. Deer. They are already comprehesive and mostly complete, up to dated, etc therefore there is no reason for unregistered users to edit them anymore.

If you need to edit protected pages, feel free to register and/or login. :)

Have a good one. Stay safe out there in the cold.

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Velonews Velonews 30 May 2018

A simple editing guide

Don't be afraid if you "break" anything. All edits to a page are stored in the page history, and if something does go wrong, you can simply revert to an older version. More importantly, any errors that do get made will simply be fixed by another contributor. Don't be discouraged if another contributor swoops in and makes adjustments to what you have just edited. It takes time to learn how to edit proficiently, so in the meantime, other contributors might help polish up your work.

FANDOM Wikia has many help pages, however I find them to be difficult to navigate, and they are often sorely lacking in detail. Therefore I've compiled this reference sheet which includes the basics of wiki editing, as well as direct links to the more advanced help…

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George Chalkias George Chalkias 24 April 2018

The Long Dark nomination results


Just thought to post an update from the award nominations. The Long Dark has won two awards which are: Best Strategy/Simulation and Best Writing.

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George Chalkias George Chalkias 4 April 2018

The Long Dark nominations voting

The Long Dark has been nominated five (5) times. Art Direction, Game Design, Music/Sound Design, Strategy/Simulation, and Writing.

You can now vote The Long Dark for the above categories if you would like. The only thing you got to do is sign up or login (If you already got an account) and vote.

Be safe in the cold out there.

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SmokeysTao SmokeysTao 26 March 2018

First Post Ever! I Finally did it...

First off, what's up everyone thanks for all your content on the forums! Been reading them for years but never posted for some reason. BUT THAT SHALL CHANGE TODAY!

Anywho, so I finally did it in my survival game and I was proud so I gotta share! With three bullets I took town a bear (oneshot that foo) and moose ( twoshot the moose) and then was immediately attacked by 2 wolves which I got with my only two arrows, and while one was running it attacked a deer for some reason and killed it. then died... so I got all those skins and can now deck out my duderino.

that's it. the end. thanks for reading.

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Velonews Velonews 7 February 2018

Bot Proposal

I am proposing the creation of a bot in order to facilitate monotonous edits. For example, at the moment almost every item page has a gap between the top of the page and the quote, which could easily be fixed by a bot. It would also be nice to have a bot should other needs arise. Do people support or oppose this?

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George Chalkias George Chalkias 19 August 2017

The Long Dark wiki looking for active administrators

Hello fellow community members of this wikia.

I am happy to announce that I just adopted this wiki due to reasons from previous staff team being inactive and no longer visiting this wikia, leaving it vulnerable to vandalisers and any other issues unsolved. Thanks to Merrystar for giving me admin and bureaucrat rights.

My role in this wikia is to make sure everything are in check and any issues solved. Issues including, vandalisers, community members arguing each other, several pages need overhaul or subject for deletion and so on. And of course, improve the wikia by making it more cooler as possible.

As you know, I can not handle everything on my own. I am currently looking only one community member willing to become administrator of this wiki…

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DeletedContent DeletedContent 7 May 2017

Game Ideas


  • 1 Weapons
    • 1.1 Hunting Revolver
      • 1.1.1 Summary 
      • 1.1.2 Stats
      • 1.1.3 Locations
    • 1.2 Makeshift Carbine
      • 1.2.1 Summary
      • 1.2.2 Stats
      • 1.2.3 Crafting
  • 2 Tools & Items
    • 2.1 Machete/Kukri
      • 2.1.1 Summary
      • 2.1.2 Stats
      • 2.1.3 Locations
    • 2.2 Metal Lighter
      • 2.2.1 Summary
      • 2.2.2 Stats
      • 2.2.3 Locations
    • 2.3 Crude Knife
      • 2.3.1 Summary
    • 2.4 Rifle Scope
      • 2.4.1 Summary
      • 2.4.2 Stats
      • 2.4.3 Locations
    • 2.5 Bear Trap
      • 2.5.1 Summary
    • 2.6 Push-Drill
      • 2.6.1 Summary
  • 3 Clothing
    • 3.1 Wolfskin Hood
      • 3.1.1 Summary
    • 3.2 Rabbitskin Earmuffs
      • 3.2.1 Summary 
      • 3.2.2 Stats
    • 3.3 Motorcycle Helmet
      • 3.3.1 Summary
      • 3.3.2 Stats
      • 3.3.3 Locations
    • 3.4 Reinforced Wolfskin Hood
      • 3.4.1 Summary
      • 3.4.2 Stats
    • 3.5 Rabbitskin Ushanka
    • 3.6 Wolf-fur Sweater
      • 3.6.1 Summary
      • 3.6.2 Stats
    • 3.7 Snow Goggles
      • 3.7.1 Summary
      • 3.7.2 Stats
    • 3.8 Bisonhide Vest
      • 3.8.1 Summary
      • 3.8.2 Stats
    • 3.9 Bisonhide Chaps
      • 3.9.1 Summary
      • 3.9.2 Stats
  • 4 Consumeables 
    • 4.1 C…

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 25 December 2015

Half a Million!

The following was retrieved from Half a Million! from The Long Dark news on Steam.

Hello fans,

Just a quick note to let you know we just sold our 500,000th copy of The Long Dark on Steam. Thank you so much for being a part of this incredible adventure with us. We couldn't have done it without you.

Here's to the next 500,000! All the best to you and yours for this holiday!

- The Hinterland Team

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 24 December 2015

Winter Holiday Hours for Hinterland Studio

The following was retrieved from Winter Holiday Hours for Hinterland Studio on The Long Dark news on Steam.

Hello community,

We get so into our work on The Long Dark that sometimes we forget the team needs to take a break for the holidays, to recharge and spend time with their families. So, to that end, here's how we plan to continue to support the community over the upcoming holidays.

  • December 24-Dec 25: The community team will be off, and will not be checking the forums or support email addresses. Please send any "emergency" posts to:
  • December 26-December 30: The community team will be off, and will only monitor the forums and support email address intermittently.
  • December 31st- January 1st: The community team will be…
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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 24 December 2015

The Long Dark 50% Off in the Steam Winter Sale!

The following was retrieved from The Long Dark 50% Off in the Steam Winter Sale! on The Long Dark news on Steam.

You may have noticed the Steam Winter Sale went live yesterday! The Long Dark is currently 50% off. This is likely the last major Steam sale event for us between now and Story Mode launch, when the price of the game will increase.

With unique exploration-survival gameplay, a beautiful visual style, over 10,000+ positive reviews (95%+) and a great community -- not to mention a passionate independent studio behind it -- there's never been a better time to jump into The Long Dark!

Keep in mind that all Early Access players will get the Season One Story Mode content for no extra charge as it is unlocked, starting this Spring.

For more d…

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 17 December 2015

Hinterland Reveals Spring 2016 Launch for The Long Dark® Story Mode

The following was retrieved from Hinterland Reveals Spring 2016 Launch for The Long Dark® Story Mode on

Multiple Playable Characters, Content Plans Detailed

(December 16th, 2015) Cumberland, BC, Canada. Independent game developer Hinterland Studio Inc. today released the first official details about the much-anticipated Story Mode of their exploration-survival hit, The Long Dark®. Set deep in the Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster, The Long Dark®’s “quiet apocalypse” pits the player against Mother Nature in a desperate bid to survive in the Winter Sandbox mode, which has already sold over 550,000 copies on Steam Early Access and Xbox One Game Preview and enjoys overwhelmingly positive user reviews. …

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 16 December 2015

IGN Exclusive: The Long Dark Story Mode Teaser & Details

The following was retrieved from IGN Exclusive: The Long Dark Story Mode Teaser & Details on The Long Dark news on Steam.

We're thrilled to be able to share with you an IGN exclusive reveal of The Long Dark Story Mode details, including a teaser and the first character art for our *two* playable protagonists, Will Mackenzie and Dr. Astrid Greenwood.

We'll be sharing more information tomorrow!

- The Hinterland Team

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 16 December 2015

The Long Dark — December Update (v.298), “Timberwolf Mountain”

The following was retrieved from The Long Dark — December Update (v.298), “Timberwolf Mountain” on

We’ve just updated The Long Dark’s Sandbox mode to v.298, which we’re calling “Timberwolf Mountain.” This is the last Sandbox update of 2015, and we’re thrilled to be able to share this with you.


We’ve added a whole new region to the game, called Timberwolf Mountain. It’s the purest wilderness environment in the game to date, a mountainous expanse with almost no “man-made” shelters present. It’s the perfect environment to test the new Rope Climbing gameplay.


Timberwolf Mountain is full of steep cliffs and ravines, and the only routes to the summit require you climb ropes to get to the top. Balan…

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 29 November 2015

AVAILABLE NOW! Official Merch for Hinterland & The Long Dark

We're happy to announce that we've just launched the Official Merch Store for Hinterland.

Now's your chance to get your very own Hinterland and The Long Dark branded t-shirts, hoodies, prints, and mugs! We'll be adding more items in the coming months, but we hope you enjoy these initial offerings.

All info on shipping, pricing, and contact info available on the Hinterland Store site itself. All Merch-related questions can be directed to:

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 25 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! The Long Dark is 45% Off in the Steam Exploration Sale

As a Thanksgiving gift from us to you, The Long Dark is currently 45% off on Steam. With our December update just around the corner, there's never been a better time to jump into the game if you haven't already!

If you've enjoyed The Long Dark, please consider sharing news of the sale with a friend! Thanks for your support of our game, and Happy Thanksgiving to all our American players.

(Note, sale price applies to all Steam-based distributions: Windows, Mac, Linux, and SteamOS. The sale does not apply to the Xbox One version.)

- The Hinterland Team

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Hlymzik Hlymzik 14 November 2015

The 20 Essential Steam Machine Games - IGN

IGN has included The Long Dark on its list of 20 Essential Steam Machine Games. We're thrilled to be in such great company!

"It's an uncommonly appealing sandbox survival game, and its thoughtful gameplay embraces nuances like spoiled food, hypothermia, and the need for potable water. The world isn't a nice place away from comfy civilization, and few other games drive this simple fact home so well. While, you know, still being fun."


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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 11 November 2015

The Long Dark -- Linux, Steam Controller, & SteamOS Now Live!

Hello community,

We've just launched the Linux & SteamOS version of The Long Dark. Release notes below.

Thanks to all the community members who supported us by testing the Linux Experimental Build. We'll be shutting down that branch now that Linux and SteamOS are in the main game branch.


The Long Dark now supports both Linux and SteamOS in the main branch, and offers native support for the Steam Controller. Notes below.

Steam Controller We have setup a recommended Steam controller binding: The Long Dark - Official Hinterland Binding (v1.0).

  • This layout is based on a dual-stick controller
  • The right trackpad is setup to emulate the mouse for high-precision camera movement
  • The botto…
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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 1 November 2015

Warning for Mac Players: "El Capitan" May Be Deleting Saves

Dear community,

We've heard from a handful of our Mac players that upgrading to OSX "El Capitan" may move or delete save files, rendering them unusable in the game.

We're currently investigating, and will post an update in the Technical Issues sub-forum when we know more.

Until then, please be aware that upgrading to El Capitan may affect your save file!

Thank you for your attention.

- The Hinterland Team

We're continuing to investigate this issue. It doesn't seem to be affecting all Mac users who have upgraded to El Capitan. Our testing so far suggests that lost saves *might* be recoverable. We'll post more information soon.

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 30 October 2015

The Long Dark -- Steam Halloween Sale!

Spooky times ahead! The Long Dark is part of Steam's Halloween sale, and will be 33% off until Nov 2nd.

UPDATE #2: Time-progressing bug fixed. All should be working as expected now! Apologies for breaking the game for a few hours.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, our clever attempt to update the game's Main Menu with a Halloween theme has backfired, and we introduced a bug where time doesn't advance (nor Survival Time). We're working on a fix and will publish it as soon as we can.

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 27 October 2015

Linux/Steam OS Experimental Branch Now Live!

Hello community,

As promised, we’ve created an Experimental Branch for Linux and SteamOS testing. Details below.

Linux Experimental Build

We are happy to announce the experimental Linux build for The Long Dark!

To download this version in Big Picture Mode:

1. Start Steam and log in 2. Select “The Long Dark” in your your Library 3. Select “Manage Game” 4. Select “Select Beta…” 5. Enter access code first: QjDcT5s3JXw8hcUL 6. Select ‘test_linux’ from the beta pulldown choices

To download when not in Big Picture Mode:

1. Start Steam and log in 2. You should see “The Long Dark” in your Library 3. Select it, right-click, and select Properties 4. Click on the BETAS tab 5. Enter access code first: QjDcT5s3JXw8hcUL 6. Select ‘test_linux’ from the beta pul…

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AnotherJawsh AnotherJawsh 29 November 2014

Closure of a duplicate wiki

Hello readers and contributors,

So it has come to my attention that there is a duplicate wiki for The Long Dark on Wikia. The wiki can be found here (Wiki stats / Local list users).

This duplicate wiki has had no activity what-so-ever since its creation in September 2014. I recommend that this duplicate wiki be closed and the URL to become a redirect to this wiki.

If you support or oppose this decision, or would just like to leave a comment, please reply below with:



I will contact Wikia support in the upcoming days to request the closure. I have also posted a blog on the duplicate wiki regarding the closure.

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