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Challenges are special tasks that the player can set out to accomplish within the world of The Long Dark. Challenges can be chosen from the game's main menu.

There are currently eight challenges in the The Long Dark. Completing all of them (excluding difficulty 6 challenges) yields the Challenge Mastery achievement.

Challenge icon.png Challenge Description Difficulty
Badge challenge hopelessRescue.png Hopeless Rescue Recover the Distress Pistol from the summit of Timberwolf Mountain. Fire it from the top of the Desolation Point Lighthouse. 4
Badge challenge huntedPart1.png The Hunted, Part One Avoid the Bear. Get to Trapper's Cabin in Mystery Lake. 5
Badge challenge huntedPart2.png The Hunted, Part Two Take the rifle and go face the Old Bear. 5
Badge challenge whiteout.png Whiteout The storm arrives in 30 days. Stockpile enough food, water, and supplies in the Coastal Highway Quonset Garage before it hits. 4
Badge challenge nomad.png Nomad Survive for 3 days each in 15 specific locations across the game world. 3
Badge challenge archivist.png Archivist During the aurora, collect Buffer Memories from across Great Bear Island at the locations listed in your journal. 3
Badge challenge Deadman.png As the Dead Sleep Visit all the grave sites marked on your map. There is no time limit. As your life ebbs, death is the only barrier. 6
Badge Umbra.png Escape the Darkwalker Search for the Green Fires. Learn all you can about the Darkwalker. Knowledge will help you find a way to defeat the enemy. 6

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