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A region is a large, explorable outdoor area that encompasses many discoverable locations.


All regions are located on Great Bear Island in northern Canada. Each of the regions connects to at least one other region, either directly or by a smaller transition zone.

You can have an overview of connections between regions on your right.

Note: Bleak Inlet features a unique access configuration. There are two connections to other regions, but the connection with The Ravine is initially inaccessible from the lower elevation area accessed by the connection with Forlorn Muskeg. A mountaineering rope may be deployed from the top of a cliff on the higher-elevation side to make both entrances accessible from either side.


Survival mode[]

In most difficulty levels of Survival mode, the player may select any region as the starting point or may choose to start in a random region.

If the Interloper experience is selected, then the starting region will be randomly chosen from more challenging maps. In Interloper, the player will not spawn in Mountain Town, Mystery Lake, or Coastal Highway, and the number of possible spawn locations within each possible region is limited.

Story mode[]

In the Story mode, the starting location is always the same and the player is restricted in what regions they can visit.

  • Episode 1 takes place entirely in Mountain Town. Once the main quest is completed, player acquires means to proceed away from this region, which triggers the beginning of Episode 2.

Region list[]

There are currently 12 regions in The Long Dark, which are:

Region Difficulty Number of
Modes Release date
Mystery Lake Beginner 22 Survival, Story 22 Sep 2014
Coastal Highway Intermediate 18 Survival 30 Oct 2014
Pleasant Valley Advanced 25 Survival, Story 7 Feb 2015
Desolation Point Intermediate 11 Survival 18 Sep 2015
Timberwolf Mountain Advanced 17 Survival 16 Dec 2015
Forlorn Muskeg Advanced 14 Survival, Story 19 Dec 2016
Broken Railroad Intermediate 8 Survival, Story 1 Aug 2017
Mountain Town Beginner 23 Survival, Story 1 Aug 2017
Hushed River Valley Advanced 24 Survival 14 June 2018
Bleak Inlet Advanced 17 Survival 10 Dec 2019
Ash Canyon Advanced 20 Survival 7 Dec 2020
Blackrock Intermediate Survival, Story 6 Oct 2021

Transition zones[]

In addition to these regions, there are also several transition zones, which are smaller explorable areas serving as links between some regions. Some transition zones may also contain discoverable locations. The transition zones include:

Directly connected regions[]

Some regions are connected directly, without any transition zone between them. These connections are: