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Challenge Hunted
The old bear is after you. Nothing can kill him but the Trapper's old Bearkiller Rifle. Get to Trapper's Cabin before the Bear gets you.
In-game description

The Hunted, Part One is one of five challenges in The Long Dark. Completing the Challenge unlocks The Hunted, Part Two.

Overview Edit

Avoid the Bear. Get to Trapper's Cabin in Mystery Lake.
In-game instructions

The Hunted, Part One challenge requires the player to avoid the Old Bear that follows the player as they try to hike from Skeeter's Ridge in Pleasant Valley to Trapper's Homestead in Mystery Lake.

Challenge start Edit

The Old Bear mauls the player, leaving you with 10% condition, as well as bleeding and exhausted. The player's inventory contains a bandage and an Old man's beard wound dressing, and there is a cellar door close-by for immediate shelter.

  • Except for a few additions (The Old Bear, additional Distress Pistol case, the special spawn point) the game is a normal Sandbox and weather and loot distribution will be randomized as usual. Difficulty is set to Stalker.
  • Other than the Distress Pistol, no ranged weapons exist in this challenge, nor will you find materials to craft any. A Hunting rifle may be found, however there is no ammo.

The Old Bear Edit

The Old Bear is special and cannot be killed. He is, however, scared off by fires and by rounds shot from the Distress pistol. This is critical to your survival, the bear will continue to hunt you for the entire challenge and can suddenly appear nearby, regardless of his last known location.


After mauling you the first time, he wanders away a short distance where he waits. After a little while, he will move towards you again. Scaring him off is the best way to get him off your trail long enough to make forward progress on your journey. But he always comes back, often running to catch up to your location, but walking once in detection range. The bear will appear in new regions if the player enters them. Upon entering Mystery Lake the bear may be in front of the player (in which case, the player will need to use the distress pistol, flares, or fire to ward it off).

Safety zonesEdit

The Old Bear will not enter buildings or mines. He will enter caves. He also has not yet been seen on the Winding River or Ravine maps.

Victory Edit

The Challenge is complete when the player enters the Trapper's Homestead.

Gallery Edit

Game history Edit

The Hunted, Part One and Hopeless Rescue were introduced on 21 April 2016 in version 0.321, also known as the Tireless Menace update.

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