Challenge Whiteout
A monster blizzard is on the way. Will you be ready when it arrives?
In-game description

Whiteout is one of six challenges in The Long Dark.

Overview Edit

The storm arrives in 30 days. Stockpile enough food, water, and supplies in the Coastal Highway Quonset Garage before it hits.
In-game instructions
The objective of the challenge is to locate and retrieve all of the items listed in the journal during the allotted 30 days.
White Out Start
The survivor spawns inside the Quonset Gas Station with 2000 calories, fully rested, fully warm, and with no thirst. The survivor's inventory has a bedroll, low grade clothing, and some other miscellaneous items.

A revolver, revolver ammunition, and an energy drink can spawn in the gas station. There are cardboard and wooden boxes that can be broken down, a toilet that contains a small amount of potable water, two work benches, a fire barrel, and a bed along with the normal container-type objects (e.g., metal shelves, filing cabinets, lockers).

As the challenge progresses, the weather gets harsher and hostile animals spawn in greater numbers. Initially however, conditions may still be challenging. Although predator spawns may be less common in the beginning, the player's lack of weapons and protective clothing mean the relatively high density of wolves (and possibly a bear) near Quonset Garage can be deadly. Extra caution is required when entering and leaving the garage or when searching the area for supplies.

Note that the player does not have to survive the prophesied blizzard nor the entire allotted 30 days. Once all the items on the list are inside the gas station, the challenge ends.

Items Edit

All of the following Items are required to complete the challenge:
Whiteout journal list

Items can be dropped onto the floor of the gas station or put inside containers in the gas station to be counted. Items in the survivor's inventory are not counted. The journal contains a live count; items removed from the gas station will be subtracted from the list progress.

The list does not seem to care whether meat is ruined or not so long as it is not picked up and placed back down.

One day's worth of food translates to roughly 3000 calories. Drinks such as sodas will contribute to the count, but boxes of tea and coffee tins will not unless they are prepared into Cup of herbal tea or Cup of coffee. Reishi tea, Rose hip tea and Birch bark tea do count as calories for purposes of food.

Softwood/hardwood includes cedar firewood and fir firewood, but not firelogs.

Rifle cartridges may be loaded into the hunting rifle or unloaded.

Lantern fuel that is within the storm lantern counts toward the lantern fuel requirement.

Gallery Edit

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