The Long Dark has doubled in size thanks to an update to the #EarlyAccess build.
Developer Hinterland has released a major update to the Early Access build, bringing it to v.152. There’s a lot going on in the latest patch, but the main feature is the addition of “a whole new playable area”, the Coastal Highway.
It “more than doubles the Sandbox’s playable area”, according to Hinterland. Happily, your saves are compatible, so you can just wander into the new region. Follow the railway in Mystery lake on the Dam side to reach it.
Other major changes include increased fatigue due to starvation; no more calorie deficit; rate of change indicators on sub-conditions; decreased carrying capacity when fatigued; rabbits; snares; more dynamic wildlife spawns; smarter wolves; more damage to wolves if you have better tools; fewer first aid items; and fewer supplies.
There’s a hell of a lot more, though. The full patch notes are available on the title’s Steam Community page.
The Long Dark is available on Steam for $20. No word just yet on the Linux build, but the game is still in Early Access.