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The Long Dark – “Hesitant Prospect” update out now (version 1.89.69528)

Posted on December 14, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

The Long Dark

This week, a major update went live for The Long Dark. Version 1.89.69528 is out now – otherwise known as Hesitant Prospect.

The update features a new region, new gear items, and more. Additional information and a trailer can be found below.

Defined by jagged cliffs and burned out forests, Ash Canyon’s treacherous landscape hides treasures that might save a Survivor’s life.

ASH CANYON
Far on the other side of Timberwolf Mountain is a difficult-to-reach area defined by steep cavernous walls and burned-out forests. If you can navigate your way through the treacherous landscape, you might find an abandoned mine that hides treasures worth more than gold to any survivor. Just be careful when crossing the harrowing rope-bridges. It’s a long way down!

NEW GEAR ITEMS
The crampons and technical pack are two new gear items.

CRAMPONS
Left behind by an intrepid climber who ran out of luck. Wearing these helps prevent sprains, and makes it easier to travel over Weak Ice.

TECHNICAL PACK
Adds a permanent capacity buff to your Survivor’s inventory, giving you a little more breathing room as you carry your life-saving supplies around on your back.

NEW CHALLENGE
Escape the Darkwalker is now a challenge.
Hesitant Prospect also presents an updated version of the popular Halloween event we launched this year.

ESCAPE THE DARKWALKER
You are being hunted by a malevolent invisible force. Use special paint Glyphs to buy yourself time to escape. Time spent in each region counts down towards toxic green fog appearing which will slowly suffocate you. You must BANISH the Darkwalker before you run out of time!

NEW FEAT
Completing the Darkwalker Challenge unlocks a new Darkwalker Feat, which, when enabled in Survival Mode, gives you a stamina boost at night, while draining stamina during the day.

NEW CUSTOM MODE SETTING
ENDLESS NIGHT
You can now set up your custom Survival games so that day never comes…

QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENTS
We’ve made some quality of life improvements to the game’s Front End, including the Region Selection menu. You’ll also notice that we’ve updated the game’s Main Menu in honor of HESITANT PROSPECT, and moving forward every major update to the game will come with a new Main Menu that reflects the latest new content.

The Long Dark is available for Switch via the eShop.

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