Developer Hinterland’s acclaimed wilderness survival adventure The Long Dark is welcoming visitors to a brand-new region, Ash Canyon, as part of its free new Survival Mode Hesitant Prospect update, available now on all platforms.
Ash Canyon is described as a hard-to-reach area – “defined by steep cavernous walls and burned-out forest” – located on the far side of Timberwolf Mountain. “If you can navigate your way through the treacherous landscape,” teases Hinterland, “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!”.
To assist survivors willing to brave Ash Canyon, Hinterland has introduced two new gear items in its December update. There are Crampons, which help prevent sprains and makes it easier to travel over weak ice, and the Technical Pack, adding a permanent capacity buff to the inventory.