|“|| For intermediate players. Several key shelters, plenty of hostile wildlife, and harsh weather conditions to be found around these remnants of a once-thriving whaling industry.|
- In game description
Desolation Point is one of the five playable regions featured in The Long Dark.
Desolation Point is described as a stretch of coastal highway pockmarked with the abandoned remnants of a formerly thriving whaling industry.
It has 16 locations to discover including the connector mine (named "No. 3 Coal Mine") with Crumbling Highway.
Desolation Point was introduced on 18 September, 2015 in update 0.264.
Wildlife Management Edit
As noted in the description, there is much hostile wildlife. There are typically 1-2 bears and 5-8 wolves. While rifle and bow resources and spawns are limited, there is a banquet of medical supplies. This, in turn, can allow the player to win many wolf struggles and save bullets for bears.
Key Shelters Edit
Key shelters in Desolation Point include:
The lighthouse has a bed, a potbelly stove, plenty of storage, and an amazing view of much of Desolation Point if weather permits. This also can gauge how many wolves are in the immediate area, so the player can plan a course of action.
Hibernia Processing features enough scrap timber and metal to outfit an army, and enough beds to sleep them. Plenty of storage is available and a workbench and fire barrel are located downstairs. Many key tools can be found there, such as the hunting rifle. It is advisable to thin out hostile wildlife after acquiring the weapon.
The Riken boasts a forge/furnace which can be used for cooking and metalworking, as well as beds and storage. It should not be ignored, since when the player runs out of man made tools, such as the Hunting Knife, one can forge one, provided they have coal and or cedar to spare.