A region is a large, explorable outdoor area which encompasses many discoverable locations.
In Survival mode, The player may select any region as the starting point or may choose to start in a random region.
If the Interloper experience is selected, then the starting region will be randomly chosen. In Interloper, the player will not spawn in Mystery Lake or Coastal Highway, and the number of possible spawn locations within each region is limited.
In the Story mode, the starting location is always the same and the player is restricted in what regions he can visit.
- Episode 1 takes place entirely in Mountain Town and the player cannot leave the region.
- Episode 2 mostly takes place in Mystery Lake, however the player can also travel to Forlorn Muskeg and Broken Railroad.
Region list Edit
There are currently eight regions in The Long Dark, which are:
|Region||Difficulty||Number of locations||Modes||Release date|
|Mystery Lake||Beginner||22||Survival, Story||22 Sep 2014|
|Coastal Highway||Intermediate||16||Survival||30 Oct 2014|
|Pleasant Valley||Advanced||24||Survival||7 Feb 2015|
|Desolation Point||Intermediate||13||Survival||18 Sep 2015|
|Timberwolf Mountain||Advanced||16||Survival||16 Dec 2015|
|Forlorn Muskeg||Advanced||10||Survival, Story||19 Dec 2016|
|Broken Railroad||Intermediate||5||Survival, Story||1 Aug 2017|
|Mountain Town||Beginner||18||Survival, Story||1 Aug 2017|
In addition to these regions, there are also several transition zones which are smaller explorable areas which serve as links between the regions. Some transition zones may also contain discoverable locations. The transition zones include:
- Abandoned Mine No. 3
- Cinder Hills Coal Mine
- Old Island Connector
- The Ravine
- Carter Hydro Dam Environs
- Various Caves