A region is a large, explorable outdoor area which encompasses many discoverable locations.


All of the regions are interconnected and all are located on Great Bear Island in northern Canada.


Survival modeEdit

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.

Story modeEdit

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

Transition ZonesEdit

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:


Coastal Highway Abandoned LookoutBear Creek CampgroundCinder Hills Coal MineCoastal TownsiteCommuter's LamentJackrabbit IslandFishing CampLog SortMisanthrope's HomesteadQuonset GarageRabbit GroveRockfallSilent ClearingThe ToothTrain UnloadingWaterfront Cottages
Desolation Point Abandoned Mine No. 3Abandoned Mine No. 5Broken BridgeBlocked HighwayCaveHibernia ProcessingKatie's Secluded CornerLittle IslandLonely LighthouseMatt's TruckStone ChurchThe RikenWaterfall
Mystery Lake Alan's CaveCamp OfficeCarter Hydro DamClearcutDave's Quiet ClearingDerailmentDeadfall AreaDestroyed LookoutForestry LookoutFrozen CreekLake OverlookLookoutLogging CampLake CabinsLone Lake CabinMax's Last StandMystery LakeRail TunnelTrapper's HomesteadTrain BridgeTrain Loading AreaUnnamed Pond
Pleasant Valley Burned Ridge CaveCascading FallsCinder Hills Coal MineContemplation BridgeDerelict CabinsDraft Dodger's CabinEnd of the RoadForest CaveHeartbreak BridgeHilltop CaveLong CurveLower FallsLonely CabinsPleasant Valley OutbuildingsThree Strikes FarmsteadPleasant Valley FarmsteadMisty Falls Picnic AreaSignal HillRural CrossroadsPensive PondPicnic SpotSkeeter's RidgeUpper FallsPrepper's Abandoned Cache
Timberwolf Mountain Andre's PeakCave 1Cave 2Chasm CaveCrystal LakeDeer ClearingEcho Peak EastEcho Peak WestEcho RavineEngineEric's FallsForest CaveLanding GearMountaineer's HutSecluded ShelfSummitTail SectionWaterfall CaveWing
Forlorn Muskeg Abandoned CampBunkhousesHat CreekHigh BlindLow BlindMarsh RidgeMuskeg OverlookOld Spence Family HomesteadPoacher's CampShortwave Tower
Broken Railroad Broken BridgeHunter's BlindHunting LodgeLandslideMaintenance Yard
Mountain Town The ArchBank Manager's HouseCrashed Prison Transport BusHermit's CabinMackenzie's Crashed PlaneTown of MiltonMilton BasinMilton Credit UnionMilton HouseMilton ParkMilton Post OfficeOld SchoolhouseOrca Gas StationParadise Meadows FarmPicnic AreaSt. Christopher's ChurchRadio TowerRocky RefugeSpruce Falls BridgeTunnel CollapseWood Lot