The Long Dark update 1.98 adds Perilous Constraint content

The Long Dark has received some new content through update 1.98 which has added the Perilous Constraint content, Hinterland has confirmed. This new content means Blackrock Region can now be accessed in the survival mode, and the game’s first piece of protective gear in the form of the Ballistic Vest. Episode’s Noisemaker is also available to craft and use in survival mode too. There have also been a number of fixes applied to The Long Dark.


The Long Dark update 1.98 patch notes

  • New to Survival: Blackrock Region is now available in Survival Mode. It connects to Pleasant Valley via a Transition zone, and to Timberwolf Mountain via a cave system.
  • New to Survival: The Noisemaker from Episode Four is now available for crafting and use in Survival Mode. Please note that the Blueprint unlocks after you find your first Noisemaker, which is currently only discoverable in Blackrock Region.
  • New to The Long Dark: The new Ballistic Vest is the first piece of protective gear in the game, offering strong defense against physical harms from wildlife attacks.
  • Please note that on Switch, the Main menu art will not be updated with the release, though the game should still update. Players can verify the correct version via the top left-hand side of the main menu screen v1.98 (86821).
  • When attempting to repair the Crampons, you need either the Simple Tools or High Quality Tools item. If you do not have these items, you will receive an error message stating the Sewing Kit is required.ART, ENVIRO, and UI
    • [Enviro] Fixed numerous areas the player could escape/leave the regular game environment.
    • [UI] Fixed an issue in Survival Mode that caused six incorrect Possible Old Bear Locations to appear in the list of Mystery Lake Surveyed Locations.
    • [UI] Fixed an issue when using a Controller that caused the Start Fire menu to skip when starting a fire in a Fire Barrel.
    • [UI] Fixed an issue that prevented items from appearing in Inspection Mode when the HUD was disabled in Options.
    • [UI] Fixed a performance issue that caused the WINTERMUTE menu to become unresponsive when the Player had many save files.


    • [General] Updated Feats, so they now always save up completion.


    • [Darkwalker] Fixed an issue that could prevent the game from saving correctly.


    ** Please note that this section contains spoilers for WINTERMUTE. **

    • [Ep4] Fixed a bug that could cause the game to save in an unloadable state.
    • [Ep3] Fixed a bug that caused the UI to disappear after exiting various sequences, such as a phone call or a dialogue sequence.
    • [Dialogue] Fixed an issue that caused the text to appear distorted during a dialogue sequence.

Hinterland has also announced that it will be stepping up its mod support in 2022, with an internal team being set up solely to support the modding community. A Creator Hub will also be put together that will contain documentation, tools, and resources for modders in Spring 2022.

Source: Hinterland

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