Chilly survival game The Long Dark has “more than doubled” in size as of yesterday’s update, which adds a new ‘Coastal Highway‘ region to the game. That’s taken from the patch notes, which also reveal big changes to the way fatigue and item degradation work in the game. Items will now degrade less rapidly, but there will fewer of them around to compensate; on the fatigue side of things, you’ll now become more tired when you’re starving, while calorie deficit has been removed.
For every piece of nice friendly happy news, there’s some bad to balance it out. Here’s two more. “Added a 100% guaranteed Rifle spawn to Mystery Lake“, oh but “The more you carry around, the more quickly you will become tired”. One piece of definite good news is that your save game will carry across, so you can take your half-dead character to The Long Dark’s new area before it kills them. To access the Coastal Highway, you’ll need to follow the railway in Mystery Lake (on the Dam side). Thanks, VG247.
Full details of this massive update here.