A new The Long Dark update has arrived, fixing dozens of bugs and upgrading the game to a new version of the Unity engine.
The Long Dark is a long-running survival game that's effectively split into two parts: a story mode and a sandbox mode. Episode 4 of the story mode was delayed back in 2020 and didn't arrive until over a year later. Now, it seems that the devs have focused their efforts on squashing bugs -- and upgrading the game's engine.
What's New in The Long Dark Update 2.00?
Let's start things off by setting expectations: The Long Dark Update 2.00 doesn't really add much in the way of new content. Instead, this update is largely about housekeeping.
First and foremost, The Long Dark has been upgraded to a newer version of the Unity engine. Critically, the devs note that this might cause some new bugs or problems of its own; Hinterland Studio requests that players submit a bug report should they encounter any new problems.
Unfortunately, upgrading to a new version of Unity also brings another problem: it has a chance of breaking one or more mods. Players having issues with mods should keep an eye out for updates from the respective mod creators, but they can also pop on over to the modding discussion forums on the dev's website if they're having any problems.
As for the other fixes, they largely focus on making the world look better, fixing UI issues, and resolving a number of bugs. You can read about all of the changes in detail in the full The Long Dark Update 2.00 patch notes.
Today's update isn't particularly thrilling, but bugfixing and core technology improvements are important to the longevity of a game. This should shore up the already great content that's available to play -- you can buy The Long Dark for PC and consoles via its official website starting at $34.99 or your regional equivalent.