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Face the Impossible in The Long Dark

Face the Impossible85 (15)

Survive one day on Interloper difficulty.

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Achievement won on 04 Aug 17
TA Score for this game: 5,683
Posted on 04 August 17 at 08:40, Edited on 04 August 17 at 08:43
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I'll just start with this: the game cheats.

24 hours is a very long time on Interloper. All of the negative stats are amped up, so you are constantly on the edge of losing. When you start, you have very few of anything, and you cannot make a fire. You can find tinder and fuel, but in 10 attempts, only once did I find anything to light a fire.

The next problem is that you don't know where you are. You don't even know what map you're on. So the absolute first thing you need to do is figure that out, pull out a map (I suggest the ones at and find the nearest building you think will have supplies. That doesn't mean there are going to be supplies there.

Your two priorities are heat and water. Basically, you need that fire. You can go over a day after your calorie stores hit zero with no food, so ignore starving (even though it will slow you down eventually). Once I found water but froze before 24 hours had passed. I've died a few times from thirst. And once I died within 60 seconds from a wolf attack.

In other words, the stars are going to have to align and the RNG is going to have to roll your way for you to have a decent shot at this.

When I got this, I spawned on the ice in Desolation Point. (I'd died here twice already, both times on the ship.) I turned and ran up the hill into Abandoned Mine No. 5, which stays warm. You can stay there indefinitely if you have food and water. (Pro tip: if you turn off all the lights in your house, you can see enough to get through the mine without a light. There are no hidden drops in this cave.)

I crossed though the mine to the entrance near Hibernia Processing (grab some coal before you leave), then walked to the south (upstairs) entrance. I searched everywhere before I finally found matches upstairs in the office. There is reclaimed wood in the main bay, and you can light the fire in the workshop fire barrel.

Immediately make water. I didn't boil my first time, but my fire was dying very quickly with no fuel. After you have water, it's a matter of sleeping and resting until you hit 24 hours. You can look in your stats screen to see how much longer you have.

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Achievement won on 08 Aug 17
TA Score for this game: 2,231
Posted on 08 August 17 at 14:08
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This is so easy. Keep spawing and dying until u get to desolation point spawn by lighthouse. Turn around and run to mine no. 3. Just sit inside and wait for 12 hrs twice. Youll slowly die from no food and water but youll last just long enough to pop the cheevo. Worked for me. Cheers!
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