The Long Dark Update 1.79 Patch Notes for PS4 & Xbox One

The Long Dark version 1.79 is now rolling out for PS4, PC and Xbox One players. According to the official The Long Dark update 1.79 patch notes, the latest update brings new WINTER’S EMBRACE Content and Event. Apart from this, The Long Dark patch 1.79 also added gameplay changes and bug fixes.

Previously, a big update was released with various gameplay changes. Unfortunately, after the last patch, many players encounter a number of problems when trying to play the game on the consoles. Today’s The Long Dark patch 1.79 expected to solve all these problems.

Check out more details below.

What is new in The Long Dark Update 1.79?

  • Added WINTER’S EMBRACE Content & Event.

We’re excited to share our new month-long event in The Long Dark. Running from 10am Pacific on Monday June 29th, and lasting until July 31st at 10am PST, WINTER’S EMBRACE makes the harsh Winter environment of Great Bear Island even harsher, with:

  • Average world temperature is reduced by 10 degrees Celsius
  • Interior temperatures are reduced by 10 degrees Celsius
  • More frequent, and longer-lasting Blizzards

And since Canada Day occurs during this Event (on July 1st) we’re also adding two new Canadian-themed Food items:

  • Maple Syrup
  • Ketchup Chips

To celebrate your time in WINTER’S EMBRACE, we’ll unlock two badges for you if you accomplish the following tasks:

  • Canadian Feast: Find and consume 25 bottles of Maple Syrup and 25 bags of Ketchup Chips across multiple saves while WINTER’S EMBRACE is active.
  • Winter in July: Survive 25 consecutive days across a single WINTER’s EMBRACE save, while the event is active.

As another nod to Canada Day, we’re also adding a Heritage Filter mode, inspired by old National Film Board TV and film content we grew up with in the 1970s and 1980s. This mode adds an old-school TV filter to the game world (but it does not affect the in-game user interface). And for film buffs out there, we’ve also added a Noir mode, which lets you experience The Long Dark or WINTERMUTE in a classic monochromatic filter. Both Filters can be applied from the Display settings.


  • [General]  Added collision to the car’s hood, so the Battery can no longer be interacted with through a closed hood.


  • [Enviro] Fixed various floating or clipping objects found throughout the world.
  • [Enviro] Fixed numerous areas where small chunks of rock appeared to unintentionally push through the snow.
  • [Enviro] Fixed numerous areas Players could become stuck on terrain.
  • [Enviro] Fixed issue that caused Backpacks to clip into objects they were placed against.
  • [Enviro] When spray painting the hood of a truck, the decal will no longer clip through the snow.


  • [UI] Fixed an issue that caused the Pleasant Valley’s Prepper Cache map icon to not appear on the map after discovery.
  • [UI] Fixed an issue that caused an incorrect UI callout to appear after lighting a Match, and then opening and closing the Inventory.
  • [UI] Fixed an issue that prevented Players from editing Rock Cache notes when using a controller.
  • [UI] Fixed overlapping between Stamina UI and Spray Paint UI.
  • [UI] FIxed an issue that caused Mysterious Signal Fire to appear twice when viewing Surveyed Locations in the Journal.
  • [UI] FIxed an issue that caused the Map screens help to appear too low on the screen, cutting off text.


  • [Gameplay] Fixed an issue that caused clothing to become wet when left in the Trailers found next to the Cannery.
  • [Gameplay] Spray Paint Cans weight and durability now decrease at the same rate when used.
  • [Gameplay] Fixed an issue that prevented Timberwolves Pack Morale from being drained when using the Flashlight’s high beam.


  • [WINTERMUTE] Timberwolves will now react to the Flashlight when appearing in WINTERMUTE.


  • Fixed an issue that prevented feathers from spawning on carcasses after long amounts of time have passed.
  • Removed duplicated polaroid found in the FM Shortwave Tower, in the Forlorn Muskeg region.

Download free The Long Dark update 1.79 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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