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Bug fixes galore in The Long Dark with four patches in as many days

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The Long Dark (opens in new tab) came out earlier this week and Andy enjoyed it a lot (opens in new tab) , calling it "one of a handful of really great survival games on PC". He didn't particularly notice any bugs, but nevertheless developer Hinterland Studio has been working its winter socks off to fix a few things that weren't quite working as intended.

In total, there's been four patches since the game released: one on Thursday, two on Friday, and one early Saturday morning. You can tell the team are nearly getting there by the fact that the patch notes are shortening in length with every update.

Hinterland has fixed startup issues, replaced missing audio segments, ironed out the AI, and everything in between. Basically, if you were having problems with it on launch, check back in now and you should be good.

All the patch notes can be found here (opens in new tab).

It's not quite finished — on the news post for the fourth patch the developer said it was "continuing to fix additional issues as quickly as we can". So, you can probably expect some more fixes soon.

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Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.