I'm playing The Long Dark. I've been tasked with climbing the mountain to get to Perseverance Mills. My question is, can I return to Milton afterwards? I have a lot of stuff hoarded and I would hate to leave it all behind.
OK, I found out - you CANNOT return to Milton! You can take whatever you can carry though, so take that distress pistol, those military rations and good quality tools.
Some people have complained of a bug where they lose all their gear when starting Episode 2. Here's exactly what I did to avoid it:
- Descend the mountain by the rocks next to the picnic area. The Episode doesn't end as soon as you've done this - so you still have a little time.
the rope snaps
You can rest and eat. Then climb the other rope to continue.
Then follow the path round the mountain until you come to a cave. Enter the cave and follow the fairly linear path. When you come to the end a cutscene will play. DON'T PRESS ANYTHING! Let the cutscene play out, and also let the credits roll. They're not that long.
- Once credits have finished, you can continue. Click 'Wintermute' and then 'Resume'. An opening credits sequence will play. DO NOT SKIP! I couldn't remember if I'd seen it before, so I let it play out. Then sure enough, episode 2 started and I still had all my gear.