Badges are a feature added in version .347 of The Long Dark. Similar to Achievements, badges are marks of accomplishments the player gets by performing specific tasks. Badges are divided into two categories, Feats and Challenges. Badges can be viewed either through the main menu, or the pause menu.
Feats are tasks the player can accomplish over multiple playthroughs. Once the player gains this feat, they get a badge to mark the accomplishment, as well as a perk that may be accessed in all subsequent playthroughs.
|Name of Badge||Prerequisite to Obtain||Gameplay Perk|
|Book Smarts||Spend 250 hours with Research Books||10% more Skill Level when completing a research book|
|Cold Fusion||Spend 2400 hours (100 days) outside||Permanent boost of +2°C/4°F to core body temperature|
|Efficient Machine||Survive for 500 days||All actions take 10% FEWER calories|
|Fire Master||Start 1000 Fires||Skill Levels for Fire Starting start at Level 3|
|Free Runner||Sprint for 50 kilometers/31.1 miles||Sprinting takes 25% FEWER calories|
|Snow Walker||Travel 1000 kilometers/621.4 miles||Stamina recharges 20% faster|
Challenge badges are obtained when the player first completes the Challenges the badge is named for. They provide no gameplay related boost and serve only as proof of completing the challenge.