A Snowrunner Disaster Story

So there I was, trying to lug a trailer up a steep trail, when I came upon a broke-down truck (Item #1 in the picture above) in the way. I don’t know who the fool was that abandoned this thing half-way up a steep trail like this (OK, it was me) but I couldn’t get around it.

I figured I could just tow it down the hill and that should be the end of the problem. So I attached a cable to it and started hauling with the winch. It took a bit of effort but the broke-down truck started to roll. I let off the winch but the beast kept rolling. I threw my truck into reverse but the trailer (Item #3) jammed on something and jack-knifed. The wreck kept rolling, hit me and drove me backwards. I tried to get out of the way but got wedged between the wreck and a tree. At least that stopped the wreck from rolling.

I couldn’t back out of the fix so figured maybe I could winch myself forward. Lashed the cable to a tree and started winching and… my truck flopped over on its side (Item #2) and the engine stalled (and with it, the winch gave out). I was dead in the water.

So I called a buddy from another map (OK it wasn’t actually a buddy, it was me… I can teleport y’know) to drive ALL the way over to the scene of the mess and start clearing it up. And I did, eventually. First I hauled the trailer off the trail, then pulled the wreck further down the hill (first being sure I was clear to back out of the way) then using the winch to get the first truck back on its wheels and from there we had it made. But it was a long, long night.

I love Snowrunner the most when everything goes terribly… 🙂

Oh and sorry the picture is so dark. Everything bad seems to happen at night!

6 thoughts on “A Snowrunner Disaster Story

  1. Hadn’t heard of this game, going to have to look it up! That sounds like a fun problem, and the kind of scrape my sister would get me into. Don’t suppose there’s a co-op feature?

    1. In fact it does have co-op, though of course I have never tried it. I dunno if you have Playstation Pass but it is “free” on there for the “Extra” tier. There’s a bunch of DLC but I’ve been playing for like 20 hours and have barely scratched the surface of what comes with the base game.

      Oh I should warn you though, that everything is pretty slow moving. You spend a lot of time in low gear trying to get through knee-deep mud, or worse! And it is one of those games that starts hard and arguably gets easier as you get better vehicles.

    1. You can! There’s also, on Playstation at least, an “Anniversary” DLC that is free and that gives you a couple of trucks. (And there is a BUNCH of paid DLC but I haven’t taken that leap yet.)

      I’ve been super-hard-headed when I play, not using the “Recover” mechanic which will teleport a stuck vehicle back to a garage, and refusing to use the (presumably more capable) DLC trucks, but it may be time to loosen up if I want to make progress within my lifetime… LOL

      1. I left the title of this on my screen when I went to make dinner, and my boyfriend was so intrigued by the paragraph he would see that he had to read the whole thing 🙂

        1. You are now my official Marketing Manager!! 🙂

          BTW, since I saw you were playing last night… I watched some YouTube and got a tip that there’s a decent truck pretty close to the garage in Russia, so I’m working on getting that fixed up so I can retrieve it. I think I need to make 2 more trips through the bog to get it done. If nothing goes wrong I should get there tonight!

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