In order to survive, players must constantly attend to their Status. Status Bars are represented by circular meters and symbols in the bottom left of the screen.
From left to right they show the player’s current satisfaction of Warmth, Fatigue, Thirst and Hunger. You can determine how quickly a Status Bar is depleting or replenishing based on the number of arrows beside the Status symbol and the direction they’re facing.
Beneath the Status Bar is a meter representing the Condition of the player. Attaining certain Afflictions, taking environmental damage, or allowing a Status Bar to deplete entirely will result in Condition decreasing. Condition will recover at a slow and steady rate if no Status Bars are critical. If your Condition completely empties, you will fade into The Long Dark.