Level 485

The Blackout

rating: +43+x


Class 5

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A photo of a corridor in The Blackout.

The Blackout is the 486th level of The Backrooms. It is a parallel to the Level 484, which was discovered first.


The Blackout is a perfect mirror of The Whiteout. It represents an abandoned and forgotten house, infested with cobwebs and extremely fragile floorboards. A large section is also burned and infested with mold. Unlike The Whiteout, this level is infested with Hounds, Smilers, and the Frayed.

Occasionally voices can be heard echoing in the halls, although they cannot be reached. Screams can also be heard behind you, although no source can be found for this other than the mind.

Unlike The Whiteout’s windows, the windows in The Blackout can be looked through. When looked through, it appears to be a field in the time of midnight. The windows cannot be broken, and there is no way to get to that area. It is also the same area for every window, which may suggest the location is not real at all. Shadowy figures can occasionally be seen walking in the distant hills, with white glowing eyes.

The Bride:

"The Bride" is the only Entity that is completely exclusive to this level. She is a spectral creature which takes the appearance of a dead woman in a wedding gown. She does not attack, however will begin to follow you from a distance after you first encounter her (Usually sobbing quietly in a room). The bride may have some connection to the house, or The Whiteout , however it is unconfirmed.

The Maker appears to have some connection to The Bride, and can be seen behind her at times in photographs scattered throughout The Blackout. However, he does not have an actual presence within this level.

Bases, Outposts and Communities:

Every group that has traveled into The Blackout has inevitably died, as there is no escape nor constant supplies to be found.

Entrances And Exits:

To enter, you must travel far into The Whiteout. You will eventually come across a grey door, which will lead to The Blackout and lock behind you.

There is no confirmed exit, however one is theorized to exist.

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