Pilgrim Mode is the easiest of the three difficulties in sandbox mode (Stalker and Voyager difficulty being the other two). The game describes it as a mode "For players that are more interested in a pensive exploration than harrowing survival".
A bear, however, will attack the player if the player attacks the bear first. Otherwise, it will run away like a wolf will.
There are more items to be found in the world, and the player's bars decrease at a slower rate. Most notably, the player can completely ascend the Mountaineering Rope to the summit of Timberwolf Mountain in one go if they are at full stamina.
- Fluffy (the wolf inside of the Carter Hydro Dam) will not spawn in this game mode.
- The animal to represent this mode on the title menu is the fox (although there are none in the game).