Dredge, the fishing adventure RPG hit from developer Black Salt Games and publisher Team17, has released a new breakdown trailer for the third update that rolls out today on all platforms.
The update adds a new character to coincide with boat customization, crab aberrations, a new Encyclopedia filter for Crabs, new shipwrecks across the world, and more. You can read the full patch notes on today’s official Steam post.
Dredge launched earlier this year and is available now on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox. You can watch today’s trailer for the v1.3.0 update on Team17’s YouTube channel:
After players acquire their dredge crane in the main story, they’ll be able to approach The Painter for boat paint. There will also be opportunities to discover more paint ingredients and flag designs over time.
The world of Dredge feels lived-in and highly distinguishable, so customizing your boat with the help of a local is a creative approach. Where most games would simply add the feature outright, Dredge’s new update uses it to expand the world, and justifies boat paint with new content.
There are some minor tweaks and improvements in today’s update, too. Equipment tooltips will display an Aberration Catch Bonus, crab pots will provide an aberration catch bonus, and the Mouth of The Deep catch rate and duration have been reduced.
The rest mostly involves minor bugs or animation. However, the devs did address an issue where save files could become corrupted if you lost power while saving.
Although this wasn’t stifling the entire fanbase, it was a serious one, and players should feel relieved that their saves and backups will be more secure. Losing progress, particularly in Dredge, strongly reduces the sense of immersion and breaks the momentum of the story. The sense of discovery and surprise play a large role in Dredge’s success.
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