Dredge September 18 Update: Full Patch Notes Listed

All things eventually become crabs

Do you hear the call of the ocean? Or is the abomination beneath the waves, still hellbent on dragging you into the depths? Whatever it is, you have a chance to catch it in Dredge. And now there are crabs, too! Here’s Dredge’s September 18 Update, with full patch notes listed.

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Dredge Update: September 18 Patch Notes Listed

I hate driving. Out of game, in game, horses, bikes, boats. And yet, I really enjoyed Dredge. And for the first time ever, you can do more than upgrade your boat. You can customize it! And then you can use that boat to find even more wrecked boats! Plus crabs! Let’s dive right in.


  • Added Boat Customization
    • After you’ve acquired your dredge crane as part of the main story, a new character will set up shop at Little Marrow – The Painter! He’ll be able to make adjustments to your boat’s appearance.
    • The Painter starts with some basic options available, but you’ll be able to discover additional paint ingredients and flag designs.
  • Added crab aberrations (craberrations).
  • Added a new filter to the Encyclopedia to display Crabs.
  • Added a number of new shipwrecks around the world.


  • Equipment tooltips now display the previously hidden “Aberration Catch Bonus” statistic.
    • Slightly buffed some of these values on some rods.
  • Rebalanced crab pots slightly.
    • All crab pots provide some aberration catch bonus, with higher tier / special pots offering a larger bonus.
    • Mouth of The Deep catch rate and duration reduced to make progressing the crab pot tech tree more meaningful.


  • Fixed an issue where in very rare cases, the game would take longer than expected to save. Losing power during this time would cause save files (and in some cases, backup save files) to become corrupt.
  • Added a new font which should handle Japanese characters better and prevent them from falling back to use Chinese characters in some scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the boat upgrade purchase button too quickly could cause the screen to get stuck.
  • Fixed an issue where some areas of the sea floor reported that they were 100m+ deep when they clearly were not.
  • Fixed an issue where some achievements would not trigger immediately if the last thing they required was for you to catch a crab.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on the map screen if it was switched to another screen while a marker was being placed.
  • Fixed some small animation issues.

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A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms