Dredge Update 1.2.0 Adds Photo Mode & More; Check Out the Patch Notes

Published: July 6, 2023 11:46 AM /



Today the developers of Dredge at Black Salt Games released a brand new update to their popular indie game. 

The update adds some highly-requested features, some of which were promised back in May alongside the coming of paid DLC later this year. We get a handy photo mode, on top of passive mode that can be activated at any time and removes the dangers from wildlife. 

We're also getting some more options to change the visuals and camera behavior, on top of new aberrations, new tipe of wildlife, and the usual array of tweaks and fixes. Below you can check out the full patch notes.


  • Added 

    Photo Mode

    • This new ability can be unlocked after providing some assistance to a new character - 

      The Photographer

      ! You’ll find her at a new camp on an island to the south of The Marrows.
  • Added 

    Passive Mode

    • This mode can be activated at any stage by selecting the option from the Settings menu. In this mode, you’ve nothing to fear from the creatures of the deep.
  • Added 

    10 new aberrations

  • Added 

    8 new types of wildlife

     for you to encounter, including one that isn’t afraid of the shallows...
  • Added 

    new settings

    • V-sync
    • Pause In Background
    •  - the default behaviour of this has changed so that the game does not pause when it loses focus.
    • Camera Follow Mode
    •  - you can now detach the camera from the boat’s turning orientation. This means that when the boat turns, the camera won’t automatically turn to look in the boat’s new direction.
    • Spyglass Sensitivity
    •  - sliders for horizontal and vertical movement.
    • Haste VFX
    •  - disables the visual effects (FOV pull & screen shake) that occur when the Haste ability is activated.


  • Added a new “General” tab to Settings and moved some options around.
  • Added a couple of new names to the credits.
  • Updated Dolphin SFX.
  • Dolphins and some other events are discouraged from swimming over the abyss of Stellar Basin.


  • Fixed an issue where the Crab Pot / Trawl Net information panel didn’t show correctly the first time if the game was loaded with either of these abilities pre-selected.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could freeze when downgrading a trawl net to another net with a smaller internal capacity.
  • Fixed an issue where discarding the package from The Mayor never removed the associated map marker.
  • Fixed an issue where an island in Devil’s Spine was culling incorrectly.
  • Fixed some localization issues.

And for our speedrunning community...

  • The Haste activation SFX does not play if Haste was deactivated recently.
  • The game now reports a few values to an Autosplitter.

This follows rather closely the release of the previous major update 1.10, which was launched in May

If are not familiar with Dredge, it is an indie fishing game created by Black Salt Games and released by Team 17 for PC, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

To learn more about this popular game, you can check out a review by our very own boss Rutledge Daugette, defining Dredge as a "delightfully dark game that gives you a well-sized world with danger lurking at every corner, and a satisfying fishing mechanic that doesn't get tired." On top of that, the developers have also released the full soundtrack, which can be enjoyed for free and is also one of the high points of the game.


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