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[Update #2]: It took a while, but Dredge has now launched its very first expansion - The Pale Reach!

[Update]: Dredge's third update has added the often requested boat customization and 'craberrations'.

In order to help tide players over before the first DLC arrives at some point later this year, the Black Salt Games team has just unleashed the second update for their Lovecraftian fishing game Dredge. First and foremost, Update 2 has brought with it the ability to photograph the wildlife and the various Eldritch horrors that lurk in the depths, along with a brand new NPC to help you along on your journey of cataloging the local fauna.

If you don't feel like dealing with all of the spooky things trying to nibble on your boat, Update 2 has also added a Passive Mode that works exactly like you would expect. As long as it's turned on, enemies will simply ignore you and swim around you, thus giving you the perfect chance to photograph them.

Additionally, Update 2 has brought in a variety of new random events to stumble upon as you sail from isle to isle. These range from dolphins cheerfully swimming alongside you to far more sinister sights like whales fighting off giant octopuses. There's apparently even a brand new monster to encounter, so that should be a nice bit of fun to run into during the middle of the night!

What some of this looks like in action, that you can check out through the freshly posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's a fairly short one:

As for the future, the third update will be launching at some point in the third quarter of 2023 and will bring with it a variety of boat customization options to mess around with, including stuff like new paint schemes and flags. Whether there will be any sort of gameplay tweaks or additions, I'm afraid I have no idea, but given how much stuff was added with Update 2 I think it's highly likely we'll get at least something.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once the next big update arrives. Until then, have fun trying to photograph things that are actively trying to eat you!