Here's how to get Research Parts in Dredge to level up your gear.

Dredge: How to Get Research Parts

Here's how to get Research Parts in Dredge to level up your gear.

Dredge Research Parts are an important component in the Lovecraftian fishing game. With them, you’re able to upgrade your fishing gear and vessel by researching new improvements. If you’re wondering where to find them or how to use them, this guide has the information you’re looking for. 

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What are Research Parts? Explained

Research Parts take up one square in your cargo and can be acquired in a variety of ways. They’re needed to unlock new fishing gear and Engines for your ship, and they appear as a cluster of gears and other odds and ends.

When you dock, you have the option to use them to unlock new Rods, Trawl Nets, Engines, or Crab Pots for various costs. More advanced items need more parts, as well as the previous versions of those items, to be unlocked.

At the beginning of Dredge, put your Research Parts into new Rods so you can fish from more locations — and catch more fish

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Where to Get Research Parts

There are three ways to get Research Parts in Dredge. 

  • Pursuits: Pursuits, the game’s side quests, often reward Research Parts upon completion. These reward you the most parts for the smallest investment.
  • Dredging: Research Parts can sometimes be collected when dredging. 
  • Buy Them: Buying Research Parts is the fastest way to obtain them. The Traveling Merchant sells Research Parts for $300 each. If you have the extra money and need to research something right away, buying them will do the trick.

Those are the three ways to obtain Research Parts in Dredge, as well as how to use them and what they’re for. We have more Dredge guides here, including how to get the alternate ending and how to get rich quick.

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