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Skullious  [developer] Jun 23, 2016 @ 2:25am
Depth: Tails from the East
Server Status: Patch live enjoy!
Long ago there lived two brothers, Frost the Ice Dragon, and Flame the Fire Dragon. Flame possessed a hot temper, a fiery heart, and eyes like burning rubies. Frost held a cool disposition, a curious spirit, and brilliant eyes the shade of sapphires. One day Frost saw chaos ensuing below the seas they controlled and took the form of a Great White shark to investigate below. Tough blue scales covered him from nose to fin, and ice-cold horns protruded from his face and all the way down his back. Flame with his competitive spirit followed suit, shape-shifting into a crimson red Great White. From hadal depths came terrible sea-monsters, which attacked all that lived above their dominion. Angered by this the two brothers worked tirelessly and fought back the monsters, driving them back into the depths. Pleased with the harmony they had returned to the sea, both Frost and Flame kept their Great White form and it is said to this day they rule from below bringing peace across all seas.

Item Drops - 65 New Skins!
Start collecting 65 all-new shark and weapon skins by playing PvP matchmaking on official Depth servers. Item drops are time based and can occur at the end of a match for players who have been playing matches without leaving. All of these new skins are also eligible for use in Steam Trading and the Steam Marketplace.

New Map: Breach
After having located hidden pirate treasure and later losing it during a training mission, Stubbs has returned to the wreckage to retrieve his lost treasure. Fight sharks and hunt for Stubbs' treasure while surrounded by beautiful coral and a sunken bomber. There's plenty of gold in the area so get out there and find it!

Breaching - Attack from above!
Have you ever wanted to soar out of the water and take to the skies? Or maybe there have been pesky divers sitting at the ocean surface and you've wanted an alternate angle of attack... perhaps from above. Well you're in luck, the sharks of Depth definitely haven't skipped tail day and are now fully capable of breaching (and beaching themselves) by lunging and darting out of the water.

Lighting Upgraded -It's a bright new future!

Lighting for maps has been updated with sharper shadows, realistic directional lighting, and the caustics now feature chromatic aberration for increased realism. Along with these map lighting changes players will now always cast dynamic shadows, and shadows cast on the player are more accurately reflected.

New Languages: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Depth is now available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean! Make sure Steam's language has been set for use in-game.

New East Asia Matchmaking Region

To coincide with the additional language support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, a new matchmaking region for East Asia has been added with servers hosted in Tokyo.

Performance Optimizations

We've made a lot of changes across the board to optimize and improve performance for both your GPU and CPU.

This includes the major changes since the last update (minor bugfixes and changes are not included)


  • Sharks can now perform breaching (reliably).
  • Fixed bug where divers would "break free" from a shark's jaws immediately if that shark died to toxic


  • Changed Spear Gun damage to 200 from 170.
  • Changed Spear Pistol price to 700 from 800.
  • Bleed and toxic damage now bypass Ignore Pain.
  • Bull shark base health to 250 from 200 (max health is still 400 while raged)


  • Fixed bug where shark evolutions that were too expensive were appearing too bright.
  • Fixed Steam Avatars not always appearing in the UI.
  • Fixed bug where the in-game play menu was not correctly showing the player's level.
  • Fixed bug where the diver spawn button will activate when going into the settings menu.
  • Fixed bug where the respawn button in the diver's load out menu would re-enable when going to the settings menu when it shouldn't.
  • Removed public lobbies.
  • Fixed bug where the weapon details panel was not showing skins for skins with model changes correctly.


  • Added new map "Breach" for Blood and Gold.
  • Removed early gold pieces in Tutorial as this causes players to skip Captain Stubb's dialog referencing the dead divers.
  • Fixed reported god spots found in Olmec.
  • Fixed reported collision issues found in Fractured.
  • Quarry and Mausoleum retired.


  • Added loot drops - with 65 all-new skins.
  • Fixed high reflection amount set on the knife material.
  • Improved quality of caustics rendering.
  • Added ability for weapon skins to now have a custom skeletal mesh.
  • Added ability for weapon skins to tweak their preview mesh parameters.
  • Fixed holstered weapons on divers to correctly show weapons in their inventories.


  • Fixed bug where the XboxOne controller key bind was broken for switching to the welder.
  • Fixed bug where the UI mouse sensitivity was being divided by 100.
  • Adjusted the default range for the UI mouse sensitivity for controllers.
  • Added the ability to revert key binds to defaults per input device.
  • Fixed bug where keyboard input would not work when using a foreign language IME.
  • Added support for foreign language IME's such as Simplified Chinese, Japanese or Korean.
  • Added the ability to automatically switch between controller and keyboard / controller when a button is pressed.


  • Added LOD levels to all environment meshes and materials to improve performance.
  • Added LOD levels to all diver meshes and materials to improve performance.
  • Improved performance by optimizing the diver's materials.
  • Improved performance by making content above water invisible when going underwater.
  • Improved performance by disabling updates on objects that don't need it per frame.
  • Improved performance by disabling avatar and weapon previews when they are not being used.
  • Improved performance by disabling the blur post processing when it is not in use.
  • Improved memory usage of Scaleform by reducing texture duplication and font duplication.
  • Improved performance of the UI by disabling a lot of the text filters where they aren't needed.
  • Improved performance of treasure pieces by defining a maximum number that can be updated per frame.
  • Improved performance by defining a maximum number of Steam friends that can be updated per frame.
  • Improved performance on all maps.
  • Reduced the size of the cooked content packages by excluding more Editor data.
  • Ambient creatures now use cull distance instead of setting the opacity of the material
  • Added Animations LOD settings for the divers, seals and ambient creatures.


  • Fixed Workshop visibility options.


  • Added localization support for Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
  • Fixed translations errors for some languages.
  • Fixed localization errors when using shark skins.
  • Fixed bug where motion blur was not always being disabled when screen percentage is below 100%.
Last edited by Skullious; Jun 23, 2016 @ 5:01am
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KrokZombie Jun 23, 2016 @ 2:32am 
Breadloaf Jun 23, 2016 @ 2:40am 
:thumb: the breaching sounds soooo cool
Green117v2 Jun 23, 2016 @ 2:53am 
Finally, market support!! Brilliant!!

Great looking update. Glad to see Depth continue to go from strength to strength.

[M54] Draghin Jun 23, 2016 @ 2:56am 
Looks great!
Traps Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:00am 
Looks good, can't wait to play the new map
awsome i realy want to see more players in this damn game its so nice and cool
Sister of Mercy Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:06am 
cool , good job)) :thumb:
[HS]=>®omano Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:13am 
Great job! Hope this will revive the community and that new players will stick a little more to the game with the new rewards! :thumb:
Creatu Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:15am 
Cool :)
ComradeSquireCat Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:20am 
Noice :3
~Ormagodon~ Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:22am 
Nice! :greatwhite:
Void Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:28am 
:steamhappy: New meta. Awesome devs are awesome
Last edited by Void; Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:33am
Pimpin Pippin Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:34am 
Amazing, thank you very much.
Requiem31 Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:41am 
Great, now I can finally take sweet revenge with my 300 pinged mako on Asian servers not struggle so much breaching:awkward:
Thank you for keeping me inside all summer devs!
Psycho Hyena Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:51am 
Wait what's the point of breaching? Jump out and kill Stubbs in the boat?
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Date Posted: Jun 23, 2016 @ 2:25am
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