KingJackaL  [developer] Mar 31, 2016 @ 7:54pm
Depth: Sharks with Frickin' Laser Beams

In our quest for realism and accuracy, we often turn to the experts among our community for small tweaks that could improve the immersion in Depth. We have noted community disappointment at the lack of "frickin laser beams", and now intend to fix this grievous oversight.

Frickin Laser Beams

From watching historic media channels, we have discovered that sharks may have once been ranged predators, both killing and cooking their prey at a distance.

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


  • Replaced Dart with Laser attack for all sharks
  • Sea Mines now smarter and chase after sharks
  • P.A.T.: Can now correctly target a shark in Line of Sight (LOS), if another closer shark is out of LOS.


  • Bull Shark no longer gains rage in Hide and Seek.
  • Updated spawn protection for both Sharks and Divers.
  • P.A.T.: Base detection range reduced to 1000 from 2500.
  • P.A.T.: Now has unlimited targeting range on tagged Sharks.


  • Fixed godspots on: Station, Temple, Fractured (B&G, HS), Olmec, Devil's Head, Antiguo, Hillside, Wreck (Thanks Sinopia!)
  • Antiguo: Fixed some clipping issues. Fixed some badly placed rubble in the ravine (only visual). Smoothed two walls with blocking volumes, one at safe 2, one at Safe 3.
  • Devil's Head: Smoothed edges in many locations where horizontal tunnels transition to vertical shafts.
  • Fractured: Removed hole in ship near Safe 2, which only allowed Divers to pass through.
  • Galleon: Filled in holes in the ship near Safe's 2 and 4, which was allowing divers to shoot through some corners. Fixed a couple spots where you could slide in between some breakable grates on ceiling of safe 3.
  • Olmec: Adjusted collision for shelves near Safe 4 to be more accurate relative to visible mesh. Updated the window breakable to have a collision that fits to the bounds of the window.
  • Stash: Repositioned overturned door a bit to remove a Godspot from underneath. Fixed Safe 3 doorway due to the terrain misaligned with the bottom of the frame.
  • Station: Moved Ammo/Medkit spot upwards at Safe 3 so it no longer spawns under the landscape.


  • Fixed issue with caustics which was making maps appear darker than intended


  • Corrected Shelly pain noises which had been set incorrectly.


  • Treasure pieces now begin falling if they are on a breakable which is destroyed
  • Minor adjustment to readying times for consumables to hopefully fix issues with them visually remaining in-hand after placing.
Last edited by KingJackaL; Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:12pm
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Cerebral Daemon Mar 31, 2016 @ 7:59pm 
At least now realism is perfect... :awkward:
Sven Mar 31, 2016 @ 7:59pm 
Oh my god. XD This is incredible.
Dante Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:03pm 
happy April Fools :)
PinchPeak5203 Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:03pm 
NOOOOOOOOO my god spots were op :( rip
Sinopia Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:04pm 
RIP godspots. Thanks to NavySEALCommand for bashing his head into many walls trying to grab me! :thumb:
VolteVaris Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:05pm 
Ah. An april fools. Maybe a major content update could be focused about Megalohydrothalassophobia? Have fun with those, Divers!
Last edited by VolteVaris; Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:05pm
DarkCrystalMethod Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:14pm 
Its still thursday on this half of the globe...
Don't give up hope!
Cerebral Daemon Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:16pm 
As weird as this may sound... after trying it against bots, this is actually really addicting. xD
amsardo Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:17pm 
Most realistic shark simulator I've ever played. :thumb:
Cerebral Daemon Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:19pm 
Actually, devs... may I recommend you add a configurable line somewhere that we could add in the batch files of hosted servers, so that we could reimplement this in our own servers? I feel like when this'll be gone, I'll miss it so I'd love to be able to host it again... :awkward:
Lamyra Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:19pm 
Thank you for this. Just...thank you. ;-;
BODKIN Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:22pm 
Ray G. Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:23pm 
Now I have to implement lasers and chasing mines into my guides. Gee thanks devs :awkward:
SeanXD (Banned) Mar 31, 2016 @ 8:29pm 
Get Rekt, Ray
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Date Posted: Mar 31, 2016 @ 7:54pm
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