Dredge: How to Get Refined Metal

Refined Metal is a key component for hull upgrades in Dredge. These upgrades give your ship more cargo space, which is key to towing huge amounts of fish. However, it is not exactly clear how to get hold of the material. Here’s what you need to know.

Where to find Refined Metal in Dredge

Refined Metal is required for the Tier 2 and Tier 3 Hull upgrades. Unlike planks or cloth, this material cannot be obtained by clearing out dredging sites. Instead, it’s only available from retailers for $500 per unit. The easiest way to get it is from the Traveling Merchant.

This is how many units you need for each hull upgrade:

  • Tier 2 Hull Upgrade: x1 Refined Metal
  • Tier 3 Hull Upgrade: x2 Refined Metal

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How to find the traveling merchant

The Traveling Merchant hangs on him Dusty pontoon in the Gale Cliffs region. His ship is in the south-east corner of the map, opposite Ingfell, in the north-west part of this island. You will find it easiest if you start in Ingfell and head northwest.

Pricey at $500 a unit, you must get rich quick to buy precious metal. The beauty of the Traveling Merchant is that it buys your fish and other items, allowing you to catch two fish with one net.

Stop at a few spots on the way to the Dusty Pontoon if you’re concerned you might not have enough to cover the amount needed for the refined metal and upgrades.

That’s how you get Refined Metal in Dredge. While relatively easy, getting all three pieces at once can be costly. For more help on the game see our Dredge instructions page.

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