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  First Avorion DLC to be released on November 2, 2020
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

On November 2, ‘Black Market’, the first DLC for the space sandbox game Avorion, will be released. The expansion adds a whole range of new features to the game’s universe. With the new docking mechanism desired by the community, pilots will be able to dock for the first time on other ships, stations or freighters and use the new Black Market feature to look for goods that are not likely to be found in traditional markets. 


On the official Avorion Steam page, all interested parties can get a first impression of Black Market. 


Black Market Features :


Black markets

With the DLC, black markets open on the stations in Avorion. These are not immediately available to every player. Enterprising space adventurers have to attract the attention of the alternative markets in order to receive an invitation, but... the effort is worth it. On the black markets, the players get better offers for their goods and most importantly: No annoying questions are asked.     



With the help of the docking mechanism, it is possible in Avorion for the first time to dock the players' own ships, stations or freight containers to their spaceship. This feature is not intended for warlike actions and stealing foreign ships. However, players and NPCs still have to defend their cargo, because containers can be stolen. Docking will be available for all players as a free update on the release day of “Black Market”.



Hacking allows the players in Avorion to steal goods and resources from containers. But caution is advised! If a player starts a hacker attack, the container sends an automatic distress signal to all ships in the area. So thieves have to be prepared to fight back. At smugglers outposts, containers can be hacked safely by the smugglers for a fixed price. However, content is then randomly generated. The hacking feature is part of the paid DLC “Black Market”. 


To get you in the mood for the upcoming release, Boxelware has also released a brand new trailer: 


Official Avorion Black Market Trailer


For Boxelware, it is especially important not to split the Avorion community into “DLC players” and “non-DLC players”. Players who have purchased Black Market can still join the DLC owners and experience the new “Black Market” content together.