The next content update is almost here, bringing the Black Market, redesigned Hellgates and more. Find out everything you need to know here!

It’s no longer a secret: Hector is coming to Albion Online on June 7, 2017! This is the last update before the game’s release on July 17, 2017, and it came packed. Go to the Hector update page to take a look at what you can expect.

Here is the summary of Hector’s latest prominent features!

New functionality: the Black Market

The Black Market merchant is a new non-playable character that can be found in Caerleon, the central city of the Royal Continent. This dark figure buys equipment from the crafters and redistributes it to the mobs and chests of Albion, who in turn leave the items to the players. But make no mistake, as this character is not a typical merchant with infinite demand: all Black Market buy orders are based on the amount of monsters that are killed in PvE.

This new feature has several benefits. First, it allows us to add good items to be left by the monsters from Albion Online, without taking away the player-based economy factor. All equipments are created by players again! Additionally, since the Black Market merchant is bleak, it can be used as a drain of items for low-tier items. Lastly, we can remove the Essences from refinement and get rid of refined features like Hellgates and chests.

Stay tuned for more information on the Black Market, coming soon!