"– You're up for one last job, Billie?
– Who's the mark?
– The black-eyed bastard responsible for all the chaos.
– We're going to kill the Outsider."
—Daud and Billie Lurk

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a standalone expansion pack and a sequel to Dishonored 2, set to be released on September 15, 2017. It will star Billie Lurk as protagonist in a plot to end the Outsider.[1] The game's story will conclude the "Kaldwin era" of the series.[2] It contains Denuvo Version 4.5.


Set a couple of months after the end of Dishonored 2, Billie Lurk returns to Karnaca to reunite with her mentor, the legendary assassin Daud. Together, they will explore the dark underbelly of the city to recover artifacts in order to kill the source of chaos within the Empire, the Outsider himself. The story will delve more into the Outsider's past and the reason for his existence.

Billie will not have the Mark of the Outsider, but will instead have new powers and abilities granted from artifacts and new gadgets at her disposal to infiltrate underground fight clubs and plan a bank heist, square off against the Sisters of the Oracular Order, new Clockwork Soldiers, the immortal Envisioned and the Outsider-obsessed Eyeless gang. In addition, the game will feature the Original Game Plus mode to replay it with abilities from Dishonored 2.[1]

Another new feature to the game is the addition of Contracts during missions, which Billie can accept to find and eliminate optional targets.[3]



  • Death of the Outsider had two working titles before the developers settled for a name.[4]
    • "Dead Hand" was proposed during pre-production work to reference Daud finding Billie to help him achieve the assassination of the Outsider in his place. The name itself comes from an automatic nuclear-control system used by the Soviet Union to launch a nuclear strike in case command center couldn't.
    • "Blackheart" was proposed afterward during production work. It was kept on the first version of the game's end-user license agreement (EULA) on Steam,[3] and changed in June 21.[5] This title also resonates with that of Dishonored 2, "Black Sparrow", but was not accepted by the rest of the studio. They eventually agreed to "Death of the Outsider", which was the name used by the writers when they first conceived the game's story concept.
  • The song in the gameplay trailer "Do the Impossible… Kill a God" is Killing Strangers by Marilyn Manson.
  • One of the writers for the game, Hazel Monforton, was hired after a lengthy twitter conversation on the nature of the Outsider, which caught Harvey Smith's attention for its accuracy.[6][7]
  • Daud was originally conceived as the protagonist of Death of the Outsider. He was ruled out because the developers judged playing Daud again would be too easy, story-wise.[8]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Dishonored: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Revealed on
  3. 3.0 3.1 Steam's store page
  4. Find Out Why Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider Could Be The Series' Final Act on
  5. Steam app history on
  6. The Outsider as Pharmakos - Dishonored's misunderstood God on
  7. One of Dishonored: Death of the Outsider's writers was hired because of her great tweets on
  8. Dishonored 2's Death of the Outsider could have focused on Daud but was considered 'the easy road' on
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