The Dishonored franchise has always had side objectives alongside the main quest, whether it's Corvo cleaning out the weepers at the Hound Pitts Pub or Emily fixing up the Dreadful Wale.
This trend continues in the newest game, though Arkane has decided that they want to expand on the optional side content we're used to seeing.
Death of The Outsider introduces a new system where you can take side missions, referred to as "contracts." Not only will you be on a mission to kill a God, trudging through the slums of Karnaca, dealing with cultists and magic, but Billie will also be able to take these additional missions to help the people of Karnaca deal with their dirty work.
This is Dishonored's first real attempt at side missions in the games, side objectives being merely optional little moments that you are able to miss completely if you aren't paying attention.
Billie is able to take a break from the main quest and delve into stories that are stranger than anything else thus far seen in the franchise, according to Harvey Smith
These contracts are available at the black market locations throughout Karnaca. You are able to fail a contract, which isn't a game-ender, but you will not be paid for your time and efforts, and the mission can be attempted again during a second play through.
Contracts promise to give you a new outlook on the area around you, add additional lore and make the world feel a little more lived in.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider releases on September 15, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.