- 3 new star systems with differing graphical atmospheres and layouts, and related gamestarts.
- A new warehouse trading station.
- The return of a hostile race in distant space, and an additional pirate faction*.
- Two new friendly factions with which to interact (Terracorp and Toride Colonists).
- New projectile and missile weapons for the player ship.
- A new form of anomaly in one of the systems.
- New missions:
- A random exploration generic mission linked to the new anomaly.
- A dynamically-generated rescue generic mission.
- A exploration side quest linked to finding and mapping out the new zones.
- A substantial combat-related side quest chain.