I have discovered the engineer The Dweller. In order to unlock him I need to trade on at least 5 black markets. My problem is that whenever I sell illicit cargo to a black market contact, the in-game progress still reads 0/5.
This is what I just performed in Solo:
- Go to LHS 3872 > Curbeam Hub and buy 2 units of Imperial Slaves from the Commodities Market. (I only really need one, the second is just to give me a second chance at selling)
- Prepare to jump to Adad. The jump-info panel in the center of the screen warns me that I have illicit cargo on board (which is what I expect).
- Go to Adad > McAuley City, and dock. When I am on the landing pad or down in the hanger, the warning "Illicit Cargo" appears above my heat signature and fuel gauge.
- Go to the Black Market Contact and sell 1 Imperial Slave. (This was sold at a loss)
- Open the in-game Engineering page, see that I'm still at 0/5 progress for The Dweller.
I've seen from many places online that getting The Dweller might be bugged, so some additional troubleshooting:
- Quit to the Main Menu, go back into Solo, check Engineering page, still 0/5.
- Quit the game to desktop (but the launcher is still going). From the launcher, Options > Log Out Machine. Click the "Sign in With Steam" button. Launch the game again. Back into Solo. Still 0/5.
- Close the game and launcher and go outside for an hour. Launch the game again. Back into Solo. Still 0/5.
I've sold illicit cargo to 6 Black Markets (all different stations, but some in the same system), but for most transactions I haven't been doing any quit/reload after selling.
Am I at least doing the right process for buying and selling? Do I need to buy from a Black Market and sell to another Black Market?
Other maybe helpful info:
I've owned the game on Steam (PC) for about 4 months, so I've started playing well after The Engineers was released. I have Horizons (and select that option in the launcher). I do not have Odyssey. Steam and the launcher says my game is up to date, which the launcher shows "v 2021.06.08.269978 0.4.6709.0".