Prison Architect – Gangs DLC Revealed

Posted on 01 Jun 2022

Double Eleven and Paradox Interactive have announced Gangs, a brand new DLC for the prison building and management sim Prison Architect. As the name suggests the DLC will introduce gangs to your prison as well as corrupted guards, investigators to identify them, and new rooms and policies. There’s no release date yet but we know the DLC will be priced at £4.79.

Official Press Release

Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven Announce Prison Architect: Gangs for PC and Consoles

Rehabilitate Gang Members and Manage Civility Among Your Population, coming soon to PC and Consoles

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — June 1, 2022 — Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven today announced Gangs, the seventh expansion for Prison Architect. Introducing gang warfare, Gangs adds another

level of chaos to the popular prison management simulator. Bring order to your correctional facility

and manage its Boiling Point, reforming gang members and protecting inmates and staff. Prison

Architect: Gangs will be released soon on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch for a

suggested retail price of 5.99 USD/ 4.79 GBP/ 5.99EUR.

Get the squad together and watch the announcement trailer for Gangs here:

Show gangs who’s boss by enforcing a strict code of conduct among your inmates, and turn gang

members into valuable members of society. Gangs will form and grow throughout your facility, with each group having its own personality and reputation. As a result, inmates with certain traits will naturally be attracted to specific gangs. Take inventory of your population by measuring your

prison’s “temperature”, which will get hotter (read: more dangerous) as gangs grow and flex their


Wardens can enact methods of inmate reform and release, with programs like Gang Rehabilitation,

to slow the spread of gang activity. State-of-the-art rooms are available for architects, with options

to install a tattoo removal centre or a regulated fight club for prisoners to get out their aggression.

Watch out for crooked guards, as they may try to smuggle in contraband or accept bribes from gang

leaders. Wardens can weed these bad seeds out during the hiring process and recruit investigators

to identify guards who have become corrupt.

"Gangs introduces a whole slew of creative challenges for Wardens to overcome. While it sounds intimidating, the Gangs expansion keeps things fun and light-hearted for our players," says Gaz

Wright, Game Director on Prison Architect at Double Eleven. “We designed the reformation features

to feel authentic while giving wardens clever options to handle gangs and increase their population's

happiness. Gangs expands Prison Architect's management gameplay and adds enjoyable new

mechanics, offering players a fuller and more fun gaming experience."

Prison Architect: Gangs Key Features:

  • Meet the gang: Gangs form and grow by gang members arriving by in-take or by

    recruitment. Each gang has its own personality and traits, and will naturally be drawn to

    recruiting prisoners with the same specific attributes.

  • Boiling Point: Now you can measure your inmates and your prison’s “temperature”. As

    gangs grow and begin to flex their strength, the 'danger temperature' of your prison will rise.

    Thanks to the 'Boiling point' UI, you get a detailed overview of what's affecting the life of your inmates, allowing you to act swiftly, keeping them happy, and preventing irrepressible riots.

  • Reform and release: Gang members are now allowed to leave their crew, help them come

    clean by removing their tattoos and enrolling them in the Gang Rehabilitation Program.

  • New rooms: Use the Tattoo Removal Room to remove gangs' tattoos, or have gang

    members train in the Fight Club Room, turning their destructive energy into fighting in a

    controlled environment.

  • Crooked guards: Gangs may coerce guards into smuggling contraband or accepting bribes.

    You can vet guards during the hiring process (Bureaucracy) as well as recruit C.I.s to identify guards that have turned.

Launching alongside the Gangs expansion is Kite, a free update available to all players. This update

brings a variety of improvements to Prison Architect including, more wardens, guard dogs, room

sizes, and much more. Kite also introduces prison capacity options, allowing players to fill in specific

levels of your facility. The update also provides several improvements to the game’s menus and


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