Hitman 3 is a stealth game for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 by Danish developer IO Interactive, and the conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. You can import all of the levels from Hitman: The Complete First Season and Hitman 2, making for a robust compilation spanning over 20 locations. We awarded the game a 9/10 in our Hitman 3 PS5 review, describing it as the "ultimate stealth sandbox".
While Hitman 3 is designed to be played however you like, there are some tips, tricks, and strategies we'd like to share to help you get started. In this Hitman 3 guide, we're going to outline some general rules of approach, and we're also going to answer some specific queries you may have, like how to find the Case Files in Dartmoor and how many ICA agents you have to eliminate in Berlin. Please note that due to the nature of these specific guides, you may encounter some minor spoilers. We're also going to detail the best items, gear, and equipment in Hitman 3, so you can effectively plan your missions.
This guide is a work in progress, and will be updated over time as we discover more about the game, so please check back for future updates.
Hitman 3 Guide: Discovery, Hints, and FAQs
In this part of our Hitman 3 guide, we'll be rounding up essential information you need to know about the game, including the best loadouts and information about individual locations.
Selecting an effective loadout is a crucial part of the Hitman 3 experience, so it's always good to have a general idea of which the best items, gear, and equipment are before you head out into the field.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The first location in Hitman 3, and the location of Providence partners Carl Ingram and Marcus Stuyvesant. This stage is set inside a skyscraper named the Burj Al-Ghazi.
Your second destination in Hitman 3, and the family home of Carlisle matriarch, Alexa. She's the third Providence partner, and also has an important document that Agent 47 needs to nab.
An industrial, underground rave serves as Agent 47's third destination, where ICA Agents have been tasked with hunting down their former colleague.
The fourth location in Hitman 3 sees Agent 47 in pursuit of two shady, sci-fi villains named Hush and Imogen Royce.
The penultimate mission in the World of Assassination trilogy sees Agent 47 eliminating Tamara Vidal and Don Archibald Yates, while also meeting with Diana Burnwood.
Carpathian Mountains, Romania
The conclusion to Hitman 3 sees Agent 47 return to Romania, where he's tasked with eliminating the Constant once and for all.
Next, we're going to outline general FAQs, including an overview of all Hitman 3 shortcuts and how to import Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 into Hitman 3.
- Hitman 3: All Shortcuts
- Hitman 3: How to Import All Levels and Locations from Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 on PS5, PS4
Hitman 3 Guide: Tips and Tricks for Beginners
If you're just getting started with our Hitman 3 guide, then you may be looking for a few tips and tricks for beginners to get you started. Below you'll find a list of general suggestions to help ease you into Agent 47's world of assassination.
Observe Your Surroundings
Hitman games can be overwhelming at first, but the only way to improve is to pay attention to your surroundings. Take time to explore the layout, and understand what type of disguises will help you to reach your target destination. Make mental notes of key items, like Emetic Rat Poisons and crowbars, and follow key NPCs so you learn their patterns. Do they stop to take a drink at any point in their cycle? Well, that's a good opportunity to poison them. All the clues you need to succeed in the game are in the level, you just need to take the time to properly digest everything that's going on.
Play the Mission Stories
There are some professional players who will frown upon the Mission Stories in modern Hitman games, but IO Interactive added them for a reason. These little guided storylines have two purposes: to demonstrate the potential of the level, to reveal an assassination opportunity, and to help you reach a previously inaccessible area. There's nothing wrong with playing them a few times to help get your bearings, and to gain a greater appreciation for the level. Keep in mind that the game also features plenty of "unguided" stories as well, so pay attention to the intel you collect and the things NPCs are talking about, as they usually serve as clues.
If you're playing on Casual or Professional difficulty — which, frankly, you probably should be at first — then you can make as many saves as you like. While some may frown on this strategy, it can be a good way to learn the levels, as you can create as many checkpoints as you like and reload when you make mistake. This helps to alleviate the repetition, and gives you an opportunity to experiment without the fear of having to start over should something go wrong. Once you get to Master difficulty, you'll only have one save slot so will need to play cleanly. We'd recommend practicing on Casual, honing your skills on Professional, and then finally taking all you've learned to test yourself on Master.
Don't Be Afraid to Restart or Replan
While we recommend saving frequently in case you make a mistake, there are times where restarting missions makes sense. While it may seem like a waste of progress, if a mission's going badly then sometimes it's best to take heed of what you've learned and try again. Remember, the game gives you the option to replan your mission as well, so if you've realised that you'd benefit from having a lockpick or poison on your person, then tweak your loadout and get back out onto the field. There's no shame in starting a stage over, and you'll almost certainly find that your second attempt will go better thanks to the knowledge you've picked up along the way.
Consider Your Loadout
Once you've got an understanding of the levels, you can start to design your loadout around what you're trying to achieve. If you know you're going to need to use a poison at some point, why not bring it into the field with you to save you from having to find one in the map? Are you going for a Sniper Assassin challenge? Then either stash your favourite sniper rifle in the level, or bring it with you in your briefcase. There's an old adage you may have heard before: fail to prepare, prepare to fail. This applies perfectly to the Hitman games.
Look for Distraction Opportunities
Oftentimes, when you want to assume the disguise of a particular NPC, you'll find distractions in the world. These may come in the form of electronic panels you can disable or radios you can turn on, and they're extremely useful when you want to isolate a particular person from the crowd — or simply pass by them undetected. Remember, you can use your instinct vision to highlight objects like this in the world, and if you really can't see an opportunity to create a diversion, then consider throwing something like a coin or soda can to get the results you want.
And that just about wraps up our Hitman 3 guide. Hopefully this has answered some of your questions and will give you a good starting point as you begin your new life as a professional assassin. If you have any other tips, tricks, and strategies then feel free to share them in the comments section below.