The big Hitman 3 update that includes the new Freelancer mode and turns the game into one that encompasses both Hitman and Hitman 2 is available now on PS5, PS4. Weighing in at anywhere from one to 8GB, this patch rebrands the series as Hitman - World of Assassination. All the content from the two previous rebooted entries is now housed under a single client. Maintenance on the game means it's not playable right now, but access will go live in the next few hours.
Hitman 3 owners get a free upgrade to this new edition, or newcomers can buy the whole collection for £31.89/$38.49 via a PS Plus discount available for one week. The price then goes up to £57.99/$69.99 once the offer expires.
Freelancer mode is what those already playing Hitman will want to boot up first, though. The new single player mode introduces roguelike elements as you go about eliminating targets and returning to a customisable safe house. Randomised mechanics will keep you on your toes, and there's not even a guarantee completing your objective will be possible. For a full list of patch notes and information on other changes made in January's 3.140 update, click the link.
Will you be taking Hitman's new Freelancer mode for a spin? Plan your approach in the comments below.
What if you own 1 + 2 but not 3? Do you just have to buy the bundle? I've searched the PSN website and looks like Hitman 3 isn't on there anymore, only World of Assassination.
Whoa this snuck up on me! Very excited to take Freelancer mode for a spin!!
@jcvandan According to a FAQ, you need to boot up Hitman 1 or 2 and buy Hitman 3 through the in-game store on the main menu for $10. This will complete the set for you. It's all done inside the game itself, not the PS Store.
Now just make the whole thing on PSVR2 and we're good! 😉
@EnragedGibbon Just what I was about to say! this would be too good pass up, and Sony I would hope asked them to do this when they were originally involved. If it doesn't come, it will be a legitimate mishandling by Sony.
Downloading now, super excited to try this Freelancer Mode.
Ah man, I've been looking forward to this Freelancer mode for time.
There was something else I was gonna play later but I guess I'm gonna be downloading this instead and using my day off tomorrow to cane this.
@Jaz007 Agreed! Never played on original PSVR but really wanted to, wouldn't have thought it would be too hard to convert and it would be another AAA game on the system early doors, making it even more essential!! Here's hoping, 🤞...
Downloading now & with an evening to myself that’s my entertainment sorted. Sweet.
@LiamCroft awesome thanks! Bargain for a tenner. Immediate purchase.
This is such a weird thing to me. They literally already did this years ago if you owned all three. The version of the latest hitman game I have also has all of the previous games and their content under one hub and streamlined to look like one seamless experience.
This just feels like an attempt to rebrand what they already had done in a way to convince some to throw down more money.
Bought the third game in preparation for this.
Let the Hitman binge begin.
@KundaliniRising333 merging could be a problem if you were missing a GOTY pass, I had to buy one just recently. And now this 😏
Haven't even completed Hitman 2 or 3, and now I get given THIS?!
Embarrassment of riches.
I already own the previous 2 games on Steam along with 3 so does that mean I wasted my money?
@RubyCarbuncle it means you (like me) paid to get to play them earlier
I'm inclined to think that over the past 6 years I've gotten more than my money's worth out of the trilogy, and that them choosing to give that experience to more people at a cheaper price takes nothing away from me. The third game was a little disappointing to me, but I'm hoping that Freelancer mode more than makes up for it.
This mode is....really disappointing so far.
A ton of content, bought the deluxe add-on also, this will take a good while to get through 👍
@theheadofabroom Ahh gotcha. I was just a bit confused by the way it was worded here but then again I have been feeling really tired today.
@LiamCroft I own both Hitman 1 and 2. I’ve just downloaded Hitman 2, went to the in-game store, clicked on Hitman 3 but just says that it’s not currently available, no option to buy it for £10.
@MaccaMUFC same as... I own H1 digitally H2 on disc with the patient zero dlc... Cannot find where to just get H3 on the ps store or through the game menu....
@LiamCroft Thanks for the explanation! I haven't bought Hitman 3 yet, good to know it's only $10 if you already own the other two.
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