News Hitman: World of Assassination Unveils Spring Content Roadmap
Welcome back, Agent 47
Hitman: World of Assassination has an entire black book of content lined up, with Agent 47 being kept busy with a stacked Spring Roadmap. Just because the series is going to sleep for a little while doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of work to do. From Elusive Targets to new unlocks, player-created content and an Easter...
News Agent 47 Gets Hit with a Sleeper Hold, Hitman Franchise Is 'a Little Bit on Hiatus'
While the studio focuses on James Bond
The recently rebranded Hitman 3 (with the trilogy now collectively known as Hitman - World of Assassination) might be the last time we see the heroically impassive Agent 47 for a while. Developer IO Interactive confirmed that the series would be taking some time off while the studio focuses on its now...
News Hitman 3's Huge Freelancer Update Is Out Now on PS5, PS4
Now the World of Assassination
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...
News Hitman 3 Will Soon Include All Modern Hitman Games for Free on PS5, PS4
World of Assassination unites
If you already own Hitman 3, then it’s a good day: you’re getting all of the content from Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 for free. Beginning from 26th January, developer IO Interactive will rename the third entry in Agent 47's most-recent assassination adventure to Hitman World of Assassination. If you’re yet to purchase...
News PS5, PS4 Hitman Games All on Sale in PS Store Deal of the Week
That's a bit cheap, 47
There aren't any new PS Store sales to report on for the start of November 2022, but there is a Deal of the Week that's sure to interest fans of the Hitman series. The rebooted PS5, PS4 series is now on sale in its entirety, allowing you to pick up the full trilogy on the cheap or one of the individual games. You've got until...
News Hitman 3's Free PS5, PS4 Freelancer Mode Looks Phenomenal
Good work, 47
Hitman 3’s free new Freelancer mode is getting a closed technical test early next month on PC, ahead of its PS5 and PS4 release date on 26th January. And as part of that, Danish developer IO Interactive has treated us to an extensive look at how the roguelike-inspired extra is structured. To cut a nine-ish minute video short, it...
News Hitman 3's Roguelite Freelancer Mode Will Postpone Travel Until 2023
Suited but not yet booted
IO Interactive is taking its time buttoning up the “next evolution” of Hitman 3, and that means the threequel’s anticipated Freelancer mode has been pushed back until 26th January, 2023. Originally due out earlier this year, the feature will be available as a free update for all owners of Agent 47’s latest outing...
News Gear Up For Some Wetwork in Hitman 3's New Ambrose Island Map, Available Now
Hitman 3's latest free update introduces a new map called Ambrose Island (revealed earlier this month), a tropical hideout for a vicious gang of pirates. Today we got a cinematic trailer detailing the particulars of 47's next mission. Your target this time is an international criminal named Crest, who has designs on hijacking a piece...
News Hitman 3's Free Ambrose Island Map Finds Its Target on 26th July
Deep in the Andaman Sea
Update: IO Interactive has now officially announced Ambrose Island, which will come with plenty of new unlocks for Agent 47, including the Guerrilla Wetsuit. While the Danish developer is still generally keeping details quiet for now, it’s confirmed that the “fully explorable sandbox location is packed with new targets,...
News New Hitman 3 Map Now Out in July, Freelancer Mode Afterwards
Latest location revealed
Hitman 3 studio IO Interactive is doing a bit of a switcheroo with its post-launch content plans, pushing back the new Freelancer mode and bringing forward its latest map. The previously announced mode, which is pitched as "the next evolution of Hitman", will now arrive in the second half of 2022. To make up for that, the...
Interview Good Work, 47 - A Chat with the Voice Actors That Breathe Life into Hitman
It's good to be back
Within the pantheon of great gaming partnerships, we’d put genetically engineered assassin Agent 47 and handler Diana Burnwood from Hitman right near the top of the list, perhaps just behind Mario and Luigi and Ratchet and Clank. The pair have overseen dozens upon dozens of deadly missions, in which the industry’s most...
News Hitman 3 Year 2 Update Whacks Bugs, Adds Elusive Target Arcade on PS5, PS4
Live and let die
Hitman 3’s hotly anticipated Year 2 update is available to download now on the PlayStation 5 and PS4, with the file size weighing in at a whisker over 2GB or so. The headline addition – on consoles, at least – is the new Elusive Target Arcade, which includes permanent additions of multi-faceted missions featuring these...
News Hitman 3's PC Virtual Reality Improvements Could Be Promising for PSVR2
New systems and gameplay possibilities
Hitman 3 was transformative with PSVR, allowing you to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy from an entirely new perspective. But it had its fair share of limitations, mainly due to the primitive technology of Sony’s headset and its ancient PS Move motion wands. Pair that with gameplay being...
News Hitman Trilogy Bundles All Games on PS5, PS4 As IO Interactive Adds New Modes
There's a new map coming, too
If you were disappointed with the DLC for Hitman 3 thus far, then IO Interactive is winning back your favour with the title’s Year Two update. It all gets underway on 20th January, with the Hitman Trilogy launching on the PlayStation 5 and PS4. As you’d imagine, this is a compilation of all three games in the World...
News Hitman 3 Sharing Year Two Content Plans This Thursday
New map! New mode! More!
IO Interactive will finally share what it has in store for the second year of post-launch content for Hitman 3 this Thursday in a pre-recorded video straight out of its Copenhagen studio. Lasting 15 minutes, the showcase will detail the Elusive Target Arcade, VR support on PC, a brand new game mode, and much more. A new map...
Game of the Year #4 - Hitman 3
Good work, 47
Here’s the thing: you can’t detach Hitman 3 from the World of Assassination Trilogy as a whole. IO Interactive has created something unprecedented across two console generations here: a collection of stealth playgrounds, each intricately designed and brimming with murderous potential. Not getting caught has never felt this good –...
News Hitman 3 Will Be Getting a Second Year of Content
Trilogy played by 50 million players
Hitman 3 will keep on trucking with more post-launch content as part of a second year of support, studio IO Interactive has announced. This will take the form of "new maps, storylines, modes and ways to play", one of which is the Elusive Target Arcade. Arriving in January 2022, it will dramatically change how...
News PS Plus Game Hitman 2 Can Run at 4K 60FPS with DualSense Support on PS5
Just download Hitman 3 Starter Pack
The free PlayStation Plus titles for the month of September 2021 are available to download now, but did you know there is a neat little trick that makes the best game in the line-up run even better? We're talking about Hitman 2, which can utilise a 4K resolution, run at 60 frames-per-second, and take advantage of...
News Agent 47's Green Fingers Turn Venus Fly Trap in Hitman 3 Update
Dartmoor gets a horticultural makeover
The Dartmoor Garden Show has descended on the Carlisles’ idyllic Devon estate, and Agent 47 has arrived to smell the roses. A free Hitman 3 update transforms the English manor into a horticultural heaven, and you’ll be bumping off the judges while simultaneously inspecting the potted plants. Completing the...
News Hitman 3's Season of Sloth Is Chilling on PS5, PS4 Right Now
Can't wake up
IO Interactive’s stellar ongoing support for Hitman 3 has been refreshed once more with the Season of Sloth, which sees Agent 47 ditching his traditionally meticulous approach for a more apathetic one. In the latest chapter of the 7 Deadly Sins, you’ll be revisiting a mucky Dartmoor – but don’t expend too much energy, or you...
News Elusive Targets Return in Hitman 3 on PS5, PS4 This Month
The Collector and the Politician need your attention
Hitman 3’s season of greed is well underway, with the first arc of the 7 Deadly Sins expansion saga available right now. IO Interactive is following up the event with the first of the threequel’s Elusive Targets: the Collector is coming to Dartmoor on 9th April, and you’ll have until 19th...
News Play Hitman 3 for Free with a Starter Pack Until Monday
Access to Dubai and more
Those of you who have been itching to play Hitman 3 but haven't yet decided to splash the cash are in luck. Developer IO Interactive is offering a free starter pack on the PlayStation Store starting today through until Monday 5th April 2021 that will grant you access to the Dubai map alongside a few other locations...
News Hitman 3 Reveals Seven-Part DLC Campaign, Starting Next Week
Resist the seven deadly sins
IO Interactive clearly has big plans for Hitman 3 as its post-launch support continues following two months of updates and content additions. The Danish studio has now announced a seven-part DLC campaign for the series' third entry, which tasks Agent 47 with resisting each of the seven deadly sins. The first piece will...
News Hitman 3 Sends Agent 47 on an Easter Egg Hunt in March Update
Featuring Easy Allies and Eurogamer
Hitman 3 is back with another round of content for players who wish to assassinate targets and dress up in dumb costumes beyond the base game, with lots of new Contracts, Escalations, and even a new seasonal event to keep you occupied across the coming month. The headline addition is the seasonal event Berlin Egg...
Random Hitman 3 Psycho Spends 10 Hours Crushing Mendoza's Entire Population in the Grape Press
Mendoza’s red wine exports are set to be extra special this season, as Agent 47 has been working overtime to ensure the claret is as full-bodied as possible. A viral video that’s doing the rounds shows how one Hitman 3 player spent 10 hours dragging every single person from the South American stage into the grape press – crushing them...
News Hitman 3 PS5 Update 1.002 Adds Game Help for Every Mission in the Trilogy
If you've been busy throwing random objects at witnesses to your botched assassinations in Hitman 3, you may have noticed an update hit the PlayStation 5 yesterday. This new patch, which takes the game to version 1.002, adds some cool functionality, but you wouldn't know because you can't see patch notes on PS5. Fortunately, IO...
News Hitman 3 Adds MinnMax, Kinda Funny to the World of Assassination
February update detailed
IO Interactive is getting content creators involved with its Hitman 3 post-launch plans after confirming that the first update planned for February will contain Contracts put together by Kinda Funny and MinnMax. Detailed in the video watchable through here by community developer Clemens Koch, this month's roadmap encompasses...
News Hitman 3 DLC Coming, But IO Interactive Hasn't Defined What It Is Yet
No new maps, though
Over the course of the past half-decade or so, Hitman’s excellent World of Assassination trilogy has been one of the best-supported series in the industry. Whether it’s full-scale expansions, special assignments, time-limited targets, or additional Escalations and challenge packs, the game has grown immensely. However,...
News Hitman Fans Think IO Interactive May Be Able to Predict the Future
Ahead of the curve
Here’s the weird thing: key moments in Hitman’s critically acclaimed World of Assassination trilogy keep happening in real life. Those of you who played the Game of the Year edition of the first game may recall a set of sub-missions named Patient Zero, in which Agent 47 is tasked with controlling a deadly disease, which can...
News Some Hitman 3 Players Are Encountering Broken PS5, PS4 Trophies
And the only solution right now is to restart
Well, this is typical, isn’t it? Hitman 3 is the first game in the current trilogy to feature a Platinum Trophy, but the problem is that it’s borderline busted for a number of people. Several of the virtual trinkets pertain to a challenge which involves discovering each area of a given map. Finding...
News IO Interactive Recoups Hitman 3 Development Costs in Under a Week
Attention turns to Project 007
As well as topping the UK sales chart for the week of its release, Hitman 3 immediately became the franchise's biggest digital launch in history. Two welcome pieces of news for developer IO Interactive, but things just got even better for the Danish studio. The game has made back
Poll What's Your Favourite Hitman Level from the World of Assassination Trilogy?
Over the past five years, Danish developer IO Interactive has been expanding upon its World of Assassination trilogy, bringing new sandbox locations to the game which give Agent 47’s passport a real workout. The sneaky skinhead has infiltrated a fashion show in Paris, a Bollywood film set in Mumbai, and an underground rave in Berlin...
News Hitman 3 Kills It, Biggest Digital Launch in Franchise History
Nice work, 47
Hitman 3 has enjoyed the biggest digital launch in franchise history, which seems like a noteworthy achievement considering the inaugural entry in the World of Assassination trilogy adopted an episodic model. Of course, the game did launch on a larger roster of platforms this time around – including even Nintendo Switch and Google...
News Hitman 3's Deluxe Pack Seems Like Poor Value for Money
The money has been wired to your account, 47
Hitman 2 had some seriously strong post-release support. For around £32.99/$39.99 – or as part of the premium priced Gold Edition – the Expansion Pass granted you two full sandbox maps (New York and Haven Island) which continued the plot of the main game, as well as a couple of Sniper Assassin...
News Hitman 3 PS5 Marginally Outperformed by Xbox Series X
But framerate is rock solid
Here it is, then: the first format face off since the PlayStation 5’s launch that’s definitively in the Xbox Series X’s favour. Sony’s system has generally, to the surprise of many, been turning in marginally better results than its nearest rival in multiformat games, but Hitman 3 is the first title to trend the...
News Hitman 3's Progression Carryover Website Collapses, IO Interactive on the Case
Hitman 3 is an absolutely fantastic game – we explained as much in our review – but let’s not beat around the bush: Agent 47 would be disappointed with untidiness of its launch. While it’s awesome that you can import all of the locations from previous games, we got a headache writing out exactly how it all works. And...
News The Evolution of Agent 47's Face Makes for Nightmare Fuel
Here’s a new assassination opportunity for Agent 47: he just needs to show his targets the evolution of his face. A new Reddit meme shows how the sneaky skinhead’s design has evolved over the course of the Hitman franchise, spanning the PC-only Hitman: Codename 47 all the way through to the brand new Hitman 3. Just look at those bushy
Guide Hitman 3: How to Import All Levels and Locations from Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 on PS5, PS4
How to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy within Hitman 3
How do you import all levels and locations from Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 into Hitman 3 on PS5 and PS4? IO Interactive allows you to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy within Hitman 3, and while it's made this process as straight-forward as possible, there are some...
News Hitman 3's Servers Tumble As Sequel Launches on PS5, PS4
IO Interactive tracking issues
Hitman 3 has launched globally, and inevitably, IO Interactive’s servers are on fire. The game includes a utility that allows you to transfer your progress from Hitman 2 into the threequel, but the Danish developer’s website has gone offline. Much of the gameplay also relies on an Internet connection, so inevitably...
Guide Hitman 3 Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
Everything you need to know about Hitman 3
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...
How do you find all shortcuts in Hitman 3? Shortcuts are one of the new features added in IO Interactive's anticipated threequel, and once unlocked they will remain open through subsequent playthroughs. This allows you to access key areas quicker than you normally would be able to, providing interesting speed running opportunities...
Guide Hitman 3: Best Items, Gear, and Equipment
How to unlock all the best weapons and items for Agent 47's loadout
What's the best items, gear, and equipment you should select when planning a mission in Hitman 3? Agent 47 may be a master assassin, but a workman is nothing without his tools, and the iconic skinhead relies on an inventory of murderous utensils in order to eliminate his targets...
Guide Hitman 3: How to Find the Map in Dubai
Mapping out the Burj Al-Ghazi
How do you find the map to the Burj Al-Ghazi in the On Top of the World mission in Dubai in Hitman 3? One of your first objectives when you take control of Agent 47 in the United Arab Emirates will be to get a feel for your surroundings, and finding a floor plan can help. As part of our Hitman 3 guide, we're going to...
Guide Hitman 3: How to Find the Case File in Dartmoor
What is the code to Alexa Carlisle's safe?
How do you find the Case File in the Death in the Family mission in Dartmoor in England in Hitman 3? Diana Burnwood will issue you with two primary objectives when you arrive at the Carlisle's estate: eliminate Alexa Carlisle and find the Case File. But where is the Case File hidden and what's the secret...
Guide Hitman 3: How Many ICA Agents Do You Have to Eliminate in Berlin?
Where to find all ICA Agents in Berlin
How many ICA Agents do you have to eliminate in the Apex Predator mission in Berlin in Germany in Hitman 3? The first time you play this mission, you'll be informed you need to eliminate an undisclosed number of ICA Agents. However, there are no Mission Stories to guide you, and you'll have no intel on your...
Hands On Hitman 3 with PSVR Is a Timely Reminder of the Technology's Potential
A new perspective
Isn’t it ironic that, in a year where we all could have benefited from escaping the real-world, PlayStation VR got lost in the shuffle a little bit? The excitement surrounding the PlayStation 5 was palpable, and it left very little bandwidth for Sony’s creaking but still very entertaining entry-level virtual reality headset...
Review Hitman 3 (PS5) - The Ultimate Stealth Sandbox
It’s almost impossible to review Hitman 3 as a standalone game. While this brooding conclusion to Danish developer IO Interactive’s excellent World of Assassination trilogy can be purchased individually, it’s intended to be enjoyed as a compilation: a collection of sublime stealth sandboxes spanning a glamorous red carpet event...
News The Hitman 3 Launch Trailer Is the Moodiest Thing You'll See Today
The first big game of 2021 is just around the corner in the form of Hitman 3, which means its time for one last media blast before release. The title's launch trailer has just hit the web, and it's a moody one to say the very least. Featuring multiple clips from every location in the game as well as a ton of slow-motion action, IO...
News Hitman 3 Retires the ICA Electrocution Phone
Slide to power off
Buried as part of a gigantic Hitman 3 pre-launch guide – which digs into all the details of progression transfer and content exports – IO Interactive has confirmed that it’s retired the controversial ICA Electrocution Phone. This was a Mission Stories unlock in Hitman 2’s New York, and was considered overpowered by some...
News IO Interactive Is Having Fun with Hitman 3's Patch Notes
Excellent work, 47
Hitman 3 may be about a genetically engineered murdering machine, but IO Interactive has a sharp sense of humour. In fact, this may be one of the funniest franchises in games: between the absurd kills and quick-witted dialogue, the World of Assassination trilogy is sure to earn a belly laugh from even the toughest of crowds. This...