Hitman Receives A New Update On Consoles Ahead of the Launch of Episode 2

Adds a host of general improvements while laying the groundwork for the new episode too.

Posted By | On 25th, Apr. 2016

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Ahead of the launch of Sapienza, the second episode in IO Interactive’s rebooted, episodic Hitman, a new update for the game is now out, which essentially lays the groundwork for the second episode ahead of its launch. The update is mandatory to download for all players.

The update also actually adds to and improves the base game a lot, adding a lot of requested features which were missing at launch, and without which playing Hitman could often be an unpleasant experience. The full patch notes for this update follow:

Reconnect Option
If a player is playing in online mode and gets disconnected during gameplay, they will have the option to immediately reconnect and resume play without losing any progress, instead of returning to the main menu.
[Available now on PC. Available in a future update for PS4 & Xbox One.]

Immediate Challenge Awards
Challenges are now awarded and saved immediately upon completion, rather than when completing a mission.
[Available now on PC. Available in a future update for PS4 & Xbox One.]

Loading Times
Significant improvements to load and restart times across all locations.
(Reduced by approximately 50% on PS4 and Xbox One)

Challenge Verbosity Settings
Players can now choose between three options for how challenge descriptions are displayed in the game menu.
Full: All Challenge information is shown.
Minimal: Only the image and name of the Challenge are shown
Off: Only the image of the Challenge is shown.

Weapon HUD Settings
Added three options for displaying the holstered/equipped weapon icon.
Full: Show weapon HUD for equipped and holstered weapon.
Minimal: Show weapon HUD only for equipped weapon.
Off: Don’t show weapon HUD.

Immediate Intel
Added an option for players to access the intel menu immediately after finding new intel.

Dropped Items
Disguises, weapons and items that are dropped are now shown on the in-game map.

Holstering animation
Added an animation for 47 holstering a small item, such as a pistol.

Escalation Contracts Improvements
– The list of complications and objectives are now viewable during gameplay and the planning phase.
– Players can now easily see from the in-game menu how many stages of each Escalation Contract they have completed.

Hitman is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Episode 2, Sapienza, launches on April 26.


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