HITMAN 3 gets its first major patch today

Agent 47 levels up

A sizable patch has been released for HITMAN 3 today, including the Switch cloud version of the game. This patch includes the following content.

- A new unlockable costume available for all players (The Tactical Turtleneck)
- Two new Deluxe Escalations
- New HUD additions and tweaks
- Stability and connectivity fixes
- Location-specific tweaks for every level in HITMAN 3
- PSVR-specific tweaks and fixes

If you'd like a much deeper look into this update and the features it adds, you can find a full breakdown here.

IGN Video - Hitman 3 Developers React to 6 SECOND Speedrun (And More)

Agent 47 gets the job done

The new Hitman games have always been great for speedruns, and Hitman 3 continues this trend by featuring levels that players can finish in mere seconds. So naturally, we asked the devs at IO Interactive if they would be interesting in watching years of their hard work finished in record breaking times.

HITMAN 3 February Roadmap Revealed

Targets acquired

Hitman 3 may be the last adventure Agent 47 takes for awhile, but IO Interactive still has some goodies lined up for the game in the coming months. That includes content we'll see in February, which you can find detailed below.

February 4: The Baskerville Barney Escalation
February 11: MinnMax Dubai Featured Contracts
February 18: The Sinbad Stringent Escalation
February 23: Game Update
February 23: Kinda Funny Dartmoor Featured Contracts, The Proloff Parable and The Gauchito Antiquity Deluxe Escalations
February 26 - March 8: The Deceivers Sapienza Elusive Target

GameSpot Video - 47 Ways To Hit Men In Hitman 3

Agent 47 is a man of many talents. He may have a singular mission of eliminating a target, but the means by which he does it are near limitless. In the video above, you can check out 47 different ways to take out your enemies.

Hitman 3 will "definitely" get DLC, but details on what to expect aren't locked in yet

The contracts keep piling up

Have you already seen everything on offer in Hitman 3? No worries, Agent 47 will have some new missions to take on in the future.

In an interview with TheGamer, executive producer Forest Swartout Large confirmed that Hitman 3 will get some DLC. That said, the team hasn't completely figured out what they want to do yet. You can see Large's statement on the DLC below.

"We are definitely going to be doing some DLC, but we haven’t defined what that is. I think for now we are not looking at new maps like the bank and the island. We’re more looking at using existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them. And this time around, we can use the whole trilogy. We can look back at Hitman 2016 maps, Hitman 2 maps - we have all the locations."

Hitman 3 recoups project costs in less than a week

It's a hit, man

We've already reported on the big start for Hitman 3, as the game saw the biggest digital launch in the franchise's history. Now we had some more data to put that launch into perspective.

According to a GamesIndustry interview with IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak, Hitman 3 has already turned a profit in less than a week.

"We have been really happy with the Hitman 3 journey. It has been a labor of love between our fans and everyone at the studio. As the developer and publisher, we are immensely proud that we can say Hitman 3 is already profitable. We have recouped the total project costs in less than a week. That puts us in a really good place and allows us to confidently move forward with our ambitious plans for future projects."

Game Informer Video - Hitman 3 Beginner's Guide: Essential Tips to Become a Silent Assassin

Become a super spy

Following this week’s launch of Hitman 3 and the game’s positive reviews, there are many players who are experiencing IO Interactive’s series for the first time. Since I personally understand how difficult it can be to approach this series as a new player, I’ve created a Hitman 3 beginner’s guide that contains the necessary tips for you to become a master assassin.

Hitman 3 speedrunners finish Dubai stage in just 9 seconds

Agent 47 is at the top of his game

Hitman 3 hasn't even been out for a full week yet, and speedrunners are already decimating the game. While there's plenty of amazing speedruns out there, none are as impressive as the one above. The Dubai stage usually takes quite a bit of time to work your way through, but speedrunners Wreak and Der_Lauch_Linus show how it can be completed in just 9 seconds!

Firearms Expert Reacts To Hitman 3’s Guns

Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the weaponry of Hitman 3, including Agent 47’s iconic Silverballer pistol, the legendary Sieger 300 sniper rifle, and the Krugermeier pistol.

Hitman 3 devs discuss crafting the rave mission in Berlin and how it emotionally impacted them

Raving about the rave

Agent 47 has taken on a lot of intense missions, but there may be none more memorable than the Berlin level in Hitman 3. People have been singing this missions praises since the game released, as it drops you smack-dab in the middle of a rave. In an interview with Game Informer, some of the dev team shares insight into how the level came together.

Game director Mattias Engstrom

“We put a lot of effort into making it an authentic rave in Berlin, and a lot of effort into the music, and we spent a lot of effort into making that crowd.”

Executive producer Forest Swartout Large

“I feel like it’s so much, that experience up to that reveal. And then you get inside and you’re like, ‘Oh my god! Mind blown!’ I cried when I saw the rave, and when I had the ‘I have arrived’ moment. It was totally emotional. It hit me like a ton of bricks.”