We’re nearly there. HITMAN 2 will be in your hands in a matter of days and we are stoked to see how you react, what you play first and how awesome you think it all is!
To prepare you all as much as possible, here’s a Q&A that will prepare you for launch.
Launch Timings aka “When can I play HITMAN 2?”
On PS4 and Xbox One, HITMAN 2 will have a ‘rolling midnight’ launch. That means the game will be available to play whenever it is midnight in your country. For anyone who has purchased the Gold Edition or Collector’s Edition, that will be on November 9th. For all other players, that will be on November 13th. If you have pre-ordered a physical copy of HITMAN 2, the delivery times will naturally vary according to your retailer and we, unfortunately, don’t have any control over that.
On PC, HITMAN 2 will launch for all Gold Edition owners simultaneously at 10 am PT / 7 pm CET on November 9th. For all other players, HITMAN 2 will be available at the same time on November 13.
Pre-load aka “Can I download HITMAN 2 before the release date?”
There are different pre-load options in place, depending on your platform.
PS4 (Digital): Players can pre-load HITMAN 2 beginning 48 hours prior to the release date. That 48-hour period will adjust based on whether you pre-ordered the Gold, Collector’s or Standard version of the game.
Xbox One (Digital): Pre-loading has already begun, allowing players to pre-load the entire game ahead of release. Make sure to keep an eye on any pending updates for HITMAN 2.
Steam: All pre-orders will automatically begin downloading at 10 am PT / 7 pm CET on the release date. (We are currently investigating our options for enabling a pre-load on steam. We can’t make any promises at this stage, but we will update this post when we have more information to share.)
Game Size aka “How much storage space do I need?”
HITMAN 2 will require at least 60GB of storage space on all platforms. In addition, the Legacy Pack DLC will require an additional 45GB of storage space.
Day 1 Patch aka “What do I need to download on release day?”
With the introduction of the World of Assassination, we set out to create a digital home for everything Hitman related, all living under one ever-expanding roof. In order to accomplish this goal, while also providing the strongest possible HITMAN 2 experience, our initial game update will require players to download the final two campaign locations. We estimate the download to be approximately 12-15GB for physical disc owners. This update will be ‘built-in’ for digital owners, who shouldn’t expect a game update on day one.
All of the game updates that we will release for HITMAN 2 are intended to enhance the overall game experience for players, whether that’s to add support for Ghost Mode through new locations; free live content via Elusive Targets, Escalations, Challenge Packs and Contracts Mode (incl. Elusive Target No. 1 Starring Sean Bean); or other quality of life improvements.
Legacy Rewards aka “Thank you for playing our game”
We’re incredibly humbled to see the huge amount of players in HITMAN. To date, there have been more than 17 million registered players for the game and we hope to see just as many playing HITMAN 2! As a small way to say a big “thank you”, we’ve created some unlocks that will be given to HITMAN 2 players that have previously played HITMAN. The below image explains it all completely.
Sniper Assassin aka “Is this part of the full game now?”
We released Sniper Assassin as an early access pre-order bonus. With the release of HITMAN 2, the Sniper Assassin ‘Himmelstein’ map will be available to all players as a brand new game mode within HITMAN 2. However, we’ve made some improvements and tweaks as part of our commitment to supporting our new game modes. To start, we’ve added a matchmaking option (that will launch in a beta state), incorporated the new Performance XP that allows you to rank up your player profile and added achievements/trophies for this game mode. As a result of that work, progression from the standalone Sniper Assassin will not be carried over into HITMAN 2. Additionally, the standalone version will be shut down on 13 November 2018 and players will need to launch HITMAN 2 to play Sniper Assassin.
Unlocks Transfer aka “What about my suits?”
Items and progression will not be directly carried over from HITMAN into HITMAN 2. However, the majority of items can be unlocked through the HITMAN Legacy Pack. With regards to suits specifically, anyone who redeems or purchases the GOTY Legacy Pack will have instant access to the 3 GOTY suits in HITMAN 2. Also, the Requiem Pack will be included in all Legacy Pack redemption or purchases.