Welcome to the May-hem of Spring Break in HITMAN 2! Sean Bean is back as Mark Faba in “The Undying Returns”, we’ve got new unlocks up for grabs and a whole lot more!
We’ve got Clemens to give you a full run-down and first look at some of the content as well as full descriptions below! Let’s get started!
April 30 / Challenge Pack
First up this month is actually something we released last month!
The Spring Break Challenge Pack released alongside the Miami Pack earlier this week on the last day in April.
You’ll need to embrace the spirit of Spring Break and take on new challenges in Miami to unlock the Blue Flaming Outfit. It functions as a suit and can be taken to any location to give you a fresh new look for completing your missions.
May 3 / Elusive Target
The Undying Returns in Miami.
Sean Bean is back in HITMAN 2 as Mark Faba, an Elusive Target that will be active in the game for an entire month. From May 3 to June 3, you’ll have your one chance to eliminate Mark Faba and unlock Lil’ Flashy. In fact, you only need to launch the mission to add the flash grenade disguised as a robot into your inventory.
All HITMAN 2 players with access to Miami will have the chance to play The Undying Returns and completing it will count towards your progress of unlocking Elusive Target suits.
May 9 / Escalation Contract
The Sweeney Scrupulousness (try saying that five times quickly!) tasks you with eliminating targets as a medic using an amputation knife. We don’t think this is regular activity for Spring Break, but you’ll be in Miami for this one anyway.
The later stages of the Escalation will add new challenges and wildcards into the mix to put your skills to the test. As always, Escalations are about the gameplay challenge ahead of the realism. Enjoy!
May 16 / Challenge Pack
This month’s Challenge Pack puts your ninja skills to the test in New Zealand.
Find your inner-ninja and complete four new ninja-themed challenges to unlock the Tanto, a traditional Japanese sword. This lethal melee item can be used in close-quarters or as a thrown weapon.
Expect to sneak, strike and subdue your way through Hawke’s Bay for your reward.
May 23 / Featured Contracts
Each month we challenge our community to create interesting, exciting and fun contracts that match a theme.
Inspired by our monthly theme of Spring Break, with the release of the Miami Pack this month, we’re setting this month’s theme as ‘PARTY CRASHER’.
Our themes for Featured Contracts are purposefully open-ended to make sure that the talened Contract creators in the community are free to interpret them in many ways, ensuring some fun and varied contracts.
Head on over to the dedicated Featured Contracts Submission Thread to submit your contracts for this month’s theme. Submissions close at 9 am CEST on May 20, so get your submissions in before then!
May 23 / Escalation Contract
May 31 / Legacy Elusive Target
We end the month with a bang and an entirely new concept for Elusive Targets!
The Guru and The Congressman are two Legacy ET’s that are back in Sapienza – at the same time! This single contract includes the two targets and features a new briefing video and target bios. Completing the contract will count as 1 towards your progress for unlocking ET suits.
You’ll need to own the Legacy Pack to play this Elusive Target, so make sure you download it if you haven’t already!
May 28 / Game Update
The last piece of the puzzle this month comes with our May Game Update.
As always, we’ll be packing in improvements, fixes and improvements to the game. Stay tuned for the full release notes being published before the update hits your machines. If you want an early heads-up of what’s coming, tune into our IOI Monthly livestreams…
Livestream / IOI Monthly #3
We’re going to be back in front of the camera at the end of the month with another edition of IOI Monthly, our direct livestream from the development studio.
Expect world-first content reveals, status updates on the game, insight and discussion with the developers and your questions answered.
Stay tuned for exact details on when to tune in. Until then, you can catch the VOD of IOI Monthly #2 right now.