HITMAN 2 The Bank

Opening The Vault

HITMAN 2 – The Bank

June 24, 2019 Hitman, News

The Bank is a brand new location available in HITMAN 2! This exciting new addition is the first post-launch sandbox location that will be released as part of the Expansion Pass – and will take Agent 47 to the New York branch of the Milton-Fitzpatrick Investment Bank!

This blog post will tell you everything you need to know about this location and why it’s a slice of fried gold. You’ll find out about the location, some of the key characters you’ll encounter, your objectives, the new items and rewards you can unlock and the two trailers we’ve also released.

 

RELEASE DATE

Owners of the HITMAN 2 Expansion Pass and Expansion Pack 1 will be able to download The Bank on June 25 2019.

To find the new download on release day, we recommend players search for HITMAN 2 in their platform store on either PS4, Xbox One or Steam and look for all available DLC. Please note that this location will not be available for individual purchase.

DAY ONE CONTENT

After downloading The Bank on June 25th, HITMAN 2 Expansion Pass owners will have access to an entirely new location in the ‘Destination’ menu that includes The Bank mission (Golden Handshake).

The mission brings new challenges and various unlocks that can be earned through completing challenges and progression through Location Mastery levels as well as new trophies / achievements to earn. In addition to all of that, Contracts Mode will also be fully enabled from day one.

Included with ‘The Bank’:

– New Location
– New Campaign Mission: Golden Handshake
– Contracts Mode for ‘Golden Handshake’
– New Challenges, including an unlock
– Mastery Progression, including new unlocks
– New Trophies / Achievements to earn

MASTERY UNLOCKS

The Bank comes fully loaded with its own Mastery Progression full of rewards and unlocks. Each level of location mastery that you reach will unlock either a new Starting Location, Agency Pickup or tool/weapon for your inventory to change the way you approach the mission. You’ll also be able to take your new unlocks to other missions!

We’ve also got a brand new Starting Suit for Agent 47 that can be unlocked through Location Mastery. A true classic, this double-breasted trench coat is the ideal fit for the demanding big city assassin. Stylish, timeless and practical.

Below you’ll see more details on the Location Mastery and what you can unlock – later in June.

 

Level 2 – Small Goldbar (Melee)

Level 3 – First Floor Mezzanine (Starting Location)

Level 4 – Waiting Area Bathroom (Hidden Stash)

Level 5 – ICA Remote Flash Device (Explosive)

Level 6 – First Floor Janitor Room (Agency Pickup)

Level 7 – Audit Hall (Starting Location)

Level 7 – Second Floor Bathroom (Hidden Stash)

Level 8 – Deposit Box (Hidden Stash)

Level 9 – Deposit Box Room (Starting Location)

Level 10 – Customized Bartoli 12G (Shotgun)

Level 11 – Investment Floor (Starting Location)

Level 12 – Executive Floor (Agency Pickup)

Level 13 – Garage ( Starting Location)

Level 14 – Vault Loading Bay (Agency Pickup)

Level 15 – The New Yorker with Gloves (Suit)

OBJECTIVES ANALYSIS

When Agent 47 arrives in New York at the bank, he’ll have two objectives to complete in order to call his mission a success.

The Golden Handshake mission objectives are;

  • Eliminate Athena Savalas
  • Obtain Data (Retrieve Vault Data Core or Backup Data Disks)

You’ll find out more from the Briefing Video when you play the mission. For now, we’ve got a full character bio for the mission’s target to prepare you for what’s to come.

Athena Savalas

The Director of the New York branch of the banking division of financial giant Milton-Fitzpatrick, Miss Savalas is an extremely hard-working, entirely unscrupulous woman who gave up everything personal to succeed in her life as a high-tier banker.

An heir to a logistics empire, Athena Savalas entered the male-dominated banking system fresh out of business school. She quickly learned that to succeed, she would need to transform herself entirely from the classic businesswoman she’d been bred to become. Savalas developed a harshness and cut-throat approach to her co-workers, which alienated her from personal relationships at the bank as well as in her private life.
Now, at the age of 51, Athena Savalas’ transformation is complete. The fair-skinned girl with the bright blue eyes and warm smile has been replaced by an impossibly white creature of infinite sternness who is always in complete control. Savalas is a marble statue at this point, having shed every original bit of herself with every year that she’s worked in finance. She’s an expert at finding loop holes, exploiting tax rules and laundering money for criminals and has been involved in numerous tax evasion schemes, which have earned her multiple “Banker of the Year” awards in the last decade.

Over the years, Savalas has also developed a refined disdain for the middle class, reducing customers to numbers on sheets of paper with no thought to the things she destroys with her constant “less is more” approach to small and medium-sized businesses. Rumors of wanton gambling with client money and the bank’s finances are beginning to catch up to her and with the board of directors looking for a new CEO of Milton-Fitzpatrick, Savalas is eagerly covering her tracks, using any means necessary.

LAUNCH TRAILER

The Bank is out now and here is the new launch trailer!

It was just debuted on the IOI Monthly live stream and this glorious trailer will show you more of The Bank and introduce you to some of the key characters and opportunities that you’ll encounter.

 

BRIEFING VIDEO

The excitement of experiencing a new Hitman level for the first time starts with the briefing video. You can expect the reassuring tones of Diana’s voice and a full introduction to the level and its characters.

Your mission in New York starts here:

 

RELEASE DETAILS

Owners of the Expansion Pass (or Expansion Pack 1) will be able to download The Bank from their platform stores starting on June 25. We recommend that you search for “HITMAN 2 NEW YORK” on the store and download the content from there.

HITMAN 2 – New York” is the Bank and will clock in at 2.5 GB on PC and 3GB on consoles.

The release time for this location will vary depending on your platform and region. At the times below, you will be able to begin downloading the new content.

Xbox One (Global): June 25, 13:00 UTC
PS4 (Europe): June 25, 13:00 UTC
PS4 (North America): June 25, 15:00 UTC
PC (Global): June 25, 17:00 UTC

PS4 (Asia): June 26, 03:00 UTC
PS4 (Japan): June 26, 03:00 UTC

More details about The Bank and the two new Special Assignment missions that are also releasing on June 25th can be found in our June Update Release Notes blog post.

WHAT ELSE?

DEVELOPER LIVESTREAM

Want more info on The Bank? We got members of the team to discuss the location in detail and answer a ton of questions. Take a look:

IOI Monthly Episode #4 – The Bank

 

 

The Bank is only the highlight of a jam-packed month in HITMAN 2. There’s plenty more to look forward to as we move towards the end of the month, including two Special Assignments.

Get the full rundown of everything that’s arriving in June through our dedicated June Roadmap blog post and remember to keep checking back to this post for more reveals.

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