With the Seven Deadly Sins all nicely wrathed up, we’ve already started looking ahead to what Year 2 of HITMAN 3 has in store. New maps, new storylines and new ways to play are all on the horizon and the near future also has plenty to enjoy.
Before Year 2 starts on 20 January 2022, our final roadmap of 2021 will carry us nicely through the winter season. Here’s what’s in store for HITMAN 3 players throughout the Winter Season.
Seasonal Content – Holiday Hoarders
Guess who’s back. Back again. Santa’s back! Tell a friend.
HITMAN 3 joins in on the festive fun and Holiday Hoarders makes it’s much-anticipated debut, starting on November 30. Paris is all decked out, presents are scattered around the palace and snow cannons are relentlessly spreading white joy. It’s not all fun and games though, because well-known thieves Harry and Marv are in town and stealing anything they can get their hands on.
It’s up to Agent 47, once again, to save the holidays. His reward is the iconic Santa 47 suit.
Holiday Hoarders is a permanent addition to HITMAN 3 for all owners and if you’re playing the HITMAN 3 Free Starter Pack, you’ll be able to play it throughout December for free!
Featured Contracts: Urben’s Holiday Special
As is tradition with most of our end-of-year Featured Contracts, we’re doing something just a little bit different. Our aim was to give you the ultimate batch of Featured Contracts, so we’ve put one of our most creative community members in charge of putting three holiday-themed Contracts under your tree. You know them as Urben. The hunt for the contracts has already begun and they’ll be in-game for everyone on December 21. (We’re using Holiday Hoarders to represent the ‘holiday’ aspect, other locations will provide the actual contracts. Just so we’re all on the same page.)
Reactivated Elusive Targets
We’re reactivating all HITMAN 3 Elusive Targets for players who missed them the first time around! Starting on December 3rd, there’ll be a different H3 Elusive Target available each and every Friday – all the way through to January 19. First up is the Ascensionist in Dubai. Check the roadmap and in-game timers for the exact dates for each contract!
Seasonal Content: Hokkaido Snow Festival
Just as soon as we say goodbye to 2021, we can say hello to the Hokkaido Snow Festival, permanently. Just like Holiday Hoarders before it, Hokkaido Snow Festival makes its debut in HITMAN 3 and will be a permanent fixture for all owners. Throw snowballs, eliminate your target and unlock two winter-themed items for your inventory; the Snow Festival Suit and Ice Pick.
Plus, the Snow Festival mission is the perfect winter playground for wearing the Polar Survival Suit that was added in the Season of Wrath. Check the challenges in Hokkaido to see how you can go from an Ice Cold Cowboy to a Polar Survivor in the Snow Festival!
Featured Contracts: Winter Madness
Try and say this quickly five times: Frote7’s Speedrun Community Winter Madness Curated Contracts!
To round out the year, we’re asking our good friends at F7SC to whisk up some Curated Contracts based around the theme of Winter Madness. They have their own ways of choosing the contracts, so if you’re interested in learning more about their plans, or to get involved in the world of Hitman speedrunning, head to the F7SC Discord channel – or wait until January 13th when they arrive in-game.
Making a good contract isn’t always about being fast, even if you do enjoy speedrunning. When we asked Frote7 to tell us about the best way to make a contract, this is what they told us: “Hitman is all about freedom of choice, creativity and replayability. A good contract reflects this by allowing multiple viable approaches… And then you run.”
Maybe you should expect a little bit of running – but plenty of freedom not to. Something for everyone, then.
Location Rotation: Dubai
For Free Starter Pack players, we already have a present for you ready to go. It’s the entire Dubai location available until December 5. It’s free, it’s glorious and you can go and play it right now!
Of course, all location mastery, challenge progression and item unlocks that you earn in the Free Starter Pack will carry over into the main game, so keep an eye out for some HITMAN 3 discounts over the coming months.
Full Winter Roadmap
The Future of HITMAN 3
Looking ahead to HITMAN 3 – Year 2, here’s our announcement of some of the things you can look forward to next year. More will be revealed in January 2022. Stay tuned.