Hitman 2 goes sniping at Hantu Port in its first paid DLC degree

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Ian Hitman is at it once more, this time doing a scenic little bit of sundown sniping in Singapore. While not a full map, immediately’s Hitman 2 Hantu Port Sniper Assassin mission (a part of the Expansion Pass) looks like a pleasant warmup for the brand new maps to return, presenting a contemporary problem. Unlike the earlier Himmelstein sniper mission, your targets received’t instantly scurry for security when threatened, however as an alternative are liable to attempt to execute the hostages you’re meant to be liberating. Perhaps a simple solution to lure your targets out, however an fascinating new failure state. Below, the mission briefing.

The challenges accompanying this mission do look fascinating. Many of them are centered round hiding corpses by capturing them into out-of-sight corners, delivery containers or into the ocean. Ian is such an expert that he can nonetheless shove you in a garbage bin from half a mile away. To get the utmost attainable rating, you could wipe the board completely clear with out anybody being conscious {that a} bullet was even fired. Pity you possibly can’t shoot out the hostage’s binds simply to see their shocked response on the squeaky-clean dockside, however you possibly can’t have all the things.

Even if you happen to don’t have the season cross, there’s a 1.8GB patch touchdown immediately, fixing the standard bundle of bugs, plus a couple of PC-specific perks. If you’ve acquired one of many uncommon GPUs that deal with it higher, now you can select to run the game in DirectX 12. They’ve additionally additional tuned how AI reply to weapon hearth when 47 remains to be hidden. Originally the AI was in a position to triangulate and residential in on him with worrying accuracy. Later they maybe over-corrected, with guards typically standing idle when underneath hearth. Now they’ll progressively determine the place to look, relying on how far off you’re.

There’s nonetheless some Hitman 2 goodies due later this week, with The Black Hat elusive goal from the unique game returning for homeowners of the primary game, remastered within the sequel on March 29th. I’ve nonetheless but to complete the butler-themed problem pack from earlier within the month, too. It could also be some time but till the brand new maps are launched to skulk round, however Io Interactive are eager to maintain us busy till then.

The Hantu Port Sniper Assassin mission is out now, and out there to anybody who owns the Hitman 2 Expansion Pass or Expansion Pack 1. You can see the full patch notes here. Hitman 2 is half off on Steam now, with the bottom model costing £22.49/€29.99/$29.99, plus reductions on the Silver and Gold editions, though cheekily not the Expansion Pass or DLC particularly.