Hitman Receives Major Update, Full Patch Notes Detailed

Hitman Update

A major update for Hitman has just arrived on all platforms. It comes packed with both fixes and new features to the game.

The newly added ‘Offline Mode’ takes the spotlight as it allows players to bring all their unlocked equipment to the offline mode. This is great for players who don’t want to stay connected online, but want to use their new unlocks.

As season one comes to a close, IO Interactive is geared to continue support for the games’ physical release in January; while teasing players about a December update stating: “It will wrap up the year nicely and will be a great way for us to wish all of our players a happy holiday season.”

Here’re the patch notes in full detail:

November Update Release Notes

General Improvements

Offline Profile:

  • All unlockable items that are earned when connected to the game’s servers, are now also saved to an ‘offline profile’, meaning that they can be used when in Offline Mode.
    Items include all mastery items; including weapons, gear, starting/pickup locations as well as Elusive Target suit rewards and Challenge Pack unlocks.
    Note: You must be connected to the game servers in order to acquire new unlocks.

Stability Sweep

  • Fixed different issues across all locations that previously resulted in the game crashing or becoming unstable.
  • Opportunity Completion Checkmark
    We’ve added functionality to mark an opportunity with a checkmark when it has been successfully completed, similar to how we show that a challenge has been completed.
    This will show you the completed opportunities at-a-glance and make it easier to track completion when trying to achieve the achievements/trophies linked to opportunities.
  • Silent Assassin Rating Display
    The scoring screen now displays “Silent Assassin” when a player completes a mission with that rating.
  • Major Update to Statistics Page
    The ‘Statistics’ page has been overhauled with a new visual design that displays the challenge completion, mastery level completion and overall location completion.
  • Pause Menu
    We’ve changed the background of the pause menu to be the current in-game moment, rather than the world map.
  • Mission Accomplished Screen Update
    When successfully completing a mission, the mission accomplished screen will now show the last frame of the exit sequence, rather than fading to black.
  • Contracts Mode ‘Success State’
    After playing a Contract, the menu will now show either a checkmark (complete) or a cross (fail) to show your status for the Contract.
  • Improved consistency for Elusive Targets Challenge Images
    The Elusive Targets Challenges now have a more consistent style.
  • New IOI logo
    We have a new studio logo, and now that’s in the game.
  • Challenge Completed SFX
    We added a subtle sound effect that plays when unlocking a challenge.
  • Sarajevo Six Briefings [PS4 Only]
    Briefings videos for The Mercenary and The Controller have been added to the game.
  • Pull an Enemy
    In this update, we’ve added the ability for 47 to pull people over balconies or out of windows, when he is hanging on a ledge or below the balcony/window.
    Unfortunately, there is a known issue for this move: NPC’s that see this move will not blame 47, even if they are looking directly at the NPC or at 47.
    For that reason, we will remove this ability with our December Update and fix this. It will then be re-introduced with a game update in January, around the same time as the disc release.

Fixed Issues


  • Fixed an issue with trespassing whilst dressed as a Chef in Paris
    Fixed issues that could cause multiple opportunities in Paris to fail, depending on 47’s actions
    Fixed an issue where water splashes could be heard in certain areas of the attic in Paris
    Fixed an issue where 47 could vault into an inaccessible location in Paris. The vault prompt has been removed
    Fixed an issue that could cause the light rig in Paris to also cause damage in the basement


  • Fixed inconsistent trespassing boundaries in Sapienza
    Fixed an issue where the ‘Mission Accomplished’ music could be heard during the cinematic following The World of Tomorrow.


  • Fixed an issue that would cause the ‘Open Sesame’ opportunity in Marrakesh to fail, instead of being completed
    Fixed inconsistent trespassing boundaries in Marrakesh
    Fixed an issue that would cause the documents to be lost when using the ‘push’ prompt on Matthieu Mendola in ‘A House Built on Sand’.
    Fixed an issue where the crowd and helicopter sounds could be heard in some parts of the tunnel in Marrakesh
    Fixed an issue where starting combat in the school will alert all guards on the map in Marrakesh


  • Fixed an issue where Agent 47 could ‘blend-in’ without the correct disguise in Bangkok
    Fixed an issue with the physics of a guitar stand in Bangkok.
    Fixed an issue with clipping when wearing the Exterminator disguise in Bangkok.
    Fixed an issue with an invisible wall in the atrium in Bangkok.
    Fixed an issue where Jackie Carrington’s routine could get stuck in Bangkok.
    Fixed an issue where guards that have spotted 47 trespassing in one disguise, would immediately attempt to arrest him when finding him in a non-trespassing area in a different disguise.


  • Fixed an issue where the hay bale in Colorado would not drop when shot in certain places
    Fixed an issue where a door in Sean Rose’s room could not be opened by Rose’s Room Key
    Fixed an issue that could cause the Target Lockdown alert to trigger in Colorado without player action
    Fixed an issue that could make it impossible to complete the Freedom Fighters mission in Colorado


  • Fixed an issue where a kill involving the hot springs in Hokkaido would be classed as ‘Accident Fall’, it is now classified as a drowning kill


  • Fixed an issue where a gun rattling sound could be heard when crouching after dropping a weapon
    Fixed an issue where a challenge notification would be displayed after the first kill in a mission
    Fixed an issue where the weapon HUD would sometimes display incorrectly when using ‘minimal’ HUD settings
    Fixed an issue where subtitles could still be seen in the Pause Menu
    Fixed an issue with Cyrillic characters not rendering properly on the Contracts Briefing tile

PC-Specific Issues

  • Fixed an issue where the cinematics between missions could drop to as low as 19 fps
    Fixed an issue where the selected GPU in the Game Launcher is not the one used by the game
    Fixed an issue where some tabs in the ‘Replanning’ screen could not be selected with a mouse
    Fixed an issue with unequipping an item during the ‘Planning’ phase
    Fixed an issue in Marrakesh where heavy flickering in areas with artificial lighting would occur on specifics setups
    Fixed an issue where the framerate could stutter during combat, primarily on DX12 setups