Hitman 3 Patch Notes – Jan 20, 2022

A new January 2022 Hitman 3 patch today was released for the game. We can see a lot of new updates in here that will be sure to improve the game. Check out the official patch notes below.

The new update should introduce bug fix issues and crashes players have been experiencing.

Hitman 3 Update Today Download Size

2GB and 3.5 GB on all platforms.

Hitman 3 Patch 1.09 Notes  – January 20, 2022

Elusive Target Arcade

Elusive Target Arcade is a brand new game mode that takes the Elusive Target concept to the next level, mixes up the formula and introduces new challenges and unlockable rewards – all whilst keeping the essence of what makes Elusive Targets exciting and interesting to play.

On January 20, our launch batch of 3 Arcade Contracts will be added to HITMAN 3, one for each game in the trilogy. Across the launch batch of Arcade Contracts, you’ll be able to revisit 11 different ETs across 10 locations. The three contracts will be permanently available via the Arcade, whether you succeed or not. If you succeed in all missions of a given Arcade Contract, you’ll be able to ‘reset’ the contract and immediately play from the start. Failure at any point is met with a 12-hour lockout.

Elusive Target Arcade will also bring new rewards to the table and the first one available is the Krugermeier 2-2 Dark. Complete any one of the Arcade Contracts in the launch batch to add it to your inventory.

PS5hhhhhhhh

Addressed a bug where audio could abruptly cut out or become muted during gameplay. This issue was especially prominent on PlayStation 5.

Xbox Access

Addressed a bug where some Xbox players could intermittently lose access to content. After an investigation, we’ve identified that players who owned a lot of different Hitman content on the same console were most likely to be affected.

Improved Stability

Made back-end changes to ensure a smoother online experience and reduce the number of ‘disconnection’ issues encountered by players.

Epic Achievements

Added support for Epic Achievements and Avatars.

Windows PC Support
In addition to Epic Games Store and Steam, HITMAN 3 and HITMAN Trilogy are now available on Windows PC (Microsoft). Players on this platform (including PC Game Pass players) will have access to their existing HITMAN 3 progression that was earned playing HITMAN 3 on any Xbox console. That progression will also be synchronised between Xbox consoles and the Windows PC (Microsoft) versions of the game. Also, any Contracts created on this PC platform will be shared with Xbox console players and vice versa. These features are possible because Xbox Live is the central service that brings the two platforms together.

Shoulder Swap Controller

Implemented a permanent fix for the ‘Shoulder Swap’ option, so that it’s now available when playing in Offline Mode with a controller.

Target Down Dialogue

Implemented richer NPC dialogue that triggers when certain NPCs discover a target or VIP has been pacified, eliminated, or otherwise hurt. They will refer to them by name in several ways, such as when reporting their knowledge to a guard.

Lens Flare Reduction

Resolved a handful of issues that could result in an excessively strong lens flare when certain light sources met reflective surfaces.

2 Easy 2 Silent

Tweaked the unlock conditions for the ‘Silent Assassin’ trophy so that it unlocks more consistently according to the requirements.

Challenge Display

Fixed an issue that could cause the menu UI to incorrectly display the mission that a challenge could be completed on. Now, the game will be more accurate when displaying what mission is best suited to complete a given challenge.

Glass Smash

Addressed a bug where several glass panes were missing SFX when being smashed.

HUD Flash

Addressed a bug where some HUD icons and messages would repeatedly flash during gameplay, depending on specific player actions.

We Use This To Fix

Addressed a bug where the Versatile Assassin challenge on ‘The Author’ (H1 Patient Zero campaign mission) did not unlock, despite completing all the requirements. To ensure that the challenges are completed and tracked accurately, we recommend players complete all objectives and end the mission.

Dubai: Deadly Elevator

Addressed a bug where NPCs that were attacked and thrown down an elevator shaft in Dubai would be pacified rather than killed. Now, only death awaits.

Dartmoor: Outdoors, Indoors

Addressed a bug where 47 could see through a specific wall from outside the mansion in Dartmoor.

Chongqing: You’re Dead to Me

Hitman 3 version 1.09 made changes to several areas in the Chongqing, so that any NPCs that find themselves outside of the playable area are classified as ‘killed’ and the bodies are ‘hidden’.

Chongqing: Table, No Table

Tweaked the properties of an ‘invisible table’ in the Gluttony Gobble Escalation. Basically, it’s gone.

Mendoza: No Soup For You

Addressed a bug where Agent 47 would be unable to move without being spotted, when starting as the Asado Chef.

Mendoza: Overly Persistent Prompt

Removed a ‘prompt’ icon from near one of the persistent shortcuts in Mendoza.

Mendoza: Rich Harvest

Hitman 3 1.09 made the Rich Harvest trophy/achievement slightly easier to unlock by not requiring the completion of a ‘hidden’ mission story on Mendoza. This should remove confusion amongst players who appeared to have fulfilled the requirements but did not receive the trophy/achievement.

Mendoza: Diana Dialogue

Hitman 3 patch 1.09 addressed a bug that could cause Diana’s dialogue not to trigger at the start of the Mendoza campaign mission.

Bangkok: Unusual Identity

Resolved several issues where NPC names and images did not match up with the actual NPC in Bangkok.

Credit Where It’s Due, 3.100

Updated the in-game credits where needed to reflect work done since the last patch, including new members of the team that have joined.

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