Ambrose Island in the Campaign menu

I’ve noticed that this mission is missing from the campaign menu, like completely, even as side mission / special assignment.

Given how it takes place within the H2 timeline, it should be added in between Another Life (Whittleton Creek) and The Ark Society (Isle of Sgail). Or even more precisely, in between the Gifts and Curses and Precautions cinematics, since it seems appropriate and fitting to play it there.

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I was thinking that to be fair, but I’ve got a feeling IOI may change that around in the next game update.

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I dunno if it’ll be the next update, but eventually I think they will adjust it, as work on the game starts to truly die down. Right now, I don’t think they want it situated some place that will confuse new gamers who haven’t gotten with the program and purchased H1 and H2 to add to the game. But I think eventually they will adjust where it is found to match its proper place in the storyline, and newcomers to H3 without the other two will just find it where it is now, or maybe moved in front of Dubai.

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I have no idea which place Ambrose is put could be both correct and unconfusing. I thought IOI will come up with a place for it. Never did I imagine they just make it nowhere…

It’s in the campaign after Romania.

Weird placement for sure but not “nowhere”.

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It’s not in the campaign after anything. That’s the Destination menu you’re confusing it with.

Well, that is indeed a conundrum, but the mission is sort of a stop-gap in between H2’s storyline and wraps up a plotline that’s present from the first one regarding the militia’s fate so it seems appropriate to place it where I mentioned.

Then again, the mission can be played at any point, so the only change would be that “Next mission” after completing Another Life would be the Ambrose Island mission, and after completing that, would give the Precautions cinematic and have Ark Society as “Next mission”. Benefits story-order players.

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On Xbox/Game Pass, when the player is offline, Ambrose does not appears in the location menu. But does in the campaign one.
It then is under Hitman 3, at the end. After Romania, after the end cutscene.
It does not mean that the location is deliberate. Since the whole situation looks to be a bug.

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I think IO should just stick the landing and place it where it belongs chronologically. Do people agree?

They probably chose to do this, to not mess with the flow of the original H2 campaign etc., but come on… It should just be part of the canonical timeline.

I’m curious what people think about this, and maybe IO are as well:

  • They should place Ambrose right before Sgail in the Campaign/Destinations menus
  • They should keep it at the end of Destinations
  • Other? (explain)

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Yeah that’s a good point to be fair.

In an ideal world, IOI would split the Precautions cinematic in half around the pivot point when the Constant self-injects the poison chip and the gang’s freighter breaks through iceberg-infested waters “TWO MONTHS LATER,” with Ambrose Island’s story card placed between them. This would be in the Story Menu of H2, and IOI would need to rename both halves.

In the Destinations Menu, I feel that the mission should appear chronologically, between WC and Sgail, for all users—the different cinematic styles will be jarring, yes, but at least we can re-experience the narrative the correct way.

For people only with H3, unfortunately, the mission will be confusing wherever you try and place it but it’d be especially confusing after Carpathian Mountains: in Ambrose’s briefing, Grey says “after Romania, I made Crest my new lieutenant” (or something like that), which would lead H3-only users to believe Ambrose is actually set after Carpathian Mountains and Grey is miraculously alive again.

For H3-only users, I think the best thing to do is re-work and re-frame the prelude Story So Far cinematic around the Constant’s kidnapping, and have Ambrose act as the prelude mission before Dubai. Still a bit weird, but less confusing for someone we have to imagine hasn’t played H2.

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