Elusive Target #7: The Wildcard

Get ready for the seventh HITMAN Elusive Target!

Following the successful online campaign to ‘Choose Your Hit’, where fans voted who would appear in HITMAN as a special target between two Hollywood big-hitters Gary Cole and Gary Busey.
Gary Busey won and will appear in HITMAN as an Elusive Target for 7 days.

At 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PDT on Thursday 21st July, we’ll update the Elusive Target tile on the Featured Hub in-game and the contract will be live. Make sure you’re ready, because The Wildcard will be in Sapienza for 168 hours (7 full days) and there won’t be any second chances.

HITMAN Companion

The briefing videos for Elusive Target Contracts are of critical importance. Your contract handler, Diana, will give you specific information that will help you identify your target. If you want to review the briefing at any time when the contract is live - even whilst you’re playing the contract itself, the HITMAN Companion is the ideal solution.

For every Elusive Target that is released, we’ll send notifications through the Companion, and you’ll be able to view the image, countdown and briefing video of the target for the duration of the contract.

Elusive Target Rewards

For completing Elusive Targets, we have some very unique rewards that can be earned. For completing 5 Elusive Target Contracts, players will unlock the Hitman Absolution Signature Suit, with ICA tie pin and black leather gloves. For completing 10 Elusive Target Contracts, players will unlock the Blood Money Signature Suit, with gloves.

We want to make sure that the suit rewards you’ll earn through Elusive Targets are prestigious, and that they can be unlocked at a faster rate. But, if you wait too long and miss too many Elusive Targets, you won’t be able to unlock them all.

Here’s the Hitman Absolution Signature Suit with gloves that you will unlock after completing 5 Elusive Target Contracts:

More about Elusive Targets

An Elusive Target is the closest thing to the Hitman fantasy that we’ve ever created. Each one is a custom-created character with their own backstory and their own unique reason for being in that location. We call them Elusive Targets because they are added to an existing location for a limited time in real-time and you’ll only have one chance to take them down. If you kill them, that’s the way that you killed them. There are no do-overs and no second chances. When an Elusive Target leaves the game world, they never return.

As always, Diana will brief you with critical intel that will help you track down and kill the target. That intel is more important than ever because Elusive Targets do not appear as targets on the mini map or instinct. You’ll need to explore, find your target, study their movements and come up with a plan to eliminate them - all whilst playing. The pressure will be on when you’ve got the target in your sights. If you miss the shot and chaos breaks loose, you will need to have a plan B, because the save-game is disabled during an Elusive Target contract.

We know that Elusive Targets are not going to be easy, they were designed that way.

Need a recap? This is Elusive Targets in a nutshell:

  • Elusive Targets are added to the game for a limited time in real-time. They won’t return.

  • You only get one chance to take them down. If you die, you fail the contract and cannot retry it.

  • Elusive Targets do not show up on the in-game map or Instinct. You need to locate and identify them with limited intel.

  • Earn in-game rewards for completing multiple Elusive Target contracts throughout the season.

  • Every Elusive Target adds two unique challenges to the game; one ‘target’ challenge for eliminating the specific Elusive Target and a ‘Silent Assassin’ challenge for eliminating the target without being spotted and without any non-target casualties.


i hope steam give my game back till then.


so will this be in regular sapienza or the alt. version from the bonus episodes tomorrow?

It will be in the regular Sapienza, since many will not have the bonus episode before later when it released for intro pack owners.


That’s a bit of a surprise.

Still, though. Gary Busey. Haaaaaaahahahaha. I hope he carries a gun or will at least try to fight you if you spook him. Or escape on a motorcycle.

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7 days will it be available! :smiley:

About time they started sending these ET at a much faster rate.
Can’t wait to add him to my collection :wink:


Yes IO-I said for a while ago that they will try to release ET on weekly basis :smiley:.

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I thought he was the second target in the Sapienza movie set. However, I’ll kill him like the Predator or Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon


i hope 7 days is enough to brian undo his masterpiece.



The only thing I hope for a few solid Buseyisms.


Wow, I’m impressed, didn’t expect this so soon. Summer Bonus content, AND an Elusive Target in same week. This is going to be a great week for Hitman!


The ultimate question is whether Busey did his own voice work or if they got generic American voice actor #2 to do it.


Damn, this is excellent news!! I definitely did not expect another elusive so soon… And Gary too :laughing: Plus with the bonus locations as well!!? Definitely a good week for Hitman :smiley: Can’t wait.

But 7 whole days though? I hope they are only making an exception with him, since he was the “choose your hit” thing. 7 days for regular Elusives wouldn’t be that “elusive” lol

Also, look at the photo… Gary is running… What’s up with that? :open_mouth::thinking:


Agree, 7 days is a bit over the top and not so elusive… i hope this is not the way it will be for future elusive targets, i want it to be like it was from the start, 48 hours :smiley:.


I hope so too! But my guess is they are just making it a week, just because it’s Gary and people “voted” for him.

So io probably just wants to try and make it available long enough for people to play it. I doubt future Elusives will have this much time. At least, I hope not…:confused:


Another ET that I will miss because of the holiday

I hope we can see more ET in August

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What if he just sprints everywhere, full batshit?


hahaha i hope not, it will be difficult to kill him with a headshot with the sniper rifle :dizzy_face:

Plot twist - Gary is actually playing the jogger from A New Life