HITMAN 3 - Known Issues




The last update to this post was made on 21st April 2021. We’re temporarily preserving the latest post below, until it makes sense to remove it entirely.

This thread will be updated regularly with a list of community-reported issues. The list won’t be exhaustive, but is intended to let you know what has been frequently reported and what is on our radar.

We expect to update the list with every major patch or more frequently as required.
For the latest patch notes, look here: HITMAN 3 - February Patch (3.11) - IO Interactive

Known Issues, Last Update: Apr 21

Recently Updated:

  • HDR
    We’re investigating and working directly with players that have reported that the HDR implementation isn’t optimal on some setups.
    Status : Investigating.

  • Audio Cut Offs
    We’re investigating an issue that can cause the background music to abruptly stop playing during gameplay.
    Status : Investigating.

  • Challenging Challenges
    We’re aware of several players having issues unlocking the following challenges: Urine For It, The Gig is Up, Electric Boogie, Cleaning Up, Showstopper, Got My Boomstick, Estate Wines, Rent Due.
    Status : Investigating.

  • Troublesome Trophies
    We’re aware of several players having issues unlocking the following trophies/achievements: Bullet Train, Train Surfing, Ripe for the Picking, Shortcut Killer, Icebreaker, Rich Harvest, Rise Up, Master the Terroir, Full House, Perfectionist
    Status : Investigating.

  • Backlog: NPCs Ignore Toilets
    We’re aware of a long-standing legacy issue where NPCs that are affected by emetic poison would prefer to use a bin/trash can rather than the toilet to throw up. We’re close to a resolution for this issue that will mean that affected NPCs will use the more logical and “challenge-completion-friendly” option more often.
    Status : Investigating

  • Mission Endings
    In rare cases, players can run into server issues when reaching the end of a mission.
    Status : Investigating


  • Players can run into problems when trying to play created contracts on Mendoza
    Status: Tracked.

  • In rare cases, players can run into server issues when reaching the end of a mission.
    Status: Tracked.

  • Players cannot access the Requiem Pack
    Status: We’re aware and working on a solution.

  • Players are not awarded a trophy/achievement despite completing the requirements
    Status: Partially fixed in version 3.11 (February 2021). We’re tracking further reports.


  • Players are unable to reach full mastery in a location due to losing XP, but challenges still marked as complete after experiencing a server disconnect.
    Status: Fixed on 02 March. Affected players will now see their correct mastery and XP amounts. Any unlocks that would be earned as a result of that change will now also be available in the inventory.

  • In rare cases, players on all platforms who own the Deluxe Edition are unable to access the digital downloads (Digital book and soundtracks)
    Status: FIXED in version 3.11 (February 2021)

  • Players cannot access their Deluxe Edition content.
    Status: FIXED. In-game content (suits and items) are unlocked by completing the Deluxe Escalations. The digital book and soundtracks can now be downloaded via your linked IOI Account.

  • PlayStation players are encountering a ‘failed to fetch online resources’ error.
    Status: FIXED: We rolled out a fix to remedy this issue. We’re tracking other reports for future issues.

  • Players are encountering a ‘failed to fetch profile information’ error.
    Status: FIXED. We rolled out an update today (Jan 25) to remedy these issues. We’re tracking any additional reports.

  • Xbox players are unable to access/download the HITMAN 1 GOTY Access Pass, despite being eligible.
    Status: FIXED. Together with MS, we’ve fixed this issue. The GOTY Access Pass will be automatically applied to Xbox players who meet the requirements. Look for it in your H3 Add-ons. Try restarting your console if you don’t see it. As an alternative, try to install/claim this specific Access Pass on the web store and install it to your console.

  • Players who own the PS4 disc version are unable to access the free PS5 next-gen update.
    Status: FIXED. Together with Sony, we identified an issue and implemented a fix.
    PS4 disc players should search for the next-gen upgrade on the PSN store.

The HITMAN Player Guide has an FAQ with more updates. We’re continuing to monitor and track the reports and we’re working on more fixes than we can currently list here. Stay tuned for updates and fix information.