HITMAN - Definitive Edition Release Notes


HITMAN – Definitive Edition arrives next week on May 15th and we’re ready to detail the release notes of what’s included in the game update that will be available for all players! We’re calling that update the May 2018 Update and it includes a new location for Contracts Mode, a framerate fix for PC and a handful of other changes.

Coming exclusively to store shelves, HITMAN: Definitive Edition includes all episodes and locations from Season One plus all of the Game of the Year Edition content, including the Patient Zero campaign and the new Anniversary Outfit Bundle, which is inspired by IOI games Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch and Mini Ninjas.

HITMAN – May 2018 Update/Patch Release Notes (for all players)

Definitive Edition Support

We’ve made numerous back-end changes to support the release of the Definitive Edition. This includes support for the Anniversary Outfit Bundle and displaying the WB Games logo during the bootflow for players with the Definitive Edition.

New Mission for Contracts Mode Creation

It is now possible to create and play Contracts on ‘The Source’ mission from the Patient Zero campaign. Contracts Search and Lookup functionality has also been added for this mission. Players will be required to own the GOTY missions to play Contracts on this location.

The Pharmacist

We’ve fixed an issue with ‘The Pharmacist’ Elusive Target that would cause the target to suspend their routine. This target is now back into rotation for Reactivated Elusive Targets.

Elusive Target Clarification

We’ve adjusted the messages for the Elusive Target tile on the Featured Hub to clearly show the status of the upcoming or active Elusive Target. If you have already completed or failed the contract, you will be informed of that. This will help players know whether they have previously completed or failed the contract.

PC Framerate uncapped

We’ve corrected an issue on PC that was introduced with the GOTY Edition that limited the framerate on PC to 100fps. The framerate will now be as high as your hardware and graphic settings will allow.

Clipping in Cover

We’ve fixed an issue that could cause 47 to get stuck in a wall, teleport or fall out of world in a staircase in Sapienza.

Missing Vector

We’ve fixed an issue on PS4 that could cause the game to become unresponsive when resuming the game from Rest Mode during the Vector mission.

Bonus Episode Installation

We’ve fixed an issue on PS4 that would occur when installing the game from a disc. The in-game store would display the Bonus Episode as ‘owned’ (displaying a checkbox) by default. However, the episode was not owned until a redemption voucher included in the box had been redeemed. With this change, the Bonus Episode will only show as ‘owned’ when a redemption code has been used.

Progression Counter

We’ve fixed a visual issue with the display of Location Mastery on the location menus after reaching the max level. The game will no longer display “6000 XP to next level” when reaching the max level.

Featured Complications

We’ve made a back-end fix to Featured Contracts so that any complications for those contracts are correctly displayed. Previously, the Featured Contracts menu might display that all of the complications were activated when some of them were optional. The correct functionality was set in-game and this was purely a visual issue.

What’s Next?

The May Roadmap shows all of the content coming to Hitman this month. Definitive Edition owners will get their first taste of Elusive Targets on May 18th when Gabriel Santos, aka The Chef, arrives in Paris. #GabeBurn #DestroyedByGabe #GabesLaughingAtYou #BurnedInTheFace

General News Thread 2.0

Eh almost nothing more than we were promised. Well then time to look forward Euler’s batch! :slight_smile:


Modest update, I expected more complications to be added but, alas.

We still have a new mission for contracts mode and it is great!


Only exciting thing is ‘the Source’ added to contracts mode. I was hoping for IOI to add more stuff to contracts in response to the ‘Focused Feedback’ thread.


There’s no way we could turn it around that fast.


Seeing the words Warner Bros. makes me queasy. I hope IO didn’t abort one shipwreck with Square Enix just to climb onto another.


thats for next game. not for season 1


I was hoping this patch would fix the subtitles in Patient Zero that always set off my OCD… :frowning:

Names of people and locations are RANDOMLY in upper case.

Plz fix @Travis_IOI


Really? No new complications? :flushed:


All sounds good, looking forward to the next ET and receiving that new steelbook through the post :smiley: contracts on The Source will be available after update today then?


I think Warner and IO have a deal for this one release. We are not sure if this is a permanent partnership are we?


@Travis_IOI are contracts in The Author still in your future update plans?


Maintenance for the patch is over (on xbox at least)


Look who’s also in Bangkok. That’s why I like walking around in Contract Mode looking at NPC names.:wink:



The game will no longer display “6000 XP to next level” when reaching the max level.

ok that has actually always bothered me so thank you, IO :pray:


The Progression Counter still shows “6000 xp to next level”, it hasn’t been fixed yet and pls add The Author and Patient Zero too in Contracts Creation list.


Looking forward to picking this up.

If I own the original release of “Hitman” and I buy the Definitive Edition, I assume all my progress keeps like Elusive target completion etc and all my unlocked suits??


Nope, not fixed



I know it’s in the notes and all, but this is still going to take a bit of time to get used to seeing on load-up. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


IOI having a new publisher actually increases the likelihood of a new game/ Season 2. So I’m actually happy about this.