UPDATE: The Sedative Syringe will be added to Hitman 2! It’s going to be the unlock reward for completing the Master Magician challenge pack. Both will be added to the Legacy Pack in October.
The current list of poison unlocks for Hitman 2 include lethal, emetic, and sedative vials/pills. We can also bring along lethal and emetic syringes. The sole exception is the sedative syringe, which was missing from our inventory in Hitman (2016) and still is missing from our inventory in Hitman 2. One or two topics in the past have touched upon the issue, but I’ve always wondered if this was an intentional choice by the devs.
However, the latest patch and its changes to bodies found have finally made sedatives a viable tool in the Hitman sandbox. The problem is that only 3 unlocks (sedative vial/pills and tranquilizer) in addition to a few environmental items, can even trigger the sedative effect. The missing sedative syringe was never really an issue in the past, but its absence is definitely felt after the SA update.
The syringe in question does exist in-game. I’m sure many of you are already aware that it can be found and used in the Landslide bonus mission:
I would hope that the sedative syringe is made into a future unlock in one of the upcoming DLC missions, or even better, added as an unlock through a future escalation or challenge pack. I believe the latter option would be the best, and finally fill in the noticeable gap in our repertoire of poisons.