New escalations

IOI: are there plans for new escalations, or at least plans to bring old ones back?

Sure we have contracts but theres nothing like the crescendo of 3, sometimes 5 tiers and also the crazy conditions coded within that we have to jump through such as suddenly being trespassing in some public zones, or not being allowed through doors, etc…

Id be willing to pay for them although I think they should be free, especially i purchased most other extra such as haven island and 7 sins.

Forum users: what are your thoughts and do you have a favorite/worse one in mind?


I seriously doubt that. Seems like Escalations is not a favorite mode of the community, besides the life cycle of the game is close to its finish.
And we do have almost all old Escalations in HITMAN 3 already.

But I’m always open to surprises like this new Elusive Target.

As for me personally, I’m not a fan of Escalation Mode.
Though most of them are okay, there are few which are worse than terrible in my opinion.
Don’t ask the names - I don’t want to play them again to remember :slight_smile:

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Yes, potentially one.

Potentially is key though. Understand that it was fluid from the get go, and that some of the plans already changed (the Drop has thrown a wrench in the end of year ET releases)

From the Spring Roadmap, in the “the road ahead” section where the tentative plans for the year were discussed :

We’re just getting started, look forward to more Year 3 versions of Elusive Targets, as well as a chance to catch up on any Years 2 targets you may have missed. In addition, we will be introducing new unlocks, challenges, and a fresh escalation for you to sink your teeth into.


Here’s my obligatory post of “I wish they’d bring back the 38 escalations from 2016 that were cut from 2 and 3”. I think I’ve gone through my reasoning for this enough times to write it all out again.

I do wish that they at least made a new escalation for Ambrose Island so every location will have gotten one.


Gosh no, try launching hitman 2016 standalone (as opposed to from within hitman 3) and you’ll see how many escalations less we have, especially in paris and also the infamous Mallory Misfortune.


Right Luke !?!

He knows :slight_smile:


I’d always say yes to more content though after having a break from the game for a bit I’ve still got some escalations to play - either fully or partially.

I just played the deluxe escalation on the Carpathian Mountains level & i enjoyed the contrast of a guns blazing objective & a sneakier objective.

It felt less like a traditional building on the previous level escalation & more of a ‘here’s a few ways to play the level.’ So maybe more like that.