Please excuse my mini-rant here but I wanted to get something off my chest. I don’t get the whole “Pay to play/win” argument. Everyone Pays to play/win.
The most recent Lust DLC announcement for Hitman 3 includes a crossbow. It’s already been suggested that this may be a unique kill method that will be unfair for contracts because people without the DLC won’t be able to complete the contract correctly.
My argument is that for normal contracts, that’s perfectly fine! It may not be for a featured contract, but for a normal, run of the mill contract, what is the big deal?
Everyone pays to play or win in a lot of things. Someone who pays to get a better/faster PC has an advantage. Someone with a better internet connection has an advantage. Sports teams constantly play with better equipment. Office workers get better equipment. It happens all the time.
Yes, if someone doesn’t want to pay for the DLC they will be hampered in completing a contract but that shouldn’t mean we can’t create those contracts in the first place! To say that is to also say that we can’t use the stuff we paid for outside of either the specific DLC missions or the main story missions. Since both contracts and story have leaderboards, you could say that the DLC stuff shouldn’t ever be used since it might impact some other player’s position.
You pay for better equipment so you can get an advantage. That’s just life.