SONKO Challenges

What are SONKO Challenges?

Simply put: Suit Only, No Knock-Out.
Each challenge is based on a contract that requires you to take out, ideally, one to three tricky targets all whilst wearing your suit. Optionally it may require you to use, acquire, and/or transport a weapon that is going to be challenging whilst wearing your suit. The contract must only have the optional complications: No Disguise Changes and No Pacifications.

It’s not going to be for everyone, but it is clearly a style of contract enjoyed by those of us who like to play with these self-imposed restrictions. It is hoped that we see the return of many familiar players, but if you’re new to SONKO challenges, then we’d love you to join with the fun and the challenges that lie ahead.

Who designs the contracts?

Anyone can submit a contract. However you must complete an existing SONKO Challenge and provide proof of completion via a video or a screenshot of your scorecard. This is to ensure that we keep a good submission to play ratio. After you’ve completed the contract, and provided proof, you can check this post to find the next available #ID and claim it. After that, the ID belongs to you, but please ensure that you submit your challenge as soon as is reasonably possible. It is the hope that members on other platforms will re-create the contracts. For this reason it greatly helps if you include, in your contract details post, where the targets can be found using [spoiler] tags.

All the contract details of the legacy SONKO Challenges #1-60 can be found in the next post

SONKO Challenges by ID

#1-60: Click to jump to next post
#61: Sniff / Dartmoor
#62: Claimed by TheCasualHitman
#63: Claimed by helpwhite
#64: Freezer / Mendoza
#65: TheContractor / Chongqing
#66: Georhan / Berlin
#67: Sniff / Chongqing
#68: Euler13 / Chongqing

SONKO Challenges by Location

ICA Facility, Greenland:

#2: Franz
#32: Hernandez-06-FCB

Paris, France:

#7: Franz
#13: Euler13
#21: MrWaterhandle
#35: Hernandez-06-FCB
#37: Hernandez-06-FCB

Sapienza, Italy:

#12: Franz
#26: djukak
#41: Hernandez-06-FCB
#40: CHAOS_AGENT_45
#51: IlikeHitman

Sapienza by Night (The Icon):

#11: Toto
#60: helpwhite

Sapienza by Sunset (Landslide):

#22: Euler13
#56: Euler13

Marrakesh, Morocco:

#17: Franz
#33: Yellow_ZR1
#49: helpwhite

Marrakesh by Night (A House Built On Sand):

#15: Toto

Bangkok, Thailand:

#23: Franz
#31: Euler13

Bangkok by Night (The Source):

#8: Yellow_ZR1
#58: Freezer

Colorado, USA:

#6: Euler13
#25: Ed ll3
#42: fgdsa99
#46: helpwhite

Hokkaido, Japan:

#14: clckr
#27: sAndK
#36: Kinyo92
#44: Kinyo92

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand:

#29: Sniff

Miami, USA:

#3: Euler13
#18: Euler13
#47: Sniff
#57: djsojus

Santa Fortuna, Columbia:

#1: Euler13
#20: Toto
#39: Euler13

Mumbai, India:

#4: Ibbe040
#16: Ibbe040
#34: Sniff
#43: HITMANIST
#53: CHAOS_AGENT_45

Whittleton Creek, USA:

#9: Tigh Himes
#28: Sniff

Isle of Sgàil, North Atlantic:

#5: ILikeGAMESish
#10: Euler13
#19: Club47
#38: djukak
#59: easoneastin

New York, USA:

#24: clckr
#30: rattleshnake
#45: Hernandez-06-FCB
#50: IlikeHitman
#54: Sniff

Haven Island, Maldives:

#48: Sniff
#52: Freezer
#55: djukak

Dubai, UAE:

Dartmoor, England:

#61: Sniff

Berlin, Germany:

#66: Georhan

Chongqing, China:

#65: TheContractor
#67: Sniff
#68: Euler13

Mendoza, Argentina:

#64: Freezer

Carpathian Mountains, Romania:

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Legacy SONKO Challenges #1-60

#1: Euler13 / Santa Fortuna

sonko_01
3-12-5458450-84 (Xbox)
2-12-4690502-94 (PlayStation)
1-12-7757506-43 (Stadia)
1-12-5455026-62 (PC)

#2: Franz / ICA Facility


3-01-1476807-84 (Xbox)
2-01-9981018-94 (PlayStation)
1-01-6940649-43 (Stadia)
1-01-5444185-62 (PC)

#3: Euler / Miami

sonko_03
3-11-4417293-84 (Xbox)
2-11-3668652-94 (PlayStation)
1-11-6478665-43 (Stadia)
1-11-7864759-62 (PC)

#4: Ibbe040 / Mumbai


3-13-0034756-84 (Xbox)
2-13-3194317-94 (PlayStation)
1-13-7100850-43 (Stadia)
1-13-6994723-62 (PC)

#5: ILikeGAMESish / Isle of Sgàil


3-21-3553956-84 (Xbox)
2-21-0921075-94 (PlayStation)
1-21-2575129-43 (Stadia)
1-21-4047511-62 (PC)

#6: Euler / Colorado

sonko_06
3-09-2018801-84 (Xbox)
2-09-5206991-94 (PlayStation)
1-09-6271683-43 (Stadia)
1-09-2699100-62 (PC)

#7: Franz / Paris

sonko_07
3-02-9957863-84 (Xbox)
2-02-9693650-94 (PlayStation)
1-02-9754500-43 (Stadia)
1-02-4825783-62 (PC)

#8: Yellow_ZR1 / Bangkok by Night

sonko_08
3-16-4548110-84 (Xbox)
2-16-4236090-94 (PlayStation)
1-02-9754500-43 (Stadia)
1-16-6947819-62 (PC)

#9: Tigh / Whittleton Creek


3-22-6746281-84 (Xbox)
2-22-7489192-94 (PlayStation)
1-22-7684202-43 (Stadia)
1-22-8858948-62 (PC)

#10: Euler13 / Isle of Sgàil


3-21-0935408-84 (Xbox)
2-21-1693193-94 (PlayStation)
1-21-0005572-43 (Stadia)
1-21-9103809-62 (PC)

#11: Toto / Sapienza by Night (The Icon)


3-05-0959934-84 (Xbox)
2-05-5056956-94 (PlayStation)
1-05-8962773-45 (PC)
1-05-4189148-43 (Stadia)

#12: Franz / Sapienza

sonko_12
3-03-7840150-84 (Xbox)
2-03-6828801-94 (PlayStation)
1-03-9981599-45 (PC)
1-03-8302562-43 (Stadia)

#13: Euler13 / Paris

sonko_13
3-02-8178424-84 (Xbox)
2-02-2494311-94 (PlayStation)
1-02-9485216-45 (PC)
1-02-1063120-43 (Stadia)

#14: clckr / Hokkaido

sonko_14
3-10-6500492-84 (Xbox)
2-10-6435584-94 (PlayStation)
1-10-2883611-45 (PC)
1-10-5957050-43 (Stadia)

#15: Toto / Marrakesh by Night (A House Built on Sand)


3-07-7370735-84 (Xbox)
2-07-9998270-94 (PlayStation)
1-07-5885179-45 (PC)
1-07-2681193-43 (Stadia)

#16: Ibbe040 / Mumbai


3-13-2600537-84 (Xbox)
2-13-4527513-94 (PlayStation)
1-13-3394943-45 (PC)
1-13-0974236-43 (Stadia)

#17: Franz / Marrakesh


3-06-7422209-84 (Xbox)
2-06-9503809-94 (PlayStation)
1-06-7192018-45 (PC)
1-06-9017855-43 (Stadia)

#18: Euler13 / Miami


3-11-3370300-84 (Xbox)
2-11-1996286-94 (PlayStation)
1-11-0038102-45 (PC)
1-11-1805222-43 (Stadia)

#19: Club47 / Isle of Sgàil


3-21-3031968-84 (Xbox)
2-21-9241620-94 (PlayStation)
1-21-0262253-45 (PC)
1-21-6572840-43 (Stadia)

#20: Toto / Santa Fortuna


3-12-1568670-84 (Xbox)
2-12-1416790-94 (PlayStation)
1-12-8297384-45 (PC)
1-12-7103392-43 (Stadia)

#21: MrWaterhandle / Paris


3-02-2442628-84 (Xbox)
2-02-5853238-94 (PlayStation)
1-02-5726846-45 (PC)
1-02-4311159-43 (Stadia)

#22: Euler13 / Sapienza by Sunset (Landslide)

sonko_22
3-04-9672173-84 (Xbox)
2-04-7293926-94 (PlayStation)
1-04-6838369-45 (PC)
1-04-5644298-43 (Stadia)

#23: Franz / Bangkok

sonko_23
3-08-3846678-84 (Xbox)
2-08-7791779-94 (PlayStation)
1-08-1062191-45 (PC)
1-08-5127488-43 (Stadia)

#24: clckr / New York


3-24-8449446-84 (Xbox)
2-24-3176541-94 (PlayStation)
1-24-2366367-45 (PC)
1-08-5127488-43 (Stadia)

#25: Ed / Colorado


3-09-2012928-84 (Xbox)
2-09-0232277-94 (PlayStation)
1-09-4976671-45 (PC)
1-09-7756482-43 (Stadia)

#26: djukak / Sapienza

sonko_26
3-03-5102269-84 (Xbox)
2-03-7312488-21 (PlayStation)
1-03-2923598-45 (PC)
1-03-4106672-43 (Stadia)

#27: sAndK / Hokkaido

sonko_27
3-10-8263414-50 (Xbox)
2-10-2275582-94 (PlayStation)
1-10-0538119-45 (PC)
1-10-0149876-43 (Stadia)

#28: Sniff / Whittleton Creek (No more kill method restriction!)


3-22-4535037-50 (Xbox)
2-22-1718459-22 (PlayStation)
1-22-5223731-45 (PC)
1-22-3915433-43 (Stadia)

#29: Sniff / Hawkes Bay)


3-20-8496272-50 (Xbox)
2-20-8140345-22 (PlayStation)
1-20-7256836-45 (PC)
1-20-2097818-43 (Stadia)

#30: rattleshnake / New York


3-24-1027429-50 (Xbox)
2-24-4412104-94 (PlayStation)
1-24-5488749-45 (PC)
1-20-2097818-43 (Stadia)

#31: Euler13 / Bangkok

sonko_31
3-08-7350734-84 (Xbox)
2-08-8936889-22 (PlayStation)
1-08-6613498-45 (PC)
1-08-9600785-43 (Stadia)

#32: Hernandez-06-FCB / ICA Facility


3-01-3706565-84 (Xbox)
2-01-3229027-22 (PlayStation)
1-01-2411103-45 (PC)
1-01-5331079-43 (Stadia)

#33: Yellow_ZR1 / Marrakesh


3-06-0788627-84 (Xbox)
2-06-1507883-22 (PlayStation)
1-06-7977175-45 (PC)
1-06-6564961-43 (Stadia)

#34: Sniff / Mumbai


3-13-1036758-84 (Xbox)
2-13-5717981-22 (PlayStation)
1-13-0587424-45 (PC)
1-13-6753970-43 (Stadia)

#35: Hernandez-06-FCB / Paris


3-02-9479696-54 (Xbox)
2-02-4326949-22 (PlayStation)
1-02-0981708-45 (PC)
1-02-0615622-43 (Stadia)

#36: Kinyo92 / Hokkaido


3-10-1874633-84 (Xbox)
2-10-0557965-22 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-10-0873800-43 (Stadia)

#37: Hernandez-06-FCB / Paris


3-02-2338557-54 (Xbox)
2-02-0575345-22 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-02-4758372-43 (Stadia)

#38: djukak / Isle of Sgàil


3-21-5916982-54 (Xbox)
2-21-3222183-21 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-21-2276663-43 (Stadia)

#39: Euler13 / Santa Fortuna


3-12-8311776-84 (Xbox)
2-12-5608931-22 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-12-1675118-43 (Stadia)

#40: CHAOS_AGENT_45 / Sapienza


3-03-0140668-84 (Xbox)
2-03-0426250-22 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-03-8047452-43 (Stadia)

#41: Hernandez-06-FCB / Sapienza


3-03-1740418-54 (Xbox)
2-03-8244734-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-03-9366112-43 (Stadia)

#42: fgdsa99 / Colorado


3-09-5169452-54 (Xbox)
2-09-2696788-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-09-2750621-43 (Stadia)

#43: HITMANIST / Mumbai


3-13-2847964-54 (Xbox)
2-13-1296863-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-13-3431577-43 (Stadia)

#44: Kinyo92 / Hokkaido


3-10-9106739-50 (Xbox)
2-10-9440275-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-10-5121065-43 (Stadia)

#45: Hernandez-06-FCB / New York


3-24-5866287-54 (Xbox)
2-24-0629984-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-10-5121065-43 (Stadia)

#46: helpwhite / Colorado


3-09-7514140-54 (Xbox)
2-09-3208509-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-09-2924890-43 (Stadia)

#47: Sniff / Miami (No more kill method restriction!)


3-11-0635144-54 (Xbox)
2-11-1678587-22 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-11-5628435-43 (Stadia)

#48: Sniff / Haven Island


3-26-6577535-54 (Xbox)
2-26-3796269-22 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-11-5628435-43 (Stadia)

#49: helpwhite / Marrakesh

sonko_49
3-06-3452186-54 (Xbox)
2-06-4204399-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-06-6569323-43 (Stadia)

#50: IlikeHitman / New York


3-24-9390139-54 (Xbox)
2-24-9073047-21 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-06-6569323-43 (Stadia)

#51: IlikeHitman / Sapienza


3-03-8373522-54 (Xbox)
2-03-5168149-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-06-6569323-43 (Stadia)

#52: Freezer / Haven Island


3-26-0733825-54 (Xbox)
2-26-0943806-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-06-6569323-43 (Stadia)

#53: CHAOS_AGENT_45 / Mumbai


3-13-4989977-50 (Xbox)
2-13-5326603-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-13-1263647-43 (Stadia)

#54: Sniff / New York


3-24-5268904-54 (Xbox)
2-24-5322391-22 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-13-1263647-43 (Stadia)

#55: djukak / Haven Island


3-26-4302213-54 (Xbox)
2-26-2722711-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-13-1263647-43 (Stadia)

#56: Euler13 / Sapienza by Sunset (Landslide)

sonko_56
3-04-7878868-54 (Xbox)
2-04-7213650-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-04-8357016-43 (Stadia)

#57: djsojus / Miami

sonko_57
3-11-5405844-54 (Xbox)
2-11-3767169-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-11-0798796-43 (Stadia)

#58: Freezer / Bangkok by Night (The Source)

sonko_58
3-16-2886245-54 (Xbox)
2-16-5777181-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-11-0798796-43 (Stadia)

#59: easoneastin / Isle of Sgàil

sonko_59
3-21-5402829-54 (Xbox)
2-21-8225858-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-21-3232501-43 (Stadia)

#60: helpwhite / Sapienza by Night (The Icon)


3-05-7334936-54 (Xbox)
2-05-2341664-81 (PlayStation)
1-10-8053738-45 (PC)
1-05-1874637-43 (Stadia)

Special Thanks

From humble beginnings on the old forum, I had no idea at the time that SONKO challenges were going to be enjoyed by so many players in the Hitman community. We had reached a milestone of sixty high-quality contracts that might have been forever lost. But thanks to @Franz, who led and organised Saving SONKO, it’s incredible to imagine that all sixty contracts have been faithfully recreated to play in Hitman 3 across all platforms: PC, Stadia, PlayStation, and Xbox. This massive undertaking could not have been completed without the help and commitment of members from this community. Along with Franz (Xbox), who recreated a significant number of contracts himself, I’d like to echo my appreciation by quoting him:

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I just beat SONKO Challenge #1 on PS4. Original high score was 5.09, it’s now 3.03.

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By the way I’m going put my name down for SONKO 64.

No idea what map yet but I’ll probably wait until the Mendoza bugs are fixed in case I find that works really well for a contract.

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Can I claim 65? Might do it in Chongqing

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Hey Sniff. I saw you posted on the recreation thread that #61 was created. Will you post the ID here again as well as its screenshot, targets’ and weapon’s locations?

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Sure. This text will be blurred

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By the way if the Mendoza bug isn’t fixed in the next proper patch I’ll just do another level.

Not going to sit on this for like a month or so

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Not an official SONKO as I made it when I wasn’t aware of this, but still you have to do it SONKO.

Well you can make it a formal SONKO challenge. All you have to do are completing any of the previous 61 challenges, claiming a number, and adding ‘no pacification’ and ‘no disguise change’ to your contract. I’d also suggest you to remove some of its complications to allow more approaches. This will make your contract more appealing, too. :slightly_smiling_face:

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They are not included, but have to obey them due to the time limit.

I see. Although for now, the contract looks pretty similar to the ‘Christopher May’ or ‘Luca Wood’ ICA Facility contracts you can find in the trending page. The purpose of SONKO is to test players’ infiltrating skills. So I’d suggest you to add some targets, and maybe think of some routes for suit only approaches.

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Is this recreated on PC yet? If not I can help :smile:

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I’ll claim number 66 if that’s alright? I’m thinking of making one for Berlin.

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From what I know, it ain’t on PC, but you’re welcome to recreate it.

Recreated on PC
ID: 1-28-9142781-52

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Okay so that’s #66 done, it’s possible SASO and I hope you guys enjoy it! I really had fun putting this one together and like how it plays. The contract IDs are:
2-29-2357008-76 PS4
3-29-8418572-54 Xbox
1-29-5766391-52 PC


Walther is in the bathroom next to the rave, he is the one sitting down in the leftmost stall
Gestur is the dancing man which can be seen on the staircases down towards the rave
Julia is in the red upstairs toilets, next to the breakable pallet window.
Blum is the sitting guard at the main entrance to the rave.

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Where’s Julia Mendel? I can recreated this on Pc too👍

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She is in the red upstairs toilets, next to the breakable pallet window.

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