IO Interactive has released the May 2019 update for Hitman 2. According to the developers, patch 2.30 comes with some menu optimizations as the team has made some backend changes to the Destination Pages that should result in faster loading times.
Moreover, update 2.30 features a number of bug and issue fixes, and resolves a PC-specific issue where small grey and red lines could appear on the inventory and minimap HUD when the ‘searching’ text appears on the minimap.
Hitman 2’s May 2019 update also comes with some Ghost Mode Improvements. For instance, it fixes an issue where some prompts and messages would remain on screen after accepting an invite to a match, an issue where the game could crash when a player accepts an invitation and an issue on the Colombia Ghost Mode map where a Ghost Crate was incorrectly displayed in the cavern on two separate levels.
IO Interactive has also acknowledged the “0x8000000_” crash issue that affects some PC gamers. The team is currently working with NVIDIA in order to resolve it, and suggests players who have been experiencing this issue to use DX12 (as this has been reported to fix the issue).
As always, Steam will download this patch the next time you launch its client, and you can find its complete changelog below.
Hitman 2 May 2019 Patch 2.30 Release Notes
Game Update 2.30: What’s Changing?
We’ve made some backend changes to the Destination Pages that should result in faster loading times. The impact of these improvements will vary from player to player.
Legacy: Cheveyo Calibration
We’ve fixed an issue where completing the Cheveyo Calibration Escalation would cause the game to disconnect from the server. This Escalation is only available to owners of the GOTY Legacy Pack and will grant the Sieger 300 Ghost upon successful completion.
We’ve fixed an issue where in rare cases, 47 could trigger the Combat state in direct sight of guards but they would not engage in combat.
Final Test SASO
We’ve fixed an issue that was preventing the ‘Silent Assassin, Suit Only’ challenge from unlocking in the Final Test, despite the player fulfilling the requirements.
What Do You Need?
We’ve fixed an issue where Agent 47 can get spotted from below when in the bathroom near Rangan’s office in Mumbai.
We’ve fixed an issue where 47 could ‘dump’ a body through a wall in Neha’s home in Mumbai.
We’ve fixed an issue where NPC’s could see through the trainyard door near the tracks in Mumbai.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause guards in the Mumbai trainyard and construction areas to suspend their routines.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the target indicators (red icons) to not be displayed on the minimap if the ‘Minimap NPC Indicators’ option is turned off while the ‘Minimap Target Indicators’ option is turned on.
We’ve made sure that completed Escalations are marked as completed with a check in all menus. Only when they’re actually completed, of course.
We’ve fixed an issue where Lil’ Flashy could not be placed in a Hidden Stash.
We’ve fixed an issue that could prevent NPC’s from detecting Robert Knox’s body when they ‘saw’ it if he was killed in a specific way.
We’ve fixed an issue in Santa Fortuna where a poisoned line of cocaine would have no affect on the NPC using it. For clarity, the fix will cause the NPC to be affected by the poison, not the cocaine. #BestFixEver
Contract Search Tile
We’ve fixed an issue where players could not interact with the Contracts Search tile on the Featured Hub.
We’ve added the ‘Subtitle Size’ and ‘Interaction Prompt Size’ options to be part of the intial boot screen, allowing players to set these options when the launch the game for the very first time.
We’ve changed the description for how to unlock the ‘Within Scope’ challenge in Mumbai to more accurately describe what’s required. The current description states that “all targets” need to be eliminated, but in fact it’s only a single target.
Sniper Assassin: XP Text
We’ve made a change to how the XP Action text is displayed on screen to prevent it from taking up a large amount of on-screen space, especially when earned over a short period of time.
Sniper Assassin: Leaving Hantu
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the player to get stuck in Hantu Port if they immediately skip the outro video after completing the mission.
Ghost Mode Improvements
We’ve fixed an issue where some prompts and messages would remain on screen after accepting an invite to a match.
We’ve fixed an issue where players could activate the inventory and emote menus during the ‘fly-in’ video.
We’ve fixed an issue on the Colombia Ghost Mode map where a Ghost Crate was incorrectly displayed in the cavern on two separate levels.
We’ve fixed an issue where the game could crash when a player accepts an invitation.
Ghost Coin Description
We’ve changed the text description of the Ghost Coin to make it clear that when it has been thrown by Player A, the coin will appear in Player B’s world as a regular coin.
We’ve made changes to fix an issue that could cause an opponents image to not appear in the Lobby.
We’ve fixed an issue where small grey and red lines could appear on the inventory and minimap HUD when the ‘searching’ text appears on the minimap.
We’ve listed some of the game’s known issues below, so that you know we’re aware. We’ve always got eyes on the Technical Support and Bug Report threads on the Forums and Reddit too, so if you’ve reported something there, we almost definitely know about it.
- We are aware that PC players are experiencing issues with “0x8000000_” (and related) crashes. We’re continuing to work on a permanent solution to this with our friends and partners at Nvidia. We recommend that players who have been experiencing this issue use DX12, as this has been reported to fix the issue.
- We are aware of inconsistencies between the SA rating in campaign missions and Contracts Mode.
- We are aware of an issue with dropping items needed for specific exits in Contracts Mode.