IO Interactive has released a brand new update for Hitman 2. According to the release notes, this patch brings hundreds of improvements, fixes and tweaks to the entire game across all platforms that will greatly improve the overall experience, and packs some PC-specific tweaks and features.
Going into more details, this patch fixes an issue where the game crashes when switching from Fullscreen to Windowed mode, adds a Benchmark option to the PC launcher and fixes an issue that could cause drops in framerate when discovering a new area.
Moreover, this patch adds new content to the game as the entire Hokkaido Legacy Location (including the Snow Festival) can be downloaded and enjoyed from January 22nd to February 12th. This free trial will be available to download at 18 UTC for PC players, will end at the same times on February 12, and all progress will carry over to the main game.
This patch will be auto-downloaded the next time you launch the Steam launcher and you can find its complete changelog below.
Hitman 2 Patch 2.13 Release Notes
HITMAN 2: Snow Festival
Celebrate the Winter season at the HITMAN 2 Snow Festival in Hokkaido and throw snowballs at your target in a new mission! Starting on January 21 and through February 12, The Snow Festival brings winter-themed items and the Snow Master Challenge Pack that rewards two new unlocks: The Ice Pick and The Snow Festival Suit!
January 21st: For HITMAN 2 players who own the Legacy Pack, The Snow Festival will be available via the Hokkaido Legacy location for the duration of the event. The Snow Festival Suit and Ice Pick are permanently unlocked for anyone who unlocks them during the event.
January 22nd: For anyone that doesn’t own HITMAN 2, the entire Hokkaido Legacy Location (including the Snow Festival) can be downloaded and enjoyed for the duration of the event. This free trial will be available to download on January 22nd at 13 UTC for Xbox One and PS4 players and 18 UTC for PC players. The trial will end at the same times on February 12. Progress will carry over to the main game.
Overall Game Improvements
We’ve made hundreds of improvements, fixes and tweaks to the entire game across all disciplines. These improvements will greatly improve the experience of playing HITMAN 2. We’ve listed the stand-out highlights below.
Interaction Prompt Size
We’ve added a new Gameplay Option that allows players to change the size of the item interaction text. There are three options; 1. Standard (default) 2. Same Size (Prompt and name are the same size) 3. Larger Text (Prompt and name are the same but larger overall)
Completing 15 Featured Contracts will now award the Handyman Wrench. If you’ve already completed the challenge associated this reward, the item will be added to your inventory shortly after the release of the game update.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause some NPCs to investigate distractions from unreasonable distances. We’ve asked them to hold back and be less curious. The NPC’s that you expect to investigate will now do so.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause 47’s rifle scope to be blurry when zoomed in.
We’ve fixed an issue that was preventing 47’s shadow from rendering whilst wearing the Raven Suit.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the wine cabinet doors to always be open. They’re now closed for safety reasons.
We’ve fixed a handful of issues that could cause the game to crash, including from standby/rest mode(s).
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause explosives concealed in molehills to not harm NPCs on Whittleton Creek.
We’ve fixed an issue where Challenges regarding Featured Contracts have placeholder names in non-English languages.
More in Sync
We’ve fixed some inconsistencies between subtitles and dialogue in Miami.
We’ve fixed an issue in Miami that could cause Sierra’s car to not crash despite an explosive device detonating on her car.
We’ve fixed an issue where our ‘Mini Map Rotation’ options were inverted. We know that nobody likes to play inverted, so we’ve made sure that ‘on’ means on and ‘off’ means off.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the muffin servers in Whittleton Creek to continually talk about needing more stock and their intentions to inform ‘Helen’ about the stock levels, but not actually doing it. Now they will.
An Apple a Day
We’ve fixed an issue in Whittleton Creek that could cause the An Apple a Day Mission Story to get stuck if 47 knocks out Janus while performing the Health Check.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the Inventory menu to seemingly not display all unlocked items. This was a UX issue that was causing the items to be displayed on a ‘hidden’ window on the right-hand side of the screen.
Mission Story Consistency
We’ve fixed a handful of issues with Mission Story guidance prompts on Miami and Whittleton Creek.
Hector and Sheikh
We’ve fixed an issue where Hector and Sheikh Salman al-Ghazali were in a dialogue loop where they constantly repeated the same conversation in Miami.
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We’ve fixed an issue that could cause 47 to teleport when taking out a shotgun and aiming in a crowd. Now, he’ll have to walk.
We’ve fixed an issue where 47 could enter an open coffin or morgue table during combat, provided that he isn’t actively visible to any NPC’s.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause a flare to float above the ground during the helicopter exit cutscene in Isle of Sgail.
Ghost Mode Improvements
We’ve fixed an issue where the game crashes when exiting to the main menu from a quick match Ghost Mode session.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Ghost Crates containing disguises to remain closed until all disguises had been taken. Now, when either player takes a disguise, the crate will open and the other disguise will no longer be available. The opposing player will still have 10 seconds to pick up any of the items.
PC Specific Improvements
We’ve fixed an issue where the game crashes when switching from Fullscreen to Windowed mode.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause drops in framerate when discovering a new area.
We’ve extended our Razer Chroma Support. See details here: https://www2.razer.com/chroma-workshop/integrations-hitman-2
Big Picture Buttons
We’ve added some big buttons to the Game’s Launcher when starting the game through Big Picture Mode on Steam, to indicate that you can ‘play’ and ‘quit’ using the controller.
We’ve added a Benchmark option to the PC launcher.