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Hitman Update download available now on PC ahead of Sapienza’s release

For the PC version of Hitman there is a new update available via Steam for download. This is to prepare the assassination game from IO Interactive on the second episode. The Sapienza episode appears on 26 April 2016 and leads Agent 47 to the fictional Italian town. A launch trailer also gives an outlook on the trip to Rome.

The PC version of Hitman has been recently updated. The studio IO Interactive has released a new update via Steam in which the Sapienza episode is coming, the second of seven episodes that is preparing to launch in the famous title of Hitman. This is going to start coming Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for download. The price on the PC is at 14.99 dollars. The console players will have to pay 9.99 euros for each additional episode on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who own the complete package already, available for a price of 59.99 dollars, gets all the following episodes in the course of time without further payment.

Checkout below what is included in new patch of Hitman:

Reconnect Option
If a player is playing in online mode and gets disconnected during gameplay, they will have the option to immediately reconnect and resume play without losing any progress, instead of returning to the main menu.
[Available now on PC. Available in a future update for PS4 & Xbox One.]

Immediate Challenge Awards
Challenges are now awarded and saved immediately upon completion, rather than when completing a mission.
[Available now on PC. Available in a future update for PS4 & Xbox One.]

Loading Times
Significant improvements to load and restart times across all locations.
(Reduced by approximately 50% on PS4 and Xbox One)

Challenge Verbosity Settings
Players can now choose between three options for how challenge descriptions are displayed in the game menu.
1. Full: All Challenge information is shown.
2. Minimal: Only the image and name of the Challenge are shown
3. Off: Only the image of the Challenge is shown.

Weapon HUD Settings
Added three options for displaying the holstered/equipped weapon icon.
1. Full: Show weapon HUD for equipped and holstered weapon.
2. Minimal: Show weapon HUD only for equipped weapon.
3. Off: Don’t show weapon HUD.

Immediate Intel
Added an option for players to access the intel menu immediately after finding new intel.

Dropped Items
Disguises, weapons and items that are dropped are now shown on the in-game map.

Holstering animation
Added an animation for 47 holstering a small item, such as a pistol.

Escalation Contracts Improvements
– The list of complications and objectives are now viewable during gameplay and the planning phase.
– Players can now easily see from the in-game menu how many stages of each Escalation Contract they have completed. (e.g 3/5)

General improvements to stability

PC Specific Notes

Recommended Settings
The Game Launcher will recommend graphic settings based on player hardware.

Windowed Mode
The Game Launcher now allows players to change their resolution in Windowed Mode. (Useful for streamers)

Audio Levels
Audio levels during cutscenes and briefing videos now match the in-game audio.

Key Bindings
Fixed minor issues with inconsistent key bindings


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