Patch Notes October 26, 2023

HITMAN - October Patch Notes


The World of Assassination patch for October brings improvements, tweaks, and fixes that improve the gameplay experience across all modes, including Freelancer.  

This update also brings various IOI 25th Anniversary Celebration content to HITMAN World of Assassination, including the Codename 47 Challenge, Nightmare at Hawkes Bay Halloween challenge, and brand-new Elusive Target: The Drop featuring international superstar DJ and actor Dimitri Vegas.


HITMAN World of Assassination will be updated to version 3.170 on all platforms; PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Switch.

Maintenance: Starts at 10:00 UTC and is expected to run until at least 13:30 UTC . If maintenance is extended, updates will be posted to the official @Hitman Twitter account.

Patch Release Time: 11am UTC (This is when the download will roll out, but servers will not be available until the above Maintenance period has concluded).

Patch size: Expected to be between 2-5 GB on all platforms. 

Cloud: Switch players do not need to download or install the patch. They will get access to the latest version when they launch the game after maintenance has concluded. 


We will be launching our first ever Twitch Drop on October 27th, The Purple Streak Suit. Earning this reward is simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Link your IOI Account to your Twitch account.
  2. Watch a cumulative 1 hour of HITMAN World of Assassination on Twitch between October 27th and November 3rd 2023.

Any streamer playing under the HITMAN World of Assassination category on Twitch is eligible for Twitch Drops.

Please be aware, that both the Streamer and the viewer must link their accounts before progress can be made towards earning the Purple Streak Suit. For more details, please see our Twitch Drops FAQ. 

You can read more about IOI Account here - which also will grant you our IOI Anniversary Suits and Comic Book.


Codename 47 Challenge Pack: Unlock The Codename 47 Suit

The Fashion of yesterday always comes back in style! Visit various locations in the World of Assassination whilst fulfilling various challenges to unlock the Retro Codename 47 Suit.

New Elusive Target: The Drop feat. Superstar DJ Dimitri Vegas 

A brand-new Elusive Target mission for HITMAN World of Assassination featuring international superstar DJ and actor Dimitri Vegas.

Dimitri Vegas will take on the role of “The Drop” – a DJ-turned-drug impresario bent on controlling the scene one way or another. Your objective is to eliminate The Drop, but you will only have one chance in this limited-time mission.

By starting this limited-time mission, you’ll be rewarded with the stylish Greek Fire Suit.

New Challenge: A Nightmare in Hawkes Bay

Frighten your friends with this delightful Halloween outfit, featuring a sturdy and elegant trench coat and an amazing lifelike Jack-O-Lantern mask. 

To unlock this seasonal suit, you’ll need to sharpen your skills with the Bat Shuriken to complete this brand-new challenge. 


Intel XeSS 
Intel XeSS has been updated from version 1.1 to 1.2, which includes bug fixes, stability improvements and performance optimizations. This update is backwards compatible API with XeSS 1.0 & 1.1. Enabling for the first time should no longer result in game freezes.

Sony DualSense® & DualSense Edge Controller 
The Sony DualSense & DualSense Edge controller is now supported on the PC platforms, both bluetooth and wired connection. Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers feature isn’t supported.  


Dartmoor ledges
Agent 47 was experiencing bouts of acrophobia on the upper Dartmoor balconies which led to some inaccessible ledges. He has overcome his fears and should now be able to access these ledges.

Invisible assassin
Agent 47 was able to turn completely invisible whilst vaulting in certain areas of the Freedom Fighters mission. His powers have now been restrained and this should no longer occur.

Unlimited power
Certain puddles were granting infinite electricity when a car battery was placed in a specific location. This should now be fixed. 

Send in the gardener
An overgrown vine found its way onto one of the exterior walls of the Art Gallery in Dubai. Caretakers have been alerted and the vine has been removed. 

Fall damage
Certain enemies were refusing to be assassinated when pulled down an elevator shaft in Dubai. We have made sure that these enemies will no longer refuse death. 

One drink too many
Changing your disguise one too many times would prevent you from serving Whisky in the Dubai penthouse. 

Unlimited range distraction
A specific fuse box in Mumbai was distracting enemies at an infinite range. The range of this distraction should now be working as intended. 

A new kind of poison
Silvio Caruso has been spotted levitating in mid-air before succumbing to lethal poison. He will now correctly pass away in the intended location (without levitating). 

The Chair Trap
Agent 47 would occasionally get stuck inside a chair indefinitely within the Chongqing recruitment station. We have made the Chair Trap far less deadly, and Agent 47 should no longer get stuck inside it. 

Keep on saving
We have fixed an issue for PC Steam players, where the save indicator was constantly showing. Thanks to the community for providing info that helped the dev team solve this. We are still investigating a potentially similar issue on PS5. 

Latin ain’t easy
Player Badge “Malum Necessarium” now with correct Latin translation. 

Duck season is over
Sunset Rubber Duck detonator prompt now has the correct description. 

Pineapple cocktails are back on the menu
Pineapples no longer clips through shelves in Berlin. 

Teleporting Ghost
Agent 47 no longer teleports to a floating chair after skipping the Envy Contention intro.



3.170.1 Patch Update:
We have fixed an issue on Steam and Epic Games Store that was causing the game to crash upon launch

We are still working on rolling out this fix for console players.



  • Sarajevo Six missions can now be accessed via the Destinations menu whilst in offline mode. 
  • Added subtitles to briefings and dialogue in Simplified Chinese. 
  • Various voice lines that were triggering incorrectly have been fixed. 
  • You will now be able to save the game during Sarajevo Six missions. 
  • Sarajevo Six missions can now be played in offline mode on Epic Games Store.