Players who own the first two games in the World of Assassination Trilogy can now import levels from Hitman 1 and 2 into Hitman 3 for PC at no extra cost.
The game’s creator, IO Interactive, announced the addition of new content alongside a Location Importing Guide, explaining that all players need to do to gain access to the new areas is log in to their IOI Account and link their platform accounts (such as Steam and The Epic Games Store) to their IOI Account.
The fact that Hitman 3 is only available through The Epic Games Store has been a source of contention for PC gamers for quite some time. Hitman 2 is currently exclusive to the Steam platform, while the first game in the series is also available on that digital storefront.
Consequently, prior to the implementation of this new import procedure, there was no way to verify ownership of Hitman 2.
Io-Interactive Recommended the Following Steps to Take Before Beginning This Process:
- Before claiming content, make sure your selections are correct. Nothing can be done to undo them now.
- You say this material will be available as “Access Pass DLC.” The HITMAN 2 Access Pass, for instance, is only available to those who already own HITMAN 2. That’s how easy it is.
- Restart HITMAN 3 after claiming an Access Pass to gain access to the locked content. (You don’t have to enter any redemption codes.)
- The location importing site is not yet mobile-friendly, so a desktop browser is recommended.
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Anywhere You Go in Hitman 3
As a consolation prize for those who preordered or purchased Hitman 3 within the first ten days of its release on PC, IO Interactive gave away the Hitman 1 GOTY Access Pass at no cost. Those who have the prior games can finally revisit previously played locations with all the new features this installment offers.
Console players, however, have never had to worry about this because the option to import locations has always been accessible.
When and How to Continue Development from Hitman 1 and 2 to Hitman 3
Once everything is set up on your end, you can begin working on Hitman 3 by importing your save data from the first two games. You’ll need to sign up for an account on IO Interactive’s site in order to do this.
After that, you should sign out of your IO account in your browser and then sign back in. You can sign in with a variety of services, such as Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Google Stadia, Steam, or Xbox.
The importing website isn’t mobile-friendly, so IO Interactive suggests using a desktop computer browser instead.
By now, most players of Hitman 3 have completed the bulk of the game, and it’s fantastic to see levels from Hitman 1 and 2 making a return. If you already own those old levels, there seems to be a little downside to porting them over.
It’s great to see IO Interactive sticking to its original release date of the end of February for these levels. As delays have become the norm in the industry, IO could be excused for pushing deadlines. Hitman 3 has been extremely successful, and the developers understandably wanted to do the right thing for their players.
It appears that some players have discovered an alternate strategy, which involves using a huge grape press to crush every player on the map. Not sure if that was the goal of IO Interactive, but it sure is fun.
It’s free of charge for Hitman 3 players to import levels from Hitman 1 and 2.