Playing Hitman and you want more of a challenge compared to your usual hits? You’re going to get your wish, as IO Interactive is releasing the first Hitman Elusive Target tomorrow.
Set to go live during “European hours,” players will be notified of the Elusive Target by checking the Featured Hub in-game. Don’t forget, you’ll only have 48 hours to take the Elusive Target out and there’s no second chances.
What’s an “Elusive Target” you might ask? According to IO Interactive, they are:
An Elusive Target is the closest thing to the Hitman fantasy that we’ve ever created. Each one is a custom-created character with their own backstory and their own unique reason for being in that location. We call them Elusive Targets because they are added to an existing location for a limited time in real-time and you’ll only have one chance to take them down. If you kill them, that’s the way that you killed them. There are no do-overs and no second chances. When an Elusive Target leaves the game world, they never return.
Taking out Elusive Targets won’t be easy and gamers will, of course, be rewarded for completing the mission. The first reward will be obtainable after completing five Elusive Target contracts and the reward will be the signature suit from Hitman: Absolution. The reward for completing 10 Elusive Target contracts will be the signature suit from Hitman: Blood Money. Future rewards will include versions of the suits mentioned above with added gloves.
Here’s a recap of Elusive Targets:
– Elusive Targets are added to the game for a limited time in real-time. They won’t return.
– You only get one chance to take them down. If you die, you fail the contract and cannot retry it.
– Elusive Targets do not show up on the in-game map or Instinct. You need to locate and identify them with limited intel.
– Earn in-game rewards for completing multiple Elusive Target contracts throughout the season.
Additionally, two new Escalation Contracts are being added to the game, which you can read about below.
The Kotti Paradigm is a very unique Escalation Contract, which was based off a contract created by Hitman speedrunner, TheKotti. And then we ramped up the difficulty.
This Escalation Contract has only three stages, but each stage has two complications. We’ve shown some of the contract on our Twitch channel but could only complete stage one successfully – and it was a long way from a Silent Assassin run. We know you can do better. Good luck.
The Scarlatti Covenant features the usual five stages and you’ll need to make use of a priest disguise and explosive kills to complete this one. This contract will also be the focus of our next livestream on the HITMAN Twitch channel at our (semi-)regular slot of 2pm CEST on Fridays. Sidsel, Torben and Travis will broadcast live and direct from the IOI studio and will be taking your questions from chat.
That’s a lot of new stuff to do, no? Are you taking out the Elusive Target tomorrow? Don’t forget to check out our Everything Wrong With Hitman video feature to pass the time before the new in-game missions are live.