As mentioned by IO Interactive in the Hitman 2 roadmap, a new Hitman 2 update has just been rolled out, and brings a host of new improvements, and even new content for expansion pass owners. Called the Hitman 2 September update, it also has version number of 2.70.0 from IO Interactive, and Hitman 2 update 1.20 on consoles. Clocking in at just under 1.5GB, the full Hitman 2 update 1.20 patch notes can be seen below.
Hitman 2 update 1.20 patch notes (September update 2.70.0):
Game Update 2.70.0: What’s Changing?
We have added clear, colour-coded labels to items that make them easier to see at a glance when selecting them in the in-game inventory. For example, the Chloroform Flask will have the ‘Consumed Poison’ label and a purple ‘Sedative’ label.
We’ve fixed an issue where NPC’s that were knocked out / pacified by an accident and then found by another NPC would cause the Silent Assassin rating to be failed.
We have fixed a community-reported issue where The Summer Suave Suit (Hot Summer) and the Cashmerian suit does not count as a ‘suit’ with regards to challenges and Contracts Mode.
Mission Story Shutdown
We’ve fixed a community-reported issue where elements of Mission Story guidance could be encountered even when it was disabled in the Options Menu.
We’ve fixed a community-reported issue in New York where items that were placed or dropped under the bank truck could not be retrieved.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause some dialogue in New York to occur with higher than expected reverb.
We have closed a gate to the Upside Down that could be found in New York when opening the door to the break room.
We’ve fixed an issue where Agent 47 could rob the Bank in New York with just his finger guns. Alternatively, we have fixed an issue where 47 could drop a weapon whilst aiming and then continue ‘aiming’ without the weapon. This was only possible when the Weapon Aim setting was toggled on.
We have fixed an issue where a 4-star Silent Assassin rating could be achieved when 47 is spotted / noticed by targets before eliminating them.
As part of a continuous effort to improve the overall experience of the in-game HUD, we have made a change to the description of illegal items in the interaction wheel. That’s the box that appears when you have chosen to perform an interaction and need to choose what item you want to use. Previously, an illegal action would say ‘Executing this action while visible to others will get you into trouble’. We’ve simplified this to simply say ‘Illegal Action’.
We’ve made a quality-of-life change to the text scrolling, so that it’s now smooth as butter.
Inconsistent Sniper Scores
We have fixed an issue that could cause inconsistency in score during a co-op match in Sniper Assassin.
We’ve fixed an issue where PS4 players could encounter a crash when eqipping both new items from the Smart Casual Pack in their loadout.
We’ve fixed an issue on Xbox One where a multiplayer error in Ghost Mode could be caused when sending an invite to another player.
We’ve made a small tweak to the Destination menu to better separate the sandbox locations from the Sniper Assassin maps.
Legacy: A House Built on Janbiya
We’ve fixed an issue where the ‘Mission Mastery’ challenge in Marrakesh > A House Built on Sand would not be completed, despite players completing the requirements. To earn progression on this challenge, players will need to complete all Mission Stories and 5 Assassination challenges.
We’ve fixed an issue that could cause an edge case scenario where players who purchased a Location Pack (e.g Miami Pack) and then the Expansion Pass were unable to purchase the Upgrade Pack and therefore access to the remaining locations in HITMAN 2.
Where It’s Due, Part Two
We have updated the in-game credits to include the work done on our new content (Haven Island & new Special Assignments) as well as new members of the team.
We’ve fixed an issue where the inventory image used for the Emetic Grenade was displaying as the regular Flash Grenade. The correct image will now be shown.
Expansion Pass Content Release Details
Owners of the Expansion Pass will be able to download the new Haven Island location and Special Assignment Pack 2 from their platform stores starting on September 24. We recommend that you always search for it directly on the platform store and download the content from there.
Special Assignment: A Silver Tongue (Miami)
Special Assignment: A Bitter Pill (Whittleton Creek)
Haven Island and the Special Assignments Pack 2 will release at the same time – but the exact time will vary depending on your platform and region. Here is a full list of the release times for the new content and when you can begin downloading.
Haven Island DLC on consoles will be approximately 3.5 GB and Special Assignments Pack 2 will be approximately 8.5 GB, due to including two locations in the pack. On PC, Haven Island clocks in at approximately 2.5 GB and Special Assignments Pack 2 will be 7.5 GB.
Once we get new details regarding Hitman 2’s upcoming new patch or new content, we’ll let our readers know.
Source: IO interactive