We also get a good look at the new mode
Hitman 3: Freelancer is a new mode for the assassination game, set to arrive on January 26, 2023. But ahead of that, IO Interactive is hosting a closed technical test in November.
The Hitman 3: Freelancer closed technical test will take place on November 3 through 7. The closed technical test will only be available on PC via Steam, and it will be a separate game, with a download code delivered by IO if you’re chosen.
Sign-ups for the Hitman 3: Freelancer closed technical test are live here.
We also got a pretty decently sized gameplay video today, showcasing just how Hitman 3: Freelancer works. The walkthrough shows off many different aspects of the roguish new mode: picking contracts, planning, touring the home base, and then setting out for a mission.
Even Agent 47 is part of the gig economy
The mode will pose a bunch of new challenges and options to players, based around the maps of the Hitman World of Assassination trilogy.
For the closed technical test, only a select portion of the pool will be available. The nine available maps are: Paris, Sapienza, Hokkaido, Miami, Mumbai, Whittleton Creek, Dartmoor, Berlin, and Mendoza.
The full Freelancer mode will have just about every map, barring three. The ICA Facility, Hawke’s Bay, and the Carpathian Mountains will be the only locales not in the full Freelancer launch.
While there is progression within the closed technical test, that mastery will not carry over to the full launch.
But this new way of playing Hitman has looked like a cool alternative for awhile now. I’m sure some players are probably eager to tinker with the possibilities in it. They’ll be getting their chance in November, ahead of the full launch at the start of the new year.