Hitman 3 Year 2 will include PC VR and ray tracing, new maps and storylines, and more

Hitman 3 Year 2

Even more content is headed to the World of Assassination

Hitman 3 launched right at the start of 2021, and after a year of clever disguises and assassinations, IO Interactive is teasing what’s to come in 2022. Today, the company announced that Hitman 3 Year 2 will kick off with some early updates for PC players, and more to come beyond.

Hitman 3 Year 2 will start on Jan. 20, 2022 with support confirmed for another 12 months afterwards. In a blog on the IO Interactive site, the studio confirms this includes new maps, storylines, and ways to play all lined up for next year.

For PC players, a Ray Tracing update is coming to PC in 2022. Virtual reality will also arrive for PC players in January 2022. And a new way to play is already being teased: the Elusive Target Arcade will be a new permanent mode, as a twist on the established Elusive Target formula. More details will be announced in early January 2022, and Spring 2022 will hold a “major update” for Hitman 3 as well.

It sounds like a lot of content is set to arrive in Hitman 3 Year 2. This entry, and the rebooted Hitman trilogy, seems to have garnered it too; as part of today’s announcement, IO Interactive confirmed that the World of Assassination trilogy has reached 50 million players, and Hitman 3 is now the most successful Hitman game of all time.

Hitman 3 seems to have left its trilogy on a good note, and now it’s getting even more to do with Year Two. We’ll see what the new year holds for Agent 47 as it all starts rolling out.

Eric Van Allen