Hitman 3’s Dubai level is free to play for a spell

Welcome to the starter kit, Agent 47

If you’ve been holding off on playing the latest Hitman, this week might be a good opportunity to test the waters. Hitman 3 is getting a free starter pack, which includes two locations and a time-limited trial of Hitman 3‘s first major locale, Dubai.

The Hitman 3: Free Starter Pack includes the ICA Facility and Hawke’s Bay, the tutorial levels from Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2. Dubai, the first location of Hitman 3, will also be available in the starter pack from March 30 through April 5. In a blog post, IO says it will also be releasing more free content to the pack for a limited time in the future.

Hitman 3 launched earlier this year as the conclusion to IO Interactive’s rebooted Hitman trilogy. It was fittingly filled with plenty of global intrigue and goofy assassinations, and was quite the send-off for Agent 47.

Though it has had some level transfer troubles on PC, most of the wrinkles seem to have been ironed out between the platforms. It’s worth doing so too, because as engaging as Hitman 3 was, the previous two games’ levels still stand tall. Locales like Sapienza, Paris, and Mumbai still stick out to me.

If you haven’t tried these games out, they’re absolutely worth a shot, especially as IO Interactive looks to be pivoting into its upcoming 007 game. There are a lot of little joys in life, but few can compare to the ridiculous ways in which Agent 47 can dispatch with his targets. Never miss a chance to drop that moose on someone.

Eric Van Allen