Ahead of next week’s release of Episode 2, Hitman has been updated on PC with a number of encouraging changes. The patch should be available through Steam right now, and weighs in at around 2.30GB.

After this patch, rather than being dumped back to the main menu if the game’s server (or your own connection) hiccups, it’ll be possible to try to reconnect instantly and resume play with no lost progress. You’ll also be able to hide challenge descriptions in the main menu, or make them less verbose with a ‘minimal’ option. In addition, 47 will now holster small items like pistols. And, on PC, it should now be possible to change resolutions in windowed mode.

Here’s a full list of changes to Hitman.

Reconnect Option
If a player is playing in online mode and gets disconnected during gameplay, they will have the option to immediately reconnect and resume play without losing any progress, instead of returning to the main menu.
[Available now on PC. Available in a future update for PS4 & Xbox One.]

Immediate Challenge Awards
Challenges are now awarded and saved immediately upon completion, rather than when completing a mission.
[Available now on PC. Available in a future update for PS4 & Xbox One.]
Loading Times

Significant improvements to load and restart times across all locations.
(Reduced by approximately 50% on PS4 and Xbox One)

Challenge Verbosity Settings

Players can now choose between three options for how challenge descriptions are displayed in the game menu.
Full: All Challenge information is shown.
Minimal: Only the image and name of the Challenge are shown
Off: Only the image of the Challenge is shown.

Weapon HUD Settings

Added three options for displaying the holstered/equipped weapon icon.
Full: Show weapon HUD for equipped and holstered weapon.
Minimal: Show weapon HUD only for equipped weapon.
Off: Don’t show weapon HUD.

Immediate Intel

Added an option for players to access the intel menu immediately after finding new intel.

Dropped Items
Disguises, weapons and items that are dropped are now shown on the in-game map.

Holstering animation
Added an animation for 47 holstering a small item, such as a pistol.

Escalation Contracts Improvements
– The list of complications and objectives are now viewable during gameplay and the planning phase.
– Players can now easily see from the in-game menu how many stages of each Escalation Contract they have completed. (e.g 3/5)

General improvements to stability

PC Specific Notes:

Recommended Settings
The Game Launcher will recommend graphic settings based on player hardware.

Windowed Mode
The Game Launcher now allows players to change their resolution in Windowed Mode. (Useful for streamers)

Audio Levels
Audio levels during cutscenes and briefing videos now match the in-game audio.

Key Bindings
Fixed minor issues with inconsistent key bindings

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