UPDATE: Not too long after IO Interactive released their Pre-Launch Guide for Hitman 3, they provided an update stating they would do everything they could to guarantee that owners of Hitman 2 on PC would not need to repurchase the game in order to bring its levels over to Hitman 3. It is not known exactly when this will be enacted, as they stated it would be happening in “the coming weeks”.
The original article on the previous information from IO Interactive is below.
Those who will be purchasing Hitman 3 on PC will have to repurchase Hitman 2 in order to carry over their progression from Hitman 2 to Hitman 3.
This all comes down to each game’s availability on Steam and the Epic Games Store. IO Interactive released a statement on their website recently detailing how each platform will allow for players to bring their progress from Hitman 2 over to Hitman 3. The statement is long and a bit confusing, especially for PC players.
For console, the process is quite simple in that progression can just be automatically brought over within that same platform. For example, if you own an Xbox, your Hitman 2 progression can be easily brought over to Hitman 3 either on that same Xbox, or any current console within the Xbox family.
The same cannot be said for the PC versions. Hitman 2 is currently not available for purchase on the Epic Games Store, therefore in order to bring your progress over from Hitman 2, IO Interactive has explained that you will need to purchase the Hitman 2 Standard Access Pass or Gold Access Pass.
You will also be able to get the Hitman 1 GOTY Access Pass for free on the Epic Games Store if you purchase Hitman 3 within the first 10 days after launch or if you pre-order the game.
At least there are some decent incentives that come out of this, as long as you grab these deals in time. If this is still too much of a hassle and you would rather not spend extra money on a game you already own, the Epic Games Store only has exclusivity for Hitman 3 for 12 months, so you can wait until the game is eventually released on Steam instead. Or, if you have a console, play on there instead. Nobody likes to have to wait, right?
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