Hitman 3, the end of the World of Assassination trilogy, has been wildly successful ever since its release earlier this year. This is primarily due to its virtually limitless replayability. Even though Hitman 3 has a few levels, the gameplay extends due to its multiple story paths and challenges that keep it exciting.
Apart from replayability, Hitman 3 also has challenges that up the ante to keep the player excited, with increasing complexity. Leveling up in ‘Mastery Level’ unlocks a new dimension of the game, with more weapons and access to different parts of the game.
The best weapons in Hitman 3 aren’t just handed to you. You’ve got to complete the most tricky challenges to win the weapons at the end, but let’s face it: it only adds to the appeal.The scrap sword in Hitman 3 is a coveted weapon and not that straightforward to find or use. And while the scrap sword is not the most extraordinary weapon in the game (the weapon’s name is a big hint), it allows you to complete the Scavenger challenge.
But don’t be fooled by the scrap sword’s looks. While it does look like a rusted piece of trash metal, you can just as easily defeat your enemies with this melee weapon. One of the best parts of Hitman 3 is being able to fight your enemies with any object (be it a ‘caution: wet floor’ sign or a banana peel), and this trusty old rusted sword is no exception.
You can find the scrap sword during the Apex Predator mission at the Berlin level. However, the player needs to follow the Apex Predator path to reach the exact location to find the scrap sword. This guide will detail the steps to acquiring the scrap sword in Hitman 3.
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Hitman 3 Scavenger Challenge Walkthrough – How to find the Scrap Sword
1. Start the Apex Predator Mission: There are multiple ways to start the Apex Predator mission. However, you want to make your way to the Juice bar no matter how you start. The juice bar is straightforward to locate, especially since there’s a big neon purple sign. It’s also located at the same level you’ll be on if you’re doing a regular Hitman 3 default run. If you can’t find the juice bar, remember that it’s in a general outdoor area. Also, make sure to go past the security checkpoint, and you’ll be sure to find it.
2. Find the water near the juice bar. It will be located at the right of the juice bar. You’ll find a corridor near a large metal cylinder. You’ll have to go down this corridor, but remember that you have to keep away from an ICA target who’ll be patrolling the area. While it might be tempting to engage in combat with the ICA target, it’s a good idea to hide and wait for him to leave. Starting a fight can quickly result at the end of the mission since others join the fight soon, and you’ll be outnumbered.
3. Once you’re sure that the coast is clear, keep heading down the corridor, which opens up to a lane. This will take you to an area with huge cylinders. You’ll want to head directly for in between the cylinders. There you’ll find some broken down tires and other scrap rubbish. Locate a yellow barrel, and you should see the scrap sword right there. You’ll have an option to pick up the scrap sword immediately once you get closer.
4. Now that you’ve picked up the scrap sword, you’ve completed the Scavenger challenge. As a result, you get some XP points as your reward.
That’s it! It’s pretty simple to locate the scrap sword once you know what you’re looking for. If you follow our steps in order, you should find yourself with the scrap sword, a completed Scavenger challenge, and an XP boost in no time.
How to Kill a Target Using the Scrap Sword
It’s not enough to pick up the scrap sword from a pile of tires and rubbish. You’ll have to use the thing too, eventually. The biggest reason why you may want to use the scrap sword is if you’re trying to get the achievement “Waaagh!”. There’s no limitation on who you can kill with the scrap sword: you can kill any ICA agent of your choice.
However, if you’re trying to make your life simpler and earn the “Waaagh!” title as soon as possible, your best bet would be to get that pesky Agent Swan out of the way. He’s one of the more accessible agents to kill with the scrap sword. You’ll find Agent Swan conveniently near the Juice Bar, very close to where the scrap sword can be picked up from.
Here’s how to go about killing Agent Swan:
You’ll have to first find Agent Swan without being seen by him. If you’ve just picked up the scrap sword, you’ll be familiar with the territory. Try to get cover in the large cylinders since they’re a great hiding spot and vantage viewpoint. You’ll find Agent Swan patrolling around.
At some point, Agent Swan will make his way onto the river and then pause right next to the bridge. You’ll want to stop him from moving away, so the best way to do this is to toss a coin to get his attention. It would be best if you had a coin in your inventory to do this. Toss a coin, and Agent Swan will be successfully distracted.
Once you’ve tossed the coin, this is the perfect opportunity to pounce on him while he’s investigating the strange noise and distraction. It also distances him from the nearby party attendees.
Creep up behind him and then quickly take him out using the Scrap Sword. Time is definitely of the essence, and you can lose out on a tiny window by delaying the process. You should be able to kill him with the scrap sword without any combat or retaliation.
You’ve now completed the challenge “Waaagh!” by killing an ICA agent with the scrap sword. While it might be tempting to pocket this rusty melee weapon, your best bet is to dispose of the sword by leaving it around. This sword is considered illegal in the game and can get you into unnecessary trouble when you’re trying to re-enter the club.