Developers Hitman 3, IO Interactive, and Epic have released an official statement to assure gamers that they will not be required to purchase Hitman 2 on the Epic Game Store to unlock additional missions and locations. .
Before that, just five days before the game’s release date it was announced that an access card was set up to play content from two other Hitman games in Hitman 3. “Basically, we’ve set up H1 and H2 do DLC for Hitman 3, ”says IO. This is not a problem for console players, but for PC gamers there is a confusing issue.
It was previously confirmed that you won’t be able to play Hitman 1 and 2 levels unless you own the games on Epic Games Store, as Hitman 3 is now an Epic Games Store exclusive. Unfortunately, while Hitman 1 Game of the Year Edition can also be purchased on the Epic Games Store, Hitman 2 is not available.
As a result, players are required to purchase Hitman 2 content as DLC to unlock levels in Hitman 3, even if they previously purchased the game through another platform such as physical game discs. or via Steam. This has caused a ruckus in the fan base when players are left with the choice of waiting for Hitman 3 to finally show up on Steam or pay for content they already own.
The decision has now been pushed back, with IO and Epic making a statement via Twitter to confirm that a solution is underway to allow fans of the Hitman series to import their data into Hitman 3 at no additional charge.
We never want players to feel compelled to repurchase Epic Game Store content they purchased on another PC store so they can access features in a new game. We are working closely with IO Interactive and you will be able to access previous content from previous HITMAN Games. https://t.co/1MAT1O0NlyJanuary 17, 2021
At the time of writing, neither IO nor Epic has provided confirmation as to when players can expect this update to roll out, only that the solution will be rolling out “in the coming weeks”.
Fans of the Hitman trio will still be able to play the third and final installment without the additional DLC, but we’ll have to wait and see when they can access the old locations and quest content. like the console game community.