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IO Interactive offers free Hitman 3 upgrades after rough Steam launch

Buyers of Hitman 3 on Steam can reap some new benefits following backlash from players.


After a year of Epic Games Store exclusivity, Hitman 3 was released on Steam. However, that launch didn’t quite go the way fans were hoping. In addition to server issues, players were frustrated at the fact that Hitman 3 and its DLC were all fully priced, despite being discounted on the Epic Games Store and being a year old at this point. Developer IO Interactive has now responded to that backlash, saying that Steam players will be granted free upgrades to the game’s Deluxe Edition and DLC.

IO Interactive made the announcement to players with a Tweet and blog post to their support page.

Players that qualify for a free upgrade won’t have to do much in order to claim the new bonuses. Simply launch Hitman 3 on the Epic Games Store and the new content should be available to you. If you bought the Hitman 3 Standard Edition, you’ll be upgraded to the game’s Deluxe Edition. If you purchased the Hitman 3 Deluxe Edition or the Hitman Trilogy, you’ll be upgraded to the Seven Deadly Sins DLC.

The free Hitman 3 upgrades and DLC are available to everyone who buys the game on Steam through February 19, 2022. For future updates on Hitman 3, stick with Shacknews.

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    January 27, 2022 9:25 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, IO Interactive offers free Hitman 3 upgrades after rough Steam launch

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      January 27, 2022 9:48 AM

      I played over the weekend, there were a LOT of moments where it would lose connection to the IOI servers and interrupting my assassinating.

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      January 27, 2022 7:09 PM

      "Simply launch Hitman 3 on the Epic Games Store and the new content should be available to you." Shouldn't that be Steam, not the EGS?

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        January 28, 2022 12:44 AM

        It's another fuck you to the Steam community. IOI was secretly sent on this mission by Epic to piss on Steam users 💩

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      January 27, 2022 9:56 PM

      I tried to give my Hitman 2 Complete Edition another go on my PS5. I thought I could get it upgraded to a PS5-optimized version. A lot of online articles indicated that if I install the Hitman 3 demo, I'll be able to upgrade and launch Hitman 2 in PS5 mode. Long story short: nope, it's not possible, that only applies for Hitman 2 Legendary Edition (because the Complete Edition isn't really the complete edition and fuck the customers who didn't buy the Legendary DLC).

      The product managers at IOI who came up with all of these bundles and DLCs should be fired.

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        January 27, 2022 11:49 PM

        Could they have meant loading the hitman 2 levels in the Hitman 3 client?

        I'm on Xb so I don't know if works differently there but before I ever purchased Hitman 3 I was still able to play the levels from the previous entries using the #3 client.

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