Hitman's next Elusive Target revealed ... kinda

Who and where is TBD.


Agent 47 has just started his latest set of missions in the recently released Bangkok DLC, so it is apparently time for a new Elusive Target. The good news: We have dates for you to prepare. The bad news: The location and target appears to have been hacked.

Not really in the real world, but the target information has been obscured with a lot of computer code overlaying a seated silhouetted image. So we can assume that the target is good with computers, or has a team that is. The official Twitter account wasn't much help: -Elusive_Target/9 arrives on 2016.08.26th & you’ll have 1 chance to eliminate the target_file_decrypt- C:/Good.Luck

So you can look for the target beginning on Friday, August 26, at 5 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. ET, with a 72 hour window to get the job done. As with all Elusive Targets, there is no mini-map prompt or Instinct mode, and you only get one shot at a kill. 

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    August 22, 2016 10:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Hitman's next Elusive Target revealed ... kinda

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      August 22, 2016 10:10 AM

      It looks like the string in the middle of the code just needs to be shifted either up or down in the ASCII code to "decrypt." A simple rotation cipher.

    • ArB legacy 10 years
      August 22, 2016 4:18 PM

      Is this all stuff that people will miss out on if they buy the game later?

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        August 22, 2016 5:08 PM

        I will make a prediction... No. It may not be one time kills later on but I have a hard time believing they would put such effort into content that people might never see or purchase later on.

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          August 22, 2016 5:58 PM

          Yeah I have a feeling these will be selectable missions under an "extras" menu or something. Planning on picking the game up after all the episodes are released.

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