If you’re a PC gamer, the Hitman 3 file transfer situation has been a bit of a nightmare. Thankfully, developer IO Interactive has given an update on the situation, laying out when players can expect to finally move all their Hitman 1 and 2 PC progress over to Hitman 3.
In a post on the official Hitman forums, IO Interactive said that a file transfer solution solution should be available before the end of February.
“Even with the longest estimates we’ve looked at, the solution will be fully rolled out before the end of February,” IO said. “We’ll keep you updated with the next steps.”
IO added that its solution has been completed and is currently being “tested and verified from all angles” to avoid future issues.
Because Hitman 3’s PC version is an Epic Games Store exclusive until January 20, 2022, and because Hitman 1 and 2 were previously only released on Steam, PC players were left in the cold on transferring their progress in the previous game to Hitman 3. This meant that PC players couldn’t access levels, items, and weapons they’d worked to unlock (and paid for) in Hitman 1 or 2, a weird move considering one of the modern Hitman franchise’s biggest features has been the ability to play all previous content from the same game. For players who pre-purchased Hitman 3 or purchased it within the first 10 days of release, IO promised they’ll receive the Hitman 1 GOTY Access Pass as a make-good on the situation.
If that all sounds a bit confusing, don’t worry. Here’s a full rundown of how to get Hitman 1 and 2 in Hitman 3 no matter what situation you’re in.
IO says that getting its solution out to players is “definitely a case of sooner rather than later.”
It’s been more than two weeks since Hitman 3 released on consoles and PC, so players are obviously eager to amend their games and flesh out their personal world of assassination. For players looking for something new, IO has suggested that future Hitman 3 DLC may use “existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them.”
If you’re stuck on any of Hitman 3’s excellent assassinations, check out IGN’s Hitman 3 wiki for walkthroughs, tips for the perfect murder, how to solve the Dartmoor murder mystery, and more.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/elusive target for IGN.