Hitman 3 Will Give Players Special Shortcuts Through Levels

IO Interactive is including a new feature called persistent shortcuts.

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Hitman 3 is bringing a new shortcut feature to the third-person stealth shooter. "Persistent shortcuts" will reward players for exploring the sequel's various maps by unlocking permanent shortcuts that give players new ways to approach their assassinations.

These shortcuts are only available by searching for hidden secrets in levels--players will find things like unlockable ladders that'll open up new pathways they'll be able to use in future playthroughs. Each shortcut can only be unlocked from one side, so it'll take some investigative work to find out how to access them.

Game Informer showcased one of these shortcuts from the Dubai level of Hitman 3 in a short video.

IO Interactive hopes this will encourage experimentation, exploration, and replayability for Hitman 3 when it launches on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4 on January 20. It's also coming to the Nintendo Switch through cloud gaming. It'll be an Epic Games Store timed exclusive on PC. You can read more in our Hitman 3 preview.

You can check out the first cinematic for Hitman 3, the final game in the new Hitman trilogy, ahead of its launch this month. You may want to finish the first two games if you haven't already. This trailer will spoil some of the story from those games. Levels from the first two games will be playable in Hitman 3 as well.

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Epic is given free battle front 2 from 15th Jan.

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@sbargovox3 Are you sure they will add this is a purchase option? Looks to me like they have taken a leaf from the book of Souls-style games and put their own twist on it. Maybe once support for the game ends in a couple of years they will add a store option to unlock shortcuts. Certainly not a reason to not buy the game, that would be ridiculous.

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It's nice IO gave people a money cheat; they took Epic's deal and saved me from buying the game. Thanks IO!

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@sbargovox3: Are you sure they will add this is a purchase option? Looks to me like they have taken a leaf from the book of Souls-style games and put their own twist on it. Maybe once support for the game ends in a couple of years they will add a store option to unlock shortcuts. Certainly not a reason to not buy the game, that would be ridiculous.

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@beefy: He's just trying to be edgy and cool about how he doesn't like Epic's store. : \

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