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'Hitman 3' Progress Guide: How to Carry Over Levels and Stats From Previous Games

Newsweek logo Newsweek 1/20/2021 Christopher Groux
a man standing in front of a building: 'Hitman 3' allows players to carry over their assassination progress from 'Hitman 2' in this guide we explain how the feature works. 'Hitman 3' is available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Stadia. © IO Interactive 'Hitman 3' allows players to carry over their assassination progress from 'Hitman 2' in this guide we explain how the feature works. 'Hitman 3' is available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Stadia.

Hitman 3 has finally been released, and one of the most important features about the last entry in the "World of Assassin" trilogy is that it allows players to transfer their progression and levels from 2016's Hitman and 2018's Hitman 2. The details arrive courtesy of IO Interactive's own pre-launch guide, as well as our personal experience with the feature in the final game.

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How to carry over progress from Hitman 2

Using the "Progression Carryover" feature, existing Hitman 2 players are able to import their profile, rank, mastery levels, mastery unlocks, challenge progress, challenge unlocks and any Elusive Target unlocks they may have earned. In other words, pretty much everything from your past Agent 47 adventures can be brought into the latest installment.

There are some important limitations worth noting, however. For one, it's has to be reiterated that progression only carries over from Hitman 2 and the Hitman 2 Legacy Pack that includes the original Hitman maps. In other words, you can't carry over any progress if you only have the 2016 version of Hitman. Progress also only carries over between platform families as well, so PS4 progress only carries over to PS4/PS5, Xbox One progress only carries over to Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S and PC progress only carries over between Steam and Epic. Progress can only be carried over once per platform family.

Start the process by going to the official progress carryover website and signing in with your IO Interactive account. If you're a Hitman player who cares enough about their progress to need this guide, we assume you've got one already. If not, follow the on-screen instructions to create it.

At the time of this article's publication, the progress site is experiencing difficulties, which prevents us from getting more specific steps for the process beyond that, but those who have finished it suggest that it's as easy as following the on-screen instructions. If you happen to see that the process has "failed" at the final step, IO says your request has been placed in a queue and will eventually be fulfilled.

How to import maps and levels from Hitman and Hitman 2

When it comes to importing levels, it's worth noting that the same platform family restriction applies. In other words, PlayStation levels can only be imported to other PlayStations, Xbox can only be imported to other Xboxes, etc. Hitman 2016 levels can also only be imported to Hitman 3 if they've previously been imported to Hitman 2 via the Legacy Pack.

When importing levels from our digital edition of Hitman 2 standard, we found it easiest to go to the Campaigns section of the main menu, select Hitman 2 and tap a few buttons to download the Access Pass. Provided you previously purchased these maps on your digital account, you should not be charged for the Access Pass. The download should only take a few seconds, and the mission list for Hitman 2 should appear.

a screen shot of a video game: We had success importing levels by visiting the campaigns section of the main menu. IO Interactive © IO Interactive We had success importing levels by visiting the campaigns section of the main menu. IO Interactive

Those who have a Hitman 2 disc, however, will need to redeem the Access Pass in that game first, before it's recognized by Hitman 3.

If neither of those methods work, other players have reported success by going to the "add-ons" section of the Hitman 3 page on the PlayStation Store and downloading any Access Passes through that menu instead. Provided everything is working correctly, you should not be charged again for content you already own. The downloads should be directly accessible to you.

In general, the progress and map import process is a bit of a mess. While some players have noted that their Hitman and Hitman 2 legacy levels imported automatically without any additional steps, the above-listed workarounds may be necessary. Should our words fail you, the official Hitman 3 pre-launch guide is a great secondary resource that may contain updated information as these bugs are resolved.

Hitman 3 is available now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Stadia.

What do you think of Hitman 3 so far? Have you had luck importing your levels or progress yet? Tell us in the comments section!

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