Hitman is arguably one of the best case studies for the concept of games as a service. Releasing each level separately, but with enough supporting content to make each chapter feel like a full game by itself. Adding bonus missions, elusive targets, thousands of additional challenges over the course of its first year. IO Interactive is giving generously this holiday season and is giving away one of those content packed missions away for free over the holidays and it’s yours to keep.
This freebie includes three of the game’s story missions, 20 escalation contracts, over 100 challenges and one very special Christmassy mission for agent 47. The special Christmas mission ‘Holiday Hoarders’ is a festive mission complete with holiday-themed weapons and decorations. There is a teleporting Santa and two thieves trying to steal presents spread around the Palais de Walewska. Agent 47 has to save Christmas by eliminating these thieves before they can ruin the festivities. As for Santa, you can let him spread Christmas joy or throw a brick at his head and steal his clothes. It’s your call.
Here is exactly what they are offering up to players.
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- 2 story missions
- 2 Escalation Contracts
- 40+ Challenges
- 17 Xbox achievements / PS Trophies
- ‘Showstopper’ story mission
- ‘Holiday Hoarders’ mission
- 18 Escalation Contracts
- 20 levels of Paris Mastery (including 6 gear/weapon unlocks)
- 100+ Challenges
- 7 Xbox achievements / PS Trophies
- Vampire Magician Challenge Pack
- Secret Santa Challenge Pack (rewards Santa suit unlock)
- Professional Difficulty Level for Paris
- Future Re-activated Elusive Targets in Paris
All of your progress and mission mastery will carry through to the full game when you choose to upgrade to the Game of the Year Edition we released last month. And as IO Interactive reactivates their elusive Targets in the coming weeks, any that are set in the Paris level will be available to you as well.
To get your copy just search Xbox Live for “Hitman Holiday Pack”. This is a limited time offer so you will only be able to take advantage of it from December 15th until January 5th 2018.
If you already have a copy of Hitman you will also see the Holiday Hoarders mission return plus you can make another attempt on Hitman’s third elusive target “The Prince”. Who will be available for the next 10 days in Sapienza.
If you are looking for more free content, there are plenty of other companies in the giving spirit this year as well. As part of Ubisoft’s 12 Deals of Christmas you can pick up Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for free along with a host of other deals, Call of Duty: WWII’s Winter Siege adds a new map, a new mode, and a tonne of new content, even Ghost Recon is getting in the spirit by offering a special holiday event that pits players against the Predator himself.