Hitman update to add ‘Professional’ difficulty on January 31

Due out alongside The Complete First Season release.


Hitman will add a tougher, “Professional” difficulty as part of its January update alongside the disc launch of Hitman: The Complete First Season, Square Enix announced.

The Professional difficulty levels offers the following:

  • Enhanced AI behavior – Guards are more thorough when searching. Increased guard search radius. NPCs are more perceptive to footsteps, especially when running. Increased guard alertness.
  • Strict item rules – Suspicious / illegal items according to current disguise.
  • Advanced security camera logic – Security cameras can spot illegal activity and guards will be dispatched to investigate. Increased number of security cameras (in logical places).
  • Limited saves – Only one manual save allowed. Auto-saves are disabled.
  • Lethal combat – Clean kills are required to take a disguised. Slower health regeneration.
  • Professional mastery rewards – Professional Challenges and Mastery. Unique unlockable rewards.
  • Each location has been tweaked and altered.
  • Separate leaderboards with a Professional modifier.
  • Fewer disguise pickups.

Hitman: The Complete First Season will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 31. All of the episodes of season one are available now digitally.

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