Hitman 3: Pick Your Poison Challenge Guide


On Top of the World is one of the most difficult missions in Dubai. It’s mostly because the target, Carl Ingram, is a very paranoid man who’s laying low, and has enough money to make Agent 47’s life incredibly difficult – his penthouse is only accessible by guards, cleaning staff, and his security detail.

Poison the food with lethal pills
Poison the food with lethal pills

Nothing is too difficult for Agent 47, though. There are a couple of ways to kill the guy; the Pick Your Poison Challenge dictates that you have to take him out by poisoning his dinner. The best part? Completing the Pick Your Poison Challenge also lets you complete the Tasteless, Traceless objective that asks you to kill someone with a lethal poison. You get double the XP for half the work!

Finding the Poison

The first step in getting poison into Carl Ingram’s food is to find the poison. The lethal poison that you need to complete this challenge is in the pocket of a particular NPC that’s actually another assassin. You can find this guy in the Garden area on the east side of Level 1. He’s hard to miss – he’s wearing a black suit with a bright green dress shirt underneath. You’ll watch him speak with security for a minute before he sits down on a bench to wait.

Steal the leathal poison from this NPC
Steal the leathal poison from this NPC

You have to kill this NPC to obtain the poison – the best way to do this is by luring him into the tall grass by using a stereo on the wall. Conceal his body in the grass – he’ll drop the poison when he falls. Grab it and move on to the next step – you’re going to need to use his clothes to get to the upper floors.

Getting into the Penthouse

The next step is getting into Carl Ingram’s penthouse. Climb up to the roof, where you’ll find a helicopter pilot and a pair of guards. Just to be safe, kill them all. If you’re gunning for extra Feats, slip into the pilot’s disguise for a moment before changing into the Penthouse Guard uniform. Head inside, and you should be able to just stroll up the stairs and into the Penthouse.

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Disguise yourself in the Penthouse Guard uniform to stay undetected
Disguise yourself in the Penthouse Guard uniform to stay undetected

Poisoning the Food

Now that you’re inside the Penthouse, you need to get access to the kitchen where Ingram’s dinner is being prepared. To do this, you have to start by going into the Storage Room located next to Ingram’s dining room. There is one servant in there – you have to take him out and take his clothes before heading back out to the dining room. Make sure you stash his body in the nearby chest freezer to avoid arousing suspicion. When you’re in the dining room, you’ll see the chef arguing with a guard for a few minutes before the guard leaves the room. This is your chance to strike – go back into the Storage Room and mess around with the Ice Machine to cause a distraction and lure the chef to you. Take him out and steal his clothes.

Poison the food with lethal pills
Poison the food with lethal pills

At this point, your mission is essentially complete – all you have to do is interact with the empty plate on the table in the kitchen to prepare Ingram’s dinner, poison the dinner, and ring the bell on the table to summon someone to come and take the food. Bon appétit!

Mission Accomplished!

Once Carl Ingram eats his last meal, you will be rewarded with the XP for both the Pick Your Poison challenge and the Tasteless, Traceless objective. And you get to show off Agent 47’s underappreciated cooking skills!

Sarthak Khurana
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