If there's one thing that IO Interactive has done so well with their World of Assassination trilogy of Hitman games, it's that they've made it so accessible and profitable at the same time.
After experimenting with episodic content with the first Hitman title, IO Interactive went with a more standard route in subsequent releases. However, over the years they have consistently made certain parts of the game free. The latest title, Hitman 3, is not an exception, with the Hitman 3 Starter Pack letting gamers play as Agent 47 for free.
What Is The Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack
The Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack is exactly just as the name suggests. It's a starter edition for Hitman 3 that provides permanent access to what's basically the tutorial missions of the game. This way, players have a chance to get a feel of the game and even refine their skills. Even better, all the progress unlocked and XP earned while playing through the tutorial missions can carry over into the full game upon purchase.
In addition to the ICA Facility tutorial missions, the Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack will also grant access to a revolving door of locations and missions that are part of the World of Assassination trilogy.
In this particular case, from March 30 to April 5, players will gain access to the Dubai level from Hitman 3 and the Nightfall mission from Hitman 2 via the Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack. Meanwhile, players who already own Hitman 3 will gain access to the Nightfall Mission as well if they haven't had a chance to play it before.
It's an excellent way to get players interested in the Hitman games while also rewarding them for committing to an eventual purchase.
Players who own Hitman 3 can also use the Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack to check out just how much better the locations from previous titles look like with enhanced graphics and animations, as well as lighting effects.
As already mentioned, any progress a player makes in the Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack will carry over to the full Hitman 3 game upon purchase. IO Interactive also promised that they will add more free content to the Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack in the future.
The Hitman 3 Free Starter Pack is available on all major platforms.
What's Next for Hitman 3?
As of the moment, Hitman 3 is in the middle of its March update as detailed on the game's March roadmap. However, IO Interactive has promised big things are coming to Hitman 3. In fact, they recently announced an all-new paid expansion for the game. This is set to introduce fresh and new content to Hitman 3 for at least the entirety of 2021.
Altogether, the new expansion and other monthly updates will guarantee that Hitman 3 will constantly have things to do for players for a while.