Hitman 3’s winter roadmap sees the return of some familiar faces and invites you to murder them


Winter is here, and you know what that means. Time to make some hot cocoa, pull your fiber wire taut, and wrap up warm in someone else’s clothes. Hitman 3’s winter roadmap (opens in new tab) has been published, and it’s promising the return of some familiar faces and—after much delay—the final arrival of its roguelike freelancer mode (opens in new tab).

IO is mostly focusing on bringing back old hits this Christmas, probably so that the devs can knuckle down and finally get freelancer mode out the door. That means this holiday season will see the return of Hitman 1-era elusive targets The Bad Boy and The Forger (on December 30 and January 6, respectively). You’ll also get a chance at Sapienza’s The Icon mission between December 22 and January 2.