New Hitman 2 Event Brings 47 To Winter In Japan Free To All Players

by Imran Khan on Jan 21, 2019 at 02:55 PM

It's January, so the cold weather is biting at your heels no matter how hard you try to escape it. It's the perfect time to stay at home and play some new content for some of your favorite games. Thankfully, IO Interactive has you covered with a new winter event for Hitman 2, putting Agent 47 in the cold terrain of Hokkaido from the last game. Moreover, it's totally free whether you own Hitman 2 or have never touched a Hitman game.

Titled the Snow Festival, the time-limited event brings 47 back to the Japanese hospital in pursuit of an abusive factory owner named Dmitri Fedorov. You can unlock the snow festival suit and the ice pick during the event and have them permanently unlocked for the rest of the game, as well. This is available today for Hitman 2 owners who have the legacy pack through February 12.

Players who don't own Hitman 2 or don't have the legacy pack can still participate. Starting tomorrow, January 22, they can download the Snow Festival event and play through it as much as they want until February 12. The save file can carry over to Hitman 2, so you don't lose anything by trying it out.

Alongside this, IO has also introduced new DLC content for the game in the form of a winter sports item pack for Agent 47. From their blog post:

  • Winter Sports Suit: A tight-fitting, multi-colored thin sweater with matching dark grey cargo pants featuring reinforced knees. Neoprene-laced gloves and a matching canteen ensures you will fit right in at any ski-themed event.
  • Snowball: A ball made of snow. Can be thrown at anyone to really annoy them.
  • Piton: Metal spike used for climbing. Sharp enough to use as a lethal weapon.
  • Quickdraw: Climbing gear which can double as a fiber wire in tight situations.
  • Arctic Tool Box: A toolbox for arctic climate. Can be used to hide illegal items.

All of this can be accessed now if you have the necessary Hitman 2 content, but you only have to wait until tomorrow if you don't.

Hitman 2 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can find our review of the game here

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