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How To Ace The Final Stage In Hitman's Escalation Mode

by Jeff Marchiafava on Mar 11, 2016 at 10:27 AM

The first episode of Hitman is out today, and although it is seriously lacking in content, pulling off the perfect kill is still a lot of fun. Hitman's new Escalation Mode tasks you with honing your assassination skills via a series of increasingly difficult challenges. If you're having trouble pulling off a professional hit, watch our walkthrough of the fifth and final stage.

Each stage in Escalation Mode introduces a new objective you must complete in order to successfully finish the mission. While most of these are easy to incorporate into your existing plan, the final challenge is significantly more difficult. In order to ace the mission, you need to kill a Russian KGB officer with a pistol while dressed as a Soviet soldier, kill the personal bodyguard of a world-famous chess master while dressed as a mechanic, and break into a safe and steal the treasured contents (vodka, naturally). Additionally, all corpses must be hidden within 90 seconds of dropping them, and you cannot kill or incapacitate anyone besides your two targets. It's a lot to pull off, but after some trial and error, we've worked out the perfect routine that will meet all the criteria in five minutes flat. Watch our walkthrough below if you're struggling to live up to Agent 47's illustrious pedigree.

Hitman Episode 1 launches today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on what to expect, read our review.