Patch Notes

Hitman 2 Update Version 1.17 Patch Details

Hitman 2 version 1.17 is now rolling out for PlayStation 4 players. According to the official Hitman 2 1.17 changelog, the new update includes a new Sniper Assassin Map: Siberia (for expansion Pass owners) and various other bug fixes and gameplay changes. In addition, Hitman 2 update 1.17 also includes some minor stability improvements. The update size is around approximately 1.7 GB on consoles and 850 MB on PC.

Previously, June update was released with a new expansion pass (New York Location aka The Bank), new special assignments (Illusions of Grandeur and Embrace of the Serpent), and more. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players are still experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Hitman 2 update 1.17 is expected to fix a few of these issues.

Hitman 2 version 1.17 Patch Notes


Sniper Assassin Map: Siberia (Expansion Pass)

Agent 47’s latest long-range mission takes him to one of the harshest climates on the planet, where he must eliminate two targets and start a prison riot to cover his tracks.
The mission name for this location is ‘Crime and Punishment’ and will include new trophies and achievements to earn. Agent 47’s rifle for this mission, ICA Druzhina 34 Arctic, can also be unlocked for use in all sandbox locations.

Contracts Mode in Hawke’s Bay

Adding Hawke’s Bay to your options for Contracts Mode. Create your own missions by tagging targets and setting the complications and requirements for others. Have fun!

Anniversary Suits

Celebrate 20 years of IOI with these suits inspired by characters from our previous games; Futo, Lynch and Christoper Stone (The Freedom Phantom). Previously exclusive to the HITMAN: Definitive Edition, these in-game suits will be available in HITMAN 2 for anyone who signs up for a free IOI Account.

Bug Fixes in Hitman 2 update 1.17

Camera Grids
A few months back, the game dev made a change where security camera grids were always visible. We’ve now added this as a setting in the Options>Gameplay>Camera Grid menu. This will be set to ‘On’ by default but can also be changed to ‘Off’. When the setting is ‘On’, camera grids will always be shown whether in Instinct or not. When set to ‘Off’, camera grids will only be shown when in Instinct.

Illegal HUD Prompts
Hitman 2 1.17 made a visual change to alert players when they are about to pick up an illegal item or perform an illegal action. Previously, there would be a small red exclamation point attached to the interaction button. Now, we have added a slightly larger exclamation point next to the interaction button and we’ve made the interaction circle turn red (rather than white) when performing the action. The ambition with these two small tweaks is to make it more apparent to players that they are about to perform an action that is illegal.

Stash Icon
Hitman 2 update 1.17 added a small visual change to the Stash Points in-game (e.g trash cans) that will show a subtle icon to indicate to players that an item has been stashed there. Currently, each Stash Point has the interaction marker (small white square) that indicates that you can interact with an item. Now, that interaction marker will be ‘filled in’ to indicate that an item is stashed there.

Attention Spike

Hitman 2 version 1.17 made three subtle changes to the Attention Meter to make it easier to know when you are gaining attention and how close you are to becoming compromised or spotted.

Firstly, we’ve made a change to the colour. Yellow is the new white and makes it easier to see.

Secondly, the meter will now ‘fill’ allowing you to see how close you are to being spotted.
Thirdly, we’ve made a technical change to the attention meter to prevent it from not being visible on-screen. It was previously a 3D object in the world and in some cases, depending on where the camera was positioned, it wasn’t visible to the player.

Who is THAT?

Hitman 2 patch 1.17 fixed an issue where Diana, Agent 47’s handler, would not introduce targets (and key objectives) in some missions. She will now do so again in her trademark style. However, we’ve made a small tweak to give her a few days off every so often. Now, after hearing Diana introduce a target (or key objective) once, she won’t introduce that particular target again for a period of 48 hours real-time. We expect that this change will make Diana’s dialogue less intrusive for repeated playthroughs over a short period of time and make her less of a meme, whilst maintaining her impact and assistance to 47. Note: Key Objectives include things such as the virus in Sapienza, Soders’ heart in Hokkaido, etc.


Hitman 2 update 1.17 fixed an issue where the Silent Assassin rating would be lost if a target was knocked unconscious, killed in an accident and THEN the body was found.


Hitman 2 1.17 addressed an issue where the Silent Assassin rating could be earned with 4 stars because the ‘Never Spotted’ bonus was sometimes not being granted after a SA playthrough. Now, the SA rating and all bonuses should be properly awarded after completing a SA playthrough. This was sometimes caused by 47 being almost/partially noticed by a target before killing them.

Tweaked Assignments

Hitman 2 update 1.17 fixed an issue that was preventing Blair Reddington from completing the entirety of his loop in Embrace of the Serpent. He was skipping two specific steps that also meant that dialogue was not being triggered. Part of this fix included Blair triggering the correct dialogue, depending on the status of the chef.

Bank Chatter

Hitman 2 1.17 fixed an issue in New York (The Bank) where two conversations could overlap in the Conference Room.

Time’s Up

Hitman 2 update 1.17 fixed an issue where the ‘Time’s Up’ Challenge in New York (The Bank) would not always unlock correctly.

Lights Out

Fixed an issue where the chandelier in the main hall of the Bank would ‘flicker’ and temporarily disappear after being destroyed.

Bank Cover

Fixed some issues with 47 taking cover near the staircase to the CEO’s floor in The Bank.

Shot Gun

Hitman 2 1.17 addressed an issue where the Sawed Off Bartoli 12G Shotgun (New York Mastery Unlock) could not be equipped as a starting weapon or placed in an Agency Pickup. The shotgun can now be used in those ways. However, it can no longer be holstered during gameplay and will instead function like all other shotguns in terms of being placed on 47’s back. To support these changes, we’ve altered the description of the weapon and renamed it to the “Customised Bartoli 12G”.

Half-Baked Hippo

Fixed an issue where Jorge Franco would sometimes suspend his routine during the ‘Half Baked’ Mission Story.

Locked Closet

Fixed a community-reported issue where 47 could not exit a specific closet in the Crows Hideout in Mumbai. If you’re not happy with this fix, you can still enter the cupboard and refuse to leave.

Taxi Exit

Fixed a community-reported issue where player-made Contracts created in Mumbai can be insta-failed if the “Required Exit” is set to a taxi driver who is then distracted or affected by combat.

Muffin Melee

Fixed a community-reported issue where muffins and snowballs were categorised as Gear. They are now correctly placed in the ‘Weapons – Melee’ category.

A Quick Fix

Fixed an issue where the “No Evidence” challenges would not be completed when players exited a mission, despite fulfilling the requirements. Once cause for this was immediately exiting the mission after eliminating a target. We’ve made it so that a fast-exit will still grant the challenge when the requirements are met.
Note: See the Known Issues below for an outstanding ‘No Evidence’ issue.

Lost Items

Fixed an issue where thrown items could get stuck out of reach in certain ceilings in Mumbai. Thrown items would cause NPC’s to investigate the noise in the room above.

Roadmap? Jeppe!

Added an option to the Featured Hub to allow players to view the newest monthly Roadmap. This will function as a one-time pop-up message when a new Roadmap is released each month and will give the option to visit our website (this one right here!) to get more details. It will then be a permanent fixture in the Featured Hub so that it can be reviewed and admired at any time.

Press P for Patch Notes

Added a ‘hard button’ at the very bottom of the Options menu that will take you to our latest Release Notes / Patch Notes. If you’re reading this after pressing that button, you probably just found out about that.

Busted (Legacy)

Fixed a community-reported issue where 47 was unable to pick up the bust in the storage room in Paris.

Step Up (Legacy)

Fixed a community-reported issue in Bangkok where Agent 47 would not be trespassing on a specific step in the staircase between the lounge and the kitchen.

PC-Specific Fixes

The ‘SSAO’ setting now has more options to select. Previously, this setting had two options; on or off. Now it has six options; Off, Minimum, Low, Medium, High and Ultra. These can be set in-game or via the Launcher.

Other Fixes

  • Added a fix for the Discover Milton-Fitzpatrick challenge.
  • Fixed crashing issues with Hitman 2 patch 1.17.
  • Added fixes for stuttering and lag issues.
  • Added fixes for some minor glitches.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

Known Issues

  • PC players are experiencing “0x8000000_” (and related) crashes. We’re continuing to work on a permanent solution to this with our friends and partners at Nvidia. We recommend that players who have been experiencing this issue use DX12, as this has been reported to fix the issue.
  • Players can encounter problems when dropping items needed for specific exits in Contracts Mode.
  • Players cannot unlock the ‘Janbiya’ from the House Built on Sand mission (Legacy Pack)
  • The ‘No Evidence’ challenge will not be earned if a sedated body is found.
  • The Summer Suave Suit (Hot Summer) does not count as a ‘suit’ with regards to challenges and Contracts Mode.
  • The ‘Sniper Assassin’ challenge in sandbox missions do not unlock if the target spots 47 before he kills them, conflicting with current SA rules.
  • Athena Savalas can get distracted *just* before falling to her death.
  • A gate to the Upside Down can be found when opening the door to the break room in the Bank. We’re consulting with Hawkins PD on a possible fix.
  • Area Discovery challenges, in some particular edge cases, do not unlock properly.
  • Players are unable to unlock the achievement / trophy for reaching Bangkok mastery level 20 in certain circumstances.
  • The SA rating can still be earned when the body of a target who has been tranquilised and then killed immediately afterwards has been found.

Hitman 2 update 1.17 is now available for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Jack Johnson

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