Hitman 3 is finally out on Nintendo Switch, giving players the chance to experience the masterfully crafted stealth gameplay created by IO Interactive. If you have never had the chance to play any of the previous entries in the series, however, you will surely find yourself overwhelmed when trying to complete your contracts without losing your life in the process.
If you’re a newcomer to the Hitman series, you have definitely come to the right place. Here are some useful tips and tricks that will help you become the best assassin ever seen in video game land!
Take Your Time
If there is one thing you should always be doing in Hitman 3 is to take your sweet time exploring locations, learning character’s movement routines and discovering things that can be later used to your advantage. Never, ever rush in without thinking: you will not go very far. Also make sure to make the best out of Instinct Mode, as it is the game’s best tool to keep track of enemies, learn where useful objects are and more
Play Mission Stories
As levels in Hitman 3 are quite complex, learning everything there it to know about them can be a daunting task, especially without any proper guidance. But this is what the Mission Stories are here for: they help you not only better understand the game mechanics and the level layout, but they also can open up previously unaccessible areas. And once you have gotten more confident, you can also start pursuing unguided Mission Stories that require you finding clues scattered all over the stage to initiate.
Pick Every Item
How you complete missions is entirely up to you, but one thing you should always consider doing is to pick every item you come accross. They have a variety of uses, and you never know when you may need to tamper with electornics, repair machine, open locked door and so on. It costs nothing to pick every item, and it comes with all the benefits in the world!
Distract Your Enemies
While it is possible to sneak past NPCs unnoticed, there will be times when you will either have to force your way through or be smart. The latter is always preferred in Hitman 3: there are a lot of objects that can be used to distract enemies, so make sure to use them as much as possible. Even if there isn’t anything usable nearby, you can always use your coins to distract an enemy. You can even use them to make the enemy move to a more secluded spot where you can terminate them silently and get them out of your way permanently.
Playing the game at lower difficulties like Casual and Professional is the way to go for newcomers for a lot of different reasons, including the ability to save everywhere and how often one likes. Saving often is actually a pretty good idea, as it lets you experiment without risks, creating checkpoints ahead of situations that can be tricky.