Hitman 3’s anticipated Freelancer game mode will not be releasing this spring as was previously expected. The upcoming single-player mode will now release in the “second half of 2022,” according to an announcement on Thursday from developer IO Interactive. The news came alongside the long-awaited May Roadmap for Year 2, which outlines the content scheduled for the month ahead.
Freelancer Mode Delayed
Freelancer mode was initially revealed in January 2022 when Hitman 3 kicked off its second year of post-launch content. The mode will introduce new roguelike gameplay elements and a customizable safehouse to Hitman 3.
“We see HITMAN 3: Freelancer as the next evolution of Hitman and an entirely new way to engage with the world and characters that we’ve built into the World of Assassination over the last 7 years,” explains IO Interactive on their website. “We’ve concluded the main campaign with HITMAN 3, but the world has so much more to offer and we didn’t feel as though we’d quite achieved everything we wanted to with Agent 47 in this trilogy.
“In short, this mode is quite expansive and involving. It’s built for players that want to dive deeper into what a Hitman game can be and for that reason, we’ve decided to give it more time.”
The May Roadmap features a handful of Featured Contracts as well as two reactivated Elusive Targets, The Fugitive and The Bookkeeper. A patch update is also scheduled for May 24 that will bring new content to Hitman 3 as well as ray tracing for the PC version. “In our original plans, we had a patch scheduled for April that would have included fresh new content for that month and throughout May. Now, we’ll be introducing that content with our next patch, planned for May 24th.”
Ambrose Island Map
The May Roadmap reveal concluded with the release date for the new map, Ambrose Island. Previously codenamed “Rocky,” the Ambrose Island map is scheduled to release in July 2022. The map is set before the events of Hitman 3 and “fills in a few gaps from the World of Assassination storyline.”
Be sure to head over to IO Interactive’s website for more information. Stay tuned to Guide Stash for Hitman 3 news and updates.