Hitman 3 PC players will be able to import Hitman 2 locations from Steam by end of February

Just before the launch of Hitman 3 a rather big issue popped up for PC players who owned the previous two Hitman games on Steam. With Hitman 3 being an Epic Games Store exclusive there was no way for Steam owners of the previous games to import the locations present in them to Hitman 3, essentially rendering of the main features useless. However, at the time IO Interactive and Epic did say they were working on a solution, and now they have. IO Interactive has stated that the fix is being tested and will be live by the end of February.

An update for PC players on location importing

  • Whilst we’ve been busy launching HITMAN 3, we’ve also been working on the promised solution for allowing PC players to import locations that they already own into HITMAN 3 on Epic. We’ve got that solution worked out and it’s currently being tested and verified from all angles to make it as robust as possible. In terms of timing, it’s definitely a case of sooner rather than later. Even with the longest estimates we’ve looked at, the solution will be fully rolled out before the end of February. We’ll keep you updated with the next steps.

On PlayStation and Xbox, the process is clearer. Any content you have from Hitman 2 is possible to be imported, with Hitman 1 having to first be redeemed for Hitman 2 (even if it’s just the free Starter Pack) before it can make the jump to Hitman 3. See the full details here. In our review for Hitman 3, Jim wrote:

Charting the series’ progress since that 2016 Paris debut has been a fascinating journey. IO have learned a lot over the past five years and that really shows in Hitman 3. It’s a flashier, more fluid evolution of IO’s original template – a rewarding conclusion to one of the most unique video game franchises around, and one we’ll continue playing for many weeks and months to come.
The other day IO Interactive confirmed the February roadmap for Hitman 3, promising new content every week for the month.
Source: Hitman Forum
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