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TravisIOI Oct 13, 2015 @ 1:19am
HITMAN Beta - All Details So Far
Revised the entire thread on February 8th. This is the PC-specific version. The full post is here: https://hitman.com/news/hitman-beta-faq

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O1DnIyhA3I

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BETA?
The HITMAN Prologue. That’s the very beginning of the game, set at a top secret recruitment and training facility. The Prologue revolves around how Agent 47 joined the ICA and shows the first time that 47 meets his long-time handler, Diana Burnwood.

The Prologue contains an introduction to the gameplay features and mechanics in HITMAN, and two free-form training hits. You’ll be able to replay each hit as many times as you wish throughout the beta period to complete the challenges and the multiple ways to take down your target – as you would expect.

HOW DO I GET ACCESS?
The only way to guarantee your access to the HITMAN Beta is to pre-order the game digitally on PlayStation 4 via PSN or PC via Steam. Alternatively, you can pre-order the Collector’s Edition.
Access to the HITMAN Beta is available for the pre-orders of the Full Experience, Intro Pack and Collector’s Edition.

WHEN DOES THE BETA START?
The PC Beta has been re-scheduled to start at 17:00 CET on February 19th 2016 and end on February 22nd at 17:00 CET worldwide.

HOW DO I GET MY BETA CODE?
PC: After pre-ordering, look for ‘HITMAN Beta’ in your Library. It’s that simple.

If you’ve pre-ordered a digital download code via a retailer, you will receive your Beta download code directly from the retailer before the beta starts. That includes the Square Enix Store, if you have pre-ordered the Collector's Edition of the game.

DOES PROGRESS CARRY OVER BETWEEN THE BETA AND THE FULL GAME?
No. All progress will be reset for the game’s launch on March 11.

CAN I SHARE VIDEOS / SCREENSHOTS / LET’S PLAY / TWITCH STREAM?
Yes, yes, yes and yes. Do all of this to your heart’s content. There are very few restrictions on sharing your experiences in the beta and these generally apply to all Square Enix games. Please take a look at the Material Usage Policy.

I PRE-ORDERED FROM *MY PREFERRED RETAILER* WILL I GET THE BETA?
If you’ve pre-ordered a digital version of the game, yes. If you’ve pre-ordered the physical disc version that we’re releasing later in 2016, no. Please check with your retailer before pre-ordering.

WHAT IS THE DOWNLOAD SIZE OF THE BETA?
For the PS4 Beta, you’re looking at 4.7GB. Seriously. And we didn’t make that happen on purpose.
We expect the PC Beta to be a similar size.

WILL EVERYTHING IN THE BETA ALSO BE IN THE FULL GAME?
Yes, it will. The Beta is the game’s prologue, which you can also play on March 11th.

WHAT LANGUAGES CAN I PLAY IN?
The Beta is available in English only. The full game will include English audio and subtitles for English, Spanish (Spain & Latin America), French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian and Portuguese (Brazil).

DO I NEED AN INTERNET CONNECTION TO PLAY?
You will need an internet connection to download and play the Beta throughout the Beta period.

WILL THE BETA INCLUDE CONTRACTS MODE?
No, Contracts Mode will not be included in the Beta.

WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED SPECS FOR THE PC BETA?
These are the same as the full game, and are currently listed on the Steam Store Page.

WHERE CAN I GIVE FEEDBACK?
There are many places you can give feedback. Our preferred option is the dedicated HITMAN Beta area of the Square Enix Forums. However, we know that the HITMAN community can be found in many places. We’ll be listening to feedback in all of these places, but won’t be able to reply to each and every comment. When the Beta concludes, we’ll send out a survey to everyone that played and connected the game to their Square Enix Members account, so look out for that!

Square Enix Forums / Hitman Forum / Hitman Subreddit / Hitman Steam Group / Hitman Twitter

HOW WILL ME PLAYING THE BETA HELP THE GAME?
First of all, by just playing the Beta, it will help us to make sure our infrastructure and technology is ready and primed for March 11th. That means testing our servers more than we’ve been able to do ourselves and providing us with valuable player metrics. We’ll be able to track lots of statistics that will tell us where you kill your targets, where you die and which items are the most used, for example. We can use this information to refine and improve the game.

Secondly, we hope that you’ll take the time to sound off in the forums or on any of the places mentioned above with your thoughts, opinions and feedback on all aspects of the game. In Hitman Absolution, we patched the game with an adjustment to how quickly players were detected when wearing a disguise. This was based on feedback from our players. Feedback such as this is exactly what we want to hear as we will be able to review and adjust these matters before we release the game on March 11th. We cannot overstate how important and valuable this feedback will be to us.

Thirdly, we will be sending out a survey about your experiences after each beta period. This will allow us to gather specific data and opinions and then create more structured reports based on your direct feedback. Survey invitations will drop into the email inbox registered with your Square Enix Membership.

As a final note, we will also be forming the HITMAN Player Panel during the beta period. This is yet another way for us to directly interact with a small number of players to get their thoughts and feedback on HITMAN. We’ll be talking more about this in the future but thought it was important to let you know some of our plans for improving our game based on player input.
Last edited by TravisIOI; Feb 18, 2016 @ 6:39am
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Tollpatschkrieger Oct 13, 2015 @ 9:03am 
Thanks for the informations.
My plans were, to take hollyday in Dezember for to play Hitman. By a cup of tea and some cokies. But now I can forget that. But for I do my plans with the Beta? ;) Or I have to do it with Mankind Devided ;) So I hope Hitman will have the german spoken language in march too. And the other level would be very, very great and cool as the Showstoper level is.

TwitcherUS Oct 20, 2015 @ 6:55am 
pls hit me man!
will there be body bags?
chazzee23 Oct 20, 2015 @ 9:30am 
Originally posted by Hungry Hank the toilet:
will there be body bags?
Good question.
Fear57 Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:13pm 
Originally posted by Hungry Hank the toilet:
will there be body bags?

"UGH I NEVER THOUGHT I'D HAVE TO DO THIS!"
[BWK]Blake Oct 30, 2015 @ 5:39pm 
i preordered......where is my beta???
ReDova Nov 6, 2015 @ 12:20pm 
Originally posted by BlackworkSterbehilfe:
i preordered......where is my beta???
i didint come out yet
Pbfamous Nov 11, 2015 @ 9:05am 
im hanging out for this so hard, dont suppose there's any update on the beta fellas.
thepoet1414 Nov 11, 2015 @ 7:00pm 
can we get a date for the beta PLEASE!!!!!!
Joker Nov 20, 2015 @ 10:54am 
I know we r gettin 3 locations(Paris,Sappenzia,Maarkaresh)on March,then Thailand on April followed by USA in May and Japan in June.My question is,will other locations be added to the game in the following months or is this it?

More over will live events be limited to the locations mentioned above or do we get to choose from a variety of locations in the world(Its called the world of assassinations,so i was wondering)?

and the last question is do these cities mentioned above have only one area or many areas(Like is the Paris mission only situated in the palace where the fashion show is going on or are there different locations in Paris as well where more missions take place?
Mambo Nov 26, 2015 @ 6:35am 
This Hitman beta access really is a joke.
As if the game wouldnt be already many month into beta phase.
If the game really isnt already in the beta, then it wont come out in march as well.
They are really mocking us, as if this would be beta access, it is pre-release access. 2 month before the game comes out.
I was really excited what this Online World of Assassination would be and loved the idea of an online hitman. And I was really trusting the developers with what they said, about no DLC, microtransaction and seasonpass BS.
They really had me supporting them, because they really cared about the community.
But the unreasonable delay of this so called beta access is really just a joke, because its not a beta access.
TheEngiGuy Nov 26, 2015 @ 8:17am 
What a pointless complaint.
Mambo Nov 26, 2015 @ 8:45am 
What a pointless comment.
If I say I give you Beta Access and then dont do so, thats actually what a complaint is all about.
They should for sure be able to notify us 1 month before the "beta access" begins.
So this means if an announcement about the "beta access" doesnt get published next week, there wont be a "beta access" in december very likely. Which means, "beta access" will be at best in January, and that would be only 2 month before the game gets released anyway, if the game really gets released in March, which seems unsure.
Last edited by Mambo; Nov 26, 2015 @ 12:06pm
Mambo Nov 28, 2015 @ 8:16am 
Originally posted by akhsavi:
you got the point.

actually, phrase "beta will be available first on PS4" tells everything about the game, I'm afraid... looks like it will be another pathetic mock up of Hitman as Absolution was...

No, I dont complain about anything else than the promised "Beta Access".
I am very very happy that this game is being made.
I was hoping, that the next Hitman would have something longtime enjoyable, so I am really glad for there to be an online Live (open world) experience in the next hitman. This is exactly what I was hoping for, that hey would go a step further in the evolution of the franchise and not into stagnation like all the others.
I really give the developer team credits, that they are aware of what is important and how you can/have to progress with a game franchise, and at least also to know what the gamers/customers are wanting and looking for.
Also their relinquishment of DLC, microtransactions, pre-order stuff and season pass BS is more than appreciated, this shows they really care about their community, instead of milking them for every last dollar they can get out of you.
They step into the footsteps of The Witcher 3 with this, and this is really awesome, really appreciated.
Its just that there arent really good games around anymore nowdays, all the new games are more or less cheap garbage, the quality of games has decreased so much, and the people and companys in the gaming indusrty as well, to the much worse I have to add. Its all about capitalism and money milking now, not games or players and developers anymore. Back then developer wasnt a job you were learning. The people who developed games were feeling called for that, they had creative and inspiring mindsets. Nowadays you learn to become a developer in school, and you do this job because you get a ton of money for it. Not even to speak of the mindsets of the companys. Its disgusting.
There is a huge difference between a person who is making games and a person that is a programmer as job. Just because you can do programming doesnt make you a game developer/creator.
Last edited by Mambo; Nov 28, 2015 @ 8:25am
Johnny Pearl Nov 29, 2015 @ 3:56pm 
They have not realized that Brazil is a major power in the world of games?
where's the Portuguese language in Brazil? :angry_creep:
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