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IO Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Eidos Interactive
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive[1]
Glacier 2
Release dates
Windows March 11, 2016
Linux February 16, 2017[1]
macOS (OS X) June 20, 2017[2]
Hitman at Wikipedia
Hitman: Codename 47 2000
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin 2002
Hitman: Contracts 2004
Hitman: Blood Money 2006
Hitman: Sniper Challenge 2012
Hitman: Absolution 2012
Hitman GO 2015
Hitman 2016

This page is for the 2016 game. For the original 2000 game, see Hitman: Codename 47.

Key points

Various players report crashing during gameplay[3][4] and poor performance in general.[3]
The game requires a constant internet connection for some features to work properly (Elusive targets, Contracts mode and Challenge progression).[5]
Story mode is available offline, as well as any item unlocked via challenges/ story progression acquired online can be used offline. A late November 2016 patch made unlockables sync to the offline profile and online profile simultaneously.
All players receive the Hitman 2016 soundtrack and the "Making of" documentary, regardless of purchase history.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Released on January 31, 2017, 5 DVD's EU release Only steelbook edition, installation with disk 48 GB( approx ), after that it take downloading 16 GB approx from steam. [6]
macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
Green Man Gaming
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macOS (OS X)
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require Steam DRM
Windows versions used to have Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM,[7] which was removed in the June 21, 2017 Update.
A demo is available (progress carries over to the full game).[8]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher[edit]

Use the -SKIP_LAUNCHER command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\IO Interactive\Hitman\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/feral-interactive/HITMAN/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/236870/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Save files are cross-platform

Video settings[edit]

External graphics settings.
External graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
The most important settings to tweak for higher performance are shadow maps, followed by anti-aliasing.[10]

Input settings[edit]

In-game controller settings.
In-game controller settings.
In-game mouse and keyboard settings.
In-game mouse and keyboard settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Key remapping does not allow you to overwrite old keybinds. They must be set to a new key first.
Mouse acceleration
Disabled by default.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and Dualshock 4 supported, though DirectInput has some mapping issues. Consider using a controller wrapper, such as x360ce (Windows) or XboxDRV (Linux)
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Effects and Music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Mexican Spanish

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Flickering with AMD Crossfire[edit]

Game flickers when run on multiple AMD GPUs in Crossfire.
Change the resolution and then change back to the original resolution[11]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[12]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Double-click on the Refreshrate entry.
  3. Select Decimal and change the value to your screen refresh rate.


On Windows, there used to be a GFXSettings.HITMAN.xml file that had graphics settings, but the game has since been updated. As a result, the file was removed and the settings were moved to the Registry. On Linux, the XML file exists but is set up in the same coding language as a Registry entry.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 [13]
OpenGL 4.1 - 4.5
"-4.5" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 4.1.
Linux only
Metal support
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes CRI Movie

System requirements[edit]

A 64-bit system is required.
Medium and high textures require a GPU with 3GB and 4GB of VRAM respectively. GPUs with 2GB of VRAM will run at the low setting by default (this can be overridden in the launcher).[14]
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 940
Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 290
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.12.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 68 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon R9 M290
2 GB of VRAM
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS 2.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-8350
Intel Core i7-3770
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 67 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon R9 270X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290
The Open Source MESA Drivers (RadeonSI and AMDGPU) are also fully supported, so long as the version is 13.03 or newer, however MESA 17 has known graphical issues. Intel Graphics are not supported on release.[15]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Agent 47 marks his target: HITMAN coming to Linux on February 16th - Feral News - last accessed on 2017-02-07
  2. Primary objective: run HITMAN on macOS | Feral News
  3. 3.0 3.1 See Steam reviews
  4. PC version keeps crashing - Hitman technical support - Hitmanforum
  5. Unlocks work offline now : HiTMAN
  6. Hitman releases on disc January 31, 2017 - Hitman: Episode 4 - Bangkok for PS4 News
  8. Try HITMAN for FREE - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: HITMAN™
  9. https://twitter.com/Hitman/status/822074672846110720
  10. https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/7633/hitman-graphics-performance-tweak-guide/index4.html
  11. :: PSA: AMD users suffering flickering in HITMAN with CrossFire, try changing the resolution, then change back to your original resolution. -- Reddit
  12. How to change refreshrate! :: HITMAN™ General Discussions
  13. Hitman will support DirectX 12 at launch - PC Gamer
  14. Update 1.03 is OUT NOW - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: HITMAN™
  15. New intel acquired: system requirements for HITMAN™ on Linux