Hitman

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Hitman
Hitman cover
Developers
IO Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive[1]
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Publishers
Former Square Enix
Current IO Interactive
OS X, Linux Feral Interactive[1]
Engines
Glacier 2
Release dates
Windows March 11, 2016
Linux February 16, 2017[1]
macOS (OS X) June 20, 2017[2]
Hitman at Wikipedia
Hitman
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
Hitman 2 2018

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

Key points

The game requires a constant internet connection for some features to work properly (Elusive targets, Contracts mode and Challenge progression).[3]

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Only released in Europe, Contains 5 DVD's and steelbook only.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Developer website
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Game of the Year Edition
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Game of The Year Edition also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM
Windows versions used to have Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM,[4] which was removed in the June 21, 2017 Update.
A demo is available (progress carries over to the full game).[5]
All players receive the Hitman 2016 soundtrack and the "Making of" documentary, regardless of purchase history.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip launcher[edit]

Use the -skip_launcher command line argument[6]

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
Approx. 244 MB available. 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.[8]

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
Remapping
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
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Mapping issues
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Tobii Eye Tracking
Button/gesture prompts
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection
Limited use, as the mouse input is required for the cursor to show up.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Hitman 2016 (DX11).
Devices Native Notes
Tobii Eye Tracking

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[9]

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[10]
  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.

Notes

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.

Game crashes to desktop[edit]

Performance-monitoring software, like Logitech Gaming Software, can cause the game to crash. Close it before starting the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 [11]
OpenGL 4.1, 4.5 Linux only
Metal support
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes CRI Movie

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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
A 64-bit system is required.
Medium and high textures require a GPU with 3 GB and 4 GB of VRAM respectively. GPUs with 2 GB of VRAM will run at the low setting by default (this can be overridden in the launcher).[12]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.12.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 81 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon R9 M290
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2 GB of VRAM
Intel and Nvidia graphics cards require macOS 10.13.4 or later.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS 2.0 Ubuntu 17.04, 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) 81 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 fully supported, so long as the version is 13.03 or newer, however MESA 17 has known graphical issues on Kaveri-based Cards. Intel Graphics are not supported on release.[13]

References