Hitman: Absolution

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Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Absolution cover
IO Interactive
Windows Nixxes Software
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Square Enix
OS X Feral Interactive
Glacier 2
Release dates
Windows November 20, 2012
macOS (OS X) May 15, 2014
Hitman: Absolution guide at StrategyWiki
Hitman: Absolution 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
Hitman 2 2018

Key points

Servers for the Contracts mode were shut down in May 2018.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Square Enix Forums


All Windows versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences[edit]

Hitman Absolution: Professional Edition includes 72-page Digital Artbook, The Making Hitman Absolution video, and the Agency Gun Pack DLC.
Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition includes the Professional Edition and all DLC.
The OS X version includes all Elite Edition content.
All purchases now include Hitman: Sniper Challenge[2] which was previously a pre-order exclusive.
Japanese language support is only available in Japan; this version only includes Japanese text and Japanese and English audio.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Purchasing DLC is no longer possible due to the Contracts mode servers being shut down.
Name Notes
Agency HX UMP
Agency Jagd P22G
Agency SPS 12
Bartoli Custom Gun
Bronson M1928 Gun
Deus Ex (Adam Jensen) Disguise
Deus Ex (Adam Jensen) Handgun
High Roller Disguise
High Tech Disguise
Krugermeier 2-2 Gun
Public Enemy Disguise

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IO Interactive\Hitman Absolution
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Hitman Absolution/Preferences Data
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/203140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\205930\remote
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/com.feralinteractive.hitmanabsolution
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/203140/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display settings
Display settings
Graphical settings
Graphical settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Menus and FMV cutscenes are pillarboxed 16:9.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Turn off "Exclusive Fullscreen" under Display to use borderless mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, up to 8x MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 7.1 output.[5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japan only; only includes Japanese text and English and Japanese audio.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Hitman Absolution.

Issues fixed[edit]

No sound[edit]

Disable surround sound on audio drivers[6]

FPS Drop/Issues[edit]

Disable MSAA in Display Options[citation needed]
This should fix issues with huge FPS drops that come from opening doors or cutscenes.

Game doesn't show up in Windows 8.1[edit]

In Windows 8.1, sometimes the game will appear to start minimized, and any attempts at restoring the game will not work.
Disable Exclusive Fullscreen[citation needed]

DX 11 Crashes on Nvidia GeForce 500 and 600 series[edit]

Increase Vcore to the GPU slightly or Drop the GPU Clocks[citation needed]
It seems Nvidia have set the default Vcore too low on the 5xx/6xx series cards. They do pass stress testing but crash in a few Real World DX11 intensive games.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable
OS X only

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7 7 64-bit
Processor (CPU) True dual core CPU (Intel, AMD) Intel Core i7
AMD Athlon II X4
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 24 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600
AMD equivalent
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 5770
DirectX 11 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.2 Mavericks
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 24 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM 1 GB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/203140/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (203140) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.