New Hitman DLC on the way, but it’s NOT Hitman Season 2

IO Interactive has revealed a slew of new Hitman content is on its way, confirming new details will be revealed on October 24. 

The studio was keen to point out, however, that the new content is not related to Hitman Season 2.

"Mark this date on your calendars: October 24th. That’s the date when we will reveal brand new content for the game," said the company. "We’re going to let the announcement itself do all the talking, but there is one thing we want to clarify before then; this upcoming content is not Season 2. We’re saying that now to keep expectations in check."

October 10 marks the the beginning of the new Hitman content rollout, starting with extra Contracts and Challenge Packs.

Check out the Hitman DLC lineup below.

Arriving October 13

  • 10 new Featured Contracts: You create Contracts and we feature the interesting, clever or creative ones. There is no perfect formula to explain how we select the contracts, but they have caught our attention for one reason or another.
  • Master Scarecrow Challenge Pack: Colorado is the only location yet to have an added Challenge Pack. That ends this month with the release of The Master Scarecrow Challenge Pack. Look forward to 5 new challenges, each with a high amount of location mastery; a great way to top out your mastery and collect any remaining unlocks. Completing all of the challenges will unlock a new item for 47 to use in all locations. We’ll reveal more about this Challenge Pack and the new item next week.

Arriving Later in October

  • Our next batch of 10 player-curated Featured Contracts arrives later in the month. These contracts function in the same way to the Featured Contracts that you’ve come to know and love in the game, with one big twist: one of our players will curate the list.
  • The third curator to be in the spotlight is Hatch. He’s a British speedrunner who plays on PS4 in search of unique routes on fun contracts. You’ll get to know him even better later in the month when his curated contracts go live in the game and we publish a blog post right here with some insights into his choices.

The future of the Hitman series was put into question recently, after it was revealed that publisher Square Enix had cut ties with IO. 

Fortunately, it was later confirmed that IO had retained the rights to the much-loved stealth-action franchise. Hitman Season 2 is still on the cards, although when it’ll arrive remains to be seen.