Race your opponent in Hitman 2’s new 1v1 multiplayer mode to prove who’s the better assassin under pressure

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Race your opponent in Hitman 2’s new 1v1 multiplayer mode to prove who’s the better assassin under pressure

Keep an eye on your competitor's progress as you both work towards killing the same target first

Ghost Mode is a brand-new game mode coming to Hitman 2! It’s a 1-versus-1 competitive multiplayer mode done our way, with our rules and promises to put all of your assassination skills to the test.

What is Ghost mode?

Your mission in Ghost mode is to kill targets faster and cleaner than your opponent. You’ll race to eliminate the same target to earn a point and then you’ll both move on to the next target. The first to earn five points will win. So far, so good.

The twist with Ghost Mode is that you and your opponent will hunt targets in separate realities. You both play in the same location, for example Miami, and have the same target to hunt, but the status of your reality is only affected by your actions.

To add to the fun (and tension!), you can see a Ghost version of your opponent in your reality, so you can see how close they are to the target, what disguise they have on and any items they’re holding.

Stay in the game

When your opponent eliminates a target in their reality, you’ll have a short time window to successfully kill your own target to equalize the score and stay in the game. But don’t panic because if you kill non-targets, your score will decrease. Next time, you’ll want to put the pressure on your opponent by getting that first kill and starting that countdown timer.

Ghost Mode is not always about being the fastest – you also need to be smart and precise. Your target kills need to be unnoticed to earn points and start with a limited loadout.

To find more items, you’ll need to find and open Ghost Crates that are located within the location. Each Ghost Crate contains a selection of items, which are the same for both players.

If you’re the first one to open it, you’ll be able to choose the item you want and stop your opponent from taking it. If you choose to run straight for a Ghost Crate, that might mean your opponent gets the first point, but you’ll be prepared for the next one.


You’ll be able to play Ghost Mode and test your assassination skills when Hitman 2 launches on 13th November. The game will invite you into a world of assassination, where Agent 47 will travel across the globe to multiple continents as he hunts the mysterious Shadow Client.

Hitman 2 will also include the brand-new Sniper Assassin game mode at launch for all players. Sniper Assassin allows you to complete a sniper mission in online co-op, a first for the Hitman franchise, and anyone who pre-orders the game will get early access to Sniper Assassin, available to play now!

As we move closer to our November 13 launch, it’s a genuine thrill to talk more about our game and reveal details to our players. Everyone on the team at IOI has worked extremely hard to make Hitman 2 the best game possible, and we look forward to hearing what you think of Ghost Mode!

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  • I can’t wait for this game, not many games are worth the money these days but i pre ordered this without hesitation because i know it will be, a lot of people didn’t like the the hesitated release of each location in hitman 1 but i really liked it, the levels can be played so many different ways & if you have to wait a while to play the next level you get time to enjoy the full experience of the level current without rushing to the next one.

    What i’d really love about this mode is if you could kill or draw attention to your opponent, throw a coin near your oponent while he’s aiming a gun at the target, everyone looks and him and you kill the target, or kill the target and make everyone think it was him

  • I have pre ordered hitman 2 and have no access to the sniper assassin yet I have also been passed about by playstation and the makers of hitman 2 about this issue can anyone help.

  • Going to wait for the “complete edition”, and then wait for the “game of the year edition”, and then wait for the “definitive edition” and whatever else will come next before I buy this game

    • They say that good things come to those who wait. I’d suggest getting all the waiting out of the way for the next month and then you can enjoy HITMAN 2. Win-win.

  • Does this version not have phenomenally silly AI that’s ridiculously easy to exploit and weird broken mechanics?

    Because fixing either of those would really add to the challenge..

    • There’s tons of improvements to AI and game mechanics. We’re really happy with how the game is shaping up :)

  • Anyone who had already played the first hitman recommend this one? idk if I should buy it or just wait until a sale.

  • It’s not out for another month so no one can really recommend it yet, but if you enjoyed the last one it looks like a safe bet their are loads of videos on youtube showing the gameplay

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