Hitman 3

Hitman 3 has a great feature that lets you import the previous two games in the World of Assassination trilogy. Of course, it’s not as straightforward as you might hope. But fret not, for I’ll walk you through the process on PS4. (I’m playing on PS4, and the process will possibly be slightly different and more cumbersome if you have the PC version).

How to import save data into Hitman 3

First off, you can import your data from the previous games, which includes your XP and unlocks and all that goodness. This part is pretty easy, as a prompt will come up almost immediately.

Hitman 3 Import

If you click on the prompt, you’ll be taken to an in-app browser, which brings you to IO Interactive’s login page. You’ll need to have an account, and you’ll need to have synced your account with the previous games to ensure the data can be transferred.

Hitman 3 Import

Also note that if you’re trying to do this process on launch Day, IO Interactive’s servers seem to be taking quite the beating and you might struggle to get connected a bit. Hopefully this eases a bit as the game ages.

How to import Hitman 2 levels into Hitman 3

Now it’s time to import the games. It’s best if you own them digitally and have already installed them. Note that with Hitman 1, you need to have a specific version of the game, but I’ll get to that in the next section.

If you don’t own Hitman 1 and 2, you can actually purchase them in an in-game menu. Be careful, though. I actually own Hitman 1 and 2, but I didn’t have them installed first. The game prompted me to re-purchase both games for some reason. In fact, the game’s store menu is so messed up that it actually let me purchase Hitman 3, which I already own, inside of Hitman 3 (I backed out before I completed the transaction, but the menu doesn’t act as if I own the game already).

Don’t stress out, and definitely don’t make the purchase again. Simply exit Hitman 3 and download your copies of Hitman 1 and 2.

Oh, and you’ll also need to download and install the Hitman 3: Access Pass, which is a free add-on in the PlayStation Store.

Hitman 3 Import

How to import Hitman 1 levels into Hitman 3

I was able to get Hitman 2 to import just fine, but Hitman 1 gave me some trouble.

So, with Hitman 1, you need to own one of a few specific versions of the game. You have to own Hitman 1 Legacy Pack, Hitman 1 GOTY Legacy Pack, or the Hitman 1 GOTY upgrade for Hitman 2. I ended up dropping $19.99 (plus tax) on the Hitman 1 GOTY Legacy Pack, which seemed like the cheapest option. (Note that there’s also a different version of this pack designed for people who own Hitman 1 on disc, so choose your version carefully.)

The reason for this is that you need to have Hitman 1 imported into Hitman 2 in order to then import it into Hitman 3. Yeah, this is a bit of a headache, but the game files for Hitman 1 are different from the game files for Hitman 1 inside of Hitman 2. The Legacy Pack is the version of Hitman 1 that is playable within Hitman 2, which also means it’s playable within Hitman 3. Make sense?

Hitman 3 Import

Once you own some version of the Legacy Pack, you can download the Hitman 3: Access Pass: Hitman 1 GOTY Edition for free. If it doesn’t work on the first try, fire up Hitman 2 to make sure the content is loading into 2 properly. If Hitman 1 imports into Hitman 2, it should import into Hitman 3.

How to import Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 DLC into Hitman 3

So the other thing that should carry over is the DLC for the first two games, so long as you’ve purchased it. I own all the DLC for Hitman 1, and only some of the DLC for Hitman 2 — all of the content I own seemed to import without a hitch. When you import the base games, the DLC that you own should come along for the ride.

How to access all this content

Hitman 3

All of this content is accessible through the game’s main menu. When you’re in the main menu, press R1 twice to go to the Campaign menu. Here, you can access the training Prologue, Hitman 1, Hitman 2, Hitman 3, and Side Missions.

And that’s how you import Hitman 1 and 2 into Hitman 3.

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