Hitman 3 - Freelancer Mode

Hitman 3‘s Freelance Mode is a completely new way to play the Hitman games. This works like an Extraction-style game mode, where the gear you acquire on a mission is yours to keep, but the gear you lose out in the field is gone forever.

And, of course, this comes with an absolute boatload of unlocks, so I’m going to walk you through absolutely everything that can be unlocked or acquired in Hitman 3‘s Freelancer game mode (just like I did for the main game — you can see that ridiculously huge guide by clicking here).

One thing that’s important to note here is that this guide is based off the beta version of Freelancer. It’s possible — in fact, I’d say it’s likely — that these will be shuffled around quite a bit between now and the time the game mode is officially released (in January of 2023). I’ll create an updated guide when that comes out, but until then, I can only list out what’s in the beta.

Mastery Unlocks

Hitman 3 - Freelancer Mode

You’ll earn XP while you’re out on Freelancer missions, and that will cause your Mastery to level up. Each level comes with some rewards. Aside from the Merces, which can be lost if you die out in the field, and Thematic Weapons (which I’ll explain in the Thematic Weapons section of this guide), the rest of these unlocks are permanent.

I want to point out again that this list comes from the Freelancer beta, and there are some obvious problems with it. For example, the Bedroom is unlocked at level 24 according to the Mastery menu, but if you actually walk to the bedroom, it says it’s unlocked at level 31. Also, the Mastery menu only goes up to 25, but there are guns in the rack that are unlocked as high as level 60. So I do have to assume these unlock levels are going to be shuffled significantly before the full release of this game mode.

With all that said, here’s the complete list:

  • Wardrobe (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 2.
  • Increase Gear Cap – Reach Mastery Level 2.
  • Hallway Motivational Posters (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 3.
  • Bathroom (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 4.
  • Increase Gear Cap – Reach Mastery Level 4.
  • The Ornamental Pistol (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 5.
  • Stairs (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 6.
  • Increase Gear Cap – Reach Mastery Level 6.
  • Wardrobe (Safehouse Cosmetic, this option organizes your closet) – Reach Mastery Level 7.
  • Classical Music (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 7.
  • Garage (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 8.
  • Minimal Furniture (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 8.
  • Receive an Amount of Merces – Reach Mastery Level 9.
  • Garage Motorcycle (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 9.
  • The Ornamental Assault Rifle (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 10.
  • Increase Gear Cap – Reach Mastery Level 11.
  • Infirmary (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 11.
  • Living Room (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 11.
  • Outside (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 12.
  • Outside (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 12.
  • Shed (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 12.
  • Outside (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 12.
  • Shooting Range (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 13.
  • Shooting Range (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 13.
  • Increase Gear Cap – Reach Mastery Level 14.
  • Outside (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 14.
  • The Ornamental Katana (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 15.
  • Vault (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 16.
  • Motivational Posters (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 17.
  • Modern Art (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 17.
  • Mission Control (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 17.
  • Modern Furniture (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 18.
  • Exotic Music (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 18.
  • Practice Space (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 18.
  • Receive an Amount of Merces – Reach Mastery Level 19.
  • The Ornamental Shotgun (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 20.
  • Office (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 21.
  • Increase Gear Cap – Reach Mastery Level 21.
  • Gym (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 22.
  • Garage (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 22.
  • Mission Control (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 23.
  • Bathroom (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 23.
  • Outside (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 23.
  • Bedroom (Safehouse Area) – Reach Mastery Level 24.
  • Minimal Furniture (Safehouse Cosmetic) – Reach Mastery Level 24.
  • The Ornamental SMG (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 25.
  • The Ornamental Sniper Rifle (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 30.
  • The Ancestral Pistol (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 40.
  • The Ancestral Shotgun (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 45.
  • The Ancestral Assault Rifle (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 50.
  • The Ancestral Sniper Rifle (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 55.
  • The Ancestral Knife (Gear) – Reach Mastery Level 60.

Weapons

Hitman 3 - Weapons

There are a couple ways to acquire weapons. You can either loot them off of guards in levels, or you can buy them from vendors scattered across the game. The locations of these vendors is randomized, and their shop selection will be randomized as well.

You’ll notice these items in the world because they have a Rarity level. If an item has no Rarity level, taking it back to the Safehouse will not bank it. If you take a weapon out of the Safehouse and die, you will lose that weapon. There’s also what seems to be a bug where if you have a particular weapon banked at your Safehouse, and you find a second one in a mission and die, you will lose that weapon from your Safehouse. So be careful out there.

Weapons in your Safehouse can be found on the walls (near the entrance to the firing range).

Melee Weapons

  • ICA Combat Axe (Common)
  • Claw Hammer (Common)
  • Folding Knife (Common)
  • Amputation Knife (Common)
  • Machete (Common)
  • Police Baton (Common)
  • Baseball Bat (Common)
  • Shuriken (Rare)
  • Ice Pick (Rare)
  • Quickdraw (Rare)
  • Concealable Knife (Rare)
  • Okinawan Tonfa (Rare)
  • Concealable Baton (Rare)
  • Mace (Rare)
  • Kukri Knife (Rare)
  • Circumcision Knife (Rare)
  • Tanto (Rare)
  • Sapper’s Axe (Rare)
  • Saber (Rare)
  • HF Championship Bat (Rare)
  • Bat Shuriken (Epic)
  • Fiber Wire (Epic)
  • Ice Axe (Epic)
  • Janbiya (Epic)
  • Eiffel Tower Knife (Epic)
  • Burial Dagger (Epic)
  • Katana (Epic)
  • Spooky Bat (Epic)
  • Antique Curved Knife (Legendary)
  • Masamune (Legendary)

Pistols

  • ICA19 Classicballer (Common)
  • Bartoli 75S (Common)
  • Bartoli 75R (Common)
  • HACKL 9R (Common)
  • HACKL 9S (Common)
  • HWK21 Pale (Common)
  • HWK21 (Common)
  • HWK21 Covert (Common)
  • Assassin’s HWK21 Covert (Rare)
  • ICA19 (Rare)
  • HACKL 9S Covert (Rare)
  • Krugermeier 2-2 Silver (Rare)
  • HWK21 Pale Homemade Silencer (Rare)
  • Concept 5 (Rare)
  • ICA19 F/A (Common)
  • “Rude Ruby” (Rare)
  • Striker (Rare)
  • Custom 5MM (Rare)
  • ICA DTI Stealth (Epic)
  • ICA F/A Stealth “Ducky” Edition (Epic)
  • ICA19 Black Lily (Epic)
  • ICA19 Chrome (Epic)
  • Custom 5MM DTI (Epic)
  • ICA19 F/A Stealth (Epic)
  • Krugermeier 2-2 (Epic)
  • “El Matador” (Epic)
  • ICA19 Shortballer (Legendary)
  • ICA19 Silverballer (Legendary)
  • ICA19 Goldballer (Legendary)

SMGs

  • TAC-SMG (Common)
  • DAK X2 (Common)
  • HX-7 (Common)
  • HX-10 (Common)
  • ICA SMG Raptor (Common)
  • DAK Black Covert (Rare)
  • TAC-SMG Covert (Rare)
  • TAC-SMG S (Rare)
  • ICA SMG Raptor Covert (Rare)
  • DAK X2 Covert (Rare)
  • DAK DTI (Rare)
  • HX-7 Covert (Rare)
  • ICA SMG Raptor Covert (Epic)
  • DAK X2 Covert Special (Epic)

Sniper Rifles

  • Sieger 300 (Common)
  • Bartoli Woodsman Hunting Rifle (Common)
  • Jaeger 7 (Common)
  • Druzhina 34 DTI (Rare)
  • Sieger 300 Tactical (Rare)
  • Druzhina 34 (Rare)
  • Jaeger 7 Lancer (Rare)
  • Jaeger 7 Tiger (Rare)
  • Jaeger 7 Covert (Rare)
  • Druzhina 34 ICA Arctic (Epic)
  • ICA Bartoli Woodsman Hunting Rifle Covert (Epic)
  • Sieger 300 Viper (Epic)
  • Sieger 300 Advanced (Epic)
  • HACKL Leviathan Sniper Rifle Covert (Legendary)
  • Sieger 300 Ghost (Legendary)
  • Jaeger 7 Tuatara (Legendary)

Shotguns

  • Bartoli 12G (Common)
  • Tactical Bartoli 12G (Common)
  • ICA Tactical Shotgun (Common)
  • ENRAM HV (Common)
  • Bartoli 12G Short H (Common)
  • Bartoli Hunting Shotgun (Common)
  • Sawed-Off Bartoli 12G (Rare)
  • ICA Tactical Shotgun Covert (Rare)
  • ENRAM HV CM (Rare)
  • ENRAM HV Covert (Epic)
  • ICA Tactical Shotgun Covert (Epic)
  • Golden Sawed-Off Bartoli 12G (Legendary)

Assault Rifles

  • Fusil G1-4/C (Common)
  • Fusil G1-4 (Common)
  • TAC-4 AR Auto (Common)
  • Sieger AR552 Tactical (Common)
  • Fusil X2000 Stealth (Common)
  • Fusil G2 (Common)
  • Shashka A33 (Common)
  • TAC-4 S/A (Rare)
  • TAC-4 S/A Jungle (Rare)
  • TAC-4 AR Stealth (Rare)
  • Shashka A33 Covert (Rare)
  • Shashka A33 H (Rare)
  • RS-15 (Epic)
  • Shashka A33 Gold (Epic)
  • TAC-4 AR Desert (Epic)

Thematic Weapons

This last category of weapons is a little odd because it doesn’t function like the others. These are unlocked via Mastery Level, and you’ll unlock one every five levels (except for Level 35, for some reason). Note that I’ve also posted these in the Mastery section of this guide.

When you unlock a Thematic Weapon, you will have to manually add it to the case by interacting with the unlock icon. After that, you can lose these weapons out in the field, just like any other weapons. However, if you lose one, it can later show up as part of a vendor’s supply so you can buy it back. This means you won’t permanently lose a Thematic Weapon. Still, I’d be hesitant to take one out in the field if you’re really going for a full gun rack, because this will be the hardest section to restock after losing a weapon.

  • The Ornamental Pistol (Rare) – Reach Mastery Level 5.
  • The Ornamental Assault Rifle (Rare) – Reach mastery Level 10.
  • The Ornamental Katana (Epic) – Reach Mastery Level 15.
  • The Ornamental Shotgun (Epic) – Reach Mastery Level 20.
  • The Ornamental SMG (Legendary) – Reach Mastery Level 25.
  • The Ornamental Sniper Rifle (Legendary) – Reach Mastery Level 30.
  • The Ancestral Pistol (Epic) – Reach Mastery Level 40.
  • The Ancestral Shotgun (Rare) – Reach Mastery Level 45.
  • The Ancestral Assault Rifle (Rare) – Reach Mastery Level 50.
  • The Ancestral Sniper Rifle (Legendary) – Reach Mastery Level 55.
  • The Ancestral Knife (Epic) – Reach Mastery Level 60.

Tools

Hitman 3 - Freelancer Tools

Tools work kind of the same as weapons, but also kind of different. They’re the same in that you acquire them in the exact same way: Find them out in missions or buy them from vendors. However, you can also find them in crates in missions (typically, these crates don’t contain weapons, though I’m not sure this is true 100% of the time).

If you fail a Campaign, you will lose all of your tools. They do not carry over from campaign to campaign, so use ’em or lose ’em folks.

Here’s a full list of tools:

Left Chest

  • Breaching Charge Mk III (Explosive, Common)
  • Remote Semtex Demo Block Mk III (Explosive, Common)
  • Proximity Semtex Demo Block Mk III (Explosive, Common)
  • ICA Proximity Explosive Mk III (Explosive, Common)
  • Remote Explosive (Explosive, Common)
  • ICA Proximity Concussive Device Mk III (Explosive, Common)
  • ICA Remote Concussive Device (Explosive, Rare)
  • ICA Remote Explosive MK III (Explosive, Rare)
  • ICA Impact Explosive (Explosive, Rare)
  • ICA Proximity Micro Explosive (Explosive, Rare)
  • ICA Micro Remote Explosive (Explosive, Rare)
  • Flash Grenade Mk III (Explosive, Common)
  • Emetic Grenade (Explosive, Rare)
  • Concussion Grenade (Explosive, Rare)
  • Fragmentation Grenade (Explosive, Common)
  • ICA Explosive Phone (Explosive, Rare)
  • ICA Tripwire Mine (Explosive, Rare)
  • Proximity Explosive Duck (Explosive, Common)
  • The Pale Duck (Explosive, Rare)
  • Remote Explosive Classic Rubber Duck (Explosive, Epic)
  • Remote Concussion Rubber Duck (Explosive, Epic)
  • Remote Concussion Collectors Duck (Explosive, Epic)
  • Remote Explosive Devil Rubber Duck (Explosive, Legendary)

Middle Chest

  • Water Cannister (Melee, Common)
  • Oil Cannister (Melee, Common)
  • ICA Remote Audio Distraction Mk III (Distraction, Common)
  • ICA Proximity Taser (Tool, Common)
  • ICA Remote Flash Device (Explosive, Common)
  • ICA Remote Taser (Tool, Common)
  • ICA Outstanding Service Coin (Distraction, Rare)
  • Remote Emetic Gas Device (Explosive, Rare)
  • ICA Remote Micro Audio Distraction (Distraction, Rare)
  • ICA Remote Micro Taser (Tool, Rare)
  • ICA Proximity Micro Taser (Tool, Rare)
  • ICA Flash Phone (Tool, Rare)
  • Remote EMP Charge (Tool, Rare)
  • Professional Screwdriver (Tool, Common)
  • Handyman Wrench (Tool, Common)
  • ICA Titanium Crowbar (Tool, Common)
  • Lockpick Mk III (Tool, Rare)

Right Chest

  • Kalmer 2 Tranquilizer (Pistol, Rare)
  • Sieker 1 (Pistol, Rare)
  • Chloroform Flask (Melee, Rare)
  • Modern Lethal Syringe (Poison, Common)
  • Modern Emetic Syringe (Poison, Common)
  • Modern Sedative Syringe (Poison, Common)
  • Antique Lethal Syringe (Poison, Rare)
  • Antique Emetic Syringe (Poison, Rare)
  • Antique Sedative Syringe (Poison, Rare)
  • Lethal Poison Vial (Poison, Common)
  • Emetic Poison Vial (Poison, Common)
  • Sedative Poison Vial (Poison, Common)
  • Lethal Pills (Poison, Rare)
  • Emetic Pills (Poison, Rare)
  • Sedative Pills (Poison, Rare)

Trophy Case Unlocks

Hitman 3 - Freelancer Trophy Case

One other cool feature of Freelancer Mode is that Challenges unlock actual trophies that show up in various trophy cases throughout your Safehouse. There are tons of Challenges to complete here (almost 100 in the beta), so this will keep you busy for a long, long time.

Assassination

  • Oyasumi – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Hokkaido.
  • Employee of the Month – Eliminate 100 Syndicate Leaders.
  • Melon Man – Eliminate 25 Syndicate Leaders with Headshots.
  • High Society – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders on the Isle of Sgàil.
  • Untz! Untz! – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Berlin.
  • Employee of the Week – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Leaders.
  • Jungle Boogie – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Santa Fortuna.
  • Oil Money – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Dubai.
  • On the Move – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Leaders while they are escaping.
  • Deadly Hangover – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Mendoza.
  • Tea Time! – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Dartmoor.
  • Head Over Heels – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Leaders by pushing them over a ledge.
  • Natural Selection – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Leaders using natural/crafted poisons.
  • Welcome to Haven – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in the Maldives.
  • Surprise! – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Members or Leaders with proximity Explosives.
  • Show-off – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Paris.
  • Don’t Lick Me – Eliminate 25 Syndicate Leaders with Poison.
  • Please Come Again! – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Mumbai.
  • Bullseye – Eliminate 25 Syndicate Leaders with a Sniper Rifle.
  • Way of the Samurai – Eliminate 47 Syndicate Members or Leaders with the Katana.
  • Puzzle Master – Eliminate 25 Syndicate Leaders in Accidents.
  • Mai Pen Rai – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Bangkok.
  • Remote Controlled – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Members or Leaders with Remote Explosives.
  • Eat the Rich – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in New York.
  • Beach Closed – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders on Ambrose Island.
  • Vigilante – Eliminate 1,000 Syndicate Members.
  • Deadly Vacation – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Sapienza.
  • Let the darkness unfold – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Marrakesh.
  • High in Fiber – Eliminate 25 Syndicate Leaders with a Fiber Wire.
  • Neon City – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Chongqing.
  • Crime Fighter – Eliminate 100 Syndicate Members.
  • GOAT – Eliminate 10,000 Syndicate Members.
  • Employee of the Year – Eliminate 1,000 Syndicate Leaders.
  • Strelok – Eliminate 100 Syndicate Members or Leaders with headshots using the Druzhina 34.
  • Poetic Justice – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Leaders while they’re performing a Tell.
  • The Finish Line – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Miami.
  • Pills Here! – Eliminate 10 Syndicate Members or Leaders with Lethal Pills.
  • Autumn Harvest – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Colorado.
  • A Necklace to Die For – Strangle 10 Syndicate Leaders wearing a Necklace.
  • Return to Sender – Eliminate a Syndicate Leader with an item retrieved from a suspect.
  • Suburban Dream – Eliminate 50 Syndicate Members or Leaders in Whittleton Creek.

Discovery

  • Cat Burglar – Crack 100 safes.
  • Scavenger – Collect Gear from 100 Stashes.
  • Ave Maria – Find Tranquility.
  • Feeling Lucky? – Use the Safehouse Supply Crate 50 times.
  • Better Safe Than Sorry – Crack 10 safes.

Feats

  • Burning Man – Eliminate 25 Suspects using Fire.
  • Spray and Pray – Collect 10 SMGs for the Safehouse Gear Walls.
  • You Urned This – Complete 10 Campaigns.
  • Sick Games – Defeat 10 Sick Games Syndicates.
  • This is My Rifle – Collect 10 Rifles for the Safehouse Gear Walls.
  • Loaded – Earn a total of 5,000 Merces.
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Complete 50 Prestige Objectives.
  • Gun Master – Collect a Legendary Weapon for the Safehouse Gear Walls.
  • One Shot, One Kill – Collect 10 Snipers for the Safehouse Gear Walls.
  • Pocket Money – Earn a total of 500 Merces.
  • Assassination – Defeat 10 Assassination syndicates.
  • No Room for Competition – Eliminate 25 Assassins.
  • Sometimes Maybe Good. Sometimes Maybe S#!& – Fail 10 Showdowns.
  • Easy Mode – Complete a difficulty 1 Syndicate.
  • Bad Taste – Eliminate a Suspect that is not the Syndicate Leader with Lethal Poison.
  • A Worthy Sacrifice – Lose a total of 500 Merces after getting wounded.
  • Eco Crime – Defeat 10 Eco Crime syndicates.
  • Faster than Your Own Shadow – Eliminate a Syndicate Leader within 60 seconds of arriving.
  • Gunslinger – Collect 10 Pistols for the Safehouse Gear Walls.
  • Arms Trafficking – Defeat 10 Arms Trafficking Syndicates.
  • Coast is Clear! – Eliminate 25 Lookouts.
  • Hard Mode – Complete a difficulty 3 Syndicate.
  • Professional Mode – Complete a difficulty 4 Syndicate.
  • Let’s Go Hunting – Collect 10 Shotguns for the Safehouse Gear Walls.
  • Collector – Collect 47 Firearms for the Safehouse Gear Wall.
  • Meeting Adjourned – Eliminate a Syndicate Leader during a Meeting.
  • Let the Chips Fall Where They May – Eliminate 50 Suspects that are not Syndicate Leaders.
  • Around the World – Eliminate a Syndicate Leader in 9 different territories.
  • Normal Mode – Complete a difficulty 2 Syndicate.
  • Psy Ops – Defeat 10 Psy Ops Syndicates.
  • Mr. Clean – Complete any of the following Payout Objectives 20 times:
    • Hide Target Bodies
    • Hide Target Bodies – Timed
    • No Bodies Found
    • Destroy a Camera Recorder
  • Big Pharma – Defeat 10 Big Pharma syndicates.
  • Cheesing It – Eliminate all Suspects in a Showdown.
  • Up Close and Personal – Collect 10 Melee Weapons for the Safehouse Gear Walls.
  • Slow But Steady – Complete 50 Campaigns.
  • High Roller – Earn 75 Merces in a single mission payout.
  • Legendary – Eliminate 100 Syndicate Members or Leaders with Legendary Gear.
  • Espionage – Defeat 10 Espionage Syndicates.
  • Fly, You Fool! – Complete 10 Timed Prestige Objectives.
  • Prank Caller – Arrange 10 meetings using burner phones.
  • Silent But Deadly – Complete 10 Silent Assassin Payout Objectives.
  • Crime Stomper – Complete a Syndicate from 8 different Syndicate Types.
  • Living On The Edge – Successfully complete 5 alerted Showdowns.
  • Organ Trafficking – Defeat 10 Organ Trafficking Syndicates.
  • Home Sweet Home – Reach Mastery level 100.
  • PTFO – Complete 100 Payout Objectives.
  • Cold Feet – Exit 20 Missions without eliminating all Targets.
  • Top Dog – Complete 100 Campaigns.
  • Order Up! – Poison 50 suspects.
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