Head-to-head Competitive Mode Coming to Hitman 2

There's a 1-versus-1 competitive mode coming to Hitman 2 and it looks really rad.

Have you always wanted to see how well you compared to your friends or other players in Hitman without relying on a leaderboard? Soon you'll be able to with the new competitive mode coming to Hitman 2. 

Called Ghost Mode, this is where you can gain the ultimate bragging rights in real time.

In Ghost Mode, players compete on the same map seeking out the same target. However, the players are in separate instances. Though both players can see what the other one is doing, they will only be able to see other competitors as black and white Hitman figures.

The goal of the mode is to complete five kills on the map without alerting anyone. If someone witnesses a kill, the point does not count.

When a player confirms a silent kill, their competitor must silently kill their target in 20 seconds or else they do not receive a point. No player starts with any disguises or weapons, and the competitors must find everything they want to use on the map.

Adding another competitive wrinkle to the mode, players can also find ghost crates; this gives both players the chance to get exclusive items before their counterparts. 

Lastly, there are also ghost coins players can find throughout the map; they can use these to cause trouble for the competition. When a player flips one of these coins, the sound alerts guards or other witnesses in the competitor's instance. This can prevent a silent kill from taking place or force someone to find an alternative route.

When Hitman 2 releases later this fall, players will only have access to the mode on the Miami map. However, IO Interactive plans to expand Ghost Mode the other maps in the game. 

The mode seems like a great idea as the 2016 Hitman game provided an excellent way for hardcore players to compete against each on leaderboards. This takes this concept to the next stage by forcing them to prove whose the true assassin real time.

Hitman 2 releases on November 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Make sure to pre-order your copy now and get immediate access to the new Hitman Sniper Assassin mode.

Stay tuned to Gameskinny as we get closer to Hitman 2 and check out the creative ways Agent 47 can take out his targets.

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Published Oct. 12th 2018

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