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What we know about Hitman 3 – release date, plot, trailer, more

Published: 15/Jun/2020 23:55 Updated: 11/Nov/2020 12:46

by Brent Koepp

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Hitman 3 was announced at Sony’s June PlayStation 5 event. The IO Interactive developed title is the final game in the rebooted trilogy and the conclusion to Agent 47’s current story. Here is everything we know about the upcoming PS5, Xbox Series X, & PC release.

Hitman originally released in 2000 on Windows PC, and has been the face of the stealth gaming genre for over two decades. The series got a reboot in 2016 with the critically acclaimed ‘World of Assassination’ trilogy.

The final chapter will make its wildly anticipated debut on next-gen consoles. Here is everything you need to know about Agent 47’s finale, and what to expect from the upcoming IO Interactive developed game.

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The stealth series’ latest trilogy comes to an end with Hitman 3.

Hitman 3’s next-gen debut

Hitman 3 was officially unveiled alongside the PlayStation 5 during Sony’s ‘Future of Gaming’ event on June 11. Despite its marketing, the title will also be releasing on Xbox Series X and PC, as well as current gen consoles.

The game’s announcement was accompanied by a cryptic one minute trailer, which depicts Agent 47 being hunted down. A narrator gives the chilling tagline “it was always going to end like this. Only death awaits.”

Plot

Developer IO Interactive revealed more information on their website, stating Hitman 3 would be the end to Agent 47’s plot. “HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations,” it reads.

The summary also hints further at what we can expect from the release. “Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies.”

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Player will again play as Agent 47, as he takes out contracts around the world.

The game will, of course, immediately pick up after the events of its predecessor, but so far not a lot is known about the plot. However, marketing seems to heavily imply themes of “death” – could this be the end of 47?

England also features in one of the missions for Hitman 3, in which see Agent 47 don the moniker of a private investigator a la Hercule Poirot or Murder, She Wrote. The Thornbridge Mystery sees the player trying to solve the murder of a family member. It’ll be interesting to see how this ties in with the main plotline.

Features

  • Players who own the first two games can import all 20+ locations into Hitman 3, essentially bringing the entire trilogy together under one roof.
  • If you play the entire trilogy from front to back within Hitman 3, progression carries over. In an example given by the devs, “you can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris.”
  • Hitman 2 weapon progress and unlocks can be directly carried over to the final game.
  • It will be a platform for all three releases.

3 will also feature six locations, and at the time of writing, so far only Dubai has been revealed. The entire campaign will be available when the game launches, so players won’t have to wait for updates to finish the story. IO has released a gorgeous cinematic trailer to show off the first locale.

Release date

Unlike many next-gen games, Hitman 3 actually has a release window. The final chapter of the current trilogy will make its debut in January 2021. This means it should be out in time for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

At the time of writing, both Sony and Microsoft have confirmed a release date for January 20, 2020.

Assassin's Creed

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Where to find Nickel Ingots & Gold Tungsten Ingots

Published: 24/Nov/2020 9:53

by Alex Garton

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Nickel and Gold Tungsten ingots can be used to upgrade your gear in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, making them among the most valuable items. 

Gear upgrades in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are essential for keeping up with the game’s difficulty curve as you progress. Heading into a high-level area without the necessary upgrades could result in you dying multiple times.

In order to upgrade your gear in Valhalla, you’ll need to collect ingots. These ingots are marked as wealth on the map in various locations across the world. The rarest of these ingots are Nickel and Tungsten. Nickel will raise your item to Flawless rarity and Tungsten will upgrade an item to Mythical rarity, the highest tier of gear.

The question is, where do people find these ingots in Valhalla’s huge open word? Well, let’s check out where you can get hold of these resources and start upgrading your gear.

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Each piece of gear in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is unique.

Where to find Nickel and Tungsten Ingots in Valhalla

Ubisoft has designed the game so that ingot rarity is correlated with the power level of a certain area. Therefore, Nickel ingots can be found in med-power level areas and Tungsten ingots can be found in high-power level areas.

This means as players progress through the game and onto the harder content, their weapons and gear upgrade to match the difficulty. Don’t forget, you can add runes to your weapons and as they upgrade, more rune slots are unlocked.

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Runes can be added to your weapons in the inventory menu.

The best way to farm these ingots is to raid as many towns and monasteries as possible. The ingots will be located in massive chests in the main buildings of these settlements or hidden underground in some cases.

Keep in mind they can also be dropped by enemies with yellow health bars. Don’t underestimate these foes as they’re often significantly stronger than normal enemies. The type of ingot they drop will depend on the power level of the area they’re located.

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Players can farm unlimited silver using the drinking mini-event.

It’s worth noting that it’s possible to buy ingots with silver from the merchant in your settlement. You’ll need to have collected at least one of each type of ingot before they become available to purchase. This means you can use the drinking mini-event to farm silver and simply purchase the ingots you need from the merchant.

Overall, just make sure you’re exploring the world and collecting all the wealth located on the map. This will guarantee you’ll have all the ingots you’ll ever need and you’ll experience everything the game has to offer.