The week has finally come for a big time assassination.
Wednesday morning, IO-Interactive revealed the release schedule, of Hitman’s 26th and final Elusive Target.
“At 14:00 CEST / 05:00 PT on Friday 14th July, we’ll update the Elusive Target tile on the Featured Hub in-game and the contract will be live. Remember that an Elusive Target cannot be restarted once any targets have been eliminated or any objectives have been completed.”
This time, the target is a man called Mr. Giggles. The official Hitman web site doesn’t reveal many details about The Entertainer, but the screen shot makes him appear as a dapper fellow in a Bowler hat. Possibly a washed up comedian?
Identity confusion aside, what matters is the location. And IO is making the final target a little more difficult by hiding Mr. Giggles somewhere in the bustling markets of Marrakesh. This larger map can be an absolute bear to navigate with the dozens of guards, hidden tunnel system, and multiple restricted areas. This particular version will be quite interesting considering that Mr. Giggles apparently has a hidden Client List that must also be captured. Completing both objectives will be simple if the Entertainer has the list on his person, but IO could mix up the level by separating the two.
To finish off the announcement, IO also listed the unlockable suits that have been made available via the Elusive Target system. Some could be unlocked by achieving a Silent Assassin rating on multiple hits while others simply unlocked after successfully taking out a target. The majority of these suits were made available to the average assassins, but only the top notch players gained access to the most Elusive outfits.
“If ET #26 is the first Elusive Target contract you complete in Marrakesh, you’ll earn the Summer Suit with Gloves for Agent 47. You will also earn the Terminus Suit if this is the first Elusive Target contract that you complete with the ‘Silent Assassin’ rating. Earning the ‘Silent Assassin’ rating will also count towards your progress for unlocking the Winter Suit. At this point, you’ll need to have already earned 4 Silent Assassin ratings from the previous 12 ET’s before starting The Entertainer to be able to unlock the prestigious Winter Suit via Elusive Targets. There are more notes about Elusive Target Rewards below.”
The Elusive Target goes live Friday morning. Don’t mess up your once chance.