The last entry of the famous third-person stealth franchise Hitman, Hitman 3, is going to be released in a week, on January 20, 2021. The game would be released on multiple platforms, including the PS5, Xbox Series X and Series S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Hitman 3 requirements
Hitman 3 requirements

The Hitman franchise has been growing strong, with both the first and second part of the trilogy gained critical acclaim. Even the spinoff game, Hitman Sniper, has become one of the best titles in the mobile market. In this article, we would list out Hitman 3 system requirements and everything you need to know about the game.

1 - Hitman 3 System Requirements PC

Hitman 3 PC minimum system requirements

Overall, Hitman 3 PC's minimum requirements are fairly low - with only 8 GB RAM and 2GB VRAM requirements. The CPU req is slightly harder to achieve, with an i5 being the lowest possible to run the game.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870
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Hitman 3 PC recommended system requirements

The game is fairly beefy at max settings, with i7, 16 GB of RAM and 8 GB of VRAM required. You need to at least have a mid-tier gaming PC to play this game.

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

Hitman 3 was going to be an enormous PC game, as its owners would get the content of both Hitman 1 and 2 included in a single package (Hitman 2, with the first game included, is currently 149 GB - one of the biggest game sizes on Steam). However, a few days ago, IO Interactive has announced that Hitman 3 would actually shrink to only 70-80 GB instead of over 200 like expected.

2 - About Hitman 3

This is the 3rd and last installment of the World of Assassination Trilogy... and the 8th game in the long-running Hitman series. The series has been struggling for quite a while until the remake in 2015 and since then, it has been going smoothly.

The game is going to be an Epic Store Exclusive for one year - it would be released on Steam after the timed exclusive period ends. Players can carry over their progress from Hitman 1 and 2 from Steam or any other storefronts to Hitman 3.

The 3rd entry would take agent 47 to Chongqing (China), Dubai, Dartmoor (England), along with 3 more locations in Germany, Argentina, and Romania.

3 - About the Hitman Series


Stealth, assassination, third person, semi-open-world-sized episodic maps


You would play as the world's deadliest assassin, agent 47, and take on various missions on several huge maps around the world. Missions are in form of "contracts" that might sometimes have additional parameters (that's the real challenge of the game). You would be assigned 1 - 4 main targets for each mission, and your task would be to eliminate them as stealthily as possible without drawing suspicion or getting detected.


Maps are densely packed and relatively big - both horizontally and vertically. Locations are filled with lethal items like (knife and blades) and non-lethal items (like crowbar or wrenches), enabling you to do whatever you wish in a creative way. Along with the items, there are hundreds of NPC with different roles from Guards, VIP to civilians... which Agent 47 can knock out to acquire disguises. Different disguises would allow you to access areas that are impossible to get to unnoticed.


Your performance in missions is calculated at the end of each level... and you would be ranked higher if you perform everything stealthily. The three most important criteria are "avoid getting your cover blown", "destroy any camera evidence that might have recorded you" and "hide all bodies from discovery". Try to eliminate only the targets - any civilian or unrelated NPC killed would reduce your score.


Missions are not meant to be completed in just one try - the real replayability value of Hitman lies in its achievement system that encourages you to discover different ways to eliminate the targets. Some missions might force you to kill a target in a certain way, while others would force you to not use disguises for the whole round. Every time you replay a map, you would have the option to do it in a different way... and discover even more contents that the game has to offer.

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In the highest difficulty and with the hardest achievement, there is only one save... and you have to do the whole level undetected while wearing your suit.


If you have gotten bored with the main missions, you can play extra content like Escalation, user-generated contracts, and Sniper Assassin game mode (this was adapted into the mobile Hitman Sniper game):

  • Escalation contracts are challenges that get progressively harder every time you beat them. For example, the first challenge might require you to kill a guard... but the second challenge would slap a restriction on top of that, forcing you to kill 2 guards in 10 seconds.
  • User-generated contracts are level created by other players, based on the same sandbox maps in the story mode. These can be surprisingly good - just pick the maps with the highest ratings.


  • The last mode, Sniper Assassin is a mode in which you play as Agent 47 with a sniper rifle... and your task is to eliminate all required targets from your vantage point. Additional conditions would apply after each level, similar to Escalation.

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