Usually the Hitman games have been only single player titles, but Hitman 2 will be different because a competitive multiplayer mode will be added. It’s kind of like a race to see which player can score the most kills in the limited amount of time.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive announced today that Hitman 2 will have a new mode called “Ghost Mode”. It basically sees two players in the same mission, although it’s a race to see who can kill all of the targets first. It’s not a PvP mode though because all of your targets are A.I. non playable characters. Anyway, you can read the full announcement posted below.
“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today announced the addition of competitive multiplayer for HITMAN 2. Ghost Mode is a unique and brand-new take on 1-versus-1 online competition, putting playersâ€™ assassination skills to the ultimate test.
Agent 47 is the worldâ€™s deadliest assassin, and the only person who can match him in skill, stealth and execution isâ€¦ himself. Therefore, Ghost Mode allows two players to compete against each other online, both as Agent 47, to assassinate the most targets in a match. At the start of each round, both players begin side-by-side and must race to take out the same targets faster and cleaner than their opponent, while utilizing weapons, items, outfits and ghost crate supply drops along the way to help accomplish the overall mission.
The unique twist with Ghost Mode in HITMAN 2 is that players will simultaneously hunt targets while in the same location and can see a â€œghostâ€ version of their rival gamer to track progress against their own, but they exist in separate realities unaffected by the actions of their adversary. In Ghost Mode, the player who can outsmart, outplay and outkill their opponent by eliminating five targets first, will declare victory.”
Right now, only the Miami location has Ghost mode. In the coming weeks after launch, more locations will be added. Hitman 2 is out worldwide on November 13th, 2018 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.