Hitman 3 System Requirements

Here's what you'll need to run IO Interactive's latest assassination simulator

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Can I Run Hitman 3?

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Below we’ve got the official system requirements for Hitman 3, which you can compare with what’s actually inside your system, to determine if you are good to go, or need to consider making some upgrades.

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Hitman 3 Game Details

  • Release Date: January 2021 (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia)
  • System Requirements: Medium
  • Genre: Action-Stealth
  • Developer: IO Interactive
  • Publisher: IO Interactive

This is the third entry in IO Interactive’s World of Assassination series, in what they say is going to be the final chapter of a trilogy. We’re not sure if this means any further continuation would change things up, or if they wish to move on from Hitman to some other projects for their next release, but either way, we hope that this trilogy is going to end with something big. Interestingly, this is the first time that they are going alone, self-publishing the game. They were originally under the Square-Enix umbrella, before going independent. Then they partnered with Warner Brothers for the release of Hitman 2, but now they’re going solo. Hope it works out for them.

Both Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018) were fantastic games, that for me and many other players, got back to what we really loved about Hitman, and that’s the freeform sandbox level design, paired with intricate overlapping systems. These are stealth games that give you a lot of leeway to be creative, and tackle missions with a wide variety of approaches. Do you want to use social engineering to work your way into a target’s inner sanctum? Do you want to loosen a few bolts to engineer an “accident”? Take aim at your target from a distance, through the scope of a sniper rifle? Make it look like a suicide? These options are all available to you, and the game is structured in a way to encourage and reward playing in all these different ways.

Playing as deadly assassin Agent 47 has never felt better than in this latest series of games. He’s a chameleon, able to quickly and discreetly take on the identity of anyone who can help him get closer to his target, and in the occasional moments of dialogue, his dry sense of humor is as sharp as any of the blades he uses. The writing, in general, is hilarious, with background characters uttering some ridiculous lines, often highlighting the absurdity of subjects like extreme wealth inequality, political hypocrisies, or corporate power. There’s a sarcastic undertone that elevates these games to another level.

Hitman 3 Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • HDD: 80GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Screen Resolution: 720p or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

Hitman 3 Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 4 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • HDD: 80GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Screen Resolution: 720p or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

It’s interesting to note here that the minimum required specs are almost identical to the minimum required specs for Hitman (2016) and Hitman 2 (2018), aside from needing a bit more hard drive space, and shifting over to Windows 10 and Direct X Version 12. This somewhat makes sense, since the game engine and other technical aspects of the game systems seem to be pretty consistent across this trilogy. There were some refinements between the first and the second game, but from a technological standpoint, things were mostly consistent. The suggestion here is that if you’ve had no trouble running either of the previous games, you should be fine running this new one too. Rather than pushing the game to require more powerful hardware, they’re more likely to be experimenting in areas like level design and narrative.

We’re waiting to hear more details about how the process to transfer your saves, unlocks, and locations from the previous games will work, given the shift from Steam to Epic Game Store. With Hitman 2, they gave you updated versions of all the levels and content from Hitman 1, if you had already bought it. They’ve suggested that similar will happen with Hitman 3, we’re just going to have to wait for specifics.

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?

To get this game running decently, we’d recommend our $800 build, that will give you plenty of performance to handle this game, and let you turn up graphical settings, resolution, and framerate, to have a good experience. If you want to run this at extremely high resolutions like 4K, without compromising on framerate and other settings, we’d recommend a high-end build in the $1500 price range. We have heard that Hitman 3 will be getting VR support, but for now, it’s a feature that they’ve only confirmed for the PlayStation version. If it does eventually come to PC, you’re going to want a top-end system to run Hitman 3 in VR mode.