is getting a new competitive 1v1 Ghost Mode, saying this will be
available in Miami when the assassination sequel launches, and will be added to
other locations post-release. This sounds like this will have agents facing off
against each other like in the Hitman films, but it is actually a competition
between two agents to see which one can eliminate his targets faster.
how this works, and the announcement has more details:
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 players’ assassination skills to the
ultimate test. Continue here to read the full story
Agent 47 is the world’s deadliest assassin, and the only person who can match
him in skill, stealth and execution is… 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 “ghost” 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.