Additional Freelancer Information from Hitman 3

The forthcoming Freelancer game mode for Hitman 3 receives a preliminary release date from IO Interactive and new technical information.


The long-awaited roguelike Freelancer mode for Hitman 3 has a preliminary release date of January 26, 2023, according to the most recent official blog post from IO Interactive. Freelancer symbolizes a type of extension of the fundamental Hitman gameplay loop, and the developer has been working diligently to make it a reality. It includes an expanding campaign mode, permanent advancement mechanisms, and a configurable safe home for 47 to live in.

In particular, Hitman 3’s Freelancer game mode was first announced in early 2022, when it was expected to release in the spring. However, this project seems to have been more difficult than IO Interactive initially anticipated. The mode has subsequently seen many setbacks. IO Interactive hadn’t previously provided a specific release date for Freelancer. Still, it now appears like progress is being made in that direction.


The release date for the new Freelancer game mode in Hitman 3 is January 26, 2023. However, IO Interactive cautioned that this date isn’t yet finalized. According to the developer, this most recent piece of information is simply the beginning of a series of blog articles that will keep appearing until the release of Freelancer to update players on the project’s progress. As a starting point, IOI said Freelancer would have its limited technical test, for which a small group of Steam users will be asked to sign up.

The recent release delay for Hitman 3 Freelancer may have disappointed the player community. Still, IO Interactive noted that the project’s scope has grown. In particular, Freelancer will now be released with complete support for each of the three Hitman games’ levels instead of only a limited selection of the game’s multiple sandboxes.

Strangely, a few gamers appear to have already access to specific cosmetic items that might be hidden behind upcoming Hitman content. In particular, the latest Hitman 3 Freelancer mode suit leak revealed many distinctive clothes for Agent 47, several of which are clear homages to some of the series’ earliest games. Overall, the launching of Freelancer mode is shaping up to be an intriguing one, and IOI promises to make more information available for gamers who are interested in October 27.

Players who dislike the Escalation contracts in Hitman 3 should find the Freelancer Mode especially thrilling. This new randomly generated campaign ought to increase the game’s replayability and provide players with a recent endgame-tier activity to engage in. Of course, the specifics are still vague. Still, IOI asserts that it is “finally on the Road to Freelancer,” which suggests that things should be shaping up for release.


On the PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Hitman 3 is currently available.