Hitman: Absolution Contracts won’t require an online pass in the US

Friday, 16th November 2012 21:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Hitman: Absolution Contracts mode won’t require players to have an online pass for users in North America.

The new was posted on the Hitman Tumblr, and picked up by Joystiq.

The notice states the firm had planned to make the mode accessible via a code in the game’s box, but “really want to make it available to anybody that plays the game.” Users in other regions will still have to enter a the code included in the box in order to play the Contracts mode.

“If you’re in North America you’ll see the mode automatically appear in the game menu,” reads the post. “If you’re elsewhere, you can redeem the code inside the box, or you can simply select the BUY CONTRACTS PASS option. From there, head to the store where CONTRACTS will be free to access.”

Hitman: Absolution is out on November 20 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.



  1. CyberMarco

    Ubisoft? I thought it was an I/O Interactive game, which is part of Square Enix.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    Yeah, not Ubisoft. =P

    Sounds to me like they screwed up in the production line but don’t want to admit it. Why else would be there be a stupid exception for the US version only?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @1&2 – Dear lord. Thanks for the heads up! *too many “online passes’*

    #3 2 years ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    @2: technically (even if the cause was some issue with the US, as you suggested), nobody needs to buy a pass. See where it says if you live outside of the US, even though you do have to select “Buy CONTRACTS pass”…When you do so, you find it actually “free to access”.

    Unless I’m the one gotten confused, this entire story is currently inaccurate.

    #4 2 years ago

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