HITMAN 2 Gets a Snow Festival in the Latest Update By Sam Quirke, 22 Jan 2019 CommentsHITMAN 2 is taking a festive trip to Hokkaido for its first update in the new year, including some winter weather gear for Agent 47 for those who have opted for the Season Pass. The patch contains a bunch of fixes too.According to IO Interactives's latest post, this wintry seasonal event includes the release of the Winter Sports Pack, currently only available to Expansion Pass holders. The pack includes a Winter Sports Suit, a Snowball throwable weapon, a Piton which can be used as a weapon, a Quickdraw climbing rope (which for 47 naturally becomes a fiber wire) and an Arctic Tool Box which can store illegal items.For those who haven't paid out for the Expansion Pass, there's still plenty to enjoy in the Snow Festival event. As of yesterday anyone with the Legacy Pack can head to Hokkaido and take on the Snow Master Challenge Pack that will reward players with the Ice Pick and the Snow Festival Suit. If you don't own HITMAN 2 at all, the entire Hokkaido Legacy location (and the Snow Festival event) can be download for free while the event is running. It'll show up today from 13:00 GMT for PlayStation 4 players until the same time on February 12th. Any progress you make will carry over into the main game if you choose to purchase it.Aside from these additions, the patch includes a whole bunch of improvements and fixes, which you will find in the spoiler tags below.*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***Overall Game ImprovementsWe’ve made hundreds of improvements, fixes and tweaks to the entire game across all disciplines. These improvements will greatly improve the experience of playing HITMAN 2. We’ve listed the stand-out highlights below. Interaction Prompt SizeWe’ve added a new Gameplay Option that allows players to change the size of the item interaction text. There are three options; 1. Standard (default) 2. Same Size (Prompt and name are the same size) 3. Larger Text (Prompt and name are the same but larger overall)Handyman WrenchCompleting 15 Featured Contracts will now award the Handyman Wrench. If you’ve already completed the challenge associated this reward, the item will be added to your inventory shortly after the release of the game update.Question MarkWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause some NPCs to investigate distractions from unreasonable distances. We’ve asked them to hold back and be less curious. The NPC’s that you expect to investigate will now do so.Blurred ScopeWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause 47’s rifle scope to be blurry when zoomed in.Suit ShadowWe’ve fixed an issue that was preventing 47’s shadow from rendering whilst wearing the Raven Suit.Closing DoorsWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause the wine cabinet doors to always be open. They’re now closed for safety reasons.Crash ControlWe’ve fixed a handful of issues that could cause the game to crash, including from standby/rest mode(s).Exploding MolehillsWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause explosives concealed in molehills to not harm NPCs on Whittleton Creek.In PlaceWe’ve fixed an issue where Challenges regarding Featured Contracts have placeholder names in non-English languages.More in SyncWe’ve fixed some inconsistencies between subtitles and dialogue in Miami.Car TroubleWe’ve fixed an issue in Miami that could cause Sierra’s car to not crash despite an explosive device detonating on her car.Where’s Nolan?We’ve fixed an issue where our ‘Mini Map Rotation’ options were inverted. We know that nobody likes to play inverted, so we’ve made sure that ‘on’ means on and ‘off’ means off.Muffin MerchantWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause the muffin servers in Whittleton Creek to continually talk about needing more stock and their intentions to inform ‘Helen’ about the stock levels, but not actually doing it. Now they will.An Apple a DayWe’ve fixed an issue in Whittleton Creek that could cause the An Apple a Day Mission Story to get stuck if 47 knocks out Janus while performing the Health Check.Inventory ExtensionWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause the Inventory menu to seemingly not display all unlocked items. This was a UX issue that was causing the items to be displayed on a ‘hidden’ window on the right-hand side of the screen.Mission Story ConsistencyWe’ve fixed a handful of issues with Mission Story guidance prompts on Miami and Whittleton Creek.Hector and SheikhWe’ve fixed an issue where Hector and Sheikh Salman al-Ghazali were in a dialogue loop where they constantly repeated the same conversation in Miami.Sprechen sie Deutsch?Für unsere Deutschen Spieler: wir haben einen kleinen Fehler beseitigt, bei dem der Schlüssel zum Pool fälschlicherweise als “Autoschlüssel” übersetzt wurde. Tut uns leid!TPWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause 47 to teleport when taking out a shotgun and aiming in a crowd. Now, he’ll have to walk.RequiemWe’ve fixed an issue where 47 could enter an open coffin or morgue table during combat, provided that he isn’t actively visible to any NPC’s.Flying FlareWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause a flare to float above the ground during the helicopter exit cutscene in Isle of Sgail.– Silent Assassin Status –In our previous Release Notes (2.12), we updated you on the Silent Assassin rating and how some unintended changes were made. Whilst we continue to work on a long-term fix, we’ve now updated the text for the scoring requirements and some challenges from “Never Spotted” to “Never Compromised”. These are not the final changes for this rating, but our intention here is to make the in-game communication better in the short term. We’re still working on the final solution and will share further updates as soon as we have them.Ghost CrashWe’ve fixed an issue where the game crashes when exiting to the main menu from a quick match Ghost Mode session.Open SesameWe’ve fixed an issue that could cause Ghost Crates containing disguises to remain closed until all disguises had been taken. Now, when either player takes a disguise, the crate will open and the other disguise will no longer be available. The opposing player will still have 10 seconds to pick up any of the items.The update is available now for all players and should be just over 1GB to download.We've got the full list of HITMAN 2 trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.This game was featured in our Best PS4 Stealth Games Available in 2019 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?Game PatchScreenshotsPlayStation 4 Written by Sam QuirkeSam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.