Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer IO Interactive announced that Hitman 2 will feature a competitive multiplayer mode called 'Ghost Mode'. This game mode brings a unique and brand-new take on 1-versus-1 online competition, putting players’ assassination skills to the ultimate test.
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.
Ghost Mode will be available for the Miami location when Hitman 2 launches next month. Ghost Mode will subsequently become available for additional Hitman 2 locations, as well as other World of Assassination locations, post-launch.
Hitman 2 releases on the 13th of November on PS4, Xbox One and PC.