Hitman 3 adding Hitman 1 and 2 content not being free is an issue where, as the title suggests, you aren’t getting the content from the previous Hitman games for free, as you should be. There are several potential hiccups along the road, because the system is a little convoluted. So, we’ll aim to clear things up a bit in our Adding Hitman 1, 2 Content to Hitman 3 – Not Free Issue Solution guide. Hopefully, you’ll find it helpful.
How to Solve Adding Hitman 1, 2 Content Not Free in Hitman 3 Issue?
To solve the issue where adding your Hitman 1 and 2 content to Hitman 3 isn’t free, there are several steps that you should take. If you do everything correctly, the problem should go away. Obviously, feel free to skip over any step that doesn’t apply to you. Also, I recommend reading our Hitman 3 Carry Over Progression – IOI Account guide to get you up to speed on some basics of the process, if you’re unfamiliar with them.
The first step is to boot up Hitman 1 and make sure to claim the Legacy Pack. Of course, only if you own it. Once you do all that, boot up Hitman 2 and redeem all the content from Hitman 1. Make sure that all the levels and other stuff is available to you in H2. Lastly, open Hitman 3, and you should now see that all the stuff that should be free for you is now free. If it doesn’t, I’m afraid you might have to contact the IO Interactive help desk. Or, if yo have any other solution, let us know in the comments below.
All that said, there are two things that we do have to mention here. The first one is that you can only transfer content from Hitman 2 to Hitman 3. You can’t do that directly from H1 to H3. The second thing is that, yes, the majority of achievements / trophies you got from 1 and 2 will transfer over to Hitman 3, as Legacy Trophies / Achievements. They’ll unlock automatically. However, there are some trophies, like those in the Sniper Assassin mode, that won’t pop automatically. Instead, you’ll have to earn them by playing H3.
Lastly, the system will sometimes take you to the base Access Pass, even if you have the Gold Pass. So, you might get a screen where it seems that you have to buy the pass for no reason. Just switch to the Gold Pass in the store screen, and you’ll be able to get it for free, don’t worry.