The November update for Hitman has launched, bringing along a series of changes and fixes, including one that partially alleviates one of the gripes about the games' always online DRM.
The Offline Profile feature now allows you to use any unlockable items that you've earned in the game while online. These include "...all mastery items; including weapons, gear, starting/pickup locations as well as Elusive Target suit rewards and Challenge Pack unlocks." It bares noting that this doesn't allow you to unlock these offline, they are simply no longer restricted to online play.
While that is the most notable portion of the update, there are also a large variety of other fixes included with this 2.1GB update. On a technical level, there have been various general stability updates, as well as bugfixes to all of the locations.
When it comes to quality of life changes, there have been several other adjustments pertaining to receiving more information or better spotting information at a glance. Changes such a checkmark appearing next to an opportunity when completed, the scoring screen displaying "Silent Assassin" when the mission has been completed with that rating, a visual overhaul of the statistics page, the pause menu now showing the paused game environment rather than the world map and more.
They also implemented their new studio logo in the game. You can find out more about that here.
Finally, a new ability for 47 to use has been added as well. When hanging on a ledge or below a balcony/window, you'll now have the option to pull people over if present. However, because of a known issue where NPC's don't blame 47 even if they are looking directly at him, this ability will be removed with the December Update in order to fix it. It is stated that it will be re-introduced with a game update in January, which is also said to be around the same time as the disc release.
What do you think of these changes to Hitman? Do these alleviate any concerns you have? Would you want to pick it up on sale, as our Cyber Monday article lists it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!