Hitman 3 carry over is broken at the moment

And if you manage to actually get the website working, you might still have issues...

Hitman 3 carry over — the process by which Hitman and Hitman 2 content can be transferred to the new game — is currently broken and has seemingly been so since at least 2.00 am AEDT today, 21 January (aka, the game’s launch).

IO Interactive took to Twitter to advise that, “We’re hard at work on getting IOI Account back online to enable progression carryover. We’ll tell you when it’s fully operational again. Please press F5 on Twitter instead of our site. We want it back up and running just as much as you do. Thanks!”

The carry over process seems relatively simple — actually, scratch that. It’s a bit of a mess. Here’s what’s involved:

  • First, ensure you’ve added Hitman content to Hitman 2 using in-game prompts.
  • To get your Hitman 2 (and enabled Hitman) content in Hitman 3, you’ll need to boot up the game and follow the prompts to get to
  • From that page, you’ll need to continue to follow in-game prompts to get it all sorted

It also needs to be noted that progress can only be carried over between consoles in the same family (PC, Xbox or PlayStation). Switch or Stadia players won’t have existing data to bring across.

The issue is that the Carry Over website doesn’t load for many at present, and those who can get it to work can then have issues with creating or accessing an IOI Account, accessing save data or a host of other issues.

“We hope many of you are enjoying the game & we’re continuing to make progress on fixing server issues. We want to get you (& your progress) in the game ASAP. In the next few hours, our updates will be less frequent – thanks for your patience,” IO Interactive’s latest update, written three hours ago at around 10.00 am AEDT, reads.

Hitman 3 is available on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, PS4, PS5, Switch and Stadia. We reviewed it here.

Hitman 3

20 January 2021
PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One Xbox Series

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