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HITMAN 2 - Item Unlock List and What to Get First

By Kunovega   /   Nov 14, 2018     Guides
HITMAN 2 - Item Unlock List and What to Get First

This is a basic list of what item unlocks are available from which locations in the game. Also my recommendations for which items to focus on first that will give you more versatility quickly.

Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Prologue (Legacy Pack)



Mastery Unlocks

  • None

Challenge Unlocks

  • Lockpick – Complete Mission Story Challenges in ICA Facility
  • TAC-SMG – (SMG) (Suppressed, Steady-Aim) – Complete Five Escalations*
  • ICA Tripwire Mine – (Explosive) – Complete final stage of any escalation with Silent Assassin rating

*5 "complete" escalations, not just 5/5 levels within one. This will require escalations from multiple locations as the prologue by itself does not have 5.

Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Paris (Legacy Pack)



Mastery Unlocks

  • Sedative Poison Vial – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • Jaeger 7 (Sniper Rifle) (Lightweight) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • HWK21 – (Pistol) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • Napoleon Blownaparte – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • TAC-SMG – (SMG) – Unlocked at Level 12
  • Lethal Poison Vial (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • HWK 21 Covert – (Pistol) (Large Capacity, Suppressed) – Unlocked at Level 20
  • ICA Remote Explosive – (Explosive) – Unlocks at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • ICA19 Silverballer – (Suppressed, Steady Aim) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Paris**
  • A New Bat – (Melee) – Complete all levels in the Corky Commotion Escalation Contract.

**There are three mission stories shown after completing The mission Showstopper, these are the 3 required to unlock this challenge, not just any random 3.



Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Sapienza (Legacy Pack)



Mastery Unlocks

  • Modern Lethal Syringe – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • TAC-4 AR Auto – (Assault Rifle) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • Combat Knife – (Melee) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • ICA Remote Audio Distraction – (Distraction) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Enram HV – (Shotgun) – Unlocked at Level 12
  • Remote Breaching Charge (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • Jaeger 7 Lancer (Sniper Rifle) (Marksman, 2X Scope) – Unlocked at Level 20
  • Antique Emetic Syringe – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • Proximity Explosive Duck – (Explosive) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Sapienza

Bonus Unlocks in The Icon Mission

  • The Iconator – (Explosive) – Complete all Mission Stories & Complete Four Assassination Challenges

Bonus Unlocks in Landslide Mission

  • The Big One – (Explosive) – Complete all Mission Stories & Complete Five Assassination Challenges

Bonus Unlocks in The Author

  • None



Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Marrakesh (Legacy Pack)



Mastery Unlocks

  • ICA Proximity Explosive – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • ICA19 F/A – (Pistol) – Unlocks at Level 5
  • Remote Explosive Duck – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Enram HV – (Shotgun) – Unlocked at Level 12
  • Proximity CX Demo Block – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • TAC-4 AR Stealth – (Assault Rifle) (Suppressed) – Unlocked at Level 20
  • Crystal Ball – (Melee) – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • Emetic Poison Vial – (Poison) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in A Gilded Cage

Bonus Unlocks in A House Built on Sand Mission

  • Janbiya – (Melee) – Complete all Mission Stories & Complete Five Assassination Challenges
  • Sieger 300 Ghost – Complete all levels in the Cheveyo Calibration Escalation contract***

***Easiest to obtain sniper in the game, also effectively the best in most situations with the highest level of zoom and the most quiet.



Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Bangkok (Legacy Pack)



Mastery Unlocks

  • Nne Obara’s Machete – (Melee) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • Enram HV – (Shotgun) (Suppressed) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • TAC-SMG – (SMG) (Suppressed) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • Modern Emetic Syringe – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Jaeger 7 "Tiger” – (Sniper Rifle) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • Krugermeier 2-2 – (Pistol) – (Suppressed, Silent) – Unlocked at Level 20
  • Mixtape 47 – (Distraction) – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • ICA Explosive Phone – (Explosive) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Bangkok
  • Gold Coin – (Distraction) – Complete Tuppence a Wish Feat in Bangkok

Bonus Unlocks in Patient Zero Mission

  • None



Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Colorado (Legacy Pack)



Mastery Unlocks

  • RS-15 – (Assault Rifle) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • TAC-4 S/A – (Assault Rifle) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • Concealable Baton – (Melee) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • ICA19 F/A Stealth (Pistol) (Suppressed) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Sieger 300 – (Sniper Rifle) (Suppressed, Marksman, 3X Scope) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • Remote CX Demo Block – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • Disposable Scrambler (Tool) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Colorado****

Bonus Unlocks in Patient Zero Mission

  • None

****There are three mission stories shown after completing The mission Freedom Fighters, these are the 3 required to unlock this challenge, not just any random 3.



Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Hokkaido (Legacy Pack)



Mastery Unlocks

  • Custom 5mm – (Pistol) (Concealable) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • Okinawan Tonfa – (Melee) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • Shuriken – (Melee) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Explosive Compound – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • Sieger 300 Advanced – (Sniper Rifle) (Suppressed, Marksman, 3X Scope) – Unlocked at Level 20
  • HF Championship Bat – (Melee) – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • Concealable Knife – (Melee) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Hokkaido
  • Striker – (Pistol) – Complete all levels of The Dexter Discordance Escalation Contract



Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Hawke's Bay



Mastery Unlocks

  • ICA Proximity Explosive Mk II – Unlocked at Mastery Level 2
  • Flash Grenade – Unlocked at Mastery Level 5

Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Miami



Mastery Unlocks

  • Lockpick Mk II – Unlocked at Mastery Level 2
  • Fish Melee Weapon – Unlocked at Mastery Level 4
  • Jaeger 7 Mk II Sniper Rifle – Unlocked at Level 5
  • HWK 21 Mk II Pistol – Unlocked at Level 7
  • ICA Proximity Taser – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Proximity Explosive Rubber Duck Mk II – Unlocked at Level 13
  • Concept 5 Pistol – Unlocked at Level 15
  • ICA Remote Audio Distraction Mk II – Unlocked at Level 18
  • Concussion Grenade – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • ICA Micro Remote Explosive – (Explosive) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Miami
  • ICA Briefcase – Complete Miami Level to Unlock



Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Santa Fortuna



Mastery Unlocks

  • Sedative Pills – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • Fragmentation Grenade – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • Emetic Pills – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • Shashka A33 H – (Assault Rifle) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • TAC-SMG Mk II – (SMG) – Unlocked at Level 13
  • RFID Triggered Explosive – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • Proximity CX Demo Block Mk II – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 18
  • ICA Remote Micro Audio Distraction – (Distraction) – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • ICA Remote Taser – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Santa Fortuna
  • Sacrificial Knife – Complete Secret Tunnel Feat
  • Meaty Bone – Complete "We Meat Again” Challenge by knocking out meat enthusiast with a meaty bone and then feeding him to piranhas.

Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Mumbai



Mastery Unlocks

  • ICA19 Silverballer Mk II – (Pistol) (Steady Aim, Suppresed) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • Bartoli 12G Short H – (Shotgun) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • ICA Remote Explosive Mk II – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • ICA Proximity Micro Explosive (Explosive) – AOTF – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Emetic Syringe Mk II – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 13
  • DAK X2 Covert – (SMG) (Suppressed) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • Druzhina 34 (Sniper Rifle) – Unlocked at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • Remote EMP Charge – Complete Story Missions in Mumbai

Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Whittleton Creek



Mastery Challenges

  • TAC-4 AR Auto Mk II – (Assault Rifle) – Unlocked at Level 2
  • ICA Proximity Concussion Device (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 5
  • Lethal Pills – (Poison) – Unlocked at Level 7
  • Explosive Baseball – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 10
  • Remote CX Demo Block Mk II – (Explosive) – Unlocked at Level 13
  • Rude Ruby – (Pistol) – Unlocked at Level 15
  • Remote Explosive Rubber Duck Mk II – (Explosive) – Unlocks at Level 15

Challenge Unlocks

  • Kalmer 1 – (Tranquilizer Gun) – Complete Mission Story Challenges in Whittleton Creek.

Mastery and Challenge Unlocks: Isle of Sgail



Mastery Unlocks

  • Mace – (Melee Weapon) – Unlocks at Level 2
  • Lethal Syringe (Poison) – Unlocks at Level 5
  • Electronic Key Hacker (Tool) – Unlocks at Level 7
  • Sieger 300 Tactical (Sniper Rifle) (Marksman, Suppressed, 3X Scope) – Unlocks at Level 10
  • Broadsword – (Melee Weapon) – Unlocks at Level 16
  • Enram HV Covert Mk II – (Shotgun) (Suppressed) – Unlocks at Level 18
  • Remote Concussion Rubber Duck – (Explosive) – Unlocks at Level 20

Challenge Unlocks

  • ICA Remote Concussion Device – Complete Mission Story Challenges on The Isle of Sgail.

Global Unlocks



Global Challenge Unlocks

  • Classic Lockpick – (Tool) – Complete All Classic Challenges on Professional Difficulty in all Hitman 2 Missions
  • Classic All-Black Suit – (Outfit) – Complete All Classic Challenges on Professional Difficulty in all Legacy Pack Main Missions
  • Black Leather Briefcase (Tool) – Complete All Classic Challenges on Master Difficulty in all Hitman 2 Missions
  • Classic Coin – (Distraction) – Complete All Classic Challenges on Master Difficulty in all Hitman Legacy Pack Main Missions

Global Escalation Unlocks

  • TAC-SMG Covert – (SMG) – Complete Five Escalations (not just 5 levels within one)
  • ICA Tripwire Mine – (Explosive) – Complete the final stage of any Escalation with Silent Assassin rating.

What to Get First?



For new players the unlocks and inventory volume can be overwhelming, but really there's only a few tools that are needed to be completely versatile, these are what I recommend:

1. Any lockpick, you'll either have one from completing the story challenges in the ICA facility or your first time through Miami (level 2), these are easy to get. You'll want lockpicks for many missions.

2. Silver Baller (or the mark 2 version), obtained from either Paris story missions or (the much easier to obtain mark 2) is for finishing Mumbai (unlocked at level 2). This is simply the most versatile pistol in the game. Quiet, accurate and with precision aim (hold shift on PC).

3. Briefcase, you'll get this your first time finishing Miami, it lets you start with a large weapon instead of needing to go pick one up from a smuggle location. Important to have but you will pretty much get it by default.

4. Fish Melee Weapon – Unlocked at Mastery Level 4 on Miami, you'll probably unlock this while getting the briefcase, but it's worth noting. As a legal to carry blunt weapon you can walk around with this openly to smack people as needed. Granted you can usually find objects in the world to do this with, but it's a fun little versatile item that you can start with, particularly useful for speedrunning in contracts mode. (Just imagine it's a weighted rubber sap and not a real fish)

5. Sieger 300 Ghost – Complete all levels in the Cheveyo Calibration Escalation contract and you'll unlock what is effectively the best overall sniper in the game. It's not only the highest level of zoom but also the quietest. Hold shift to slow time.

6. Disposable Scrambler Tool: Complete Mission Story Challenges in Colorado. These are the "lockpicks" for electronic security doors. They might be limited uses, but they are a necessary tool for certain maps.

7. The lethal syringe and vials lets you start a mission while carrying poisons instead of needing to find them in the world. Pick up your first one easily from Sapienza at mastery level 2 or Isle of Sgail at mastery level 5. Lethal vial is Paris level 15. You really only need one to start with, pick up the rest when you get around to it.

8. Remote Breaching Charge is a quiet explosive for opening doors and safes or can be used to trigger other explosives such as propane tanks. Mastery level 15 in Sapienza.

9. Napoleon Blownaparte an easily over looked but versatile combination of being both a noise maker and a remote controlled explosive, with the added benefit of not being illegal because it looks like a doll. Easily obtained from reaching level 10 in Paris.

10. Krugermeier 2-2 This often overlooked pistol is the most silenced in the game, quieter than even the Silverballer this specialized pistol is for those times when you need to shoot while standing right next to a guard and still have them not hear you. Not quite as accurate as the silverballer, but useful for certain scenarios. You'll need to work a little bit for this one as it requires Bangkok at level 20.

Those are the first 10 items I think you should aim to obtain as it will give you the most versatility quickly. Many other items are just redundant, or reskins or noisy ways to kill people.

Honorable Mentions



Jaeger 7 Lancer (Sniper Rifle / Marksman, 2X Scope) – Unlocked at Level 20 on Sapienza, it can shoot through walls. However, it's loud. But when you aren't trying to be quiet it can be useful

The Big One – Complete all Mission Stories & Complete Five Assassination Challenges in the Landslide mission. This is a fireworks/noisemaker that attracts everyone around it to watch for a moment. (in the previous game it could also be used to electrocute someone standing in water ~ I have not tested this function in Hitman 2)

ICA Explosive Phone (Complete Mission Story Challenges in Bangkok) serves a similar function to Napoleon Blownaparte, an open carry explosive that you can trick your target into picking up. (Napoleon Blownaparte makes noise upon being thrown and explodes only when triggered, the phone makes noise when triggered and explodes when answered ~ similar but different timing can be achieved with each).



Purely for Fun



Striker (Pistol) – Complete all levels of The Dexter Discordance Escalation Contract, this is a non-silenced pistol but the knock back sends people flying, it's quite amusing.

A New Bat (Melee) – Complete all levels in the Corky Commotion Escalation Contract. Wear the Corky Clown Suit and walk around on any map smacking people with this bat, it makes funny noises.

HITMAN 2 - Item Unlock List and What to Get First
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Written by Kunovega.