User Goron managed to complete it in eight seconds on January 25 and as can be seen in the accompanying video, they don’t even have to climb the stairs to send the two marks. Using the entrance to the Atrium elevator to the level, Goron first shoots the wall to alert the targets – preventing them from moving – before quickly removing them with a silent pistol. Then all they have to do is go back to the elevator to complete the mission. Could it be done even faster? Only time will tell, but our money is on yes.
But what about also getting the Silent Assassin distinction? Goron must compromise 47 to complete the mission (brilliantly, an 8 second finish only awards a 2 star rating for the level), but other users have found ways to complete Dubai in under 20 seconds. while remaining completely hidden. User GuLe handles it in just 17 seconds using a silent sniper, lash the walls to lure targets into their reticle. From here on, the sky is really the limit. Never tell speedrunners the odds.
In other Hitman 3 news, check out our review of the game we scored a 9, calling it “one of the butcher’s best barcode appearances.” If you’re just beginning your journey to the world of assassination, check out our 17 Hitman 3 tips to help you become a master assassin.
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