Hitman 3 Elusive Target – The Stowaway Silent Assassin guide

You’ve got to be smart with this one, 47.

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The Stowaway Elusive Target in Hitman 3 requires you to take down an incredibly unpredictable tabloid journalist and retrieve his dictaphone. What makes this Elusive Target a challenge are the variations in his potential path. We’ll outline exactly how to complete the mission and do so with the rank of Silent Assassin below.

The Stowaway

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Unlike Hitman 3’s first Elusive Target, The Deceivers, there’s only one target to kill this time around. The introductory cinematic outlines exactly why this target, Jimmy Chen, needs to be taken out, and it is definitely worth watching for some hints about his location on the map.

Since this is an Elusive Target mission, you only get one chance to complete it after you’ve started completing objectives. In this case, that means that you can restart the mission as many times as you want until you kill Jimmy Chen. Follow our guide and repeat the path a few times by subduing the target first. This will give you a chance to learn where you need to be careful once you go in for the kill.

Note that if you die, you won’t be able to retry the Elusive Target at all. Moving through the location unnoticed is key to your survival. If you’re spotted but still haven’t begun to complete objectives, you can restart the mission and try for Silent Assassin rank again.

Loadout

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To make this guide as accessible as possible, you’ll be starting in the Habor, the first starting location you get for this location. You will only need Agent 47’s standard loadout of the coin, a silenced pistol, and the fiber wire.

This Elusive Target takes place in the Isle of Sgàil location from Hitman 2. You won’t be able to access it unless you have Hitman 2 content unlocked within Hitman 3. You’ll be prompted to do this before you take the mission on. Once you’ve unlocked the location and set up your loadout, it’s time to get into the mission proper.

Step 1: Get a disguise

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From your starting position, head up the stairs until you’re in the first courtyard, just through the archway you can see in the image above. Once there, you’ll see another staircase to your left.

Hide behind the wall on the right-hand side of that staircase. There’s a brick on the floor which you can pick up to use for this next part. Flip a coin or throw the brick into the corner of this area. Your aim is to draw in one of the guards and get them as out of sight as possible.

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Below is a map reference for this area.

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As soon as you’ve flipped the coin into this corner, get out of the way. Wait for the guard to head down there to investigate. When they do, subdue them and drag their body right into the corner. No one will discover it here. Pick up the disguise from their body and head up the stairs.

Step 2: Get to the gallery

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Once you’re up these stairs and the door has opened, you’ll see a bar. You now need to make your way out of this area through the opening to your left, a colossal archway lined with guards at the opposite end. Make your way all the way to the end of this walkway, and you’ll come to a massive crowd of people.

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You need to get up the stairs on the right-hand side of the image above. The only problem is that there’s an enforcer there who will see through your disguise. To get around them, you need to head to the church’s left, just behind the stairs in the image above.

You should see a man in a white outfit looking for tokens here. To the right of the area is an opening into a corridor that leads back around to the stairs. You can follow it and get around the back of the enforcer without them ever spotting you.

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Below is a map reference for this area.

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Head up the stairs and across the room. You want to move up this area on the left-hand side. There’s a camera on the right-hand side that will catch you. Every now and then, a guard patrol will also move through the area on the right-hand side, and one of the guards is an enforcer who can spot you. If you see this patrol, crouch down and use the furniture as cover.

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Head left where the wall ends and through the door beyond the archway. Once you open it, turn left, and you’ll see the gallery.

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Step 3: Find Jimmy Chen

Jimmy Chen is dressed like every waiter in this room. We found that he always goes to the same locations, though. To identify him, wait for one of the waiters to head to the back-left corner of the gallery in the image above. He’ll begin to talk into his dictaphone.

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Once you’ve found him, watch his movements closely. When he heads to the right-hand side of the gallery, make your way there and stand against one of the red walls. You need to trigger a certain animation that the target won’t do unless you have your back to him.

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When Chen takes a photo of one of the pieces, you’ll be able to walk over and talk to him. This prompts an awkward conversation in which he attempts to justify his actions before heading off to “rest his feet.” As soon as Chen begins to leave the area, follow behind him.

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Step 4: Kill Jimmy Chen

We made several attempts at this Elusive Contract, and every time, Chen did the same thing. Once he’s through the doors in the image above, he’ll go into the bathroom just to the right of them on the other side. He’ll open the door, pause for a second, and then go in.

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Below is a map reference for this bathroom.

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As soon as he goes inside and the door shuts, it will be locked. You need to get close to the door as Jimmy Chen is paused in the doorway. Then, as he goes inside, walk inside yourself. Then you can close the door, take out your fiber wire, and kill the target.

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Pick up the dictaphone after you’ve killed Jimmy. There’s no need to hide his body. No one else will enter this bathroom.

Step 5: Exit

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Before you leave the bathroom, use Instinct to check that no one outside will accidentally look in and see the dead body. At this point, you can’t restart the mission if you’ve killed Jimmy Chen. If you want to practice making your way to the exit, then subdue the target and don’t pick up the dictaphone. Then, you can follow this path and familiarize yourself with the route before taking on the mission for real.

Head back through the gallery and towards the door you came through to get in here. Instead of turning right, take the door to your left this time.

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Below is a map reference for this door.

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This leads outside. There should be a path that will lead you up some stairs and into a group of guards. Do not go this way. Instead, take the wooden staircase down to your right, through the tall grass.

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There are no guards in the room behind the door at the bottom. Make your way in there and then head to the door on the right-hand side of this room. The courtyard outside is filled with guards, one of which is an enforcer.

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The exit is to the left of the image above. When you’re sure the enforcer isn’t looking, crouch and sneak out towards the exit. Once you’ve climbed down the drainpipe, the mission is over. Providing you followed everything in this guide, you’ll have completed the mission with the rank of Silent Assassin.

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For completing this Elusive Target you’ll unlock the Tuxedo, Mask, and Gloves disguise for Agent 47.

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