In addition to gameplay changes and bug fixes, Hitman’s July Update also included a new Escalation Contract. The Hamartia Compulsion takes place in the Sapienza destination, and makes great use of the storefronts by the beach. It starts off easily enough, but quickly gets tough if you don’t know what you’re doing. This guide will have step by step instructions to earn your Silent Assassin rating.
Hamartia Compulsion Level 1
In the planning screen for this level, set a Sniper Rifle, such as the Sieger 300, to be the Smuggled Item in the ICA Safe House. Choose the ICA Safe House as your Starting Location. Nothing else is required, but a Disposable Scrambler could help you make a quicker getaway.
Load the level and wait for the cut scene to end. As soon as you can move, head inside the ICA Safe House and pick up the Sniper Rifle you chose as the Smuggled Item. Head out onto the roof and look south. You’ll soon spot Ignazio Alberti on the far end of the walkway where the storefronts are located. Wait for him to turn around and face you, then shoot him in the head. Drop the Sniper Rifle and head to the exit. If you get there in under 90 seconds you should maintain your Silent Assassin rating for this level.
Hamartia Compulsion Level 2
Set your starting location as the ICA Safe House. Agent 47 will require his Modern Lethal Syringe and Antique Lethal Syringe. However, if you only have one, you can get away with using a Pistol or even snapping one target’s neck.
Spawn in and head straight for the roof outside the ICA Safe House. Slide down the pipe and run along the storefronts. Run to the far end where Ignazio Alberti will be standing. Bump into him twice to get him to stand still, and then stick him with the Modern Lethal Syringe or Antique Lethal Syringe.
Run east toward the bathroom, but turn and head down the stairs. If you wait in the shadows, your second target, Francesco Vivaldi, will walk right to you. You should be able to kill him using any quiet method, and leave the body in stairwell. This is not the fastest way, but killing him in the stairwell ensures the body won’t be found so long as you quickly exit the mission via the boat by the beach.
Hamartia Compulsion Level 3
The starting location for this level is Undercover in Mansion Kitchen. You’ll need to bring the Modern Lethal Syringe and the Antique Lethal Syringe. The Smuggled Item for this round will be the Lethal Poison Vial in the Mansion Pantry. You don’t need a Concealed Weapon.
Spawn in and grab the Lethal Poison Vial from the Mansion Pantry. Head down two flights of stairs and grab the Mansion Keycard from the table. Go down the stairs in that room and use the Mansion Keycard on the door to get outside where the storefronts are.
Your first target, Evodio Minnella, will be sitting at the bench. Use the Lethal Poison Vial to poison his water bottle sitting on the ledge in front of him. Nobody will mind so long as you’re wearing the Kitchen Assistant disguise still.
Eliminate Ignazio Alberti at the end of the south end of the storefronts the same way you did previously; by bumping him twice and sticking him with the Modern Lethal Syringe when he stands still.
Head down the stairs and wait for Francesco Vivaldi to come to you again. Stick him with the Antique Lethal Syringe when he’s alone and then exit the level for your Silent Assassin rating.
Hamartia Compulsion Level 4
The targets remain the same for this level, but there are new modifiers that complicate things. Either way, you can make it through this level with the same starting location, Undercover in Mansion Kitchen, where you’ll have the Kitchen Assistant disguise. You need to bring a Concealed Weapon, like the ICA19, and you will need to set your Smuggled Item as the Modern Emetic Syringe in the Mansion Pantry. You must also bring your Modern Lethal Syringe and Modern Emetic Syringe.
The two modifiers for this difficulty are as follows:
- Sticky Pistol: A Pistol must always be equipped
- Disguise: Housekeeper
Spawn in and immediately turn left and exit the kitchen through the door. Look southeast to where the mansion is, and run directly for the single door. Equip your ICA19 before the timer reaches zero.
Go in the single door and turn right. Descend the stairs and change into the Housekeeper disguise. Head back up the stairs, retracing your steps to the kitchen with one small modification; stand next to the window on the east side of the kitchen. The moment the Kitchen Assistant puts the pan down, climb in the window and head for the Mansion Pantry to retrieve the Modern Emetic Syringe. Make your way to the staff lounge like previous levels. Snag the Mansion Keycard from the table and head down one more flight of steps, stopping at the door.
Keep your eye on the Minimap. When the NPC outside is walking away, head out the door and run along the storefronts, ICA19 in hand. Just before you’re spotted, put the gun away and run down the stairs, where you’ll take cover behind the bench where your first target, Evodio Minnella, is seated. Reequip your ICA19, and when your target walks away, quickly sneak behind him and poke him with the Modern Lethal Syringe.
ICA19 in hand, crouch run along the storefronts towards your next target, Ignazio Alberti. If he’s leaning over the railing, stick him with the Modern Emetic Syringe. Beware that you could be spotted here based on an unlucky head turn. You can also wait for him to start walking back towards his spot by the end of the storefronts and get him then. Either way, the Modern Emetic Syringe will cause him to head for the nearby bathroom. Reequip your ICA19 and hide in the stairwell near where he enters the bathroom. Follow him in and kill him with two shots to the back from the ICA19, which you must have equipped anyway.
Head back to the stairwell and wait for Francesco Vivaldi to head up the stairs. When he’s near the landing that separates the two flights, switch from your ICA19 to your Antique Lethal Syringe and stick him.
Reequip your ICA19 and head back up the stairs to the bathroom. Grab the Bodyguard disguise, allowing you to head directly to the exit with the ICA19 in your hand.
Hamartia Compulsion Level 5
The final level of the contract adds an additional modifier that slightly changes how we approach things, but most of it stays the same. The modifiers are as follows:
- Sticky Pistol: A Pistol must always be equipped
- Disguise: Housekeeper
- Rapid Elimination Streak: 30 second timer between target elimination
Set your Starting Location to Undercover in Mansion Kitchen. You will bring the Modern Lethal Syringe, the Antique Lethal Syringe, and the ICA 19. The Smuggled Item will be the Modern Emetic Syringe in the Mansion Pantry.
Spawn in, leave the kitchen and head for the mansion’s single door in the courtyard like you did in Level 4. Head down the stairs and grab the Housekeeper disguise, remembering to always equip or reequip your ICA19. Head back to the kitchen, climbing in the east window, retrieving the Modern Emetic Syringe, and then descending the stairs to the staff lounge. Grab the Mansion Keycard and then go down one more set of stairs until you’re at the door that exits to the storefronts.
Use your Minimap to watch the NPC by the door. When he walks away, head outside and run along the storefront with your ICA19 in hand. As you get close to being spotted, put the ICA19 away and head down the steps and reequip the ICA19, taking cover behind the bench. Ignore Evodio Minnella, who was previously your first target.
There are two guards to Evodio Minnella’s left. When the guard closest to him turns his head away from Ignazio Alberti, stick Alberti with the Modern Emetic Syringe, reequip your ICA19, and then head back to Evodio Minnella.
Stick Evodio Minnella with the Modern Lethal Syringe, reequip your ICA19, and follow Ignazio Alberti into the bathroom. If you must, put your ICA19 away, and then run past him and hide in the stairwell. This time, however, kill Ignazio Alberti with the ICA19 as close to the 30-second timer expiring as you can. Make sure there are less than five seconds on the clock.
With Alberti dead, head out of the bathroom and down one flight of stairs, stopping on the landing. As Francesco Vivaldi approaches, stick him with the Antique Lethal Syringe and reequip your ICA19. Head back into the bathroom, grab the Bodyguard disguise, and exit the mission for your Silent Assassin rating.
Should you want another challenge in Sapienza other than the Hamartia Compulsion Escalation Contract, try the Landslide bonus mission, but don’t forget to snag the Car Key and the Speedboat Key to make an effective exit from the mission.