Test your sKILLS in Aus Hitman Sniper Challenge

Are you skilled with a sniper rifle? Are you looking for challenge? Do you want to win awesome stuff? Yes? How very convenient, because Square Enix have announced a competition to find Australia’s top sniper, with the Hitman: Sniper Challenge!

Across the world Hitman fans have assassinated over 35 million targets in the Sniper Challenge thus far, and now it’s time for the Aussies to show off their skills. The competition is being run in partnership with retailer EB Games, which means a preorder on Hitman Absolution gets you the standalone copy of the challenge (playable now) with which to hone your skill and win monthly prizes.

Matching barcode and bald head are optional.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge has been created as a bespoke standalone experience to reward fans who pre-order Hitman: AbsolutionOnline leaderboards allow players to compare their sniping abilities with players around the world, supported by various challenges to determine who has the best sniping skills. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, discover secret extras, unlock equipment upgrades and marvel at the many creative ways one can discreetly dispose of a body while they work to fulfil their contract in the most efficient way possible.  A host of upgrades can be unlocked and carried over into Hitman: Absolution.

The launch of the Australian competition coincides with the news that the Hitman: Sniper Challenge pack will also be coming to PC. The competition is open from August 1 – November 30, 2012 (11:59 GMT), with 2 winners per platform (Xbox, PS3 and PC) to be announced every month. To ensure you get the killing kudos you deserve, you have to be over the age of 18 and need to hold onto your Hitman Absolution receipt.

Major prize winners on each format will net themselves a Hitman-themed prize pack consisting of:

  • Sennheiser MM 450X Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Hitman 3” Mini Figurine
  • Hitman Branded Red Tie
  • Hitman branded 2Gb USB tie pin

Runners-up will also be rewarded for their prowess with prize packs consisting of:

  • Hitman 3” Mini Figurine
  • Hitman Branded Red Tie
  • Hitman branded 2Gb USB tie pin


To get in on the action, savvy snipers simply need to:

  1. Pre-order Hitman: Absolution through EB Games (at which time you’ll get the code for your standalone copy of the Sniper Challenge)
  2. Download and install the challenge and be connected to XBL, PSN or STEAM (depending on your platform choice of course)
  3. Register for the competition on www.hitmansniper.com

Hitman: Absolution has set its sights on release an Australia November 20, 2012. The Hitman Sniper Challenge pack is available now at EB Games with preorders of Absolution. To check out the challenge, leaderboards and terms & conditions, visit out the official EB Games and Hitman websites.