"I am getting closer. This is the black heart of Dexter Industries. Part of me dreads what I might find down here. Human experiments... children as weapons? This is all too close for comfort. All the more reason to pull the plug. I will find Victoria and destroy all data that Dexter's researchers might have uncovered. This ends here."
Mission description.[src]

Death Factory is the 12th mission in Hitman: Absolution. It consists of 3 segments: Test Facility, Decontamination, and R&D.

Mission Information

In the previous mission, 47 infiltrated Dexter Industries, and uncovered the secret R&D Facility, where Victoria was experimented on recently. Inside, he targets Marcus Green, an explosives developer, Raymond Valentine, an arms developer, and Warren Ashford, the bio-engineer in charge of examining Victoria, all researchers in the facility.


  • Recover the stolen files
  • Access the test facility
  • Eliminate Dr. Marcus Green
  • Disable the security system
  • Locate decontamination
  • Locate the silo entrance
  • Disable the security system
  • Eliminate Dr. Raymond Valentine
  • Eliminate Dr. Warren Ashford
  • Destroy Ashford's research



Melee Weapons

  • Bong - In the lab where the baldness cure is being developed, on a table behind one of the scientists.
  • Book - Decontamination area.  As you walk in go straight down hall, turn right at end of hall, walk through curtain, stay right as you make your way to the oppisite wall of the room with the two "windows" when you reach that point look right and down next to the lockers.
  • Bottle - Decontamination area, in the room with the stripper and in the starting corridor, to the right.
  • Coffee Mug - On table in conference room in R&D area.
  • Dummy Arm - R&D area.
  • Fire Extinguisher - On wall by entrance to baldness lab in R&D area.
  • Folding Knife - Test Facility. As you step off the elevator look left, walk to shelving in small room.
  • Gasoline Can - Test Facility. As you step off the elevator head straight forward from the start and it's behind the fake bush in the bottom left corner. Almost to the end then turn left on the last square sector.
  • Hammer - R&D area.
  • Knife - Decontamination area. Located in the "party" room behind the bar.
  • Plunger - Decontamination area. As you walk in go straight ahead, turn right at end of hall, walk through curtain into shower area, stop and look at small tiled wall in front of you. Plunger there.  Another is located over by the sinks on the wall.
  • Radio - Test Facility. Head straight forward and it's in the bottom left corner near the stairs on a table. R&D area.
  • Screwdriver - Test Facility.  Located on top of two barrels directly out from the elevator.  Another screwdriver located as you exit the elevator at Test Facility.  As you exit the elevator walk forward until you reach the "pig" pit under the control room, look left at the stairs, go up the stairs and look right, you should see a double door closed.  The screwdriver is setting on a box next to those doors.
  • Syringe - R&D area, lowest floor.
  • Wrench - Test Facility.  As you step off the elevator look right, walk over to crate and wrench is laying on it.


  • Proximity Mine can be found in test facility.
  • Remote Explosive - 6 of them can be found in storage room at the end of the right backstage corridor in test facility. Keycard needed to open.
  • Safety Code - R&D area.


  • Fire Paste - It is similar to the Gasoline Can, but this is one of the ways to kill Dr. Valentine.
  • Proximity Detector - Located on a shelf in the downstairs portion of the observatory.



  • Test Facility - In the room where Dr. Green triggers the pig release.
  • Decontamination - In the room with the security system.
  • R&D - On the same floor as Dr. Ashford. Assuming you're standing with your back towards the exit and facing towards the smoke vent control, it's behind the monitors to your left.


Icon Name Description
Chameleon Challenge Chameleon Pick up the disguises.
Evidence Collector Challenge Evidence Collector Find the evidence.
Infiltrator Challenge Infiltrator Avoid getting spotted.
Suit Only Challenge Suit Only Avoid using disguises.
Good Test Results Challenge Good Test Results Better get a closed casket. (Kill Dr. Green by deploying the test pigs and activating the mines, whilst he is examining the testing area)
The Abyss Gazes Back Challenge The Abyss Gazes Back Bring him down a notch. (Kill Dr. Green by breaking the glass floor, whilst he is standing on it)
The Common Good Challenge The Common Good The experiment blew up in his face. (Kill Dr. Green by planting the proximity sensor on the mine he is working on)
Scientific Thoroughness Challenge Scientific Thoroughness The base of all discovery is solid field work. (Complete "Good Test Results", "The Abyss Gazes Back" and "The Common Good")
Happy Birthday! Challenge Happy Birthday! Come on. Have some manners. (Hide in the birthday cake and kill all of the guards who enter the room, whilst leaving the researcher (Carl) alive)
In The Right Space Challenge In the Right Space No one can hear him scream. (Kill Dr. Valentine by activating the bomb chamber, whilst he is inside)
The Shock Doctrine Challenge The Shock Doctrine Who's in "charge" now? (Kill Dr. Valentine by activating the electric gun, whilst he is examining the test dummies)
Eureka! Challenge Eureka! He was always a hot head. (Kill Dr. Valentine by putting Fire Paste in the baldness cure)
Doctor In The House Challenge Doctor in the House So many options, so little time. (Complete "In the Right Space", "The Shock Doctrine" and "Eureka!")
Strap Him In Challenge Strap Him In Give him a taste of his own medicine. (Kill Dr. Ashford by activating the sample robot, whilst he is sitting in the chair)
Unseen Challenge Unseen Nobody saw a thing. (Kill Dr. Ashford and hide his body, via disabling the vents)
Experimenting Challenge Experimenting The killer is still out there. (Complete "Strap Him In" and "Unseen")
Research And Hiding Challenge Research And Hidings Time for some power napping. (Subdue/hide the bodies of researchers 15 times (Hiding Dr. Valentine's body counts towards this challenge))
Ground Zero Challenge Ground Zero Complete "Death Factory."
Reap What You Sow Part I Challenge Reap What you Sow - Part 1 That is one nasty way to go. (Dump the body of a scientist into the pit of dead pigs (Dumping Dr. Green's body also counts towards this challenge))
Reap What You Sow Part II Challenge Reap What You Sow - Part 2 That is one nasty way to go. (Dump the bodies of 5 scientists into the pit of dead pigs (Dumping Dr. Green's body also counts towards this challenge)) Challenge Locked
Mastery Death Factory Challenge Mastery: Death Factory You took the scientific community by storm. (Complete all challenges for this mission)


  • Sometimes in the Testing Facility, landmines being tested will kill guards when exploding. Even if the player isn't responsible, the score will still be reduced.
    • Also, 47 will be killed if the mines are active, should he step into one.
  • Two of the targets in this mission share the same surnames as characters in the Resident Evil series, where bio-weapons and weapons research is also a main staple.
  • The R&D segment cannot be completed with ONLY the suit, no detection and achieving a Silent Assassin rating, as the bottom floor has 2 test subject civilians, who cannot be bypassed through any means. This may be a bug, as the test subjects' eyes are actually closed, but it is not likely this will be patched.


Video Walkthroughs


12. Death Factory - Part II - Hitman Absolution

Hitman Absolution - Death Factory

Hitman Absolution - Death Factory


Missions in Hitman: Absolution
Prologue A Personal Contract
Chicago The King of Chinatown - Terminus - Run For Your Life - Hunter and Hunted - Rosewood
Hope, South Dakota Welcome to Hope - Birdie's Gift - Shaving Lenny - End of the Road - Dexter Industries - Death Factory - Fight Night - Attack of the Saints - Skurky's Law - Operation Sledgehammer
Chicago One of a Kind - Blackwater Park - Countdown
Epilogue Absolution
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