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The Author is the second mission of the Patient Zero bonus campaign, featured in HITMAN™ - Game of the Year Edition.

Objectives:

Description

The mission primarily takes place within Sapienza's church. The church is currently hosting a book reading by Craig Black, the front entrance being closed off to those without an invitation. Beneath the church, a photo shoot is taking place within the crypt and as such is unusually populated. As with other bonus missions that take place within Sapienza, the Villa Caruso is off-limits.

Mission Briefing


"Your first target is Craig Black, renowned author of the Cassandra Snow franchise. He is hosting a late-night book reading in the Sapienza church. A VIP event, invitation only. His publisher has spared no expense, so expect on site security.

The second target is Brother Akram. Intercepts indicate that they will meet at the stroke of midnight to hand over the viral weapon. It is highly likely that Craig Black will leave Sapienza once he has the weapon. Plan accordingly.

The client requires that you retrieve the weapon. Intel indicates it's small and easily moved, but be careful with it. A pickup team will be ready when you extract. I've uploaded the rest of the information. Let me know what you need. I'll make sure it's ready when you arrive."
― In-Game Briefing

Opportunities

There are no opportunities in this mission.

Intelligence

  • Book Reading Invitation
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This invitation will grant access to the private book reading taking place in the Sapienza church.

  • Ambiance
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Craig Black will attend a promotional photoshoot in the Sapienza church crypt, once the lights are working again.

  • Viral Weapon
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A canister of the weaponized Nabazov virus. Designed to aerosolize and disperse the virus very efficiently. Appears to be a custom design for this purpose.

Challenges

The Author, as well as other missions featured in the Patient Zero campaign, have no mastery points for their mission specific challenges.

Type Key: A=Assassination; D=Discovery; F=Feats
Name Type Description Reward
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword A Assassinate Craig Black by impaling him with the pen. NA
Silent Assassin, Suit Only A Complete "The Author".

Only kill the targets.

No bodies found.

Do not get spotted.

If you are detected by cameras, erase or destroy the evidence.

Do it all in your suit.

NA
The Gravedigger A Assassinate Craig Black in the crypt.

Bury Craig Black in the graveyard.

NA
Sniper Assassin A Complete "The Author" .

Assassinate all targets with a sniper rifle.

Only kill the targets.

Do not get spotted.

If you are detected by cameras, erase or destroy the evidence.

NA
Silent Assassin A Complete "The Author".

Only kill the targets.

No bodies found.

Do not get spotted.

If you are detected by cameras, erase or destroy the evidence.

NA
No Evidence A Complete "The Author" with no bodies found.

If you are detected by cameras, erase or destroy the evidence.

NA
Purify the Spirits A Drown both targets as the Ghostly Fan NA
Suit Only A Assassinate the targets and complete the mission.

Do it all in your suit.

NA
And the Footsteps You Hear... D Become Brother Akram and attend the meeting NA
... Will Be the Last To Reach Your Dying Ear D Become Craig Black and attend the meeting NA
Papers, Please? F Get an invitation to the reading from the critic Mike Vogt. NA

Disguises

Weapons

Trivia

  • It is possible to initiate the meeting between Craig Black and Brother Akram by making the church bell ring by activating the bell or shooting it.
    • If the bell is destroyed, the meeting will never happen.
  • Once the meeting is over, Craig Black will enter the "Target is leaving the area" state. If he is not eliminated soon enough, the mission fails.
  • If 47 disguise himself as Salvatore Bravuomo, acquire the invitation and attempt to get inside the book reading event, the guard guarding the church entrance will claim that the name Salvatore Bravuomo is not in the guest list and therefore refuse to let 47 inside.
  • The canister the viral weapon is transported in has been reused for the same purpose as in World of Tomorrow.
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