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Hitman Sniper Challenge begins for PC shooters

August brings a new challenge as Agent 47 welcomes PC players to the fray

The Hitman Sniper Challenge kicked off last month on consoles, and with July's winners now decided August sees Agent 47 welcome PC players on board too.

The competition is open to anyone who pre-orders Hitman Absolution and there are fabulous prizes up for grabs including a major monthly prize of an iPad and Sennheisser headphones, plus weekly prizes for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for topping the sniper leaderboards.

The ultimate winner of the Sniper Challenge will also be crowned the 'UK's Ultimate Assassin' - and immortalised in a future Hitman game as well as being presented with a Golden Joystick at this year's awards.


Head on over to the Hitman website for further info or to see who's posted the best score. Further details on how to enter are included below. With PC players now joining the fold, competition is sure to hot up for August's splendid prizes and of course a chance to become the ultimate assassin.

Remember if you want some expert tips on how to complete the challenge like a true Hitman, then go check out our CVG YouTube channel where our dead-eyed video team has put together a guide to assist you in the art of assassination.

How do I get involved?

All you need to do is pre-order Hitman Absolution (you can do this here) where you'll receive a code.

You must then visit Hitman where you can enter the code in order to receive the redeem code to download Hitman Sniper Challenge from Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network or PC.

PC owners can enter the Hitman Sniper Challenge from today, so a new league table for PC opens right now - lock 'n load PC shooters!

Once you've signed up... get sniping! Simple as that. Keep checking CVG to find out who wins during each week in August, as well as the winner of our weekly challenge. Best of luck.

But remember, for your score to count you MUST register your Gamertag/PSN ID at and you MUST "link your account" at in order to be eligible!

We cannot emphasise that enough. If you don't register and link your account, you have zero chance of winning and then you'll be sad.