For details about what to expect when HITMAN 2 Launches please see the Countdown to Launch post here:
We've included the release & pre-load timing from that article below:
Launch Timings aka “When can I play HITMAN 2?”
On PS4 and Xbox One, HITMAN 2 will have a ‘rolling midnight’ launch. That means the game will be available to play whenever it is midnight in your country. For anyone who has purchased the Gold Edition or Collector’s Edition, that will be on November 9th. For all other players, that will be on November 13th. If you have pre-ordered a physical copy of HITMAN 2, the delivery times will naturally vary according to your retailer and we, unfortunately, don’t have any control over that.
On PC, HITMAN 2 will launch for all Gold Edition owners simultaneously at 10 am PT / 7 pm CET on November 9th. For all other players, HITMAN 2 will be available at the same time on November 13.
Pre-load aka “Can I download HITMAN 2 before the release date?”
There are different pre-load options in place, depending on your platform.
PS4 (Digital): Players can pre-load HITMAN 2 beginning 48 hours prior to the release date. That 48-hour period will adjust based on whether you pre-ordered the Gold, Collector’s or Standard version of the game.
Xbox One (Digital): Pre-loading has already begun, allowing players to pre-load the entire game ahead of release. Make sure to keep an eye on any pending updates for HITMAN 2.
Steam: All pre-orders will automatically begin downloading at midnight on the release date. (We are currently investigating our options for enabling a pre-load on steam. We can’t make any promises at this stage, but we will update this post when we have more information to share.)