Hitman 3's carry-over website is not working, the system that allows players to transfer their Hitman 2 progress to the new game some problems. Here's what to do when the Carry Over website is down.
Hitman 3 Carry Over Website Not Working on Launch Day: What to Do
Hitman 3 is finally here, and the game lets you import Hitman 2 progress to get a head start. If you put a lot of work into Hitman 2, most of your unlocks and progress can be transferred to Hitman 3. According to IO Interactive:
"All HITMAN 2 players have the option of performing a one-time carryover of their progression, allowing them to start HITMAN 3 with their existing profile, XP, suits, items and unlocks."
Unfortunately, it seems that the launch isn't without hiccups. The Carry Over website that transfers Hitman 2 progress is currently down. It's expected at this point that launch-day network features will have some problems, especially with a large player base looking to carry over their progress at the same time. This large influx has taken down IO's account services.
There are some timing restrictions for transferring data, as you can't transfer Hitman 2 data if you've already started playing Hitman 3. According to IO, "We recommend that you perform the carryover process before you start playing HITMAN 3, because the process will wipe any HITMAN 3 progress you have made."
This means that you need to initiate the Carry Over before you start making progress in Hitman 3, or else you'll have to either start Hitman 3 over with the Carry Over or just go without. IO is currently working on restoring servers, so watch their Twitter for updates on when you can start carrying over data.