This month, we’re introducing a new type of live content into our schedule: player-curated Featured Contracts! This is a fresh twist on Featured Contracts because we’re asking some of the most prominent and well-known members of our community to pick out the contracts that have caught their attention.
The first player-curated Featured Contracts will be released on August 25th, but before then, we are also introducing a new theme of blog posts to go alongside our player-curated Contracts: Community Spotlight. Our contract curator for August is Mendietinha – and so he’s the first person to face the spotlight!
Hey Mendietinha, or can we call you Mendie?
Oh, please call me Mendie. Its easier to spell haha!
Can you tell us about yourself and how people in the Hitman community know you?
Well, I’ve been a gamer my entire life, so, after my short career as a soccer player was over due to a knee injury, I decided to dedicate myself more and more to playing games and know more about computers. I have played older Hitman games, but it was Blood Money that got me good! I started watching YouTube videos of it, and the crazy ideas on how to complete the missions started to pop into my mind. Ever since, I recorded and uploaded most of those runs to YouTube and when the new game came out, well, I kept going on trying to make the unlikely work! That lead me to forums and finally, to streams, where most of the community got to know me; as a speedrunner /mad scientist haha!
Where’s the best place for other players to find you online?
You can find me on twitch.tv/mendietinha, youtube.com/mendietinha, twitter.com/mendietinha.
Pretty simple, eh?
Sounds simple enough… Now, let’s get down to it: You are our very first contract curator!
Please tell us about some of the contracts you’ve chosen and why you think they deserve to be featured.
It’s a gift to be the very first, and I am very thankful for it! About the contracts, I want to talk about two of them in particular:
“Bodyguard Hater” by Gule. This is an excellent example of a top quality contract. Fun, tricky and with multiple approaches. You are so close from the Big Shots, but they are not the targets! Combine all that and you can get them in so many ways I can’t count myself.
Also, another really great contract is “The Jingles Menace 2.0”. You may ask yourself why the 2.0? Well, the creator, Hitman Master CJ, decided to remove a sniper restriction from it, which opened more windows of opportunity, and that is something I care very much about. The targets are well placed, but don’t think it’s a cakewalk! Think outside the box here.
Enjoy it! Take your time. Set traps, run for it, walk for it. The idea is to provide fun, freedom and some challenges for you to crack.
When you’re not cherry-picking contracts, what’s your default loadout for a contract?
ALWAYS bring your duck. That’s what I always say. So that would be the Silverballer, red duck, breaching charges and a Jaeger Lancer hidden somewhere. Also, I would like to advise players to do some recon before going for a contract. Start it in a safe location, locate your targets, observe their routes and try to find windows of opportunity for them, and only then choose your loadout. Timing is also a crucial factor, as, for example, an explosion kill can change all of your plans if it affects other targets reactions 😉
If you look into your crystal ball, what would you most like to see in the future of HITMAN?
More and more content, Season 2, 3… and the Wallbang power of the Lancer back at some point. I’m a simple man, with a wallbang desire haha. Also, the idea of having the old bullet distraction back is a thing that would open lots of ways to complete and plan not only contracts, but main missions and escalations as well.
And finally… Is there anything else you want to share?
For our community, just keep playing Hitman! Think outside the box, try silly things, have fun! If you are not playing Hitman yet, start now!