Despite announcing that progression and levels from Hitman 1 and 2 would carry over into Hitman 3 for free, IO announced today that that actually is only the case on Xbox and Playstation - even if you own both games on Steam, you'll have to pay to access those levels when purchasing through the Epic Games Store on PC. While they do "acknowledge that the process is different to our initial plans for PC players", they really should update their homepage.
Kind of a bummer! At least you can easily cancel Epic pre-orders, but still, hell of a time to announce that this is now a paid thing. Hitman 1 will be free if you purchase the game within 10 days of launch, and the base and Gold editions of Hitman 2 will be 80% off for two weeks, but it sounds like the expansion pass will still be full price. It's all in here, and, as someone who was until now very very excited for Hitman 3, kinda sucks.