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This Hilarious Hitman Easter Egg Makes Another Appearance In Hitman 3

Hitman 3 has launched on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Stadia, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and so far the reviews say it's a worthy conclusion to the World of Assassination Trilogy. But Hitman 3 also lives up to its predecessors in one very specific way: by bringing back one of their funniest Easter eggs, Potato Jesus.


If you're new to the internet, "Potato Jesus" is also known as the botched Ecce Homo restoration. Ecce Homo is, or was, a 1930 fresco of Jesus in the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja, Spain. Until 2012, that is, when local amateur Cecilia Giménez took it upon herself to try to restore the fading painting. The result was an instant meme. 

Developer and publisher IO Interactive found Potato Jesus to be just as delightful as the rest of the world and hid a digital version of the "masterpiece" in the "Sapienza" level of 2016's Hitman. It took two years before someone finally discovered it. But this time, it was only a matter of hours before Potato Jesus was located in Hitman 3.

The second coming of Potato Jesus

PCGamesN reviewer Dustin Bailey first spotted Hitman 3's Potato Jesus in the third mission, "Apex Predator," which is set in a former power plant that's been converted into an underground rave club. Potato Jesus can be found in the corner of club owner Rolf Hirschmüller's office.


Getting inside the office is trickier than finding the Easter egg because "Apex Predator" has no Mission Stories, forcing the player to discover assassination opportunities on their own. But it does have Achievements, and one relatively easy way to infiltrate the office and find Potato Jesus is by unlocking the "Last Call" achievement. Once you've snuck past the guards, use the gramophone to distract Hirschmüller, immobilize him, and take his outfit. This will give you free reign to explore the office without trouble.

How did Potato Jesus wind up in Hirschmüller's office? Did Mr. Hirschmüller think it was a priceless work of art? Or, is he such a lover of memes that he wanted a life-size replica of Potato Jesus to adorn his rave club? But all that really matters is, Potato Jesus hath returned, and He provideth the lolz once again. Hallelujah!