General objectives of the stage: Blackwater Roof is the only stage of the relative short mission titled Countdown, where Agent 47 must race against time. The plan is to stop Blake Dexter before he detonates charges on the rooftop and flies away with helicopter. The first step is to get to the upper part of the rooftop, with main enemy forces.
Note - Before you start reading the walkthrough, you have to know two things about this mission:
- You have 5 minutes to reach the Dexter's heliport and the counter appears on the screen after several seconds. If you do not make it on time, Dexter will detonate charges on the rooftop, killing Hitman.
- Dexter can also detonate charges if you trigger an alarm. So you have to remain hidden, although you can still distract enemies (alarm status - yellow).
Your first step should be obtaining Blackwater tactical team disguise, because skillful usage of the Instinct is a key to success in this mission. If you play on one of lower difficulty levels then it would be best to attack the enemy shown on the above screen.
If you play on one of higher difficulty settings then first deal with the enemy who stops on the left (screen above) and only after that eliminate the previously mentioned opponent (I suggest eliminating as many enemies as you can to charge you Instinct bar).
Now you have to decide how you want to bypass the enemy guarding the right stairs, leading to the upper roof. On Normal and Hard difficulty levels it would be best to use the Instinct and walk past him (screen above).
On Expert and Purist difficulty levels I would suggest other tactics. First method is to get to the other side of the rooftop and find a hammer (screen above), so you can throw it and distract the guard. The second option is to carefully sneak past the enemy guarding the stairs.