Hitman Absolution Purist Difficulty Guide: Operation Sledgehammer, Hope Fair, Evade the Agency and Hunt Skurky, Eliminate Skurky
This is the last part of the Operation Sledgehammer Mission in Hitman: Absolution which is called Hope Fair. In it you make your way around a festival on the streets of Hope to hunt Skurky whilst avoiding the agency and eliminate Skurky in the end. This guide explains how to complete this mission on the hardest, purist, difficulty. It does not explain how to complete the different challenges in this area.
At the end of this guide is a YouTube video with a visual version of this guide.
Evade the Agency and Hunt Skurky
At the start just walk normally forwards and to the right and go down the stairs. Exit the building through the front door and go up onto the stage. Go down on the other side of the stage. Once you are at the bottom start crouch walking and go forwards and behind the fruit and vegetable stand. Take cover on the barrels near the end of the stand:
Wait for the guard in black ahead to have turned right and walked past you, then go forwards past the drink stand and take cover on the freezers. Immediately scale the cover and take cover on the meat stand on the other side and wait for the guard approaching the other side of the stand to have turned away from you:
Then keep going forwards and take cover on the two barrels past the hot dog stand near another meat stand. Wait for the two guards in black to be standing in the same positions as they are at the start (which will take a minute or so) again:
Then wait for them to have gone forward and to the right. Get out of cover and keep walking forwards towards the shop with the whiskey signs on it. To the right of that shop is a side area with a door. Go up to and through that door.
Once you have gone through that door the score system is disabled, but you still have to complete the mission. Go up to the church and into it. Once you are inside a cut scene starts. At the end of it you will be in the mode where time is slowed a lot and you can select targets for agent 47 to take down. Calmly mark Skurky’s head as a target and press Q (sorry, I don’t know what button it is on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) to execute Skurky. Once you have done so it is the end of this part of the mission and indeed the whole mission.