The recently-released Hitman 2 is in the headlines thanks to a pretty amusing Twitter mix-up.
The game, which features an in-game version of the one and only Sean Bean, a character you have to kill as a part of the first Elusive Target mission, has led to a lot of confusion on Twitter.
Because of course, if you tweet about killing award-winning actor Sean Bean, the top dogs at Twitter are going to take note…
A Twitter user by the name of TheFatConsoler got his account banned for violating the rules by threatening Sean Bean. Lol.
He tweeted: “Looks like I’m gonna be killing Sean Bean tonight then,” referring to the mission in Hitman 2, which led to his account getting banned.
Don’t panic though, the account has now been fully reinstated, because actually threatening to kill a character who you’re supposed to kill? Not a crime. In games, of course.
Got banned for this reference to a conputer video game but I’m back now so Sean Bean better keep sweating pic.twitter.com/0lWt3MTLPN
— TheFatConsoler (@TheFatConsol3R) November 22, 2018
Lots of people are now tweeting their intentions to kill Bean, but it seems Twitter is no longer banning accounts after the confusion.
I just killed Sean Bean #Hitman
— Taylor Wright (@mynamehear) November 24, 2018
Hitman 2 released at a pretty bad time of the year. Games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Let’s Go Pikachu and Eeevee, and even the Spyro Reignited Trilogy are dominating the sales charts right now.
The latest in the Hitman franchise debuted at number 10 on the UK sales chart in its first week, though the game itself is getting pretty good reviews.
I just heard that @Twitter is banning people for saying they are going to kill Sean Bean in Hitman 2. If I had Hitman 2 I would say I am going to kill Sean Bean
— Joshua Secka (@Secka1626) November 23, 2018
Have you tried out Hitman 2 yet, and have you made an attempt at Sean Bean’s (playable character’s) life?