The Fire Axe is a melee weapon found in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman: Absolution.


Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

"For breaking down doors and other obstacles."

Agent 47 cannot conceal it, but he can holster it. As with the other melee weapons, the player can hold the action button, allowing 47 to hold the axe up for a "wind-up" period, doing more damage in the process. Otherwise, 47 will have to hit six to seven times to kill a single enemy, depending on the difficulty.

But its real usage is as a part of the Fireman disguise; in the only mission where it is found, one of the ways to reach your target is to drop a smoke bomb in the laundry, which triggers the fire alarm. Immediately go pick the uniform and the axe, and stand by the metal detectors. The guards will assume this weapon makes the bleeping, and you can go with all your weapons undetected. However, the player should be careful while passing, as the guards can still see through 47's disguise.

Hitman: Absolution

"A large axe featuring a pick-shaped poll."

The fire axe can be used as a weapon in a multitude of ways. It can be swung into a target's head head-on, splitting it down the middle. It can be hooked around a targets neck from behind, and subsequently torn backwards. It can be driven into the ribs of a target, and torn out. Lastly, the fire axe may be thrown into the head of a target as a weapon, or thrown as a distraction.

Please note that it is considered a heavy object and cannot be thrown as far as most objects, without Throwing II and Throwing III.


"A fire axe. Lethal when used in melee or thrown."

The fire axe can be found in fire axe boxes which are attached on walls in bigger buildings like the Palais de Walewska. To get one you have to open the box and grab the axe. People will get suspicious if you carry a fire axe unless you are disguised as a guard or something similar. The fire axe can be used for silent attacks from behind, for lethal hits in the head and as a throwing weapon. Alsp, it can be used to distract people by throwing it.


Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Hitman: Absolution

  • Rosewood: Found near the end of the first hallway.
  • Countdown: In the storage room protected by a keypad, in a case on the wall.