Sniper Elite 5 is out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
Due to a slight change in schedule, Sniper Elite 5 will now be launching on PlayStation Consoles at Midnight Local time in each region.
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Sniper Elite 5 Official Gameplay and Story
For the latest instalment, the game’s creator, Rebellion, is taking the action to France.
“France, 1944 – As part of a clandestine US Rangers effort to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, elite marksman Karl Fairburne makes contact with the French Resistance,” according to the official description.
“Shortly after, they discover Operation Kraken, a secret Nazi initiative that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe.” Karl Fairburne will arrive at a critical point in World War II, in 1944, to put an end to Operation Kraken, which would prevent D Day from ever taking place.”
Gamers will have a variety of options while playing, with several infiltration and extraction spots strewn about to take advantage of. There will be new weapon and ammo options, as well as an enhanced kill-cam, and there will be a strong focus on multiplayer (with both Co-Op and PvP invasions supported).
- Extensive Campaign — Photogrammetry was used to capture several real-world sites in order to create a living, immersive setting, and different infiltration and extraction points, as well as kill list targets, provide each operation a fresh viewpoint. Take on the Nazi plan alone or with a friend, thanks to new co-op mechanics that let you exchange ammo and equipment, give orders, and heal one another.
- Advanced Traversal and Gunplay Physics – To gain the optimal vantage position or slip past a sharp-eyed lookout, use ziplines, slide down slopes, and slither along ledges. While lining up your sights on the target, consider the rifle stock and barrel options, as well as gravity, wind, and pulse rate.
- Workbenches may be used to personalise and enhance nearly every aspect of your weapon, including scopes, stocks, barrels, magazines, and more. There are numerous alternatives for rifles, secondary weapons, and pistols. Furthermore, you can choose the ammo that best suits your target, ranging from armour-piercing to non-lethal.
- Invasion Mode — Campaign Drop in PvP and Co-Op – As an Axis sniper, infiltrate another player’s Campaign and engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse, adding a new level to the battle. As Karl, you can also request assistance and have a second sharpshooter arrive to assist you in a difficult circumstance.
- Tense Adversarial Multiplayer — Customize your character and loadout while earning XP, medals, and ribbons in intense 16-player combat that will put your sharpshooting abilities to the test. If you prefer co-op, Survival mode allows you to fight waves of foes with up to three other players.
- Kill Cam Enhanced – The distinctive X-ray kill cam returns, more realistic and horrific than ever, revealing the true destructive impact of each shot. Bullets are deflected in unpredictable ways by bones, cutting a new route through opponent flesh. Kill cams, which include many shots in dramatic slow motion, can be triggered by SMGs and handguns.
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Will Sniper Elite 5 be available on Xbox Game Pass?
Yes, both Microsoft and Rebellion Developments have confirmed that Sniper Elite 5 will be available on Xbox Game Pass from the start. The next release will be available on Xbox Game Pass for both consoles and PCs, allowing players on all platforms to get started right away.
For those who have Pre-Ordered Sniper Elite 5 got the following bonus content:
- Standard Edition – comes with the base game and the exclusive downloadable content: TARGET FÜHRER: WOLF MOUNTAIN.
- Deluxe Edition – comes with the base game, Season Pass One, and the exclusive downloadable content: TARGET FÜHRER: WOLF MOUNTAIN.
Two new missions, six weapon packs, two character skins, and two weapon skins will be included in Season Pass One, which will be published in four batches and all of which will be available for purchase separately.