Sniper Elite 5 has finally launched, and developer Rebellion has outdone itself. Each of the World War 2 shooter’s levels are vast, intricate affairs that give players plenty of room to hone their Nazi-killing craft in whichever way suits them best.
However, being dropped into France’s wide-open expanse can be daunting. When there’s nothing but a violent sandbox between you and your target, working out how to complete each level can be an intimidating affair, and it’s easy to worry about what you might miss. Luckily, we’ve spent plenty of time exploring Sniper Elite 5, and have picked out five crucial tips to getting the most out of your campaign – check them out here.
1. Keep an eye out for workbenches
When you’re deep in Axis-occupied territory, a work bench is your best friend – for two very good reasons. The most obvious one is that workbenches allow you to tinker with your loadout, modifying weapons until they suit your playstyle down to a tee. Whether you want to be kitted like a ninja or disregard stealth entirely and pack as much power into your SMG as possible, a workbench is where you get that done.
Not only do workbenches allow you to modify your guns, each one you find unlocks new mods to equip. This means that if you want to find the strongest possible mods for your guns – or you just want to unlock lots of them and have room to change things up – hunting down workbenches should be a priority. To find these workbenches, try to avoid beelining toward each level’s objectives – take some time to probe buildings and passages that look interesting, and it’s sure to turn up something good.
2. Have a bit of patience
Whether it’s the chance for a showy collateral kill or a one-in-a-million shot to blow up a truck-full of Nazis, Sniper Elite 5 certainly knows how to tempt players into action. But for the best chance of success in each level, don’t give away a solid position or your stealthy approach without thinking it through. Waiting for a couple of seconds before pulling the trigger doesn’t mean you’ll never get to take the shot, it just gives you a chance to evaluate if now is the best time to fire and helps to reveal any previously unforeseen dangers. Is that soldier alone, or does he have three friends coming back from a patrol around the corner? Is that tank really empty, or is there a full crew inside that’s going to make your life hell if you’re too loud?
Before risking a mistake that will make the rest of the level infinitely tougher to finish, take a moment to ensure you’re making the right call – and if everything’s alright? Fire away.
3. If you commit to going loud, double down
With all that said, there’s no harm in admitting that the sensible approach isn’t for everyone – at times, dropping stealth to go in guns-blazing can be exactly what you need to get the job done….
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