Sniper Elite 5 is a third-person tactical shooter stealth game that is the sequel to Sniper Elite 4. Take a look at our cheats, tips, strategy guide to get some help in this World War II game which is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
Sniper Elite 5 stars US operative Karl Fairburne, as he embarks on a one-man mission to disrupt a secret project named Operation Kraken in Nazi occupied France that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe.
As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, Karl makes contact with the French Resistance. It's Karl's mission to take out the high-ranking Nazi officers and end Operation Kraken once and for all.
Based upon real world locations from France in 1944, the new game maps in Sniper Elte 5 are the largest and most immersive in the franchise's history with the new traversal system offering you an even greater sandbox of options when it comes to taking out your targets. There are also enhanced cooperative gameplay options that enable you to invite a friend to help you on your mission.
Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include why you should explore the environment and why you should hide the bodies of the soldiers you kill. As well as these hints and tips, we also have a beginners guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:
It is recommended that you begin playing Sniper Elite 5 on the Sharpshooter difficulty setting, so you get a feel of what the game has to offer. If you play any setting below this the game will be too easy and likewise anything above may be too challenging if you are not familiar with the mechanics of the game.
Keep in mind that when you play Sniper Elite 5 on the lower difficulty settings you are given the option to save your progress whenever you like. Make sure you take advantage of this feature by getting into the habit of saving often so that you are able to quickly go back and do things differently if something goes wrong.
Resist the temptation to get more accurate sniper shots by turning off gravity and wind and instead practice your shots with these settings on. Doing this will not only add to the immersion, it will also give you a sense of accomplishment when you land the perfect shot.
Take a look at our How to Unlock Weapons guide to find out how you can acquire all the guns in Sniper Elite 5.
There are no fixed paths to follow to complete missions in Elite Sniper 5, it is therefore recommended that you take your time and explore the maps carefully. Find a spot on high ground and use your binoculars to study the surrounding environment. Doing this will enable you to learn enemy paths, so you can plan your next attack.
Resist the temptation of diving straight into the action when you begin Sniper Elite 5. It is more beneficial before you engage in combat with the enemies that you check out the map and scout the area with your binoculars, so you are able to see what you have to deal with and plan out your moves.
Using the binoculars will not only allow you to tag enemies, they can also be used to learn enemy patterns and patrols.
Make sure you hide the bodies of the enemies you kill whenever possible, so they cannot be found by enemy soldiers out on patrol. It is crucial that you avoid the enemy raising the alarm as this will result in troops flooding into the area looking for you which will make your progress a lot more difficult.
The video below is a collection of things that you need to know in order to get to grips with Sniper Elite 5.
0:00 - Intro
0:53 - Workbenches
1:23 - Customization
2:05 - Progression
2:43 - Traversal
3:15 - Exploration
3:54 - Optional Objectives
4:33 - Gathering Intel
5:06 - Non-Lethal Approach
5:48 - The Last Of Us Part 2
6:37 - Replay Missions
The video below is a collection of Axis Invasion mode tips and tricks for both Sniper Jagers in training and for people who want to know the best way to bump off those pesky Axis Invaders as quickly as possible. The video also shows you hot to unlock the Ghillie suit in record time.
00:00 - Attacking Intro
01:04 - Dressing for Success
02:27 - Loadouts
05:25 - Pause for Thought
07:01 - Starting Area
07:52 - Be a Detective
08:59 - Eyes on the Prize
10:18 - Tag, They're It
11:38 - Ears for Fears
13:13 - Phone Zone
14:12 - Defending Intro
14:46 - Urgent Phone Karl
16:18 - Focus Will Focum Up
17:47 - Lures and Traps
19:05 - Outro
Take a look at our Beginner Tips and Tricks to get additional help in Sniper Elite 5.
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Our Latest Questions
|How do you throw back and enemy grenade|
|Tap "Y" when grenade is near you|
|What are Crowbars used for?|
|Crowbars are mainly used when you need to lift something.|
|How do you open a door locked with a padlock?|
|You can use a lock pick which is always in your inventory, but using a bolt cutter is a lot quicker.|
|How do you get bolt cutters and crow bars?|
|They are found during the missions by exploring the maps.|
|What are bolt cutters and crow bars used for?|
|These tools are used to open passages and containers, perform acts of sabotage and other important activities.|
Can you help answer any of these questions?
|If your playing coop. Who gets tagged when invader uses phone|
|How do you throw a grenade|
|Where are the two shutoff values in the furnace room|
|Where are stone eagles?|
There are 62 trophies for Sniper Elite 5 on PlayStation 4.
Weaken the Atlantic wall and rendezvous with Blue Viper.
Raid Chateau de Berengar and Möller's Office.
|The Kraken Wakes|
Infiltrate Beaumont-Saint-Denis and Uncover Operation Kraken.
|It's Starting to Crack|
Destroy Operation Kraken's production facility at Martressac.
|Taking it back|
Liberate Desponts-sur-Douve and secure Allied transport routes.
|No Stone Unturned|
Complete 16 optional objectives.
Win one Axis Invasion as an Invader.
|Enemy at the Gates|
Defeat an invading Sniper Jager.
|Fields of Glory|
Join and finish one team-based PVP match.
Hit every organ at least once with a rifle.
Make a tank shoot and destroy another enemy vehicle.
|Master of Pistols|
Obtain six pistol-related mastery medals.
|Master of Secondaries|
Obtain six secondary-related mastery medals.
|Master of Rifles|
Obtain six rifle-related mastery medals.
Kill 150 enemies with a Pistol.
Kill 300 enemies with a Secondary Weapon.
Kill 350 enemies with a Rifle.
|Set Europe Ablaze|
Kill 50 enemies with traps.
|Precision Is Key|
Kill 150 enemies with any weapon while in Iron Sights.
|Out of Scope|
Kill 150 enemies with a rifle while in Iron Sights.
|Rigged to Blow|
Kill 20 soldiers using booby traps.
|My Little Friend|
Kill 50 soldiers with heavy weapons.
Kill 3 on-foot soldiers with one grenade.
|Lord of War|
Get a kill with 20 different weapons.
|Die Nussknacker Sweet!|
Get a testicle shot with a rifle from a distance of 100 meters or more.
Kill 50 enemy soldiers with Found Weapons.
Achieve 250 ghost kills.
|As Quiet as a Mouse|
Kill 50 enemies during a Sound Mask.
Perform 100 lethal takedowns.
|Snake in the Grass|
While in Tall Grass, kill 50 soldiers.
|From Paris with Love|
Collect 41 Personal letters.
|Burn after reading|
Collect 39 classified documents.
Collect 24 Hidden Items.
Destroy 24 Dead-eye Targets.
|It'll Buff Right Out|
Destroy Möller's shiny new car.
In Martressac, create an accident that destroys the train in the storage area.
|Up Close and Personal|
Melee takedown each one of the three snipers guarding the bridge.
In Research Facility, find and destroy one of each type of vehicle present in this mission.
|Don't hold your breath|
Make the final shot in St Nazaire without using Empty Lung.
|Brains of the Operation|
Kill Möller with a headshot.
|Sight Beyond Sights|
Kill Möller with a rifle, while in Iron Sights.
Wolf Mountain - Kill Hitler 5 times.
|Reich To The Point|
Wolf Mountain - Kill only Hitler and exfiltrate.
|From Führer Away|
Wolf Mountain - Kill Hitler at a distance of 300 meters or more.
|Herr Today, Gone Tomorrow|
Wolf Mountain - Complete the mission.
Wolf Mountain - Kill Hitler with a testicle shot.
|Can't Outrun A Bullet|
Kill Möller with a rifle at a distance of 600 meters or more.
|Climbing the Ladder|
Reach rank 40.
|Just a Flesh Wound|
Complete a mission, excluding the "Loose Ends" mission, in any difficulty without healing.
Become the Master of each weapon.
|The Long Game|
Total kill distance of 100000 meters.
Interact with 24 workbenches.
|Shoot for the Moon|
Complete three Survival missions.
Wolf Mountain - Kill Hitler and exfiltrate without ever being detected.
Wolf Mountain - Complete the mission on Authentic difficulty.
Wolf Mountain - Complete the mission with a 2 star rating.
Complete the campaign.
|Best of the Best|
Complete the entire campaign on Authentic difficulty.
Obtain all Trophies.
Plus hidden trophies, Click here to see them all.
See Also Sniper Elite 5 Xbox One achievements