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Sniper Elite 5 Cheats and Tips

PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Last Updated: by Richard
Sniper Elite 5 Cheats, Tips, Strategy

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 Trailer

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.

Sniper Elite 5 Cheats, Tips, Strategy

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:

  • Play Sharpshooter Difficulty

    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.

  • Save Often

    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.

  • Practice your Shots

    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.

  • Explore the Environment

    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.

  • Use your Binoculars

    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.

  • Hide Bodies

    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.

Things You Need to Know

The video below is a collection of things that you need to know in order to get to grips with Sniper Elite 5.

Things You Need to Know Before Playing 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

Axis Invasion Mode Tips And Tricks

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.

Sniper Elite 5 Axis Invasion Mode Tips And Tricks

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.

Sniper Elite 5 Guide

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Sniper Elite 5 FAQ's

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?

In weapons unlock, what is a ghost kill when using a pistol?
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?
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