Sniper Elite 5 Arriving in 2022 on PC and Consoles

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The Sniper Elite series is making a return in 2022 with Sniper Elite 5. Set in 1944, the game sees elite marksman Karl Fairburne head to France to stop Operation Kraken. It’s set to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

The franchise has long been known to offer unparalleled tactical sniping experience, especially with the combination of incredible ballistics and enhanced kill cam. This is continued with Sniper Elite 5, which also offers new customization options like letting players adjust their rifles to match the mission and playstyle.

In the game, Karl makes contact with the French Resistance, and together they discover Operation Kraken. This secret Nazi project threatens to end the war even before the Allies can make a move and invade Europe. Karl must take out high-ranking Nazi officers and put an end to this operation.

Features of the upcoming game include:

  • Expansive Campaign
    • Real-world locations have been recreated with the use of photogrammetry and offer a living and immersive environment.
    • Go solo on missions or with a partner with improved co-op mechanics.
  • Advanced gunplay physics and traversal
    • Use ziplines, slide down slopes and even work your way along ledges to get that perfect vantage point.
    • Don’t forget to take into account different factors like rifle stock, barrel options, gravity, wind, and heart rate, when taking out the target.
  • High caliber customization
    • Customize and upgrade almost every aspect of your weapon. Change the likes of scopes, stocks, barrels, and magazines.
    • Rifles, secondary weapons, and pistols all offer a wide range of options.
    • You can also choose the ammo to suit your target. These include armor-piercing rounds and even non-lethal ones.
  • Invasion mode drop-in PVP
    • Invade another player’s Campaign as an Axis sniper and engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
    • Alternatively, players can call for assistance and have a second sniper drop in to help them out of a tricky situation.
  • Tense adversarial multiplayer
    • Customize character and loadout and join 16-player battles to test your sharpshooting skills.
    • Get to earn XP, medals, and ribbons.
    • For those who prefer co-op, team up with up to 3 other players and survive waves of enemies in Survival mode.
  • Enhanced kill cam
    • This feature is now more realistic and grisly than ever as it shows the destructive power of each shot.
    • Bones deflect bullets unpredictably and can rip a new path through enemy bodies.
    • SMGs and pistols can also trigger kill cams.

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