Rebellion Games is tipping back the shandys today as the UK developer celebrates the release of Sniper Elite 5, which is out now on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, with the Xbox family of consoles seeing the latest sniping adventure release straight onto Xbox Game Pass.
The latest outing for top-shot sniper assassin Karl Fairburne takes place in France around the time of the D-Day landings, presenting players with new environments to explore, but the same old evil buggers to blow apart in spectacular fashion.
I’ve only played a couple of hours so far today, but from what I’ve seen, I’m very impressed and I can’t wait to hunker down and make some progress.
There’s a new trailer celebrating the game’s release, which is down below (you’ll be directed to YouTube due it the video being age-restricted) and we’ve got a couple of in-house gameplay videos for you, too – one being a cheeky Die Hard easter egg, the other being 15 minutes of me fumbling my way through the game’s opening level.
Sniper Elite 5 – First 15 Minutes Xbox Series X Gameplay
Sniper Elite 5 Die Hard Easter Egg
SNIPER ELITE 5 GAME FEATURES:
Expansive Campaign – Real-world locations have been captured using photogrammetry to recreate a living, immersive environment with multiple infiltration and extraction points. Side missions, hidden collectables and kill list targets provide a whole new perspective on each mission. Take on the Nazi plot solo or work with a partner, with improved co-op mechanics allowing you to share ammo and items, give orders and heal each other.
Invasion Mode and Co-op – Invade another player’s Campaign as an Axis sniper and engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse, providing a new dimension to the challenge as you stalk your prey. Invasion Mode can be toggled on/off in the game menu. The entire campaign is also playable in two-player online co-op with players able to share items and ammo and revive each other.
Weapon Customization – Find Workbenches hidden in the missions (each mission has three to find) to customize and upgrade virtually every aspect of your weapon – change scopes, stocks, barrels, magazines and more. Rifles, secondaries and pistols all have a huge variety of options. On top of that, you can select the ammo to suit your target, from armor-piercing right down to non-lethal.
Adversarial Multiplayer – Customize your character and loadout and earn XP, medals and ribbons as you take on intensely competitive 16-player battles that will really test your sharpshooting skills. If co-op’s more your style, you can team up with up to 3 other players against waves of enemies in Survival mode.
Full Crossplay – Crossplay enables you to seamlessly play co-op, Invasion Mode and adversarial multiplayer with other players on all other formats.
Enhanced Kill Cam – More realistic and grislier than ever, the trademark X-ray kill cam returns, showing you the true destructive power of each shot. Bones deflect bullets unpredictably, ripping a new path through enemy bodies. SMGs and pistols can also trigger kill cams, including multiple shots in dramatic slow motion. The frequency with which a player sees Kill Cam can be changed in the game menu, including the ability to switch it off entirely.
Advanced Gunplay – Factor in rifle stock and barrel options along with gravity, wind and heart rate while you line up your sights on the target. For the first time in the series, iron sights have been included for SMGs and pistols.
New Traversal Mechanics – Karl can now use zip lines, slide down slopes and shimmy along ledges to reach the perfect vantage point, or to sneak past sharp-eyed enemies. Enhanced climbing abilities now allow you to explore hidden areas in the game map and unlock alternative routes.