Sniper Elite 5 to Deliver More Headshots in 2022, Will be a Day 1 Xbox Game Pass Launch

Sniper Elite 5

Get ready for a whole lot more exploding Nazi skulls, because Rebellion Entertainment has announced Sniper Elite 5 for a 2022 release. Set in 1944 in France, Sniper Elite 5 promises the series’ largest, most open levels yet, more customization, a Deathloop-style PvP invasion mode, and, of course, even more gruesome slow-motion headshots. Speaking of the latter, you can check out a few of them in Sniper Elite 5’s debut trailer, below.

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Looking like yet another solid effort in this underrated series! Need to know more? Here are Sniper Elite 5’s key features:

  • Expansive Campaign – real-world locations have been captured using photogrammetry to recreate a living, immersive environment, and multiple infiltration and extraction points 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.
  • Advanced gunplay physics and traversal – use ziplines, slide down slopes and shimmy along ledges to reach the perfect vantage point, or to sneak past a sharp-eyed lookout. Factor in rifle stock and barrel options along with gravity, wind and heart rate while you line up your sights on the target.
  • High calibre customisation – use workbenches to customise and upgrade virtually every aspect of your weapon. Change scopes, stocks, barrels, magazines and more. Rifles, secondary weapons, and pistols all have a huge variety of options. On top of that you can select the ammo to suit your target, from armour-piercing right down to non-lethal.
  • Invasion mode drop-in PVP – 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. Alternatively, as Karl you can call for assistance and have a second sniper drop in to help you out of a tricky situation.
  • Tense adversarial multiplayer – customise your character and loadout and earn XP, medals and ribbons as you take on 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.
  • Enhanced kill cam – more realistic and grisly 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.

Sniper Elite 5 takes aim at PC (via Steam, Epic, and Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5 sometime in 2022. And yes, the game will also be an Xbox Game Pass Day 1 release.

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