Sniper Elite 5 Cheats and Tips
Mix and match stealth and action when needed
They say variety is the spice of life, and, having suffered many times through my own stubbornness in Sniper Elite 5, I couldn’t agree more with the age-old adage. With multiple routes to success (and failure), as well as facing off against the most intelligent AI the series has ever seen, being flexible in Sniper Elite 5 is key. You might see yourself as a stealth supreme through-and-through, but more often than not, missions here will demand a fluid approach that blends ghost kills with gung-ho in a moment’s notice. Don’t be afraid to mix up your approach, and plan ahead whenever you can – you never know when things might go south, despite your best intentions. Mixing up your offence is especially important when faced with an unpredictable Axis Invasion, a new game mode that lets players invade your campaign.
Stay put and wait for invading players to come to you
Get familiar with traps and distractions to move enemies around
Like many stealth games, luring unsuspecting foes to their demise is not just a viable means of progression but can also be great fun. This tactic is especially helpful when trying to circumvent patrolling enemy soldiers, and often requires creativity and inventiveness on the player’s part. Protagonist Karl Fairburne comes equipped with a whistle as standard, which can be used for pulling foes out of position. Bottles do the same, with the obvious bonus of being throwable. Fused lure is, in essence, a bottle strapped with firecrackers which, once ignited, provides a sustained sound distraction; while pressure mines, TNT, and Schu-mines all have timed-explosive options, should you need to make yourself scarce in a hurry. Fold in environmental distractions – such as soundmasks, which can either be used to divert attention or mask the sound of noisy bullets – and there’s plenty to experiment with while leading enemies down the deadly garden path.