Sniper Elite 5's Marksman Trailer Takes the Fight to the Axis with Custom Kit
Sniper Elite 5 puts the Axis on the run with a brand new gameplay trailer showing off some of the weapons Karl Fairburne will wield in his mission to stop Operation Kraken. It's the fourth trailer that's been released by developer Rebellion ahead of the game's release in late May.
The 59-second Marksman trailer gives a relatively short glimpse at the weapons and items of war you'll have at your disposal. Rebellion says there are more than 200 pieces of kit available for Karl's latest mission to stop the Nazi war machine, including "scopes, suppressors, stocks, muzzle breaks, materials, and more."
Though the Marksman trailer itself focuses on the series' long-standing X-ray mechanic, various small arms, and varied in-game locations, a media release accompanying it gives a bit more insight into Sniper Elite 5's weapon customization options. Workbenches within levels will allow for the removal and addition of various attachments. These, in turn, affect different weapon attributes, such as rate of fire and damage.
For example, Rebellion says that "a stealthy player may want to opt for Power and Rate of Fire at the cost of Control and Mobility due to their methodical approach, while the opposite will be true for a more 'run-and-gun' style player." It's a system that could very well make more playstyles more viable in Sniper Elite 5.
Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion, said:
Having conducted thousands of hours of playtests over the course of the franchise, it is clear that everyone plays the game in their own, unique way. That is why we have developed the new Weapon Customization system, allowing players to adapt their weapons to best suit the way they play and ensure that everyone enjoys the experience.
Sniper Elite 5's existence was hinted at way back in 2019 and was officially announced at the tail end of 2021 with a reveal trailer. A release date trailer showing other gameplay aspects and locations dropped in March 2022.
The game will feature a full campaign mode that can be played solo or in two-player online coop from beginning to end. According to Rebellion, it will also have an Invasion Mode in which players can "drop into each other's campaigns and take the role of an Axis sniper." Expectedly, there will be other multiplayer offerings, as well.
Sniper Elite 5 is set to launch on May 26, 2022, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X|S. Stay tuned for more coverage in the coming weeks.