Rebellion's popular third-person shooter franchise is set to make its return with Sniper Elite 5, promising a new WWII-themed adventure for protagonist Karl Fairburne to try and sneak his way through.
We say sneak, but knowing us, there will be a ton of explosions and destruction along the way too. This is everything you need to know about Sniper Elite 5.
Sniper Elite 5 Release Date & Pre-Order Bonus
It was first revealed back on December 10th 2021 that a new Sniper Elite title would be arriving with a reveal trailer showing off its gameplay in all of its gory glory. Sadly, this reveal would only give us the vague release date of "2022".
Luckily, we wouldn't have to wait long. The official Sniper Elite account tweeted on March 16th 2022 that Sniper Elite 5 would be released on Xbox One, Series S|X, PC and Playstation 4 & 5 on May 26th 2022.
This tweet also revealed that pre-ordering Sniper Elite 5 will give the player access to the P.1938 Suppressed Pistol as well as a bonus "Target Führer" campaign known as "Wolf Mountain". This mission sees Karl Fairburne infiltrate The Berghof; a private mountain retreat in the Bavarian Alps.
While the tweet does put both of these pre-order bonuses together, that's only the case for the deluxe edition with the P.1938 Suppressed pistol being exclusive to that edition of the game or higher whereas all pre-orders get access to the additional mission. PC players, meanwhile, can also get access to a digital comic if they pre-order the game through the Rebellion shop.
Sniper Elite 5 on Xbox Game Pass
As a nice bonus to its subscribers, Sniper Elite 5 will also launch straight into Xbox Game Pass on console and PC.
This service has long been the best value for money out there when it comes to gaming so it's great to see another big title choose to launch on the service.