Welcome to our final intel drop for Sniper Elite 5. Today marks the launch of Kraken Awakes, the final content pack for Season Pass 2 (more on that later), and we hope you’ve had as much fun making mincemeat of the Nazis as we have had making the game.
It’s been just over 13 months since the game originally launched and in that time you Soldiers have been busy. You obliterated nearly 6 million testicles, perfected over 250 million headshots, and invaded each other’s game more than 5 million times and counting.
Everyone at Rebellion was delighted with the reception the game received upon its release in May last year, and since then we have been busy at work, reading and listening to all your feedback. The input from our community really is invaluable and enables us to improve the game with every step.
The level of knowledge and expertise within our community, especially around the authentic recreation of our World War 2 setting, weaponry, military attire, and vehicles is always a great source of pride and information for the studio.
It is important to learn from every game you release, and one area of focus for us has been accessibility. We have introduced several new features, such as field of depth sliders that will go on to be a regular feature in our games moving forward. We know we still have a long way to go but we are heading in the right direction.
We would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to play Sniper Elite 5, whether you are a seasoned veteran of the franchise, or this is your first time looking down Karl’s virtual scope. If you still haven’t tried the game, it is still available now on Game Pass so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think. There is also plenty of additional content for you to explore, including several missions, in both Season Pass One and Season Pass Two.
Speaking of Season Pass Two, the final content drop, Kraken Awakes, has just hit the store.
The pack includes a brand-new mission launched where our hero, Karl Fairburne, is sent to a military dock which is housing an under-construction aircraft carrier – the new home of Operation Kraken.
Set at night, you will have to use the darkness and the shadows to your advantage as you look to infiltrate and sabotage the carrier so that it can never be launched. You will also need to put an end to the new leader of the scheme, Friedrich Vogel, the former deputy to Abelard Möller.
The pack also includes a new Mod.712 pistol and the Patriot weapon skin, as well as the American Airborne character skin to complete an all-American look for Karl!
On top of the Kraken Awakes pack we are also launching a new multiplayer map which is FREE to all players right now. The Abandoned Quarry offers a host of opportunities for both stealthy and all action playstyles.
Large scale, close combat firefights will break out when exploring the old mine, while the nearby coal processing center presents a host of vantage points and hiding places which provide ideal sniping sightlines across the map. Be sure to head to Multiplayer and check it out in both solo and team play.
Well, that wraps up the content for Season Pass Two.
Sniper Elite 5
France, 1944 – As part of a covert US Rangers operation to weaken the Atlantikwall fortifications along the coast of Brittany, elite marksman Karl Fairburne makes contact with the French Resistance. Soon they uncover a secret Nazi project that threatens to end the war before the Allies can even invade Europe: Operation Kraken. EXPANSIVE CAMPAIGN
Many 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, secondaries 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 – CAMPAIGN DROP IN PvP 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. Alternatively, as Karl you can call for assistance and have a second sniper drop in to help you out of a tricky situation. TENSE ADVERSIAL MULTIPLAYER
Customise 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. 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.