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Sniper Elite 5 launches into second season with fresh DLC

If you’ve been itching to get back behind enemy lines, then your time has come with Season 2 of Sniper Elite 5. Take a look at what’s new.

Very sneaky

Just when you thought the war was over, Sniper Elite 5 comes roaring bak to life, this time with season 2 of it’s post-launch DLC plan. Not only does this first volley serve up new weaponry to wield against the reich, but there’s a brand new mission as well.

Playable in both single player and co-op, Rough Landing is the latest thrilling mission in the Sniper Elite 5campaign. Allied airmen have been shot down over a dense forest and are now in hiding as they are being hunted by Nazi forces. It’s down to you to find and rescue the airmen and ensure that valuable intelligence is kept out of enemy hands. Featuring thick woodland, a cramped mine shaft and a village to explore, expect a variety of challenges, including close quarters combat.

To help you rescue the airmen you will receive two new weapons: the Mosin-Nagant rifle and Sjögren shotgun. A famously powerful and reliable Russian rifle, the Mosin-Nagant has excellent stopping power and great stability, making it an excellent sniper rifle at very long range. Meanwhile the 12G SwedishSjögren Inertia was one of the first semi-automatic shotguns. It has a distinctive feel to its recoil, which can be controlled to deliver accurate shots at a reasonable rate of fire.

Rebellion press release

If you’re ready to return to action, you can grab the Rough Landing pack two ways. The first is, of course, as a part of the Season Pass 2, which is $29.99 USD. If you’d rather do things a’la carte though, then you can also pick up the pack separately for $14.99. It should be out for all platforms, as you read this.

Don’t forget the freebie

Yes, along with the above premium DLC, there’s a free update that includes some pretty nice bonuses. Players will get a trio of new guns in the Trench Warfare Weapons Pack, both long and short range.

  • The Carl Gustav M/1945, better known as the Swedish K, was adopted in 1945, taking features from various World War II firearms to produce a reliable and well-balanced sub-machine gun. Firing at 600 rounds-per-minute, the Gustav provides accurate single shots, whilst also offering great control in continuous fire.
  • A powerful pump-action shotgun, the Trench Gun first saw use by US Forces during World Wars I & II. Fed with 12-gauge shells from its six-round tube magazine, it sacrifices range and fire rate for extreme damage in close quarters.
  • Finally, the Double 1866 is a double-barrel pocket pistol designed in the 19th century as an easily concealable backup gun that can be drawn at speed. Despite only featuring a single-action trigger and producing a very low muzzle velocity, the D.1866’s unique traits make for a powerful weapon at close range.

Rebellion press release

As with the paid DLC, the free pack should be out for all platforms by the time this posts. Oh, and if you still need the base Sniper Elite 5 game, that’s a part of Xbox Game Pass, and is also out for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam, Epic, and the Windows Store.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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