Game Difficulty in Sniper Elite 5
Sniper Elite 5 features freely customizable game difficulty that allows you to adjust various aspects of gameplay to suit your preferences. Game difficulty level ranges from Civilian (Very Easy), Cadet (Easy), Sharpshooter (Medium), Sniper Elite (Hard), and Authentic (Very Hard).
Game difficulty can be adjusted from the game’s Campaign mode screen when starting a new game or selecting a mission.
Game difficulty consist of three sub-settings that affect different gameplay mechanics. These are Combat, Sniping, and Tactical. You can tweak each of these sub-settings based on how you want to play the game or simply set the Overall Difficulty to automatically adjust all settings.
This setting controls the difficulty of Combat in the game.
This setting controls the difficulty of Sniping in the game.
This setting controls difficulty settings related to the HUD, Tagging, and other Tactical Play in the game.
Which Difficulty Should You Start With?
Choose Sharpshooter Difficulty
It is generally recommended to begin the game’s Campaign Mode on Sharpshooter (Medium) difficulty. This is to allow you to get a feel for the game in its default setting while learning basic mechanics such as shooting, stealth, and clearing objectives. From there, you can fine-tune the difficulty to your liking.
For players who simply want to play through the game for the story, playing on Civilian (Very Easy) difficulty is recommended. Many of the game’s sniping mechanics are severely toned down or non-existent, allowing you to easily clear objectives and enjoy the Campaign modes scenario and cutscenes.