Ready for Sniper Elite 5 on Xbox Game Pass? The game drops in just a few short hours, landing late on May 25th in some regions, and early on May 26th in others. We're hyped for the game here at Pure Xbox, so we've picked out some of the questions you've been asking us, and put together a little pre-launch guide to help you out.

We've also put together a big Sniper Elite 5 collectibles guide hub - a mission-by-mission walkthrough!

What Is Sniper Elite 5?

Sniper Elite 5 is the latest entry in the popular long-running series, which sees you embarking on a mission where main character and elite sniper Karl Fairburne uncovers a secret Nazi project in 1944 France. The series is famous for its over-the-top "kill cam" feature, which has been enhanced for this game, along with many other gameplay aspects.

Features in Sniper Elite 5 include an extensive campaign that can be played either solo or in co-op multiplayer, multiple infiltration and extraction points and kill list targets, advanced gunplay physics and traversal, crazy amounts of customisation, various multiplayer modes including an "Invasion" mode and a whole lot more.

The best bit? It's included with Xbox Game Pass from day one!

Is Sniper Elite 5 On Xbox One?

Yes! Even though Sniper Elite 5 will look and play best on Xbox Series X and Series S via Xbox Game Pass, there is also a version of Sniper Elite 5 for Xbox One, so you can play on any modern Xbox console of your choosing.

Do I Need To Play The Older Sniper Elite Games First?

We've seen this question a lot, and the answer is no! You can happily jump into Sniper Elite 5 on Game Pass without understanding the story of the older Sniper Elite games, so don't feel like you need to go back and play the others first.

Is Sniper Elite 5 Cross Platform?

Sniper Elite 5 features cross-platform support across all platforms, which means you can enjoy cross-play with your friends on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Don't you just love when that happens?

What Are The Sniper Elite 5 Reviews Saying?

The Sniper Elite 5 reviews have been really good so far, with most of them landing anywhere between the 7/10 and 9/10 mark, giving it a very positive 81 average rating on Open Critic at the time of writing.

Here at Pure Xbox, we gave Sniper Elite 5 an "excellent" 9/10 in our review, and here's a snippet:

"Sniper Elite 5 is the very best entry in this long-running franchise to date. Karl Fairburne's latest WW2 adventure effortlessly mixes jaw-dropping campaign environments, improved close quarters combat and ruthless enemy AI, resulting in a game that puts this series firmly into the top tier of action titles once and for all."

Sniper Elite 5 Xbox Resolutions & Frame Rates

On Xbox Series X, Sniper Elite 5 runs at up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per-second.

On Xbox Series S, Sniper Elite 5 runs at 1440p resolution at 60 frames per-second.

On Xbox One, Sniper Elite 5 is reportedly capped at 30fps according to a Half Glass Gaming interview.

How To Pre-Load Sniper Elite 5 On Xbox Game Pass

If you're reading this prior to the launch of Sniper Elite 5 on Xbox Game Pass and you want to pre-load it ahead of time, all you need to do is go to the Xbox Game Pass app on console, PC, or mobile and hit "pre-install".

Be warned that you're looking at about an 80GB download if playing on Xbox Series X or Series S.

What Is The Sniper Elite 5 Xbox Release Date & Release Time?

Sniper Elite 5's official Xbox release date is May 26th, although it launches a bit earlier in some regions.

The full list of Sniper Elite 5 release dates and release times can be found below:

  • US: May 25th at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT
  • UK and Europe: May 26th at 1am BST / 2am CEST
  • Australia: May 26th at 8am AWST / 10am AEST

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