Agent 47 has plenty of options in how he chooses to carry out his assassinations. He can get up close and personal with melee weapons or pistols, or he can keep his distance with a ranged weapon like the sniper rifle. The sniper rifle isn’t given to you at the start of Hitman 2, you’ll have to unlock it and there are multiple variations of the sniper rifle in this game.
Unfortunately, not all sniper rifles will have a variable zoom scope that you can use. You’ll need to complete specific challenges to unlock the variable zoom scope for Sniper Rifles in Hitman 2. This can be done by unlocking new weapons through Mastery Unlocks and Challenge Unlocks. This guide will help you get one of the best Sniper Rifles in the game with variable zoom, suppressor, and subsonic features.
Once you do have a Sniper Rifle that has a variable zoom function, you can change the zoom level by pressing up on the d-pad. You will zoom in by pressing up on the d-pad and you can zoom out by pressing down on the d-pad. To adjust the zoom for a Sniper Rifle you must be aiming down the scope by pressing the L2/LT button.
Now that you have the variable zoom scope you can keep far away from your targets to make the kill, just make sure noone sees you while your doing it.