Sniper Elite 5: Every Organ You Can Target

Just don't let yourself think too hard on what parts you just shot.

by J.R. Waugh


Sniper Elite 5 marks the return of the franchise’s signature precision sniping mechanics, perhaps most famously the x-ray cam which showcases every gory detail as you perform your kills.  This latest installment is the smoothest example yet of it, showing the circulatory, muscular, and skeletal systems as you tear through them with sniper bullets, as well as occasional knife wounds, pistol shots, and shrapnel from explosions.  But aside from causing mayhem on Nazi soldiers, there are particular vital organs you can target that guarantee instant kills, so read on for our guide on Every Organ You Can Target in Sniper Elite 5!

Sniper Elite 5: Every Organ You Can Target

To obtain the Organ Grinder achievement, you can target the following enemies:

  • Head/Eyes
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Intestines
  • Kidneys
  • Testicles

It’s kind of like a gruesome verse of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, but the game allows you to target various parts of the enemy’s anatomy, and if you choose not to skip the kill-cam, you’ll see just how much devastation you can wreak on Nazi innards  You can additionally target limbs, although this usually results in incapacitation, which can draw out other targets who try to revive their comrades, giving you more opportunities.  It’s pretty gruesome and can make you wince reasonably, especially one particular organ which remains a popular target to this day if you get the opportunity to gun down Hitler.

While it’s pretty sensible to target the head in most cases in this game, it’s important to consider just how much of the anatomy you can target for a lethal blow, especially when making snap decisions while facing multiple Elite Sniper AI enemies defending the objective.  Using Empty Lung will certainly help you focus while you take that vital shot, so be sure to make a mental map of the enemy’s weak spots, especially armored ones like Jaeger units.

This concludes our guide on Every Organ You Can Target in Sniper Elite 5!  Be sure to check out our other guides, and our review!

Sniper Elite 5 releases May 26, 2022, on PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Series X|S, with a Nintendo

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