Sniper Elite 5: What is Advanced Difficulty Customization?

Create your own LASO-style run if you want with these options.

by J.R. Waugh


For those looking for a challenge, Sniper Elite 5 presents a great blend of tactical stealth action with sophisticated sniper realism, and it can create a challenging yet rewarding experience.  Whether you’re looking for the most realistic gameplay experience possible for immersion, achievement hunting, or seeking the greatest challenges, this game has plenty to offer to scratch that itch.  Read on for our guide on Advanced Difficulty Customization in Sniper Elite 5!

Sniper Elite 5: What is Advanced Difficulty Customization?


When selecting the campaign, before you hit the “Start Game” button, hover over the difficulty button and select it, and press ‘Square/X’ to view a wide spectrum of ways to enhance your challenge in-game.  There are classic options like friendly fire in co-op, how much health you’ll have after reviving, and enemy AI options like aggression and perceptiveness.  You can also adjust features like whether Empty Lung slows downtime through the sniping options, or whether a reload throws away the mag, meaning that if there was still ammo left before the reload, it’s lost now.  This is a surprisingly deep set of options you can customize for the game, and throwing on as many challenges as possible is like a Halo LASO run.

Sniper Elite 5 is already by nature a fairly difficult game, requiring a healthy dose of stealth to prevent enemies from overwhelming you via strength in numbers, flanking, or simply outgunning you.  It requires tactical thinking and problem-solving, and adding such a great set of difficulty options further enhances play, and more importantly, replayability.  For the hardcore shooter fans, this could just be the challenge you’re looking for.

This concludes our guide on Advanced Difficulty Customization in Sniper Elite 5!  Be sure to check out our other guides, and our review!

Sniper Elite 5 is out on May 26, 2022, for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Series X|S.

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