We recently learned that Sniper Elite 4’s first DLC would be the beginning of a new mini story campaign called Deathstorm Part 1: Inception, and that content is now available to download. This campaign features a complete new storyline that can be played either solo or cooperatively, and costs $6.99 standalone or can be acquired as part of the game’s season pass.
Despite the new storyline, players will once again be put in the shoes of OSS Sniper Karl Fairburne. “Set after the events of the main game, the first chapter takes players to the colder terrain of northern Italy, and a Nazi naval base recently targeted in a bombing run. With imposing scaffolding, a German destroyer and myriad Kriegsmarine soldiers to negotiate, Karl Fairburne must help finish what the bombing run started. But his primary mission concerns the secret Manhattan Project: To retrieve a critical, mysterious package codenamed Deathstorm…”
Joining the release of the new story DLC is the Night Fighter Expansion pack, which includes 3 new weapons, nighttime camo rifle skins for eight weapons, as well as new male and female character skins. This DLC costs $7.99 as a standalone purchase, but can also be acquired as part of the game’s season pass.
For those of you who are hoping for some free content, owners of the game will be getting the new Elimination mode along with the new map called Night Woods for free today. Elimination is a “two-team mode for up to 12 players is all about trying to whittle down your opponent’s numbers. If you kill an enemy player, they’re forced to sit out on the sidelines. But if their team kills one of your teammates, they tag back in one of their sidelined comrades. In Elimination, all is not lost, even when you’re 1 v 6.”
Sniper Elite 4 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The base game launched last month and was seen by many as the best installment in the series yet, and we agreed with that in our review.