Show of the Week: Sniper Elite 4 and 5 Things We Learned About Sniping From Games

Published 9 months ago by Andy Farrant

Scope it out

Sniper Elite 4 is out this week, bringing with it the sandbox stealth and anatomically rigorous killcams that the series is known for. If you want to succeed at it though, you'd do well to listen to the top sniping tips that we've picked up from other videogames later in the show.

Like, for example, have you considered having some sort of supernatural sniping ability? If the Metal Gear series has taught us anything, it's that the very best snipers have some sort of magic power that makes them better at sniping.

Snake Eater's superannuated sniper The End could lower his body temperature to blend in with his surroundings, as well as having the ability to photosynthesise, to allow him to spend weeks at a time motionless, waiting for the exact right time to take his shot, while Quiet from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain can go invisible, see in slow motion, and hum extremely annoyingly.

Just make sure you get one of the good supernatural abilities, rather than, say, the 'constantly haunted by the sounds of crying babies' thing that Crying Wolf from MGS4 got. Bound to throw you off your shot, that.

Previously on Outside Xbox: Behold Our Hero and Wingman Duo in Sniper Elite 4 Co-op Gameplay.

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Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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