Scoping Out the Accessibility Features of Sniper Elite 5

With the launch of Sniper Elite 5 quick approaching — accessible on day one with Xbox Game Pass — we need to showcase the accessibility options you’ll be able to anticipate finding in the newest instalment of the award-winning sequence.

It’s vital to us that as many individuals as attainable can play our video games and so we’ve labored laborious to scale back limitations and make Sniper Elite 5 extra approachable. We’re additionally conscious of the significance of publicizing our options so should you can play before you purchase. Without a lot additional ado listed below are the upcoming accessibility options in Sniper Elite 5.

Difficulty Customization

Everyone is an Elite as you’ll be able to customise the issue to no matter fits you.

You’ll have 5 pre-set issue ranges to select from starting from Civilian (Very Easy) to Authentic. Our new Civilian issue is our equal of a narrative mode with extremely decreased fight, participant injury, and enemy consciousness, so we hope it will open the recreation as much as gamers who discovered Sniper Elite 4 too difficult. In addition, you’ll be able to customise the fight, sniping, and tactical features of the recreation independently to raised swimsuit you.

The Advanced Difficulty menu for SE5. The options visible are broken down into Tactical and Sniping categories. Radar is currently highlighted with a tooltip saying “Controls how much information is displayed on your Radar”.

But issue customization doesn’t finish there. In our Advanced Difficulty mode you’ll be able to high quality tune an enormous vary of particular parts to greatest fit your playstyle. From how a lot info is displayed on the radar to well being regeneration and enemy AI conduct, you’ll be capable of tailor the recreation to your capabilities.

Difficulty can be modified at any time from the pause menu, so there’s no must restart a mission should you discover the problem too excessive or low.


Sniper Elite 5 introduces enhanced tutorial choices. Not solely do you might have fixed entry to detailed tutorials (accessed from the pause menu) to assist information you thru all the mechanics and enemies it’s possible you’ll encounter, however we even have choices for the frequency of tutorials and even an choice to reset them. So, if in case you have a break and are available again to the recreation or simply want further reminders, you’ll be able to reset the tutorials and bounce straight again in with out having to play by means of an introductory degree to get your bearings.

The Tutorials screen, showing Items - Healing. The screen features a booklet-style interface with sketches and text explaining how to heal.

Subtitles and Text

Sniper Elite 5 is totally voice acted and with that come subtitles. Our subtitle customization provides you the means to alter textual content dimension, colour (from a variety of pre-sets) and background opacity. All subtitles embody speaker names too, so that you’ll all the time know who’s speaking.

In multiplayer we’ve a fast chat wheel with frequent shout outs – every of these are additionally voice acted and have subtitles displayed on display.

SE5 Accessibility settings. Subtitle box opacity is highlighted, and on the right there is a preview of large white subtitles on a fully opaque black background. Aim assist settings are also listed below the subtitle options.

Sniper Elite 5 additionally has some scaling choices for textual content in menus and a few HUD parts. Scaling for UI textual content is proscribed to small, medium, massive sizes.

Color Blindness Adjustments

We know our colour blind gamers struggled with the Stealth system in Sniper Elite 4 because it relied closely on colour. So, to assist repair that we’ve added colour changes to SE5 for enemy consciousness and placement markers. You can now select from 4 pre-defined colour palettes; authentic and three colour blind accessible variants.

Karl is crouched in a country scene, there are some enemies ahead. The HUD has awareness markers for enemies who have noticed Karl, in blue and purple.

Customizable Audio Levels

We’ve separated out some audio channels so you’ll be able to set them to no matter works greatest for you. Including particular person sliders for hit suggestions, dialogue and enemy consciousness cues, you’ll be capable of stability the sounds most vital to you as you play. For multiplayer you’ll be able to allow or disable voice chat and alter the chat quantity independently.

We even have a setting to regulate the Dynamic Audio Range, with the intention to cut back the severity of loud noises like explosions. Finally, SE5 makes use of Spatial Audio that can assist you find enemies round you and immerse you in the battle.

Controls and Input

Anyone could be a Sniper, and with the large vary of Aim Assist choices accessible you received’t have to fret about pinpoint accuracy if that’s not your factor. Aim Assist can also be customizable by state, so you’ll be able to have completely different purpose help settings for firing from the hip, scoped and iron sights.

SE5 Control options. Keyboard bindings is highlighted and below it are sensitivity, vibration and invert axis settings.

Sniper Elite 5 can even launch with full management remapping on mouse and keyboard. For gamepad customers we’ve 6 pre-sets to select from – three layouts every with left and right-handed variants. These left and proper variants swap the stick performance.

SE5 can even provide the normal sensitivity and axis inversion choices.

Accessibility First

The first time you launch the recreation you’ll be requested to do the common arrange, however you’ll additionally get an opportunity to alter the accessibility settings and subtitle show instantly earlier than any lower scenes. This ensures you can expertise the recreation in a approach that fits you from the get go.

Karl, using binoculars, stands behind a sandbag wall in the shade of trees. He looks out towards an island where a grand Abbey towers above the rest of the buildings.

A couple of visible settings we provide embody assist for lowering movement illness, the place you’ll be able to disable Motion Blur and Binocular Distortion. And lastly, everybody loves a kill cam, proper? Well, not all the time. You’re free to show off Kill Cameras or X-Rays everytime you like. So if gore isn’t one thing you’re eager on, you’ll be able to play with out concern of these extremely graphic testicle pictures!

Although we’re actually proud of what we’ve achieved for Sniper Elite 5, we’re nonetheless at the begin of our accessibility journey. We hope to launch extra accessibility options in updates and we need to hear from you – our gamers – about what limitations you face and what options would enable you to. Or is there one thing we’ve that doesn’t fairly meet your wants? Get in contact with us on twitter @Rebellion, be a part of the dialog on our Discord, or by means of our Help Centre.

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