Sniper Elite 5: Controls

The controls in Sniper Elite 5 are not complex, but they require precision when giving commands. Our manual lists all the controls for the main functions.

This page contains a list of controls for Sniper Elite 5 – for PC, Sony (PS4, PS5) and Microsoft (Xbox One, Xbox Series X). You will learn how to perform basic actions like aiming, shooting, using gadgets, activating focus, crouching or interacting with objects from the environment.

  • PC
  • PS4 and PS5
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series
  • Additional control settings

PC

Movement.

Look around.

Cover movement/Hide.

Empty Lung (while aiming).

Crouch (press).

Lie down (hold).

Walk.

Sprint – it is not unlimited, the hero will get increasingly tired.

Aim.

Shoot.

Change weapons.

Change the zoom of the scope (it must support different zoom variants).

Reload.

Main interaction button.

Kill with a melee weapon (during the takedown).

Stun with a melee weapon (during the takedown).

Activate Focus (a mode that scans the area, e.g. for enemies).

Binoculars.

Use an active item.

Throw (holding the button will determine the flight trajectory).

Next inventory item.

Previous inventory item.

Change the type of ammunition – hold down the key.

Rifle.

Secondary weapon.

Pistol.

Grenade.

Bandage.

First aid kit.

Bottle.

Stunning mine.

Decoy.

A mine used for detecting enemies.

A circular menu that appears when holding down a key, allowing the player to select weapons, gadgets, and other items from their inventory.

A menu that appears when pausing the game, which includes options for saving and loading the game, photo mode, and exiting the game.

A screen displaying the game’s map.

A section of the game where players can collect items and receive tutorials.

A feature that allows players to quickly save their progress in the game.

A feature that allows players to quickly load their previously saved progress in the game.

A feature that allows players to quickly communicate with others using a chat or whistle.

A feature that allows players to communicate with others using their voice.

A feature that allows players to communicate with others using text.

PS4 and PS5

The ability to move around the game’s environment.

The ability to sprint, which is not unlimited and will cause the player’s character to become increasingly tired. Also, the ability to hold one’s breath while aiming.

The ability to look around the game’s environment.

The ability to use binoculars by pressing the stick once, and the ability to activate a mode called Focus by holding the stick, which scans the environment for enemies.

The ability to climb over obstacles or hide, and the ability to enable or disable a weapon’s scope.

The ability to crouch by pressing a button, and the ability to go prone by holding the same button.

The ability to reload a weapon, stun enemies with a melee weapon during a takedown, and use an alternative interaction button.

The ability to use the main interaction button, kill enemies with a melee weapon during a takedown, and change the camera position by holding down the button.

The ability to aim a weapon.

The ability to shoot a weapon.

The ability to use the radial menu by holding down a button, which allows the player to select weapons, gadgets, and other items from their inventory.

The ability to use an active item, throw items by holding down the button to determine the trajectory, and hold one’s breath while aiming.

The ability to choose a rifle, drop an item by holding down the button, and zoom in while aiming.

The ability to choose a secondary weapon, change the type of ammunition in the radial menu, and set the zero scope farther while aiming.

The ability to tag a spot, use quick chat by holding down the button, and zoom out while aiming.

The table displays various screenshots with corresponding actions and controls for the game. These include selecting a handgun, changing ammunition, setting the zero scope, and viewing the map and mission objectives. Additional controls for Xbox One and Xbox Series include movement, sprinting, using binoculars, and reloading. Other actions involve stunning and killing with a melee weapon, choosing a rifle or secondary weapon, and tagging spots on the map. The radial menu can be used to select weapons, gadgets, and items from the inventory. Finally, the pause menu offers options for saving and loading the game, photo mode, and exiting the game.

Further customization for controls

The default button layouts for Sony and Microsoft consoles are displayed in the above control tables. Additionally, there are other sets of alternative button layouts available. If you possess a keyboard, you can substitute it for a controller.

The control options consist of:

  1. Inverting the Y axis.
  2. Adjusting the sensitivity level for the X and Y axes individually for movement, aiming, and using the scope.
  3. Activating or deactivating vibration.
  4. Requiring upright positioning for sprinting.
  5. For the PS5 version, you can also separately enable the adaptive trigger effects (L2 and R2 button resistance) for movement and aiming.

FAQ

What are keybinds in Sniper Elite 5?

Keybinds, also known as key bindings or keyboard shortcuts, are customizable commands that can be assigned to specific keys on your keyboard. In Sniper Elite 5, keybinds allow you to quickly and easily perform certain actions in the game without having to navigate through menus or use a mouse. For example, you can set a keybind for switching weapons, throwing grenades, or using a medkit. The ability to customize keybinds is especially important for players who prefer a specific layout or have unique needs due to physical limitations or personal preference.

How do I customize keybinds in Sniper Elite 5?

To customize keybinds in Sniper Elite 5, you will need to access the game’s options menu. From there, select the “Controls” tab and scroll down to the “Keyboard” section. Here you can view the default keybinds and make changes to suit your preferences. Simply click on the keybind you wish to change and press the key you want to assign to that action. Once you have made all your desired changes, be sure to save your settings before exiting the menu.

What are some tips for setting up keybinds in Sniper Elite 5?

When setting up keybinds in Sniper Elite 5, it is important to consider your playstyle and the actions you perform most frequently. For example, if you find yourself frequently using a certain weapon or gadget, assign it to a key that is easily accessible. You may also want to group related keybinds together, such as all your movement controls or all your weapon controls. Additionally, consider using modifier keys such as Ctrl, Shift, or Alt to expand the number of available keybinds. Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different setups until you find the one that works best for you.

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