Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner’s Guide – Combat, Stealth, Tips and Tricks

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner's Guide

In this Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner’s Guide, we will share some tips and tricks that will help you become the best sniper in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered. Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is the remastered version of the 2012 classic game and it brings back Berlin better than ever before. The game features some unique in-game mechanics and hence it is vital that you understand them all to complete covert missions in Berlin.

Our Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner’s Guide will help you survive if you are just starting your journey as a sniper in the game. Our tips and tricks will ensure that you survive the deadly conflict between the Germans and the Russians and get away from the mess they’ve created with your life. Terrorize Berlin with our helpful tips and tricks detailed below.

Beginner’s Guide – Sniper Elite V2 Remastered

Our Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner’s Guide details everything that you need to know about playing Sniper Elite V2 Remastered for the first time.

Explore Entire Areas

Given that Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is a linear game and there is not much to explore in the world, the levels are still pretty huge and they hide a lot of secrets. You must try to explore each area in detail and go to areas which are far from the objective as they will hide some collectible or a perfect sniping perch for you to hide and crack open some skulls.

Exploring the levels will also open up more than one opportunity to complete each level. If the straight path to the objective is too difficult, turn to side alleys or ruins to find new hidden paths that will allow you to get to the back of your enemies and kill them from the point where they are least expecting you.

Stay Crouched

This is very important because staying crouched is the first step of every stealth game in existence and Sniper Elite V2 Remastered is no different. While you are crouched, you will make the least noise and will avoid all unwanted attention to yourself. This will come in handy because sometimes you will need to avoid fully armored tanks in the game as well and they will kill you in one shot if they see you running around the area.

Staying in a crouched position will also help you better aim and fire at enemies. It will increase your accuracy and will help you regain your stamina back quickly as compared to when you are standing. So crouching not only helps you in staying hidden from enemies but it will also make your aim steady and more precise. You can also stealth kill enemies from behind while you are crouched.

Use Custom Loadouts

One thing that is not very clear from the start of the game is that you have the option to opt for custom loadouts in the game. During the mission briefing, if you press R1 twice, it will take you to the loadout screen where you can choose your primary and secondary weapons. Each weapon in the game has its own pros and cons so you can pick whichever suits your playing style. Some weapons will offer more punch but will lack in accuracy. While some will excel in accuracy but lack ammo. You can pick whatever you want and jump in the game with a custom loadout.

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner's Guide

Loot Enemy Bodies

As you kill enemies, their bodies will pile up in the game. Make sure that you approach the dead enemies and loot their dead bodies because they will give you back different items and ammo for your weapons. When you start a chapter, you will have a full ammo clip for all your weapons but you will have a limited amount of other items such landmines, line traps and more.

Looting dead bodies will give you ammo or these useful items every time you loot one. Even if your ammo is full, you will pick up any item that still can be that ammo for a secondary weapon or the explosive items. Never leave anybody behind un-looted as these items will ensure your survival in the game.

Maintain a Safe Distance from Enemies

While easy to kill at long-range, the enemies in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered will mow you down in seconds in short-range combat. You must ensure that keep your distance from the enemies and ensure that they do not sneak up behind you. When you are surrounded by enemies, lay down some trip wires and landmines in strategic places so that no one can sneak up behind you.

At close range, the enemies deal massive damage to you even on lower difficulties so make sure that in close-combat, you are the one shooting at the enemies and not them. At times, you might be severely outnumbered by enemies. During such scenarios, keep switching between long-range and close-range while making sure that no one gets too close to you.

Look out for Enemy Snipers

Snipers are the most deceiving enemies in the game. They hide in high perches and nests that are very difficult to spot while you are on the ground. After clearing an area, you start moving ahead and then suddenly a sniper starts shooting at you. This scenario is very common in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered.

For this, you must always scope the area with your binoculars before you move ahead. Keep listening to any footsteps as enemy snipers mover around to get the perfect shot just like you. Look out for nests in high places such as towers, windows, and other wooden perches. Before a sniper fires at you, a white flash will notify you of their location. Make sure that they do not fire again.

Mask Shots in Loud Noises

This strategy is very handy and it will allow you to nab some kills in the middle of an area filled with enemies. During certain times, an icon will appear in the top right corner of the screen which will indicate a loud noise in your vicinity. These loud noises will mask your gunshots and give you the perfect opportunity to kill some enemies.

In high traffic areas or where you are unsure about how many enemies might come at you if they hear the gunshot, wait for the loud noise icon to appear on the screen and then shoot the enemy. However, make sure that no one sees the dead body because the loud noise can only mask the noise of the shot and not hide the body as well. Check the image below for the icon.

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner's Guide

Sprinting Consumes Stamina

This is a very normal mechanic for almost every shooter however stamina is vital in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered. Every time you need to take a shot, you will need to empty your lung so that you can have a more accurate shot at your enemies. If you have just sprinted for some time, you cannot empty your lung because your heartbeat would be too high and you will be out of breath already.

For this, you must try to conserve your stamina as much as possible in the game. If you are in the middle of a gunfight, avoid sprinting at all because you will not be able to take accurate shots after sprinting with your sniper rifle. Also if you crouch, it will help speed up the air recovery process in your lungs rather than standing.


Combat is one of the most important aspects of Sniper Elite V2 Remastered and you should be well aware of everything that goes on behind the combat in the game. For this, we have curated a detailed Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Combat Guide that will help you understand all the basics of combat in the game.


Stealth is yet another very important factor in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered. You should try to remain in stealth and try to get as many kills as possible while staying in stealth because once the enemy is aware of your location, reinforcements will arrive on the spot making things harder for you.

This concludes our Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Beginner’s Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below.

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