Yet again we wanted to say how grateful we were to the fans for supporting Sniper Elite 3 and have been putting together as much free content as possible to say a big thank you. Today, in the US, and tomorrow in Europe, we will be launching our next bundle of free content on Playstation 4, and it’s a big one!
First up, we’ve now integrated a brand new single player mode – the Shooting Range – which actually came about after suggestions in our forum after players had found a little Easter egg in one of our Save Churchill DLC missions!
It might sound funny for something that sounds so simple, but the Shooting Range is actually one of the most beautiful environments we’ve made and includes dedicated rifle, pistol and SMG ranges with a load of weapon specific challenges (including some hidden ones), or of course you can just practice with no pressure and get a better understanding of bullet drop over distance.
A keen sniper will know we’ve actually been developing and adding loads of new weapons packs to Sniper Elite 3 since launch, but the Shooting Range allows you to try them all out for free so you can pick out and try your perfect load outs for your favourite modes.
Likewise, fans have been telling us how much they love the Overwatch co-op missions and so naturally we think that they’re really going to enjoy the new ‘Twilight Strike’ level that tasks you with retaking Tobruk under the cover of darkness. We’ve tweaked some of the basic rules of the mode so that the map is more open for both players, there are more tactical choices, optional hidden objectives and new achievements – we think this could be the best Overwatch mission yet. But let us know!
We also have some amazing new competitive multiplayer content going in, including a brand new Capture The Flag mode. Eagle-eyed snipers are still key to victory, but players will need to co-ordinate together to successfully assault the enemy base and capture the flag, relying on each other to protect the flag bearer and their own base from enemy attacks.
Finally there are three brand new multiplayer maps to play in which challenge players to navigate and survive some of the fiercest landscapes in North Africa. ‘Fracture’ takes place amongst a secret weapons factory built across a jungle chasm that has been deserted for some time.
An abandoned supply line high in the windswept Atlas Mountains, ‘Outpost Canyon’s’ rolling landscape and level flow encourages snipers to think carefully about their surroundings, and use the foliage and natural cover to seek out new sniping opportunities.
‘Night Watch’ is one of the most challenging maps in the series, taking players to an oasis shrouded in darkness and the ruins of an old town turned into a makeshift camp for enemy troops.
Hopefully this should keep players immersed for a while – and it’s all free in a patch that should download automatically. Once again thank you for all the support and we hope to see you in the new maps shortly!