Sniper Elite V2

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Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2 cover
Rebellion Developments
Rebellion Developments
Retail 505 Games
Release dates
Windows May 4, 2012
Metacritic 66
Series Sniper Elite
Sniper Elite V2 on HowLongToBeat
Sniper Elite V2 on IGDB
Sniper Elite V2 guide on StrategyWiki
Sniper Elite V2 on MobyGames
Sniper Elite V2 on Wikipedia
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General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Steam (unavailable)
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All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Kill Hitler + 2 Rifles
The Landwehr Canal Pack
The Neudorf Outpost Pack
St. Pierre
Purchasing DLC is no longer possible.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename/delete rebellion.bik[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\FMV\
  2. Delete or rename rebellion.bik.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SniperV2\settings.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SniperV2\PC_ProfileSaves
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/63380/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Syncs save games.


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Resolutions from 1280x720.
HUD is not optimised for this type of display.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or add -subwindow in launch options.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The game natively scales resolution with window size, so any fullscreen windowed borderless app works perfectly.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Low to high Post AA and up to 4x SSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode


In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
In-game keyboard/mouse settings.
The gamepad layout for the game.
The gamepad layout for the game.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse acceleration enabled by default. Can be disabled under Keyboard and Mouse settings.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, #1, #2.
Fan translation by IGTC Team, download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus, Co-op
2 player co-op.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Co-op only
For dedicated, install Dedicated Server under Tools in the Steam client.
Direct IP
Use the Connect [IP]:[PORT] command in the console.


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 27002
UDP 27100, 27001, 27003
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.
Look at the "Ports" section of the Dedicated Server Readme file for proper port forwarding instructions

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Sniper Elite V2.
User created profile, see here.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Connectivity Issues[edit]

Some users have reported an inability to connect to some or all multiplayer servers.[2] The developers are aware of this issue and the next patch will reportedly fix some of the problems, most notably the fact that connecting to a dedicated server means you are subsequently unable to connect to a P2P server.

Crash After A Kill[edit]

Reportedly the game crashes after a kill in some instances.[3]

Zooming Control Issue[edit]

Sometimes the zoom controls will cause the scope zoom to zoom in and out continuously.[4]

Issues fixed[edit]

Mouse Disabled in Menus[edit]

This issue revolves around the inability to use the mouse in the in-game menus as the pointer will not appear, and has been reported by several users.[5] It can be caused by Alt+Tab'ing/minimizing the game, although some users have reported the use of the program Raptr as the cause. If you are running Raptr, try closing it before opening the game again.

Window Focus Issues[edit]

Some users report that after alt-tabbing from the game in Windows 7/8, refocusing the window and then clicking the mouse will defocus the window again, making the game unplayable after alt-tabbing. Disabling desktop composition in compatibility options or running the game in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3 appears to fix the issue.[6]

Refresh Rate Issues[edit]

Issues can occur with the game's fixed refresh rate when using a monitor with a higher or lower refresh rate.[7] Nvidia card users can fix this issue using a Refresh Rate Patcher which locks the frame rate for all games, and can easily be enabled/disabled.

Low Performance[edit]

This appears to be caused by the game process being set to 'low'. This can be set to 'high', but restarting the game will reset this to 'low'.[8]

Unable To Move[edit]

This can be fixed by disabling the anti-virus program running.[9] In addition, in the game prologue only the binoculars can be used (b key) at first. Zoom in and out with them, check out the buildings etc. as directed on screen. Once the game decides you have operated the binoculars properly, the sniper is allowed to move. At this stage no aiming or firing of a gun is allowed. Follow the on-screen directions up to laying a trip mine. Shortly after the sniper must display ducking for cover and quickly emerging to take out a guard. Once completed the game proper begins!

Frame rate drops when looking through the scope[edit]

If you are experiencing a severe frame rate drop when looking through the scope or binoculars when the game runs fine otherwise, try turning off "compute shaders" and/or supersampling.[10]

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Intel Pentium D 3 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200)
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 3870
Nvidia GeForce 8800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/63380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (63380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.