Sniper Elite 5 is one of the best at letting players experience their power fantasies. Taking control of Karl Fairburne in Sniper Elite 5 is liberating, with users taking advantage of several types of weapons and abilities across various modes. With Sniper Elite 5 featuring multiplayer, PC users are concerned if Anti-Cheat will rear its head in this release.
Sniper Elite 5 does use Anti-Cheat. Each time players without Anti-Cheat boot up the game on PC, they're prompted to install the add-on to access its complete list of game types and modes. Players can refuse to install Anti-Cheat, but that decision comes at a cost.
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Can you play Sniper Elite 5 without Anti-Cheat?
Users who don't have Sniper Elite 5's Anti-Cheat enabled can still play the game solo, but several of the game's modes require users to have online functionality enabled. Those without Anti-Cheat can play the following modes:
Those who do not install Anti-Cheat in Sniper Elite 5 cannot participate in the game's online component. The following modes are not available for those who do not download Anti-Cheat for Sniper Elite 5:
- Axis Invasion
- Competitive Multiplayer
Players can install Anti-Cheat software at any point in their playthrough, so if you want to play multiplayer game modes at a later date, feel free to add this software later on.
If you're interested in playing Sniper Elite multiplayer modes but aren't a fan of Anti-Cheat software, the console version of Sniper Elite 5 is an option, with Xbox and PlayStation platforms both housing a version of the game. Users can experience all of the same modes and game types on Xbox and PlayStation consoles without the invasive software.
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