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How to find the Die Hard Easter Egg

Paul McNally

Like all the best action movies, Sniper Elite is full of quips and quotes. On our travels though we can’t help noticing that Karl seems to be ahead of his time, summoning his inner John McClane and quoting a scene from Bruce Willis’ Die Hard movie after a kill.

Sniper Elite 5 Die Hard Easter Egg

The Die Hard Easter egg is a nice, if totally pointless homage to a great movie.

If you want to find this section yourself, and it’s only for fun, there are no rewards, make your way through the start of The Atlantic Wall mission.

When you get to the part where the two Germans arrive in a car and you have taken them out, make you way further down the track. You can either arc around to the left and come up behind the German on the watchtower, or sneak around under him and climb the vines.

We chose the sneaky approach behind him. Get close enough and shoot him in the head (a silenced pistol is a nice way to go). He will fall over the ledge and Karl, just like Bruce Willis before him, will exclaim, “Happy trails Hans!”

Blink and you will miss it, but it’s a nice nod to a classic movie and a German bad guy meeting his end.

Note: If by any chance he doesn’t fall off the ledge, or you climb up and kill him on top, you will have to throw the body over the ledge to trigger the Easter Egg.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rebellion Developments
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Stealth, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    25 May 2022
  • Last Updated
    10 March 2023
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  • Guide Author
    Paul McNally

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Sniper Elite 5 is a 3rd person tactical shooter stealth video game developed & published by Rebellion Developments. It is the sequel to Sniper Elite 4 and was released on 26 May 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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