Sniper Elite 5 has eight missions (well technically 10, although that is up for debate as one only lasts seconds and the other is DLC) and each mission, besides its major objectives, has a target on your Kill List.
Each target has wronged the Allies in some way and you have been given the task to eradicate them from the face of the earth.
You can either choose to kill them in a more “traditional” way - gun, knife etc, or you can try to bump them off in the bonus method each has, called the Kill List Challenge and doing do will generally unlock weaponry for you to use in your loadout.
The methods of killing these targets gets more outlandish by the mission - from using a bomb inside a dead rat, to dropping a V2 rocket on a scientist. Let your imagination run wild. By the time you get to the Kill List target in the SLC Wolf Mountain mission - none other than Adolf Hitler himself there are rewards for going back in and killing him in different ways.
You can find some of the best of them on Hitler’s own page.
Let’s have a quick rundown of all the targets before going into more detail on each of them on their own page.
All Kill List targets, challenges and rewards in Sniper Elite 5
Mission 1 - The Atlantic Wall
Kill List Target: Steffan Beckendorf
Hauptmann Steffen Beckendorf. Brought in to crack down on the local Resistance networks in Colline-Sur-Mer. Ahs quickly gained a reputation among locals for his brutal reprisals.
Kill Beckendorf with an explosion
Mission 2: Occupied Residence
Kill List Target: Friedrich Kümmler
Obersturmführer Friedrich Kümmler has been stealing priceless French antiques and fencing them in Paris to line his pockets. The FFI wants to make an example of him.
Crush him with one of the chateau’s chandeliers.
Mission 3: Spy Academy
Kill List target: Fabien Richter
Obersturmbannführer Fabien Richter, Nazi Foreign Intelligence Officer, renowned for his field work and deadly efficiency. SOE has wanted him dead for quite some time.
Kill the target with a stealth takedown.
Mission 4: War Factory
Kill List Target: Matthaus Ehrlich
Feldwebel Matthaus Ehrlich has been supplying the Resistance and the SOE with faulty intel for weeks. He has outlived his usefulness.
Kill Ehrlich using a rat bomb.
Mission 5: Festung Guernsey
Kill List Target: Lanzo Baumann
Lanzo Baumann has been involved with much of the Atlantic Wall construction, SOE knows he’s now on Guernsey, involved with something big. If you get the chance, kill him.
Kill Baumann by burying him in concrete
Reward: Type 100
Mission 6: Liberation
Kill List Target: Jaan Trautmann
Major Jaan Trautmann, tactical mastermind that has been successfully blocking Allied advances through the area. Killing him will strike a decisive blow to any German counter-offensive.
Kill Trautmann with poison.
Reward: Model D
Mission 7: Secret Weapons
Kill List Target: Christian Jungers
Dr. Christian Jungers, infamous V2 engineer. Reports place him in the base as part of an inspection routine for Kraken’s weaponry. If the opportunity arises, kill him.
Kill Dr Jungers with a V2.
Reward: RSC 1918
Mission 8: Rubble and Ruin
Kill List Target: Shinji Yoshikawa
Kaigun-Chusa Shinji Yoshikawa, merciless submarine commander in the Pacific theatre, has been reportedly spotted in St Nazaire. If the chance presents itself, remove him from the war.
Kill Yoshikawa with a Japanese weapon (Type 100, Type 14 Nambu)
Reward: Type 14