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Sniper Elite 5

Steffen Beckendorf

Paul McNally

Steffen Beckendorf is the local Nazi “Butcher” of the local resistance movement in the town of Colline Sur Mer. A nasty piece of work and the first target on your special Kill List. Let’s see how to teach him a richly deserved lesson.

How to kill Steffen Beckendorf

Steffen Beckendorf is the first on your Kill List in Sniper Elite 5

The biggest problem faced with many of the kill List targets in Sniper Elite 5 is not so much the target themselves, but the aftermath, as a successful assasination generally unleashes holy hell with the local Nazi populace, peeved at the fact you have just sneakily blowm the boss’s head off.

Beckendoft himself is an optional target, in that you don’t need to bump him off to complete the mission, however, how would you sleep at night if you didn’t?

Driving about town

Beckendorf does not stay in one place and this opens up the opportunity to set up your kill in any number of ways.

There is a reward if you kill him with an explosion - you will unlock a new weapon in the game but this can be tricky.

He is driven around the town ona set route by his guards and the vehicle he is in can be damaged by shooting the engine at the back.

You might decide to just pick him off from a street corner and run for your life, or construct something a little more elaborate, which is what we chose to do to keep things lively.

Steffen Beckendorf fits in your weapon’s sight just perfectly.

We went for a more historical re-enactment as a way to dispatch Beckendoft. We set ourselves up in a second story window and waited for his car to drive past before taking the shot, Oswald style. You can see the result for yourself below.

We also then had a chance to take out how two body guards before they had time to react making it a success all round. Chalk one up for the good guys.

(1 of 2) The unaware Beckendorf is driven slowly along the street. Almost asking for a headshot.

The unaware Beckendorf is driven slowly along the street. Almost asking for a headshot. (left), Now that car is going to need a good valet. Beckendorf takes a direct hit to the head. (right)

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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
    8 August 2023
    Version History
  • 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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