Sniper Elite 5 – How To Preload, Size, and Download Fix

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The latest installment in the Sniper Elite series offers a new approach to its already immersive first person shooter. With “preloading” and functional download size, you no longer have to worry about being stuck waiting for your game’s data files after clicking the install button.

Sniper Elite 5 is a game that has been released on March 14th, 2018. The size of the game is around 30 GB and it can take up to 10 hours to download. To preload the game, you must first install Steam. Then, go to your Steam Library and click on “Library” in the top left corner. Click on “Games” and then select “Sniper Elite 5”. You will see an option for “Preload” which will allow you to start downloading the game before it’s release date. Read more in detail here: sniper elite 5.

24 May 2022 | Last Updated: 24 May 2022

If you’ve been waiting for a new Sniper Elite game as long as I have, your wait is nearly over. Sniper Elite 5 is soon to be released on Steam for players all around the globe. The release date has been scheduled for the 26th of May.

Many of you may be asking whether Pre-Load is available for the game, and if so, how to preload Sniper Elite 5, what the size of Sniper Elite 5 will be, and what to do if the download is taking too long. In this article, I will respond to all of your queries.

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Sniper Elite 5 – File Size, How to Preload, and How to Fix Slow Downloads

While you wait for SE5 to be released globally, I’ll show you the answers to all of the above questions and attempt to add to the list of things to do and seek for.

What is the size of the SE5 download and unpack?

So far as I’ve observed, the data you’ll need to download is roughly 55 GB, and I’m guessing it’ll unpack in your storage. The total size after unpacking will be 76 GB. This is because the total space needed was indicated to be 76 GB at the time of installation.

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What Is The Best Way To Preload Sniper Elite 5?

To get a head start on SE5, you’ll need to pre-order the game on Steam. To do so, please click on the following official SE5 link:

  • Pre-Order or Buy Now [Steam.com Link]
  • After you are done with the purchase, go to library > Locate Sniper Elite 5 > press “Preload”
  • As soon as you do that, the download should begin.

What Should You Do If Your Download Is Slow?

While preloading Sniper Elite 5, I was experiencing poor download rates. I tried a couple of things, and they both helped me improve the download speed to the ISP’s advertised maximum. The approaches I used were as follows:

  • First of all, try to change the Download Region for Steam. To do that go to Steam > settings > downloads > download region. Change it to any of the nearest ones, other than what was selected. Restart steam and it should be fixed!
  • If the preceding approach does not work for you, try using a VPN (preferably one that is paid) and changing the region to a nearby one that will not slow down your download speed. If you restart Steam and your Internet, you should see an increase in performance.

Also, rather of installing the game on an HDD, consider installing it on an SSD. SSDs have faster read and write speeds, therefore I expect the task to be completed more quickly and efficiently.


Sniper Elite 5 is something I, and many other gamers, are looking forward to, and I hope we all get something out of it after playing it. That’s all there is to this SE5 tutorial. Follow us on Google News and our Sniper Elite 5 area for more of this kind of news.

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