Some of the controls don't work, or I can't fire any weapons
When you first start the Campaign in Sniper Elite 4, you start the first mission, San Celini, in a tutorial which will guide you through the basic controls with on-screen prompts.
Your controls will be limited until you've completed this section, which gradually increases what you can do.
The first step is to climb the pole up to the ledge where there is a soldier standing guard. When close enough you will get a prompt to perform a Melee Kill.
After that, and once you have climbed onto the ledge, you will be prompted to use your binoculars to tag the crane and the two enemies. The prompts will tell you which buttons to use.
Shoot the crane to drop the cannon on the two soldiers. Next follow the objective markers to clamber up to the start of the level. There will be one last prompt to open your map screen, and then you'll be let loose to sneak around to your heart's content!
On subsequent playthroughs of this mission you will get the option to turn this tutorial mode off:
How do I change character skins in Campaign missions?
Once you have completed a Campaign mission for the first time, you will have the option to use a different character skin on that mission in future.
The option for this is at the bottom-right of the Loadout menu before you start a mission. The normal Player Loadout screen on the Main Menu doesn't have this option, as it is dependent on you having finished the mission at least once.
Please note that not all the characters available in Multiplayer modes can be chosen for Campaign missions.
Sound issues in Sniper Elite 4
Sometimes you might find that the audio in the game is distorted or choppy, or is completely absent, especially if you are using wireless headphones. Here are a few things to try.
- In the game launcher's Options menu please try unchecking the box for Binaural Simulation and turning Audio Reverb Quality off. Then in the in-game Options go to Audio > Audio Configuration and choose Speakers. This should help with some poor performance.
- Right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray (bottom-right of your desktop), click Open Sound Settings, and then select Sound Control Panel on the right-hand side. This should open a list of playback and recording devices. Before starting the game, please test your headset in this menu and make sure you can hear it (right-click the device and choose Test). Then run the game and see if the default device changes. Also please check the green bars to the right of the device to see if they are making sound (even if you can't hear it).
- Finally try setting your sound card as the default device instead of speakers (which your headset is possibly being recognised as).