Sniper Elite 5 Matthaus Ehrlich is a nazi rat that has been supplying the Resistance and SOE with faulty intel, and it’s time to put an end to his miserable life during the War Factory Mission. You will have the opportunity to execute your Kill List target, Matthaus Ehrlich, fairly early during Mission 4 once you reach the railway depot.
Also, if you kill the target using the rat bomb received from the Resistance at the start of Mission 4, you can unlock the bonus weapon M.Pist.44 for your loadout.
Where To Find Matthaus Ehrlich in Sniper Elite 5
Matthaus Ehrlich can be found inside a small warehouse between the railway and the shipping warehouse in the southern part of the map.
After you finish the cinematic and on your way to head outside the Resistance base, you are offered by a Resistance Fighter a Rat Bomb on the red tray. Take the rat bomb, head outside, and go down the zip line.
Kill the two nazi soldiers and once more go down the zip-line in the south. Follow the path ahead, cross the steel bridge, and climb the ladder and vines to reach the railway depot.
Here, I recommend a quick save game because it will take some time until you get the right timing. This way, you don’t have to start over again to reach this area, and you can just load the game back from this point.
How To Kill Matthaus Ehrlich Using a Rat Bomb
Now, follow the rails until you reach a small white storage on the left and a couple of crates on top of each other between the two rails. Matthaus Ehrlich is inside the small warehouse with a watchtower next to it, talking to a nazi officer.
As you approach the area, watch out for the sniper in the watchtower and the nazi soldier operating the flashlight. You have to take them out in two gunshots using a silenced weapon, so when the nazi officer and Matthaus Ehrlich start investigating, they will be confused about where the gunshots are coming from.
Another thing to be wary of is the regular armored car patrols on the road behind the watchtower. You must stay out of sight because things will rapidly become complicated if one of those spots you.
Now, get close to the fence and get inside the small warehouse’s yard once the investigation is over while keeping an eye out for the armored car patrols. You will find a door with a lock that can be picked up but don’t bother. Head to the far end of the building, where you will find a double door.
How To Use the Rat Bomb in the War Factory Mission
If you look around the warehouse, you will see several spots highlighted where you can place the rat bomb.
Take your time, and wait for Matthaus Ehrlich to be with his back to the doors or in the next room so you can sneak behind him and place the rat bomb. Also, you can do another quick save here if you don’t feel confident enough that you won’t get spotted.
Once you place it, sneak outside and stay out of sight between the door and the cart holding the chests so you can still watch the show without being detected by the armored patrol cars or the target. Be patient and wait a couple of minutes because he’ll eventually find it, shoot the rat, and detonate the bomb.