This is a guide to Difficulty Modes in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (HW:AoC) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn the differences between the four Difficulty Modes and know which one to choose below!
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While on the map screen, press the Plus (+) Button to open the System Menu and select Options.
You can choose between Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard difficulty modes in addition to a few camera and controller settings.
A new difficulty mode called Apocalyptic is included if you have purchased the DLC Expansion Pass.
It takes a while to deplete an enemy's Weak-Point Gauge when playing in Hard, Very Hard, and Apocalyptic difficulty modes. You will need to use combat techniques such as Flurry Rush to defeat large foes as fast as possible.
How to Perform a Weak-Point Smash
All enemies in Hard, Very Hard, and Apocalyptic difficulty modes deal more damage, making battles even more challenging. For example, a Moblin's attack can inflict 3-4 Hearts and may even defeat low level characters in one hit.
In addition, apples are more scarce so be sure to stock up on healing items before a battle!
Restoring Hearts: How to Heal
We recommend choosing Easy when farming for Rupees to get 200 Rupees for both Clear Time and KOs. The number of Rupees you obtain after completing a battle or challenge, as well as other rewards, will always be the same, regardless of the difficulty mode.
|Gameplay and Controls|
|How to Perform a Weak-Point Smash||How to Perform a Flurry Rush|
|Parrying Guide: Who Can Parry?||Controls and Controller Options|
|Restoring Hearts: How to Heal||How to Change Characters|
|Sheikah Runes Guide||How to Use Rods|
|Blood Moon Rewards and How to Unlock|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Korok Seed Locations||Treasure Chest Locations|
|Rupee Farming Guide||EXP Farming Guide|
|Weapon Fusion Guide||How to Use the Sheikah Sensor|
|What to Do With Rusty Weapons||How to Break Korok Balloons|
|How to Remove Weapon Seals||How to Unlock the Secret Ending|
|How to Unlock Hidden Seals||How to Use the Korok Sensor|
|Weapon Farming Guide||100 Percent Rewards and Guide|
|Combat Tips and Techniques||All Secrets and Unlockables|
|How to Jump and Use the Paraglider||Best Items to Sell|
|How to Catch Blupees||List of Upgrades|
|List of Multiplayer Features||Difference Between Difficulty Modes|
|amiibo Support and Rewards||How to Save|
|Expansion Pass Contents||Is Age of Calamity Canon?|
|Is Age of Calamity Open World?||How Long is Age of Calamity?|
|Version 1.2.0 Patch Notes and How to Update||Is There a New Game Plus?||How to Change Language Settings||Frame Rate Issues and How to Fix|
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