Differences Between Difficulty Modes and How to Change Game Difficulty | Death Stranding

Differences between difficulty Levels
This page contains information about the differences between all the Difficulty Modes in Death Stranding. Read on to know how to change the Game Difficulty setting and find out which Difficulty Mode fits your playstyle.

Difficulty Effects

Higher Ratings for Missions

Legend Ranking and Legend of Legends Ranking
Certain Ratings (namely, Legends and Legends of Legends) will be unavailable in lower difficulties.

Catchers Durability

Catcher Defeated
Catchers Durability increases or decreases based on the chosen difficulty.

Enemies Get Smarter

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Enemies will start reacting to your attacks. MULEs will be more reactive to the player approaching from the front, and their detection range gets larger.

How to Change the Difficulty Mode

How to Change Game Difficulty setting
The Game Difficulty can be changed in the options menu. Select Options, then Game Settings. From Game Settings, choose the Difficulty Mode by setting the “Game Difficulty”. Pressing the left button can change the Game Difficulty to one of the easier settings, while pressing the right button can change the Game Difficulty to one of the harder settings.

What Difficulty Mode should I choose?

Mr. Kojima prepared a variety of Difficulty Modes for Death Stranding to give different players a chance to enjoy the game. The article below gives more information about what Difficulty Modes are available in the game, and what mode is recommended for each type of player–why not take a look and find out which one suits you best?

Recommended Difficulty Modes | Death Stranding

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