How to change difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes

Need to adjust the difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes? Here's how!

Remnant: From the Ashes continues to grow in popularity, with more and more gamers opting to check it out. Depending on how familiar you are with the blended gameplay on offer, you may want to adjust the difficulty. Unlike other games where you’re free to toggle the difficulty, Remnant: From the Ashes restricts this option. Can it be done? Yes. Is it worth it? That depends. To help, we’ve put together a brief guide explaining how to change the difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes.

How to change difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes

How to change difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes.
To change the difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes, you'll need to visit the World Stone in Ward 13 and reroll your world settings.
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In Remnant: From the Ashes, there are three difficulty settings to choose from: Normal, Hard, and Nightmare. Given how challenging Remnant: From the Ashes can be, it’s recommended that you play on Normal mode. If you’re looking for a challenge, choose Hard mode. We don’t recommend choosing Nightmare unless you’re already familiar with the game, though the choice is ultimately up to you.

After selecting your preferred difficulty at the beginning of the game, you have the ability to change it later on. However, to change the difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes, you’ll need to visit a specific location. You can’t just change your difficulty from the main menu. To change your difficulty setting, you’ll first need to head over to the World Stone located in Ward 13.

Here, you’ll be able to open up and tweak your World Settings. Note that the only way to change your difficulty is the reroll option, which also restarts your game and wipes your progress. Depending on how far you are into the game, this can be worth it if you’re really struggling on Hard mode, for example.

If you’ve already completed most of the game on Normal and simply want to increase the difficulty, the progress loss can be more trouble than it’s worth. Your character, upgrades, and ability are preserved during a reroll, but literally nothing else. Keep this in mind before adjusting the difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes!

Now that you know how to change difficulty in Remnant: From the Ashes, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how to solve the Bell Puzzles in Remnant: From the Ashes, and how to get the Tarnished Ring in Remnant: From the Ashes.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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