While previous Borderlands games haven’t presented players with a difficulty setting, Borderlands 3 bucks the trend.
It used to just be that if you wanted to make a Borderlands game easier, you simply levelled up a little. In Borderlands 3, however, you can enable an “Easier” difficulty mode if you want a more laid back experience.
You’re asked if you want to play on Normal or Easier difficulty at the outset of Borderlands 3, but it’s not a choice you have to stick with. You can simply open up the option menu at any time, select gameplay, and then toggle between Normal and Easier difficulty. On Easier difficulty, enemies deal less damage and you’re a little stronger, making the game much less challenging.
Unfortunately, if you want to make the game harder, you can’t simply change a setting. Once you’ve completed the game’s story you can access endgame content which should provide more of a challenge, and there’s also True Vault Hunter Mode. Essentially new game +, True Vault Hunter Mode significantly ups the power of your enemies, making it a true test of a player’s skill.
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