How to change Difficulty Levels in Forspoken

You might be excited to play Forspoken, but if you want to know how to change difficulty levels in Forspoken, we have a guide for that!
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Forspoken is an action-based, role-playing game, which follows the journey of Frey, a New Yorker who has been transported to the stunning, yet torturous, land of Athia, and she has to use her magical powers to cross the land and get back home. You might be excited to play Forspoken, but if you want to know how to change difficulty levels in Forspoken, we have a guide for that!

How to change Difficulty Levels in Forspoken?

To change difficulty levels in Forspoken, you’ll need to open up the settings menu and select “Gameplay Balance.” This will allow you to choose between four options, effectively easier, normal, and harder modes. From here, you can then make adjustments to several additional balance options, like aim assist, damage received, recovery speed, and more.

What are the Difficulty Levels in Forspoken?

“Focus on the Story” is the easiest of the three modes and gives the player more freedom to simply enjoy the Forspoken world and its storyline.

“Explore the Open World” is the next level up, adding greater difficulty into the game and making enemies a little harder, but it still allows you to readily get to every last bit of the world of Forspoken.

“Take Part in Challenging Battles” is the hardest difficulty level and is recommended for players who are experienced playing action games.

“Default” mode is supposed to be a balance of both challenging and fun while still giving you ample space to enjoy the story.

The most interesting part about the difficulty levels in Forspoken is that you can really fine-tune them to where you will get the most out of the playing experience. These are all additional Gameplay Balance options that you can adjust in Forspoken:

Aim AssistTurns on and off aim assistance during combatOn
Spell Switching SlowdownAdjust how quickly time passes when this menu is openNon
Default (Slow)
Full Pause
Damage ReceivedAdjust how much damage is taken in battleSignificantly Decreased
Significantly Increased
Stamina Recovery SpeedAdjust how quickly stamina is recoveredDefault
Very Fast
Automatically Use Healing ItemsHealing items are used automatically when low on health if set to ONOn
Enemy Knockdown TimeAdjusts how long enemies will take to get back up when knocked downDefault
Automatic Support Spell SwitchingAutomatically switch to support spells that aren’t on cooldown when set to ONOn
Auto EvasionAutomatically evade enemy’s attack using magic parkour when set to ONOn

Hopefully, knowing how to change difficultly levels in Forspoken helps you decide which level is best for your playing experience! Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Forspoken coverage.

Christine Mielke

Christine Mielke

Christine Mielke has been writing content for the web for over 15 years. She is well-known for concise, informative content and her transparency. Christine is a 2011 graduate of Santa Clara University’s JD/MBA program, after having graduated in 2007 from University of California, Irvine with B.A. in Economics and B.A. in Political Science.

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