Rise of the Ronin has difficulty settings, here's how you can change them

Rise of the Ronin has difficulty settings, here's how you can change them
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Written by 

Morgan Truder

Last updated 

22nd Mar 2024 13:12

Rise of the Ronin falls into the Soulslike genre, infamous for offering immense challenge and sparking debate about difficulty in games - so it's worth knowing about the game's difficulty settings. 

Team Ninja has developed plenty of challenging games in the past and if you enjoyed the Nioh series, you’ll be surprised to find out that you can change the difficulty of the studio's latest outing that takes us to 19th Century Japan.

All difficulty settings explained

When firing up the game for the first time, you'll be asked to choose between three different difficult settings:

  • Dawn
  • Dusk
  • Twilight 

Dawn is the easiest option and comes with features like increasing your health recovery and how much Ki is lost from attacks.

Dusk and Twilight don't have the same level of customisation and instead will need you to unlock the skills to get things like health recovery.

These two modes also increase how much damage enemies do, how much health they have, and how aggressive they are in combat - making it much easier to get overwhelmed. 

How to change difficulty in Rise of the Ronin

Difficulty settings in Rise of the Ronin
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You can also change the difficulty whenever you want in Rise of the Ronin, so if you do start to find the game a bit too easy that's fine you always have the option. To change the difficulty follow the steps below: 

  • Pause the game with the Options button 
  • Go to System in the pause menu 
  • Click on Game Settings 
  • Difficulty is the top option available 

There's also a trophy for completing a mission on the hardest difficulty, for any of the trophy hunters out there. If you're struggling with an enemy, the game may suggest you knock the difficulty down a touch, so that's the other way to do it. 

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For more guides check out our Rise of the Ronin homepage where we have covered how to get the glider, how to increase regional Bonds, all of the weapons in the game and more. 

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.

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