While difficult gameplay is standard issue for most strategy games, Total War: Three Kingdoms can leave newcomers and veteran players alike wondering how to change the difficulty of the game. Here’s what you need to know about changing difficulty in Total War Three Kingdoms.
How to Change the Difficulty in Total War Three Kingdoms
Affecting everything from the aggressiveness of enemies to whether players have to deal with debuffs and disadvantages during combat, the difficulty can seem far and away from anything else offered up by past Total War titles.
And that’s only accounting for people struggling with the game. Others might find it too easy, and thus might want to adjust the game’s hardness to make sure their tactical prowess is pushed to their limits.
Fortunately, there are several ways to change the game’s difficulty, both before and during the game’s campaign and battle modes.
How Players Can Change the Game’s Campaign Mode Difficulty
For changing the game’s difficulty before a game, players have a few options they can use.
For campaign mode, players can alter the difficulty in a few ways. Before starting a game, players are tasked with choosing a general or leader tied to a certain faction.
Each of these characters comes with their own advantages, scenarios to overcome and so on.
Each character also has a difficulty setting assigned to their campaign. For example, choosing Gongsun Zan locks players into a normal campaign, while choosing Kong Rong locks them into a hard campaign.
This acts as the bog-standard way to select a campaign’s challenge level. After selecting a campaign though, players can tweak the difficulty further through the game’s settings, both before and during the campaign.
The option to do so can be found in the game’s settings menu, and can be adjusted as the player sees fit until the gameplay feels properly challenging.
How to Change the Battle Mode Difficulty in Total War Three Kingdoms
As for Battle Mode, changing difficulty can be done via the latter method mentioned for the campaign mode.
Before starting a Battle Mode play session, players can tweak the challenge presented through the difficulty tab in the settings menu. This is done in the same way they would for the campaign mode, and can be done after a match has been started as well.
That should cover everything players could need to know about how to change the difficulty in Total War: Three Kingdoms. For more on the game, check out our full review here.