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Gears 5: How to Change Difficulty

Gears 5, How to Change Difficulty
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Gears 5: How to Change Difficulty

If you’re finding the campaign of Gears 5 too tough to get through, or too easy for your liking, you’ve probably been trying to figure out how to change the difficulty. Fortunately, we’re here to give you the answers on how to change difficulty in Gears 5.

How to Change Difficulty in Gears 5

Before diving into Gears 5’s campaign, you’ll be given the option to change the difficulty to one of four settings: Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced, and Insane. All four of these options are available for players to choose from the very beginning.

You can change the difficulty by selecting the Difficulty tab in the bottom left corner of the screen, next to the Start Game option.

How to Change the Difficulty During an Active Campaign

Gears 5’s difficulty can likewise be changed during an active game.

To do so, pressing the Menu button, selecting the Options menu and then selecting the Game sub-menu. Here, you’ll find the option to change the difficulty at the very top of the list.

Be warned, though, that if you swap down from the Insane difficulty settings to an easier difficulty, you’ll be locked out of Gears 5’s difficulty-related achievements.

So, to summarize:

  1. You can change the difficulty from the game’s main menu.

    The option can be found in the bottom left corner of the screen next to Start Game.

  2. The difficulty can be changed during an active campaign from the pause menu.

    Just press the Menu button and select the Options tab. Then, select the game tab and select the Difficulty option.

That should cover everything there is to know about how to change difficulty in Gears 5. For more tips, tricks and secrets, check out our Gears 5 guide wiki.

For more on Gears 5 in general, check out our coverage of one of the game’s most recent developer updates.

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