As you’re fighting your way through Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s various missions and trying to figure out exactly what’s going on with Skrell, you may find things get a little too easy or difficulty when you really get into the meat of the game. Here’s how to change difficulty in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, in case you’re struggling to figure out how.
Changing Difficulty in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
To change difficulty, press the Options button on PS4 or the Menu button on Xbox One. This will open your loadout screen, but instead, you want to press R1/ RB to tab over to the Options screen.
Once you’re on here, you’ll see the ‘Settings’ option. Move your cursor over this and press X/ A to open the Settings. On the first page, ‘Gameplay,’ you’ll see the very top option is ‘Game Difficulty.’
Highlight the dropdown just to the right of this, and you’ll then be able to choose from Arcade, Regular, Advanced, and Extreme difficulty settings.
What Each Difficulty Setting Changes
Down below, we’ve explained what Arcade, Regular, Advanced, and Extreme difficulty changes in terms of how things play out, just so you know what to expect when or if you make the change.
- Arcade: Easiest mode, for a laid-back experience. Enemies take more time to detect you. You’ll also take less damage from enemies and will regenerate health faster. A strong aim assist is applied.
- Regular: Normal mode for most players. Enemies can compete with elite soldiers.
- Advanced: Strategic mode for advanced players. Enemies are more precise and deadly in combat. Ghosts heal regen will take longer to start.
- Extreme: Simulation mode, a realistic scenario for remarkably tactical players. Enemies are extremely lethal, aware of you and their surroundings, and skilled at taking you out. Ghosts’ health regen will take even longer to start than on Advanced.
Does Ghost Recon Breakpoint Have a Difficulty Trophy or Achievement?
You’ll be pleased to know that there’s no punishment for flicking between the four difficulty options in Ghost Recon Breakpoint as far as unlocking trophies and achievements go.
There are none specifically tied to difficulty, and the ones for completing specific story acts or missions can be unlocked playing through on any difficulty.
That’s everything you need to know about how to change difficulty in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our ever-expanding guide wiki, search for Twinfinite, or read some more of our curated guides down below.