Does Deathloop have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?

Does Deathloop have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?

Deathloop is a first-person shooter title developed by Arkane Lyon and published by Bethesda Softwares. Its gameplay revolves around a time-trapped assassin who has been ordered to kill eight Visionaries around the island of Blackreef by midnight.

If he leaves even one alive, the time loop will reset and undo all his work. Colt will reappear and have to restart his journey at the beginning of the loop if he dies before eliminating the eight targets.

This unique gameplay mechanic makes Daethloop really challenging, considering that the game also does not allow the players to adjust the game’s difficulty.

Deathloop does not have a default easy mode or the traditional difficulty settings option. Initially, casual gamers may find the game tricky and frustrating.

However, this does not mean that the game’s difficulty continues to be the same throughout the entire gameplay, like one of the souls games.

Deathloop has a unique internal “Loop Stress System,” which is not visible to the players. This system affects the game’s difficulty in a “smart” way; thus, the better a player performs, the harder the game gets.

How to make Deathloop easier?

Does Deathloop have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?
Deathloop | Source: PlayStation

Deathloop can be made easier by using the accessibility features to tweak and change some gameplay elements in single-player mode.

To enable the accessibility features in Deathloop:

  1. Launch Deathloop.
  2. Go to “Options.”
  3. Select the “Accessibility” tab at the very bottom.
  4. Lastly, go to the “Gameplay” tab to access the features.

Here, you can slow down the game speed to make it easier to keep track of everything. Change the number of reprises (lives) to infinite, so the game doesn’t loop after you die, and you don’t have to restart all over again.

Toggle Aim Assist Lock to “Yes,” this way, the game will automatically lock onto a target, and you won’t have to fidget around on your controller to aim correctly.

Also, toggle “One Shot Kill” to “yes.” After it’s on, you can kill all the enemies with only a single hit, making the game a cakewalk.

Why is Deathloop so complicated?

Deathloop is extremely complicated due to its non-linear gameplay and unique mechanics that require excellent puzzle-solving abilities and visiting some game areas at different times of the day to progress.

Each area in the game leads you to another area and a visionary, but the game can be very simplistic after a few trial runs, as all it needs is a little planning so you can take out all of the bosses on the same day. 

What is the best way to play Deathloop?

Does Deathloop have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?
Deathloop | Source: Fandom

Here are the best Deathloop tips for beginners:

I. Prioritize your Loot

Here is a ranked list of loot based on their helpfulness and rarity:

  1. Slabs
  2. Gold guns
  3. Slab upgrades
  4. Character trinkets
  5. Purple guns
  6. Weapon trinkets

Slabs give you a major advantage over your enemies, so prioritize them above everything.

II. Most Efficient Order to Kill Visionaries

The most common problem Deathloop players face is the most efficient order to kill all the visionaries, so here is my recommendation for the perfect order:

  1. Dr. Wenjie Evans
  2. Harriet Morse
  3. Charlie Montague
  4. Fia Zborowska
  5. Egor Serling
  6. Frank Spicer
  7. Aleksis Dorsey
  8. Julianna

III. Use Turrets Smartly

Deathloop is loaded with turrets that shoot bullets or missiles. Interestingly, you can use the Hackamajig to control all of them, so use them to your advantage rather than try and sneak past them.

Moreover, Turrets are usually powered by a battery, and most game puzzles revolve around finding batteries, so hack them and get your batteries.

IV. Get your Hands on the Sniper Rifle

Sniper rifles are rare in Deathloop, but I know the perfect place where you can find one. Head to Updaam in the afternoon, proceed to the right-hand edge of the map until you reach the gates of the Dorsey Mansion.

Now, walk into the bakery directly across the giant present, kill the Eternalists inside, and finally, loot the Sepulchra Breteira sniper from his body. 

V. Turn On the Single-Player Mode

Deathloop is set to the multiplayer mode by default. If you wanna chill out and relax while playing the game, do yourself a favor and switch to single-player.

Usually, Julianna’s invasion is controlled by another player, but in a single-player, she will be AI-controlled, which is easier to beat comparatively.

How long it takes to beat Deathloop?

Does Deathloop have difficulty settings? How to make the game easier?

It takes 35 hours to complete 100% of Deathloop, according to the website HowLongToBeat.

However, if you are only interested in the game’s story, it will take you around 16 hours to complete the entire main storyline. Additionally, finishing every side quest in the game will cost you 8 extra hours.

About Deathloop

Deathloop is an upcoming first-person action-adventure game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.

The game revolves around Colt, an assassin that is stuck in a time loop and is given eight targets to finish off before midnight. However, should he die, he’ll restart the loop, retaining the memories of his previous loop. Not to mention, he also is a target of Julianna, who is tasked with protecting the time loop and stopping Colt.

Deathloop will be released on Windows and PlayStation 5 on May 21st, 2021, with the latter platform having a timed console-exclusivity to the game.