How to change difficulty in Warhammer Realms of Ruin

Disciples of Tzeentch units on the battlefield in Warhammer Realms of Ruin
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Having trouble with one of the many, many battles in Realms of Ruin? You're in the right place to get some help. In this guide, we'll reveal how to change difficulty in Warhammer Realms of Ruin.

In the game's campaign, each chapter focuses on one of four factions as they fight the other three. These tugs of war will get harder and harder, so if you can live without the trophies for beating the game's highest difficulties, turning the difficulty down is a great way to keep enjoying the game until the credits roll.

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Stormcast Eternals holding up shields in Warhammer Age of Sigmar Realms of Ruin
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How to change difficulty in Warhammer Realms of Ruin

Changing the campaign's difficulty is only possible between missions.

From the chapter select menu, click the button above 'play' that indicates your difficulty. On consoles, you'll need to press a button that it prompts you to - on PlayStation, it's triangle. There, you'll find four difficulty settings to choose from.

  • Lorekeeper is designed for players new to real-time strategy games.
    • Enemy AI is set to easy difficulty.
  • Warrior is suited to players that are familiar with the genre.
    • Enemy AI is set to medium difficulty.
  • Veteran is for players that are seeking a challenge.
    • Enemy AI is set to hard difficulty.
  • Champion offers the "greatest challenges that the realms can offer".
    • Enemy AI is set to very hard difficulty.

The game's chapters all offer interesting bonus challenges. The speedrun challenges are easiest to complete on a lower difficulty, so there's no shame in bumping it down to get some sweet, sweet XP.

That's everything there is to know about Realms of Ruin's difficulty settings and how to change them. Before you go, learn about the game's unit types and every unit available to the Nighthaunt faction. If the Nighthaunt aren't your type, we've got similar guides for the Stormcast Eternals, Orruk Kruleboyz, and Disciples of Tzeentch, too.

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