After first starting Frostpunk, no difficulty options seem to be available. You have to actually play a little bit of the story on the normal settings to get access to it. So if you haven’t done that yet, go ahead and do it. Unfortunately, you can’t change the difficulty mid-game. You will need to start over.
After you’ve had enough of the normal settings, you can set a ‘Custom scenario’. Hear, you can change many of the settings of your game-play such as how much it snows, how many needs your workers have etc.
Below, we’ll show you how to access the difficulty settings either to make it harder or easier. Check out some more Frostpunk guides.
How to increase or lower the difficulty
First, head to the main menu and choose ‘Select Scenario’. It will be the second option down. Once there, choose your scenario. In most cases, it’s going to be ‘A new home’. Now you have the option to either start, or customise it a little bit. Make sure to choose Customise scenario.
One of the first options is the difficulty slider. Setting it to ‘Easy’ will bring all the other sliders down, whilst setting it to ‘Hard’ will put them all higher. Obviously, medium is the normal settings. If you want to keep some aspects of the game the same and make others harder, adjust the sliders individually.
Your options are as follows:
- Peoples Needs: Changes how likely people are to get sick, and changes how filling food will be, allowing them to go for longer or less.
- Economy: Effects how fast resources are gathered, how many spawn and how fast technology is researched.
- Weather: Changes how cold temperatures get, and how often cold days will hit.
- Society’s attitude: Changes how your workers react to good or bad events. Effects the Hope and Discontent meter.