Persona 3 Reload - Game Difficulty Guide

Game difficulty guide for Persona 3 Reload (P3RE, Persona 3 Remake), including all available game modes, details and notable features on each setting, gameplay elements affected by difficulty, how to change difficulty, and other useful tips. Persona 3 Reload (2024) is set to release on February 2, 2024, and will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox PC Game Pass).

Persona 3 Reload - Game Difficulty Guide

Game Difficulty Guide for Persona 3 Reload (P3RE)

List of Difficulty Modes

Difficulty Mode Details Notable Features
Beginner The easiest difficulty setting with the lowest challenge during battles. Enemies have greatly reduced attack power in battle. Lets you revive an unlimited number of times after getting a Game Over.
Easy Features battles offering an easier challenge compared to Normal. Enemies have reduced attack power in battle. Lets you revive an unlimited number of times after getting a Game Over.
Normal The standard difficulty setting with battles offering a fair challenge. Enemies have the standard level of attack power in battle. Results in a Game Over when the Protagonist is knocked out.
Hard Features battles offering more challenging battles compared to Normal. Enemies have increased attack power in battle. Likelihood of Enemy Advantage is higher when not ambushed. Results in a Game Over when the Protagonist is knocked out.
Maniacs The hardest difficulty setting featuring the toughest battles out of all game modes. Enemies have greatly increased attack power in battle. Likelihood of Enemy Advantage is higher when not ambushed. Elements from first playthrough such as character level, Social Stats, Persona Compendium progress, and Vision Quest and Mondad Depths progress do not carry over when starting a New Game cycle on Maniacs.

Gameplay Elements Affected by Game Difficulty

Combat difficulty changes based on chosen difficulty.

Battles become more challenging as you play on the higher difficulties. Enemies become harder to take down as they will deal more damage and take less from your attacks.

The accuracy of your attacks also becomes lower on harder game modes so applying buffs and debuffs on foes become increasingly important even during regular encounters throughout the game.

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Experience (EXP) is reduced on higher difficulty modes (to be confirmed).

You gain less experience (EXP ) when playing on Hard or Maniacs compared to the easier game modes. This means that you will level up more slowly on the more challenging difficulty settings which makes grinding more time-consuming. If you prefer to spend time leveling up your party, adjust the game difficulty to something lower.

Carry-over features are disabled on Maniacs difficulty.

Starting a New Game cycle on Maniacs mode after beating the game on any other difficulty prevents you from carrying over features such as character level, Social Stats, Persona Compendium progress, and Vision Quest and Mondad Depths progress from your previous run.

You will essentially be starting from zero if you choose to play on Maniacs so only choose this setting if you want a challenge.

Best Difficulty to Choose (New Game)

Start the game on Normal.

For beginners and new players, it is recommended to choose Normal difficulty for the first playthrough (New Game). This allows you to get a feel for the game’s standard level of challenge as a starting point to learn many of the game’s battle mechanics.

Afterwards, feel free to adjust the game difficulty based to your preferences if you find enemies to easy or too hard to take down.

How to Change Game Difficulty

Can be changed any time under System.

Game difficulty can be changed any time from the game menu by going into System. You can also freely adjust the EXP gained and respawn options after getting a Game Over from this sub menu to your liking.

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