Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance - How to Unlock Godborn Difficulty

A guide on how to unlock Godborn difficulty in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance, SMT5V), including rewards for clearing, steps to access the hardest difficulty mode (Ultra Hard) mode on NG+, Godborn difficulty features, and other useful tips.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance, SMT5V) - How to Unlock Godborn Difficulty

How to Unlock Godborn Difficulty Guide for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance) (SMT 5: Vengeance)

Beat Satan (superboss) on Canon of Vengeance story route.

To unlock Godborn difficulty in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (SMT 5: Vengeance), you must defat Satan (new superboss) in Shinjuku during the subquest The Great Adversary. Below are the steps to unlock the side quest during the game’s main story.

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1 Beat the game on Canon of Creation story route (do not take the girl’s hand) and unlock the True Neutral ending (Create a World for Humanity Alone).
2 Create a cleared game save file and being a new playthrough.
3 Take the girl’s hand to begin the Canon of Vengeance playthrough.
4 Reach the Empyrean and head to Shinjuku and clear The Serpent King subquest.
5 After clearing the subquest, The Great Adversary subquest will be unlocked.

After clearing The Great Adversary, proceed with the main story until you are able to beat the game. Afterwards, Godborn difficulty will become selectable when you start a new playthrough.

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Godborn Difficulty Mode Features and Gameplay Changes

Level cap raised to 150 (player and enemies).

Godborn difficulty raises the level cap for both the player and various enemies encountered to 150. This means that regular demons and bosses you fight throughout the game will have increased attack power and defense, making it much harder to clear than other game modes.

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Incense items are added in Cadaver’s Hollow.

You will also be able to purchase Incense from Gustave at Cadaver’s Hollow on Godborn difficulty. While Incenses cost a hefty price, they are now more easily obtainable if you have farmed a considerable amount of Macca in the game.

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Godborn Difficulty Rewards

New Demon Fusion: Lucifer

Beating Lucifer on Godborn mode unlocks him for fusion at the World of Shadows.

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The Will of the Godborn Trophy Unlocked

Clearing Godborn difficulty also unlocks the Will of the Godborn achievement which is required for getting 100% completion (Platinum trophy).

Achievement Trophy How to Unlock
The Will of the Godborn PlayStation 4 - Silver TrophySilver Decided the fate of a merciless world wrought with terrifying foes.

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