Stellar Blade - Game Difficulty Guide

Game difficulty guide for Stellar Blade (Project EVE), including all selectable difficulty modes and features, how to change difficulty, best difficulty to choose at the start of the game, and other useful tips.

Stellar Blade - Game Difficulty Guide

Game Difficulty Guide for Stellar Blade (Project EVE)

Stellar Blade (Project EVE) features two (2) types of game difficulty modes which are Story and Normal mode. The first setting features the minimal level of challenge aimed at those who simply want to enjoy the game’s story.

Normal mode, meanwhile, offers players the game’s standard level of challenge for those who prefer exhilarating combat.

List of Difficulty Modes

Difficulty Mode Details
Story Mode
  • Enemies are weaker compared to Normal mode.
  • Action Assist is enabled (can be switched on/off in Settings).
Normal Mode
  • Default enemy strength.
  • Action Assist is disabled.

Can You Change the Difficulty?

Can be changed anytime from the Settings menu.

You can change the difficulty level at any time during play. To do so, go to the Settings menu and adjust the game difficulty to your preferred level.

Changes made during play will force you to restart from the nearest save point.

Note that any changes under Settings will force you to restart from the nearest save point. This may be a disadvantage if you had not saved your game for a while. Because of this, make sure to save before changing the game difficulty from the Settings menu.

No other consequences or penalties to changing the difficulty mid-game.

There are no consequences or penalties to changing the difficulty at any point during the main story. Experience points (XP) and items obtained are the same regardless of the setting you choose to play on.

Which Difficulty Should you Choose at the Start of the Game?

Start the game on Normal mode.

When going through the main story missions for the first time, it is generally recommended to play on Normal mode. This allows you to experience the game on its default setting with standard challenge posed by enemies. Action Assist will also disabled which help you learn and get better at the game than if you started with Story mode.

If you find Normal mode too difficult, just play on Story mode which features weaker enemies. Action Assist will also be enabled, making it easier to perform moves via displayed button inputs on the screen.

Action Assist

Playing on Story mode with Action Assist enabled also applies a slow motion effect whenever enemies use powerful attacks. There is also button prompt to evade such attacks, making it easier to defeat strong enemies such as bosses in the game.

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All Supply Camp Locations All Outfits and Accessories List
Gold Farming Guide SP Farming Guide
All Beta Core Locations All Body Core Locations
All Passcode Locations How to Unlock Skills
How to Respec Skills How to Change Hairstyles
How to Use Repair Console How to Save
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Combat Guides

▼Combat Guides
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Perfect Dodge Tips and Guide Blink Tips and Guide
Repulse Tips and Guide How to Shoot (Gun Attacks)
How to Use Items How to Recover HP
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Other Databases

▼Other Databases
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Outfits and Accessories Trophies

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