Game Difficulty in Tales of Arise
There are five types of difficulty modes playable in Tales of Arise. These are Story, Normal, Moderate, Hard, and Chaos. Note that you can switch your difficulty mode while playing the game. Access the settings mode to change it.
Below are all difficulty modes, including each mode’s features and how to unlock them in the game.
|Difficulty Mode||Features||How to Unlock|
|Story||Recommended for players who come to RPGs for the story first and combat second, letting them focus on enjoying the plot and characters.||Unlocked by default.|
|Normal||The standard difficulty level. Recommended for players who enjoy both story and combat alike, offering fights that are balanced just right.||Unlocked by default.|
|Moderate||Recommended for players who find Normal mode too easy, making for tougher fights that offer increased Combat Points to boot.||Unlocked by default.|
|Hard||Recommended for players seeking an even greater challenge. Enemies hit harder and there are even more Combat Points up for grabs.||Unlocked by default.|
|Chaos||Recommended for players who want to experience the game’s hardest difficulty setting.||Unlocked by obtaining the Devil Sculpture artifact.|
Battle Score Bonus Multipliers
A battle score bonus multiplier is applied to your party after each encounter which varies according to the game difficulty you are currently playing on. For farming skill points (SP) and rare materials, it is recommended to play on the higher difficulty settings (Moderate, Hard, and Chaos) to gain greater battle score multipliers after each encounter.
|Difficulty||Battle Score Bonus Multiplier|