As it is the norm among games in general, Horizon: Zero Dawn has several difficulty settings you can choose from. The difficulty can be changed later in the game, if your initial choice proves too easy – or too hard. As always, it is up to your personal affinity, some people like a little more challenge and some prefer a lighter escapist experience.
There are four levels of difficulty, ranging from Easy to Very Hard. Here are the levels :
- Easy: Accessible, for those who would like to explore the story and the world at their leisure, no pressure.
- Normal: Balancing the journey and the combat experience into a more challenging package. The Everyman’s choice.
- Hard: Combat difficulty is more demanding, making the journey more difficult, and the success more enjoyable.
- Very Hard: The toughest option, for those yearning for a real challenge, and for those who have already beaten the game on easier levels.
Changing the difficulty is as easy as pressing Options button and looking for Difficulty option under the General tab in the Settings. You can simply switch between the levels of difficulty by pressing left or right.