Sons of the Forest: How To Change Difficulty Level

Abu Bakar Karim
By Abu Bakar Karim
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Sons of the Forest: How To Change Difficulty Level

You might want to know the process of changing the difficulty level in Sons of the Forest. Hop in!

Who needs innovation when you can have jump scares and gore, am I right? And Sons of the Forest delivers on both fronts. You’ll be running from creepy mutants and chopping off their limbs in no time. It’s like a twisted version of Whac-A-Mole, but with more blood.

And let’s not forget the classic horror survival gameplay mechanics. You’ll be scavenging for resources, crafting weapons and tools, and trying not to die at every turn. It’s like playing a game of hide and seek with your worst nightmares, except you don’t get to go home when it’s over.

However, finding the game too easy or difficult might be an actual problem for you. Well, fear not, mate, for you can change the difficulty level! I know, I know, it’s a complex process that requires a lot of brain power. So buckle up and get ready to follow some simple steps to change the difficulty level in Sons of the Forest.

All Difficulties in Sons of the Forest

Before we jump to a conclusion, let’s go through all the difficulty modes in Sons of the Forest.

So basically, what you’ll get is Four difficulty modesPeacefulNormal, Hard, and Custom. Each of these modes has a different story to tell. In general, these are mostly like the other RPG difficulty modes we see from time to time.

  • Peaceful: Choose the Peaceful difficulty and enjoy a game without any combat. Who needs the rush of adrenaline that comes with fighting off terrifying mutants and cannibals when you can just focus on exploring and surviving in a world devoid of any danger?
  • Normal: It’s not too difficult, not too frustrating, just balanced to the level that most players will enjoy. Because who needs to be challenged too much when playing a game, right? Just give us something that’s reasonable, with a little bit of a challenge thrown in for good measure.
  • Hard: Prepare yourself for limited resources, more enemies, and the pleasure of getting dealt significantly more damage by those pesky mutants and cannibals. But hey, it’s not all bad news. Being aware of your surroundings and bringing a friend along for the ride will help immensely. Just don’t expect to come out unscathed.
  • Custom: Customize your settings to your liking with options such as starvation/dehydration damage, enemy stats, seasons, and even season length. It’s like playing a whole new game, but with the added bonus of being able to complain to yourself when things don’t go your way.

How to Change Difficulty Level?

Just because you didn’t pick the right difficulty level at the start doesn’t mean you have to suffer through it as the game requires you to start over if you need to change the difficulty in the mid-game. So, we have a solution. With this workaround, you can switch it up without affecting your progress. It’s almost like cheating, but not really.

  • Head to the directory where your saved game data is stored. The path looks like this: C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\LocalLow\Endnight\SonsOfTheForest\Saves{steam-id}\Multiplayer/Singleplayer{session-id}.
  • Now, look for the GameSetupSavaData.json file.
  • After you have located the file, keep a backup copy somewhere else if the salt tastes too much in the curry.
  • Now, open this file with NotePad. Locate the codes for Difficulty.
  • After that, make changes accordingly here: GameType\”:\”(Level of your Interest).
  • Save the changes and you are good to go!

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By Abu Bakar Karim Deputy Guide Editor
AB Karim is the Deputy Editor of the Guide section at GameRiv. With an insatiable love for RPGs and a knack for puns, AB combines his passion for gaming with a professional touch. He has to polish every word with precision; otherwise, he will keep losing health bar. Keep that aside for now, and let's embark on epic quests and unravel mysteries with AB as your trusted guide. Prosst!