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Difficulty level is a mechanism in The Witcher game series affect the degree of challenge each game features.

The Witcher Edit

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Edit

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Edit

Tw3 difficulties

There are four levels of difficulty:

Just the Story! (Easy) Edit

Enjoy a Smooth Ride Through the World

  • If you are a casual gamer or just someone who wants to play for the story, choose the first difficulty option.
  • Meditation regenerates vitality.

Story and Sword! (Normal) Edit

You're Happy to be Challenged

  • Players earn the default number of Tw3 icon xp for tasks.
  • Meditation regenerates vitality.

Blood and Broken Bones! (Hard) Edit

You're a Seasoned, Demanding Gamer

  • players earn 90% of the default number of Tw3 icon xp for tasks.
  • Meditation does NOT regenerate vitality.

Death March! (Very Hard) Edit

You're Truly Insane and Loving It

  • Choose it if you are a hardcore gamer and worry that the other modes would be too easy for you!
  • Meditation does NOT regenerate vitality.

Difficulty settings Edit

These values were pulled from extracted game files and looking through the scripts.

Stats Easy Normal Hard Very Hard
Enemy Health -50% +10% +20% +80%
Enemy Damage Bonus 0% +40% +130% +230%
Experience Gain 100% 100% 90% 80%

The difficulty setting can be changed at any point in the game through the Options menu.