Best combat difficulty for Jedi Survivor
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Best combat difficulty for Jedi Survivor, explained

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Much of the fun in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor comes from taking on new enemies on various planets around the galaxy. With deep gameplay and tricky enemies that function differently from one another, there is a lot of excitement in parrying, evading, and slicing up foes. But which difficulty option is the best for you?

Which combat difficulty should you pick in Jedi Survivor?

Ultimately, the right Jedi Survivor combat difficulty option differs for every player. There is a whopping total of five difficulty options for players to choose from when they start the game. Named after the various ranks of the Jedi Order, this can be a bit daunting for some players.

Here’s what you need to know about the differences between all five Jedi Survivor difficulty options, from easiest to hardest:

  • Story Mode: This mode is for players who want to focus solely on the story with little to no combat challenge. The parry window is at its max, while enemy aggression and damage are at their lowest.
  • Jedi Padawan: This is for players desiring a less stressful experience, but still somewhat of a challenge. You get a larger parry window, but not as much as Story Mode.
  • Jedi Knight: I consider this the default mode. Everything, from damage to parrying, is at its most balanced state here.
  • Jedi Master: This is the mode for players who want a little extra challenge. The parry window is shorter than average and enemies are deadlier.
  • Jedi Grand Master: This is the most intense and hardest difficulty option. You have to be essentially perfect with your parries, as enemies will take you out in a couple of hits.

In the end, if there is no option that sticks out to you the most, I recommend going with the Jedi Knight difficulty option. Even as someone who played Fallen Order, I stuck to this one for my playthrough and found it satisfying.

The regular enemies aren’t too much of a challenge, so they aren’t frustrating, but the bosses are at least a lengthier and more arduous process that requires full use of the game’s mechanics.

You can switch difficulty settings anytime

The reality is, the difficulty option you pick in Jedi Survivor at first doesn’t matter all that much. Go with your gut (or the Force) and pick whichever you think sounds the best. In the end, even if that option doesn’t work for you, the best part is you can change your difficulty setting anytime.

So long as you are outside of combat, open up the main menu and navigate to the settings. There, select the Gameplay tab and you’ll see the difficulty settings at the top of the list. You might even find that you like to change your difficulty options often, perhaps to make easy enemies tougher or challenging bosses more doable.


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