PS5: How To Set Default Difficulty? Game Preset Settings Explained

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The PS5 is unique in that you can customize a whole heap of game presets.

This is great because if you're sick to death of having to change your in-game settings for every new title you buy or download, then PlayStation 5 will more or less do it for you automatically.


There are, of course, some limitations to these settings on a case by case basis, but by-en-large, the console will always endeavour to start new games with your preferred settings wherever possible.

This can range from your chosen difficulty, first-person and third person view, plus your choice of subtitles and audio enhancements.

For the sake of this page, we're looking at how to change your game presets to set your PS5 default difficulty level.

But read on, we've plenty more handy guides which you can find at the bottom of this page.

How To Set PS5 Default Difficulty?

1 - Go to the PS5 Home Screen and select the Settings icon (a small cog) in the top right side.

2 - In 'Settings', navigate down to the 'Save Data and Game/App Settings' option.


3 - Now select 'Game Presets'

4 - Within 'Game Presets' you'll see all the various options available to you. The top setting will allow you to select your default difficulty on the PS5.

5 - As pointed out by the PS5 console, this option "applies to games that offer difficulty options". Games without difficulty options will naturally be unaffected by these choices.

6 - Choose your desired difficulty level. You can select from 'Game Default', 'Easiest', 'Easy', 'Normal', 'Hard', and finally 'Hardest'

And that's it. Good luck with your chosen difficulty!


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