How to change difficulty in Dead Island 2

A promotional image of Dead Island 2.
Credit: Dambuster Studios

A promotional image of Dead Island 2.
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 24, 2023: Want to make Dead Island 2 easier? Scroll down to see if you can change difficulty in our guide.

How to change difficulty in Dead Island 2 is bound to cross your mind as you attempt to tackle the hordes of undead on the streets of Hell-A. The launch of Dead Island 2 is finally here and there are plenty of zombies that prove extremely difficult to eliminate.

Even if you're in possession of a firearm found on the gun list or are in control of one of the best slayers, certain enemies are very tricky to kill. So, do you have the ability to tone down the difficulty?

Before we take a closer look at the Dead Island 2 difficulty, check out our other guides taking a look at all of the available challenges and how to craft Med Kits.

How to change difficulty in Dead Island 2

Unfortunately, unlike most games, there is no setting to change the difficulty in Dead Island 2. This was also the case in Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide.

While this may seem disappointing, it's worth noting that the difficulty increases as you climb through the levels. The higher your level, the harder the zombies.

A gameplay screenshot of Dead Island 2.
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Credit: Dambuster Studios

How to make Dead Island 2 easier

To combat this lack of difficulty settings in the game though, you can choose a good Slayer and maximize the potential of Skill Cards which help improve damage. We suggest that you select Amy as a slayer for superior agility. This would certainly help you. You can also upgrade weapons and add perks or enhancements at the Workbench to make your progress much easier.

Additionally, the Dodge ability is also very useful. You can press L1/LB to roll out of the enemy's way to dodge attacks. You'll avoid getting unnecessary damage if you use this ability well.

Despite having these tricks, upgrades, and enhancements, you should still watch out because you might find yourself trying to slay that one annoying Mutator over and over again if you don't have the right abilities equipped and the strongest weaponry.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about changing the Dead Island 2 difficulty. If you're hungry for more content like this, please read through our other pieces such as how to heal in Dead Island 2 and how to defeat Crusher zombies in Dead Island 2.

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