How to change difficulty in Spider-Man 2

Miles Morales and Peter Parker in their Spider-Man costumes swinging through New York
Credit: Insomniac Games

Miles Morales and Peter Parker in their Spider-Man costumes swinging through New York
Credit: Insomniac Games

Wanting the low-down on what to expect from the next instalment of the globally popular Spider-Man series? We've got you covered! Find out right here how to change the difficulty settings in Spider-Man 2!

In a follow-up to the original Peter Parker hit and the Miles Morales spin-off, both Spideys come together as an acrobatic duo that's a superhero-gamers dream. The game will feature new faces and old in a brand-new story that combines the tales of its predecessors.

Find out everything there is to know about Spider-Man 2 in our dedicated walkthrough hub! Take a look at all of the villains confirmed for the game, as well as how to use skills like swing kicks, air yanks, and web throws to kick their asses! We've also got you covered on how to switch between Miles and Peter and where to find the grave of Peter's late Aunt May.

The difficulty settings in Spider-Man 2
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Credit: Insomniac Games
Customise your Spidey experience your way

How to change difficulty in Spider-Man 2

Finding Spider-Man 2 a bit too easy, or too tough? Fortunately, you have an easy way to adjust the difficulty in the curve to suit your style of play and how much of a challenge you want. The process is as simple as entering the in-game Pause menu, hitting Settings, then changing the Challenge Level.

The Challenge Level is just the fancy way of Insomniac saying game difficulty, and the options are very Spidey-themed. You can adjust how tough the game is from the following options

  • Friendly Neighbourhood (You cannot die in this mode)
  • Friendly
  • Amazing
  • Spectacular
  • Ultimate

It is worth noting that Ultimate difficulty won't be available on your initial playthrough. But if you manage to complete the main story, you'll have the opportunity to experience the narrative again in a far more challenging setting.

In addition to being able to change the overall Challenge Level, you can also change the Challenge Level Modifiers. This is a new and unique feature to Spider-Man 2 that enables you to create the deepest difficulty customisation to date.

What are Spider-Man 2's Challenge Level Modifiers?

The Challenge Level Modifiers in Spider-Man 2 are the various components of the game that you can adjust to make it easier or more challenging. This will benefit those who find some facets of the game more difficult than others and will create the most accurate representation of your skill level.

The Challenge Level Modifiers are as follows;

  • Simplify puzzles
  • Dodge/parry timing
  • Chase assist
  • Game speed
  • Enhanced auto-aim
  • QTE autocomplete
  • Auto-heal

These can be adjusted at any point in the game by visiting the Settings menu.

That's all there is to know about the difficulty settings in Spider-Man 2! For more info, take a look at the game's complete mission list and while you're at it, find out how you can replay them! We've also got some friendly neighbourhood reminders on Spidey essentials like fast travelling and collecting City Tokens!

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