Star Wars Jedi Survivor gets new difficulty option; dev explains

An all-new difficulty level added to Star Wars Jedi Survivor!

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will get an all-new difficulty option that the first game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, didn’t have when it launched in 2019.

Last week, publisher Electronic Arts (EA) and Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Apex Legends and the Star Wars Jedi franchise, held a closed media/content creator/influencer hands-on experience in Los Angeles, California, that a member of our team attended.

During the hands-on, attendees were given options on what difficulty setting they wanted to play the demo. Behold, there were five difficulty settings in Jedi: Survivor as opposed to Jedi: Fallen Order which only had four difficulty settings.

New Star Wars Jedi Survivor Difficulty Setting

On Jedi: Survivor, the game will offer Jedi Padawan difficulty setting on top of the other four options the first game had: Story Mode, Jedi Knight, Jedi Master, and Jedi Grandmaster difficulty options.

Dev Explains New Jedi Padawan Option

A Respawn developer during the hands-on event explained to Sirus Gaming that according to the data they’ve gathered, 40% of players chose Story Mode, with only a few of the other players opting for the Jedi Knight difficulty option (which is supposed to be Normal mode) due to the fact that there was a huge skill gap between the two difficulty settings.

Respawn wanted players on Jedi: Survivor to slowly experience higher difficulty levels by giving them the right amount of challenge to keep them engaged and encourage them to tackle the next difficulty setting.

The added difficulty level does provide a better transition for players if they are still new to the game, despite being Souls-like.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC this April 28, 2023.