You can choose one of five difficulty levels. If you would like to focus more on the story - Easy or Medium difficulty would be a great choice; Hard and Extreme difficulty settings provide you with a more challenging combat experience, fit for ace pilots. Additionally, there’s a permadeath mode in which any player death will result in a Game Over.
|AI is less aggressive and deals less damage.||AI is more aggressive; players will need to be mindful of their loadout and Rites of Power.||AI is much more aggressive and deals more damage.||AI is much more aggressive. Enemy ships, armor, and shield capacity increased by 25%.||AI is set to the same difficulty as in EXTREME mode. Upon player death save data is wiped and you have to start from the beginning.|