How to change difficulty in Phasmophobia

Spirits proving a touch too simple? Learn how to take on higher difficulties in Phasmophobia.

Phasmophobia’s early levels start you off simple with some humble hauntings to let you learn the ropes. However, there are deadlier spirits out there that you can face if you want a higher difficulty in Phasmophobia. In this guide we’ll explain how to unlock the more challenging ghost hunts and change difficulty in Phasmophobia.

How to change difficulty in Phasmophobia

How to change difficulty in Phasmophobia
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Difficulty in Phasmophobia is determined by the hunt you’re taking on. That means there’s no menu option to bump up the challenge. Instead, you’ll need to unlock the higher difficulties by leveling up. To unlock Intermediate you need to reach level 10. To unlock Professional you need to reach level 15. Once you’ve made it to a high enough level, all you’ll need to do is take on hunts at that difficulty level. 

Each hunt has its own difficulty level which you can’t manually adjust. Sometimes you’ll be given lower difficulty hunts even once you’ve made it past the level boundaries, so don’t expect every level to be brutally tough. If you’re not happy with the level of your assigned hunt, just leave the room and make a new lobby until you get what you want.

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The rewards you earn for beating missions at higher difficulty levels are much better. That said, the risks are greater also. Here’s what each level offers and causes:


  • Standard cash and experience rewards
  • Five minutes of preparation time


  • Doubles cash rewards
  • Grant 1.5x experience rewards
  • Preparation time reduced to two minutes
  • Sanity is consumed 50% faster
  • Ghostly activities are far more common
  • Ghost hunting durations are increased


  • Triples cash rewards
  • Doubles experience rewards
  • No preparation time
  • Sanity is consumed 100% faster
  • Even higher level of ghostly activities
  • Ghost hunting durations are increased further

And that’s all we know about how to change difficulty in Phasmophobia. Good luck on those tougher hunts, as more and more ghosts will prove to be deadly threats. Eager for more spooky guides? Our Phasmophobia hub page will sort you out.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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