Slime Rancher 2 Difficulty Options Changes [Explained]

Its only naturnal that new players will be curious about how Slime Rancher 2 difficulty options work. Here we will explain them all and help you in deciding which options should you choose.

Story Highlights
  • There are 3 difficulty options in Slime Rancher 3, and they all affect the gameplay differently.
  • The Tarr Slime difficulty option will decide whether you will face Tarr Slimes in the game or not. They are one of the most aggressive enemies in the game.
  • Similar to the Tarr Slime difficulty option, the Feral Slime option will decide whether you will face Feral Slimes in the game or not. They are much less of a threat compared to Tarr Slimes.
  • The Player Damage difficulty option will determine how much damage your enemies will inflict on the protagonist in the game.

Slime Rancher 2 is the sequel to the award-winning critically acclaimed Slime Rancher in which players will get to continue the adventures of Beatrix LeBeau as she will journey across the Slime Sea to Rainbow Island. Being the sequel to a beloved franchise, it is only natural that new players will be drawn to it so we have prepared this guide to inform you of the difficulty options in Slime Rancher 2 and which options should you choose.

In Slime Rancher 2, our protagonist Beatrix LeBeau will get to explore the whole new map of Rainbow Island. Players will find many new slimes on their journey, consider reading our guides on Gordo Slime and Batty Slime locations in the game.

Now, without further delay, let us start our guide on difficulty options and which option should you choose in the game.

All Difficulty Options

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Difficulty Options in Slime Rancher 2

There are three difficulty options to choose from in the game, they all affect the gameplay differently therefore it is first important to know which difficulty option will affect which aspect of the game so you can set the difficulty options for your playthrough more appropriately. The difficulty options in the game are:

  • Enable or Disable Tarr Slime
  • Enable or Disable Feral Slime
  • Player Damage

Here, we will explain all of these options in detail so you can further understand the working of the game and the difficulties before making the decision.

Enable Or Disable Tarr Slime

Tarr slimes are one of the slimes in the game and this difficulty option will decide whether you will come face to face with them, or not. Tarr Slimes are made when Large slimes ingest a plort. These slimes can be quite a pain to deal with as they are aggressive and will damage everything around them.

If players want a smooth experience without much challenge or frustration then they should simply disable Tarr Slimes when they are given the option at the beginning of the game. If you are the type of player who wants a challenge then you should keep it enabled.  

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Enable Or Disable Feral Slime

Feral Slimes are much less of a threat compared to Tarr Slimes as they are not that aggressive and their damage output is determined by which choice you make in the third difficulty option but we will get to that in a while. These slimes are only found in the wilds and they shouldn’t be considered a threat to most people.

So, if players want some slimes to keep them accompanied in the wilds then they should enable the Feral Slime option but it won’t make that much of a difference whether you enable it or disable it as these slimes can also be avoided easily.  

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Player Damage Difficulty Option

The Player Damage difficulty option will determine how much damage the player will take or how much damage will the enemies inflict on the player when they are in the wild or exploring new locations in Slime Rancher 2.

Once again, if players want a smooth experience with little to no challenge then they should set this option to the lowest option available but if they want a challenging experience and want the slimes to put up a proper fight then simply set it to the highest option available.

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Wrap Up

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The Wrap Up

That concludes our guide on difficulty options and which options should you choose in the game. The original Slime Rancher was a title loved by many as it has been downloaded 12 million times and sold more than 5 million copies.

Fans can rest easy knowing that Slime Rancher 2 not only does justice to the original but improves on it, consider reading our Slime Rancher 2 review in case you are interested. The game is both developed and published by Monomi Park. We hope our guide helped you.

Slime Rancher 2 offers a whole new vibrant world for the player to explore. The game is available now on Xbox Series S/X and PC. Do let us know what you think about the game in the comment section below.

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A gamer who does not have a preference and is a fan of pretty much any game genre, whether it's RPG, Turn-Based JRPG, or souls-like. Hammad is writing articles at Exputer now to share his experiences. When he is not doing that, he can be found either playing video games with his friends or looking for Bloodborne PC rumors to rekindle a lost hope.

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