The difficulty settings have been updated to better reflect their intention and align them with the new difficulty levels for Horde and Escape.
- Beginner: Designed for players new to Third-Person Shooters or dual-stick controls, Beginner turns damage down low and the damage you deal up high. Beginner also allows for Snap-To aiming to be enabled, which will automatically acquire a target any time you aim down sights.
- Intermediate: Recommended for players new to Gears or those looking for a more manageable experience. Equivalent to ‘Normal’ on past Gears titles.
- Experienced: Recommended for experienced Gears players, Experienced provides enemies that hit as hard and take as much as you’d expect. Equivalent to ‘Hardcore’ on past Gears titles.
- Insane: Recommended for Gears looking for the toughest experience. Enemies take a lot of damage and deal a lot. Prepare for a tough fight.