Giant Shark Boss in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth: How to Change the Difficulty Settings

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth features a significant collection of enemies who can be quite challenging to overcome, so here is how you change the Difficulty Settings in the game.

The Yakuza series typically provided a more serious approach, with humans being the stock standard enemy engagement. However, the goofy spin-off Yakuza Like a Dragon introduced many different enemy varieties, including giant vacuum cleaners. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth offers the best of both worlds, with foes providing distinct challenging battles, so lowering the difficulty is a great solution to any significant problem.

Can you Change the Difficulty Settings in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Unfortunately, there is no way to change the difficulty settings in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth without finishing the game. The ability to change the difficulty is locked behind New Game+, which is also an additional paid DLC.

Once you have finished the game, you can choose one of the three difficulties: Normal, Hard, and Legend. Normal is the default difficulty, and Legend is the most challenging.

Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth Difficulty Settings
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How to Change The Difficulty Settings in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Once you have completed Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, you can start a New Game+ and specify what difficulty you would like to play on. If you want to change the setting, here is what you can do:

  1. Head to the settings menu
  2. Click on Game Settings
  3. Navigate to “Difficulty Level”
  4. Choose your preferred level.

If you want to know the differences between the difficulties, you can refer to our guide below.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth New Game+ Difficulties Explained

There are three different difficulties in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth: Normal, Hard, and Legend. Here is the difference between each New Game+ difficulty.

  • Normal
    • Normal is the default difficulty, and starting a New Game+ with this selected will provide the same difficulty you would face if you had started a fresh game.
  • Hard
    • Recommended Level 55+. All enemies will be strengthened, and battle rewards will be increased.
  • Legend
    • Recommended Level 75+. All enemies will be strengthened, and battle rewards will be increased.

Infinite Wealth also has two Trophies and Achievements related to New Game+ and tied to the paid DLC.

  • We’re Probably the Best! – Complete New Game+ on Hard difficulty
  • We’re Definitely the Best! – Complete New Game+ on Legend difficulty

That’s everything you need to know about the different difficulties in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Make sure you check out our Guide Hub for more articles on the game.