It is that time of the year: the year of frights and scares. The time that is meant to curl up with your favorite piece of horror media and settle in for a night of screams. When it comes to video games, there is no horror game that has captured the minds of players more than the multiplayer ghost hunting game Phasmophobia. Just in time for Halloween, the game has just received a new update that brings with it new ghosts as well as a brand new difficulty known as “Nightmare.” This is a great challenge for even the most seasoned veterans of the co-op title. This guide will show you how to unlock Nightmare Difficulty in Phasmophobia.
How to Unlock Nightmare Difficulty in Phasmophobia
The Nightmare difficulty of Phasmophobia is unlocked alongside the previous highest difficulty called “Professional.” You unlock the Professional difficulty when you get your ghost hunter up to level 15. When you reach this level, both the Professional and Nightmare difficulties will be unlocked. While you can access the mode at level 15, however, it is suggested that you get up to level 20 before attempting the unforgiving mode as it can be an even greater challenge if you are under-leveled.
This new difficulty is meant for those who know the game like the back of their hand and are looking for a new type of challenge in the prolific horror game. Below is a breakdown of what changes are made in the Nightmare difficulty taken from the Phasmophobia Nightmare Update Steam post.
- Ghosts will not reveal one type of evidence
- The ghost will sometimes change its preferred room after moving
- No setup time
- Shortest hunt grace period
- Long hunt duration
- Kills extend the current hunt’s duration
- Sanity pills restore much less sanity
- Fuse box starts off
- Almost no hiding places
- Paranormal interference has damaged some of your monitoring equipment
Phasmophobia is currently available in early access on PC.