Difficulty settings in the new Fire Emblem: Three Houses are a little different from previous installments, and there are some things you might want to understand. You must decide which house you are going to select in the game. Whenever you will start a new game, you will go through some of the settings before selecting the house. Keep in mind that the options you will choose cannot be changed afterward in the game.
These settings include choosing two different levels of difficulties. First, you will be asked to choose between “Normal” and “Hard” difficulty level. After that, the other option will be choosing from two playing modes of Classic and Casual.
These options are not as easy to choose, as it may seem. In our Difficulty Settings guide of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, we will tell the exact meaning of every option and how you can optimize the game according to your style.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Difficulty Settings
The first choice you will be seeing on screen will be selecting either Normal or Hard difficulty level. There are some basic differences between the options.
The major difference is the one you will see during the battle. In Hard settings, you will be attacked more often so you will be forced to make a real good strategy before any battle.
In Normal mode, the other major thing is that you will not have to pay to enter in some of the Weekly Battles and that will help you go through story quicker and get more XP early and fast.
For the new players of the game, we recommend you guys go with the Normal settings and make your way up, then you can play with the Hard settings as well once you have a good know-how of the game.
The second choice you will encounter after you have selected the difficulty level from Hard or Normal will be Playing Mode. In these settings, you will select between two modes called Casual or Classic.
Classic Mode or Casual Mode
In Classic, the main difference is that when during a battle, one character from your house falls, you will not be able to use that one again ever during the whole game.
There is still a time-rewind option, but only once per hour so if you mess up you can fix it.
Overall, Classic Mode gives a real sense of difficulty where you will have to give real good thought to strategy making before hitting the battleground.
On the other hand, in Casual Mode, you will be able to use all the characters even if they fall in a battle.
This mode is more of a laid-back gameplay mode where the difficulty will be relatively easy and you can keep playing with your favorite characters even if they fall in battle.
One thing to keep in mind is that you cannot change any of the above choices once you start the game so give it a good thought before you go in.
There is one other option though that you can opt for, that is saving the previous game and loading a new one and then you will be able to play with other houses and other settings without disturbing the previous progress.