Minecraft Dungeons – How to Change Game Difficulty

Minecraft Dungeons - How to Change Game Difficulty
Minecraft Dungeons - How to Change Game Difficulty

How to Change Your Difficulty Level

Minecraft Dungeons has created two different types of difficulty settings to help encourage players to unlock new gear and artifacts, brand new enemy enchantments, and even better rewards.

In order to change Minecraft Dungeon’s overall difficulty, you will firstly need to defeat the Arch-Illager on Default difficulty. Here are the requirements and rewards for unlocking the three different difficulty settings: Default, Adventure, and Apocalypse.


  • Enemies are balanced for a first playthrough.
  • Very few enchanted enemies.
  • Rewards are average.


  • Enemies are hard to defeat and hit hard.
  • New enemy enchantments.
  • Rewards are better.
  • New gear and artifacts.


  • Enemies are ultra beefy and ultra punishing.
  • Lots of powerful enchantments.
  • Rewards are ultra good.
  • Even more gear and artifacts available.

Once you have defeated the Arch-Illager, you can change the difficulty by selecting a level and clicking the difficulty button that can be found at the button right of the screen.

Although you will unlock different stages of difficulty based on how many times you finish the game, the biggest difficulty adjuster can be found within the level information.

When searching for new gear, always be sure to read the level information before starting the mission. This particular difficulty option is for those that are in search of a more challenging experience, as players can manually adjust just how difficult a level can be.

Below the difficulty slider, you will find all the important information that you need to take into consideration. This includes the recommended power level needed for the level, along with the difficulty increase, and the expected power level of the items that you will receive.

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