As you begin your campaign you may see the Remnant 2 Apocalypse difficulty setting in the menu and wonder exactly how to unlock it. Well, fear not as this guide has the fairly simple answer as to what you need to do to unlock Apocalypse difficulty in Remnant 2.
Out of all the Remnant 2 difficulty levels, Apocalypse is meant for the most experienced shooter fans, and with the game being one of the best PS5 co-op games and best Xbox co-op games you can’t really go wrong with whatever you pick (as we highlight in our Remnant 2 review). But, if you do want a particularly tough set of boss fights then Apocalypse should be the first thing you try to earn.
How to unlock Apocalypse difficulty in Remnant 2
Apocalypse difficulty in Remnant 2 can be unlocked by completing the campaign once. After making your way through the whole story, you will be able to choose Apocalypse in your next campaign run from the menu.
It cannot be chosen when you start your first playthrough of the game. The Remnant 2 length is about 15-20 hours for a story-focused run through the game on one of the base difficulty modes. So, you will need to play about that long to start afresh and choose Apocalypse on your second campaign playthrough.
What changes with Apocalypse difficulty in Remnant 2?
In Remnant 2 Apocalypse difficulty is the ultimate challenge. It increases enemy health substantially as well as the damage they deal. On top of that, it also vastly boosts the damage output of bosses and their health making fights last longer and be more challenging, even if you are playing Remnant 2 multiplayer.
Apocalypse difficulty is meant for the most experienced of Remnant 2 players, so don’t expect an easy time. You can make the experience even more nail-biting by selecting the Remnant 2 Hardcore mode option, which adds permadeath to your character. So, once you die your campaign run ends for good.
That covers how to unlock Remnant 2’s Apocalypse difficulty. For even more tips as you are playing, take a look at our Remnant 2 best class guide and our Remnant 2 best weapons and class guides to help you out.