Which Difficulty is Best for You in Fire Emblem Engage? — Difficulties Explained


Fire Emblem Engage is the newest entry in the popular Fire Emblem franchise. After Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which was launched way back in 2019, this title delivers a more combat-focused experience than its predecessor.

There are many role-playing strategy games you can play on the Nintendo Switch, and the Fire Emblem franchise is one of the leading strategy series due to a variety of reasons, including its wide range of characters. But if you’re worried it might be too difficult or too easy to get started, in this article we’ll be going over which difficulty is best for you in Fire Emblem Engage.

Which Difficulty is Best for You in Fire Emblem Engage? — Difficulties Explained

Longtime Fire Emblem fans are already familiar with this, but if you’re new to the franchise, or you’re just getting your hands on Fire Emblem Engage, then you ought to know that there are various difficulty settings that you can choose from, including two distinct modes.


Fire Emblem Engage currently features three difficulty modes (Normal, Hard, and Maddening), all of which the game has summarized in the selection menu. So below are the game’s three different difficulty levels:

  • Normal — “For new and intermediate players.” This is the standard difficulty setting that is most suitable for new players, including those who are unfamiliar with the Fire Emblem franchise or even JRPGs entirely.
  • Hard — “For experienced players.” As the name implies, this is harder than the Normal mode and will challenge players who are longtime fans of the genre.
  • Maddening — “For those who seek a true challenge.” This is the game’s highest difficulty, and it is made for players who want the toughest experience possible. Enemies are more diverse, hit rates are lower with higher-level foes, and there are a few other changes.

So if you’re confused about which difficulty mode to play, it really just depends on your experience with the franchise. If you’re relatively new to Fire Emblem games, then maybe it would be best to start with the Normal difficulty. However, if you’ve been playing other Fire Emblem games, we suggest going with the Hard difficulty and maybe going for the Maddening difficulty after completing the game in Hard difficulty.

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