Gran Turismo 7: How To Change Difficulty

The path of least (or most) resistance.

Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7

As a racing game, Gran Turismo 7’s single player campaign requires competing against the A.I. to earn credits to unlock new cars, completing championships and travelling across the world. Because of this, you’ll need to fine tune the game’s difficulty levels in a way that’s right for you, ensuring you receive the challenge (or lack thereof) you require. Here’s everything you need to know about changing the difficulty in Gran Turismo 7.

When starting the World Tour mode, you’ll be given the choice of what difficulty level you’d like to race at, with the options being from Easy, Normal and Hard. Easy mode makes the rival cars slower for you in World Circuit races, while Hard mode will make racers even faster for that additional challenge. Naturally, Normal mode is considered to be the standard setting for the game’s difficulty. You can change this difficulty at any time during the World Tour mode.

While the changes to these difficulty settings will change the competency of the A.I. drivers you race against, it doesn’t change the times and scores you require to earn bronze, silver and gold trophies when playing the Licence Test and Mission modes. Considering those are typically against target times instead of actual racing A.I (there’s overtaking missions, but the A.I follows a scripted path), it makes sense that these aren’t affected.

Still, if you want to make the game a bit more difficult for yourself anyway, you can tinker with the game’s assist settings before races, which include the choice between manual and automatic transmission, the level of traction control offered, the effectiveness of anti-lock brakes, the driving line, braking indicators, active stability management and more. Tinkering with these will make your driving experience as easy or as hard as you like, so it’s worth digging in to find out what works for you.

Gran Turismo 7 is available on PS5 and PS4.

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