Sifu difficulty settings: Is there a difficulty slider at launch?

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Sifu is an incredibly brutal martial arts game that can prove tricky for even the best Kung-Fu masters, so many players will be wondering if there’s a difficulty setting or slider option. Well, we have the answer to that question right here. 

There’s no denying that Sifu is a difficult game. Whether it’s getting greedy with the punches or mistiming a counter, Sifu’s enemies can wipe the floor with you. In fact, even the game’s regular grunts can make short work of you if you’re not careful. 

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While the Kung-Fu action may look fast and fluid, death is never far away. Receiving a few furious punches is all that it takes to completely ruin a run. Fortunately, Sifu’s unique death mechanic can bring you back into the action – albeit a bit older and a little more powerful. 

However, many players looking to dive into the merciless world of Sifu may be put off by its difficulty. Whether you’re struggling to beat a certain level or just wish to know if there’s a difficulty option in Sifu before you make a purchase, then we have you covered. 

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Sifu’s death mechanic is a new take on progression.

Is there a difficulty option in Sifu?

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Sifu can be extremely difficult to master.

Difficulty options will be arriving in Sifu as of May 3 in a fresh update, with the new options listed as: Student, Disciple, and Master. Originally, those looking to complete the game’s tale of revenge would have needed to dust off their martial arts expertise and hone their technique. 

Fortunately, death isn’t the end of a run. Players can be resurrected and age several years in the process. While your health bar will grow considerably smaller with each subsequent death, the power behind each punch increases. 

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This means death shouldn’t be completely feared in Sifu. In fact, death is a large part of learning in Sloclap’s beat ‘em up. Sometimes it takes a few in-game deaths to master a specific enemy or master a trickier section of a level.


It’s best to keep persevering and learning your opponent’s moves. Keep an eye out for opportunities to strike, when to use defensive dodges, and how you can use your environment to your advantage. With enough practice, you’ll be able to quickly take down your foes without taking so much as a scratch. 

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So, there you have it, everything we know about Sifu difficulty settings and options. Make sure you check out our other Sifu guides for all the latest information: 

Sifu upgrades explained | Sifu review | Everything we know about Sifu

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