Borderlands 3 Difficulty Differences Explain

With a banger game sequel like Borderlands 3, there are many things that are added to the game. These include maps, modes etc. And many new players often get confused about them.

 Many players have been looking for a guide about difficulty differences in Borderlands 3. So, In this blog we have discussed them one by one. 

Other than the two difficulty modes Normal and Easy, there are other modes that are useful and can be used for different purposes.

These are the modes:

  • Normal Mode
  • Easier Mode
  • Mayhem Mode
  • Group Modes

Let’s check them out one by one!

Normal Mode

The Normal mode is not an easy mode and enemies in this mode will hurt you pretty bad. You should play this mode if you have some knowledge of the game. Normal Difficulty mode is like the hard version of the game.

Easier Mode

As the name suggests, the easier mode is for beginners and enemies in this mode are a little kind. You get the same loot as the normal mode, there is no affect of difficulty on loot. You should try this mode if you are a beginner.

Mayhem Mode

Other than the Normal and Easier mode. There exists a Mayhem mode in the game. It is a cool mode where you can change your difficulty according to your need. But you can only use this mode after completing the story if the game. You should definitely try this mode if you have finished the story.

Group Modes

Group mode in the game affect loot and you get loot according to the mode you play in.

These are the group modes that are available in the game:


This group mode will distribute the loot among the players and the vault hunters can decide with each other about the loot items.


In this mode, only you will get loot that is Instanced to you and unique. Other players will not see it but if you want to share it with them you can pick it up and then drop it for them.


These are some of the frequently asked questions about Borderlands 3 difficulty.

Does difficulty affect loot in Borderlands 3?

No, the difficulty does not affect loot in Borderlands 3. If you want to know more about it, you can check out our blog on it.

Can I change the Difficulty in the middle of a game in Borderlands 3?

Yes, you can easily change the difficulty if you feel that the game is too hard or maybe too easy for you to play. You can switch from Easier to Normal or Normal to Easier mode at any point in the game.


In this blog, we have discussed the Borderlands 3 difficulty differences. We have mentioned the Normal, Easier, Mayhem and Group modes that are included in the game. You can read them one by one to understand the differences.

Lastly, I hope this blog has helped you to understand the game modes. If you have any queries, you can ask them in the comments!

Yazdaan is a man who can't stop talking about games, geeky things, and to the chagrin of his colleagues, horrible puns. He's been working as a game journalist for several years now, and The Unabridged Gamer on YouTube. When not reviewing games, you'll probably find him ranting on Twitter, writing, or replaying Dead Space 2 for the zillionth time.

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