Introduced in version version 2.7, difficulty levels are a new gameplay mechanic that effectively allow players to determine how challenging their game will be. There are a total of four options for players to choose from.
- Main article: Carcass
Difficulty will affect the spawn rates of carcasses; while carcass numbers have been reduced even in the easiest setting, the harder the difficulty, the less chance players have of encountering a carcass to scavenge from. The idea is to encourage hunting.
Grizzlies have a small chance of being chased away from a carcass they may be feasting on; with each attack, there is a 20% chance it will give up and flee.