How to Change Your Factorio Servers Difficulty

In Factorio, you can adjust the difficulty if you feel that the game may be too difficult or too easy. Changing your Factorio server difficulty can be done with only a few commands entered through your console, or in-game as an Admin.

To change your Factorio difficulty to Peaceful mode:
(When enabled, peaceful mode will prevent biter attacks unless provoked.)

1. Ensure your server is turned online and join your server as an Admin.

2. Once you're on your server, press the tilde key(~) to open the Factorio console.

3. In the Factorio console, type the following commands to set your server to peaceful mode:
/c game.player.surface.peaceful_mode = true
/c game.forces["enemy"].kill_all_units()

This will set your server to peaceful mode and remove all enemy units, allowing them to respawn as peaceful.
To disable peaceful_mode, run the command: /c game.player.surface.peaceful_mode = false

To change your Factorio difficulty to Expensive mode:
(When enabled, expensive mode will make research and production costs more expensive.)

1. Go on your server's control panel

2. On your control panel, on the left side click "Console" to enter your server's console.

3. In your server's console, enter the following commands to set your server to expensive mode:
/c game.difficulty_settings.recipe_difficulty=1
/c game.difficulty_settings.technology_difficulty=1
/c game.difficulty_settings.technology_price_multiplier=4

This will set your server to expensive mode, making it more difficult for players to progress.

To change your Factorio difficulty to Normal mode:
(This is the default difficulty of the Factorio game.)

1. Go on your server's control panel.

2. On your control panel, on the left side click "Console" to enter your server's console.

3. In your server's console, enter the following commands to set your server to normal mode:
/c game.difficulty_settings.recipe_difficulty=0
/c game.difficulty_settings.technology_difficulty=0
/c game.difficulty_settings.technology_price_multiplier=1

This will set your server to normal mode, allowing you to play your server as the default difficulty.

The above settings can be adjusted as needed to adjust the pricing of research and production in-game. You have now successfully changed the difficulty of your Factorio server!

Need help changing your Factorio difficulty? You can submit a ticket to our General Support team and we can help you!

 

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