Game Difficulty

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Game Difficulty window

Game Difficulty can be accessed when starting a new save file by clicking on the Difficulty icon on the lower-left of the New Game screen. There are four different presets available, as well as the option to set up Custom difficulty options.

The following Difficulty settings can be chosen for any type of save, and can be modified in-game as well from the pause menu at the Kerbal Space Center:

Option Easy Normal Moderate Hard
Allow Reverting Flights style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No
Allow Quickloading style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No
Missing Crews Respawn style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No
Auto-Hire Crewmembers before Flight style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No
No Entry Purchase Required on Research style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No
Indestructible Facilities style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No
Allow Stock Vessels style="background: #9f9; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-yes" | Yes style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No style="background: #f99; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center;" class="table-no" | No

The following difficulty settings are exclusive to Career mode saves (and Science saves, for science-specific options), and cannot be changed once a save has been started:

Option Easy Normal Moderate Hard Min Max
Starting Funds Funds 250,000 Funds 25,000 Funds 15,000 Funds 10,000 0 500,000
Starting Science 0 0 0 0 0 5,000
Starting Reputation 0 0 0 0 -1,000 +1,000
Funding Rewards 200% 100% 90% 60% 10% 1,000%
Science Rewards 200% 100% 90% 60% 10% 1,000%
Reputation Rewards 200% 100% 90% 60% 10% 1,000%
Funding Penalties 50% 100% 150% 200% 10% 1,000%
Reputation Penalties 50% 100% 150% 200% 10% 1,000%