There are three standard difficulties in Everspace: Easy, Normal, and Hard. There is also Hardcore, which is more like a different mode rather than a fourth difficulty, but is considered much harder than hard difficulty. Easier difficulties can allow for easier story progression, but give fewer credits resulting in slower upgrade progression.
Difficulty differences[edit | edit source]
|Description||Cling to your life||The way you're meant to die||Better off dead|
|Okkar armada & warship arrival||15 mins||8 mins||4-5 mins|
|Traders, Service Stations||More||Standard||Less|