Articles on: Game Servers

How to Change the Difficulty on Your Factorio Server

Does it seem that your game starts to feel monotone? Keep in mind that you can change your Factorio server difficulty at any time for harder gameplay.

You will need to be an admin on the server to be able to change the difficulty, as you will have to use commands.

Here is our guide for adding admins to your Factorio server.

🔌 How to Change Your Server Difficulty 🔌

The difficulty in Factorio is affected by a handful of options that you can change, rather than having predefined difficulty levels. The changes are done via commands, which can be used in-game if you are an admin or from the game server panel console.

NOTE ⚠: To open the console in-game, just press the ~ key on your keyboard.

The following commands will help you change the options affecting difficulty on Factorio:

/c game.player.print(game.player.surface.peaceful_mode)

This will check if peaceful is enabled.

/c game.player.surface.peaceful_mode=false

This will enable or disable the peaceful mode.

/c game.forces["enemy"].kill_all_units()

This will kill all the biters in the enemy force.

/c game.map_settings.enemy_expansion.min_expansion_cooldown=ticks

This will set the minimum cooldown for enemy expansion events. Default: 14400

NOTE ⚠: The value for this command is given in ticks. It needs to be between 0 and 4294967295.

/c game.map_settings.enemy_expansion.max_expansion_cooldown=ticks

This will set the maximum cooldown for enemy expansion events. Default: 216000

NOTE ⚠: The value for this command is given in ticks. It needs to be between 0 and 4294967295.

/c game.forces["enemy"].evolution_factor=X

This will set the enemy's evolution factor. The two values are 0 and 1.

/c game.map_settings.enemy_evolution.time_factor=0

This will disable time-based evolution.

/c game.map_settings.enemy_expansion.min_player_base_distance=-1

This will make biters ignore player structures and build next to walls.

/c game.map_settings.enemy_expansion.min_base_spacing=1

This will set the distance at which enemy bases can spawn next to each other. Default: 3

/c game.map_settings.enemy_expansion.max_expansion_distance=4

This will set the distance between an existing and new enemy base. Default: 7

/c game.difficulty_settings.recipe_difficulty=1

This will set the recipe's difficulty. The two values are 0 (normal) and 1 (expensive).

/c game.difficulty_settings.technology_difficulty=1

This will set the technology's difficulty. The two values are 0 (normal) and 1 (expensive).

/c game.difficulty_settings.technology_price_multiplier=4

This will set the price multiplier.

If you find any issues, contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.

❕ Useful Links ❕

- Getting Started - How to Access Your Factorio Server and Control Panel
- How To Open a Support Ticket
- How to Use the Crypto Payment Method

Updated on: 08/31/2023

Was this article helpful?

Share your feedback


Thank you!