There are three difficulty options available in Arcanum. These can be changed at any time in the options menu.
- All skills have their chance to succeed increased 50%
- You do 50% more damage.
- Gain 50% more experience.
- Uses all default values.
- All skills have their chance to succeed decreased 25%
- You do 25% less damage.
- Gain 25% less experience.
Vendor prices are also affected by difficulty, with prices being higher proportional to the difficulty. It could be that this is a result of the difficulty setting's effect on skills, in this case Haggle.