Game Play, can you change the difficulty setting

just as I types is there a difficulity setting… the 1st time I played i had 3 frigates on the 3 mission i ran. now i have 8 and cannot get them killed before the pods are destoryed. please help

The game has an adaptive difficulty of sorts. I think the ai scaling is dependent on your ru and/or ship count upon entering a new mission. This can be (and has been) tinkered with and modded out, but there is no set difficulty setting that can be altered in the game menu. You would need to mod the game or check the steam workshop for a mod that does what you desire.

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Steam has a mod just for you :slight_smile:

here : [MOD] Adjust campaigns scaling Difficulty in menu