What is Nightmare Mode in Phasmophobia?

A whole new Nightmare.

Few horror games are as prolific as Kinetic Game's Phasmophobia. This cooperative ghost hunting game has been an indie success story since its early access launch in 2020. After leaks of a new mode hit in late September 2021, fans ask: What is Nightmare mode?

Nightmare Mode is a new difficulty setting coming to Phasmophobia alongside the 2021 Halloween update. There are currently four difficulties for players to choose from in Phasmophobia, each with its settings:

Related: What is considered Freezing Temperatures in Phasmophobia?

AmateurRegular monetary rewards and experience gain, five minutes of setup time, ghost activity is uncommon, 25-second hunting phase, players receive 50% of item value upon death.
IntermediateLocked until level 10, Double cash reward, 50% experience boost, two minutes of setup time, sanity consumption increased by 50%. Ghosts activity is common, 35-second hunting phase, players receive 35% of item value upon death.
ProfessionalLocked until level 15, Triple cash reward, 100% experience boost, no setup time, frequent ghost activity, 50-second hunting phase, no item value returned upon death. Fuse Box is off when the game starts. Objective Board doesn't specify who the ghost is speaking with.
NightmareGhosts will not reveal one type of evidence. The ghost will sometimes change its preferred room after moving, no setup time, shortest hunt grace period, long hunt duration, kills extend the current hunt's duration. Sanity pills restore much less sanity, the fuse box starts off, almost no hiding places, paranormal interference has damaged some of your monitoring equipment.
Info via Phasmophobia Wiki/Phasmophobia

Based on what we know about the game's existing modes, Nightmare Difficulty is sure to push ghost hunters to their limits with all the new modifiers and tweaks to the gameplay.

For more on Phasmophobia, be sure to check out some of our other guides, like How to Use Smudge Sticks in Phasmophobia here on Pro Game Guides.

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