There are three difficulties in Phasmophobia: Amateur, Intermediate, and Professional. All difficulties feature their own modifiers on setup time, ghost activity, hunting phase, and rewards.



  • Normal cash rewards
  • Normal experience gain
  • 5-minute setup time
  • Uncommon ghost activity
  • 25-second hunting phase
  • 50% Value of lost items returned to dead players.


  • Unlocked at level 10
  • 2x cash rewards
  • 1.5x experience gain
  • 2-minute setup time
  • 1.5x sanity consumption
  • Common ghost activity
  • 35-second hunting phase
  • 25% Value of lost items returned to dead players.


  • Unlocked at level 15
  • 3x cash rewards
  • 2x experience gain
  • No setup time
  • 2x sanity consumption
  • Frequent ghost activity
  • 50-second hunting phase
  • 0% Value of lost items returned to dead players.

Difficulty Reference Table

Difficulty Reference Table
Amateur Intermediate Professional
Level needed Lv 0 Lv 10 Lv 15
Cash reward 1x 2x 3x
Experience gain 1x 1.5x 2x
Setup Time 5:00 Mins 2:00 Mins 0:00 Mins
Sanity Consumption 1x 1.5x 2x
Ghost activity Uncommon Common Frequent
Hunting phase length 25 Seconds 35 Seconds 50 Seconds
Items insurance 50% 25% 0%
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