South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s Character Skin Color Selector Also Changes the Game’s Difficulty

In a display of blunt (but effective) social commentary, South Park: The Fractured But Whole will tie the game's difficulty to your character's skin color.

on September 7, 2017 12:36 PM

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is coming to gamers this fall for those eagerly awaiting more of the game’s hilariously edgy humor, with a recent discovery from the game’s character creator indicating that the game will only ramp up the edginess that the series has been known for.

In a report from Eurogamer, a new aspect of South Park: The Fractured But Whole‘s character creator screen showed that (as with any other character selection screen) you can change the color of your character’s skin; but adding on to that further, the color of your character’s skin will also impact the game’s difficulty setting, with lighter-colored characters getting easier difficulty settings, while the darker-colored characters will be getting the harder difficulty settings.

As seen in a gameplay video from Eurogamer, Cartman even comments on the character selection that “Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life.” Ubisoft developers spoke with Eurogamer and commented that the difficulty curve will decrease the amount of money you receive and how other characters speak with you throughout the game.

Coming from South Park, it’s a pretty blunt social commentary on racism, but a hilarious one at that when it comes to being a feature within the game and shouldn’t be much of a surprise based on its source material.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17th, 2017.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.