Phasmophobia has long had malicious ghosts eager to get pesky paranormal investigators to join the other side. However, not all dead spirits are killers and Kinetic Games finally added the option to have a friendly ghost after a long time. In this guide, I’ll show you how to activate a friendly ghost so you can investigate without worries.
How to enable friendly ghost
Friendly Ghost can be activated from the difficulty tab just below the Ghost settings. Before starting a game in the lobby, you can choose the difficulty you want. Click the edit icon to the right of Difficulty.
This will take you to a page where you will see the Player, Ghost, and Contract tabs. You can see the overview of the settings for each tab. Click Ghost and then click the edit icon at the bottom right.
Scroll down until you find the Friendly Ghost option. It is disabled by default. Set it to On and then click Apply. This will change the difficulty to Custom. Now click Back until you are in the lobby and can start a match without the ghost chasing you.
What does Friendly Ghost do?
Friendly Ghost disables the ghost’s ability to hunt, meaning you and your friends can’t die. It will still cause ghost events and cause other frightening disturbances, but otherwise you will not be harmed.
There is a consequence to activating this setting. For one, you can’t complete objectives that require the ghost to hunt players. You also cannot get any rewards for investigations with Friendly Ghost activated.
This setup makes it easier to complete events like finding the Phasmophobia Halloween 2023 pumpkins. They’re a good way to speed up finding limited-time collectibles if you don’t want to be bothered by aggressive ghosts.
Now, why would Kinetic Games add Friendly Ghost as an option? If you were to ask us, it will most likely help new players get familiar with the maps and create a larger player base. There are players who want to play Phasmophobia with friends but do not want to lose the purchased equipment upon death. Friendly Ghost’s setup makes Phasmophobia very accessible to new blood.