[EXPLOIT] Gold medals on all Campaigns/Historical Battles without playing Hard difficulty

Game Version: 101.101.34223.0 4509956

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  • Platform: Steam

It is pretty simple and straightforward. You can get Gold medals everywhere without completing Hard, if you can at least do the lowest, Standard difficulty.

Reproduction Steps:

  1. Set the difficulty to Standard in the Campaign menu
  2. Load the desired mission/battle
  3. Once you are in the game, make a save
  4. Exit the mission, and go back to the Campaign menu
  5. Set the difficulty back to Hard
  6. Load your previously saved mission (which is running on a lower difficulty)
  7. Complete the mission normally
  8. You get Gold medals instead of Bronze
  9. This method works on Historical Battles too

So I assume when the game gives you the medal at the end of a mission, it only checks the difficulty set at the Campaign menu - not the saved file, or what you have played. Which can be easily changed during the mission with a simple save.