Being a game you have to pay full price for, many are wondering "Does Diablo 4 have microtransaction?". 'Microtransactions' is a word that will fill most gamers with a sense of dread. Depending on how intrusive the microtransactions are or if they allow for unfair pay-to-win advantages, they can often ruin a game.
Luckily, Blizzard has revealed the monetisation policy and state of Diablo 4 microtransactions before the game's release. So we have a pretty solid idea of what to expect and how it will be affecting your experience. Read on to find out everything about the Diablo 4 cosmetics, the battle pass, and if the game is pay to win in any capacity.
Will Diablo 4 have microtransactions?
The short answer is yes, Diablo 4 will have microtransactions. The director and team at Blizzard have confirmed this through various interviews and an in-depth post explaining the philosophy behind the Diablo 4 microtransactions.
However, this is no reason to lose hope, as they seem to have taken some notes from the reception of Diablo Immortal and its infamous launch on mobile devices.
What can you purchase in Diablo 4?
Well, the team has clearly stated that Diablo 4 will be a full-price live-service game that will include a battle pass and a cosmetics shop.
The battle pass will include a free tier and a premium tier that you can pay to unlock, similar to most battle pass models. However, an interesting thing to note is that the Battle Pass rewards are limited to cosmetics and a premium currency that allows you to purchase cosmetics. Additionally, the EXP boosts available through the battle pass are available on both the free and premium tracks.
As for the cosmetics shop, the Blizzard team has clarified that they want players to purchase cosmetics because they want to, rather than a sense of obligation due to the meta or powerful stats. Furthermore, many shop cosmetics will not just be limited to the shop, you can find them as drops throughout the world as well.
Is Diablo 4 pay to win?
So if Blizzard stays true to their proposed model, Diablo 4 will not be a pay-to-win game in any capacity. Most of the paid features are cosmetic in nature and will offer no tactical or stat advantage if you choose to purchase them. This is good news for players who were worried about any greedy pay-to-win schemes and means that the game will be a much fairer experience for all players.
That's the gist of microtransactions in Diablo 4, and we will keep you updated on how they're implemented as the game releases and post launch content comes out. Until then, check out our guides on the transmog system and how to reset dungeons.