Are Diablo 4 microtransactions pay to win?

By Melany Moncada

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Jun 5, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Will Diablo 4 be a pay-to-win game? Some players are worried about the microtransactions in the game and how they will impact the overall experience.

Diablo fans don’t trust Blizzard when it comes to game monetization. Diablo Immortal left a sour taste in fans’ mouths when they discovered the game had aggressive microtransaction mechanics. Fans feared the same thing would happen to Diablo 4, one of the most anticipated games of the year.

Luckily, all fears about Diablo 4 being pay-to-win seem to be unfounded. The game features a Battle Pass with different tiers that go from free to an accelerated experience. Some of the Battle Pass rewards include cosmetics and in-game currency, which is Platinum. The exchange rate for Platinum is 200 Platinum for $2. Players need at least 1,600 Platinum to buy some of the bundles

The in-game store has items for sale, but none of these items grant any kind of advantage. Players can buy armor, accessories, and mounts. However, none of it grants additional stat to the player’s character.

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Players were quick to note that while the cosmetic sets don’t grant advantages, they are on the pricier side. Armor sets can sell for up to $25 dollars; buying three of these sets would be more expensive than the game itself. Another fact to keep in mind is that every armor set is class exclusive.

Is Diablo 4 pay-to-win?

Ahead of its release, Diablo 4 is not a pay-to-win game. Blizzard might have learned from the mistakes in Diablo Immortal and changed the system completely.

The developers have been open about making the game accessible and enjoyable for all players. Any kind of potion, experience augment, and any item that represents an advantage is likely to be rewarded through the free Battle Pass. A massive improvement in comparison with Diablo Immortal.