Diablo 4 investigation hints at potential microtransactions

A Diablo 4 survey sent out by Activision Blizzard gave us a look at some of the potential microtransaction options and cosmetics we might see when the RPG game arrives in 2023. As Diablo 4’s release date draws closer and closer , the fans are impatient. all the details that might tell us what to expect from the next entry in the fantasy game series. Leaks from ongoing internal beta testing have already sparked talk of smart loot and trading in Diablo 4, and now attention has turned to possible launch editions, pre-order bonuses, and paid cosmetics that could appear in the action-RPG.

A prize survey that was allegedly sent to players was posted on the Diablo 4 subreddit. The survey is in German, but user BellasaurusRawr helpfully translated it into English (the results of which we corroborated). It’s important to note that these surveys are quite common – a similar one was recently sent out for cosmetic microtransactions in Overwatch 2 – and Blizzard has previously stated that the prices listed are randomly generated per user in an effort to “better understand customer preferences”. players”. This means that you should of course take everything here with a good pinch of salt, especially when it comes to prices.

Still, the options on offer give us a better look at the types of microtransactions we’re likely to see when Diablo 4 arrives. Diablo CEO Rod Fergusson said previously stated that Diablo 4 eschews the model used by mobile cross-play Diablo Immortal, and will instead be a “full-priced game anchored around optional cosmetic items and full story-driven expansions”.

Suggested option packs for the game include cosmetic changes to your character’s armor – several models are shown, but the description says you’ll receive a total of five skins, one for each of Diablo 4’s classes. back ornaments, featuring an image of a set of ornate angel wings that match those obtainable in Diablo 3. These indicate that, like the ornaments in Diablo 3, they will have no influence on the gameplay.

Cosmetic mounts and mount armor are also present – the mount is described as a rideable creature allowing your character to move around the world faster. If true, this would mark the first time such a feature has been included in the Diablo series and would follow in the vein of rival titles such as Lost Ark, although the survey notes that the mount is unlocked after completing the campaign. .

Finally, there are also boxes offering access to a Battle Pass promising premium cosmetic rewards for playing, an in-game currency called Platinum used for cosmetic items in the in-game store, and early access to the game before its release date. official release – with two-day early access and seven-day early access options listed in the survey. As previously stated, this is all likely designed to help Blizzard determine market interest, and the prices listed in the survey should probably not be taken as an actual indication of intent.

Looking ahead to Diablo 4, be sure to check out our Diablo 4 crossplay guide for more on the cross-platform feature of multiplayer play, and our Diablo 4 Necromancer guide should give you some insight into the minion master’s return. In the meantime, we’ve got everything you need to know about Diablo 4’s level cap and campaign length. If you’re in the mood for a hellish tattoo, the Diablo 4 Hell’s Ink Tour is still on – although there are only a few locations left, so you’ll need to be quick!

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