Diablo Immortal will it be Free2Play or Pay2Win?
Will Diablo Immortal be a completely free game or will it be a game where those who spend money on the game win?
Diablo Immortal wants to bring the feel of the hack and slash role-playing game to smartphones, but now surprisingly it’s coming to PC. As a Free2Play game, it relies on microtransactions for its funding. This begs the question: How much of the game is actually free? We summarize all previous information for you.
Free2Play: What’s free in Diablo Immortal?
If you don’t spend any money on Diablo Immortal, you should still get the full package. Blizzard emphasizes that even as a Free2Play player you will have free access to all content in the title.
- All classes: You can use all classes without restrictions.
- Story: You should be able to experience the full story of the game, even without real money betting.
- Game World: Free2Play users will have access to all areas of Diablo Immortal.
- Gear: All your gear can be found in-game. No loot is offered in the shop.
- Battle Pass: Diablo Immortal will have the Battle Pass. There is also a free version.
No Energy System: In games like Genshin Impact, you need to pay a special resource to play certain content. This is only renewed passively or through the use of real money. Blizzard clearly states that there will be no such system in Diablo Immortal. You can play as long as you have time.
Is Diablo Immortal still Pay2Win?
According to Blizzard, microtransactions will be completely optional and not required to progress in the game. They also claim that these shouldn’t affect the core gameplay of the game. Among other things, you will be able to spend money on the following items:
- Eternal Orbs: This is the game’s premium currency that you can buy with real money and use to pay for the rest of the store offers.
- Platinum: You can either earn the second currency in the game yourself or buy it with orbs. Required to craft Legendary Gems (more on this in a moment), remove Skill Gems from Talismans, and trade in the Auction House.
- Legendary Crests: Increase your rewards from randomly generated Elder Rift dungeons and this is the only way to guarantee the drop of Runes and Legendary Stones. They also change the gameplay of dungeons with random modifiers such as monsters that explode on death or reduced cooldown for your skills. Crests are valid for the whole party.
- Reforge Stones: There are special Reforge Stones in the shop that make it easy to create a desired stat on your gear. So they reduce the chance of free normal Reforge Stones, but do not remove them completely.
- Battle Pass: If you pay for the Battle Pass, you will receive additional rewards. But there is no equipment here either. Instead, the Battle Pass unlocks even more crests, gems, and materials that you can use to upgrade gear.
- Cosmetic items: Numerous cosmetic armor sets are already available in the closed beta, helping you customize your own character for each class. You can see examples of Necromancers here.
A monthly “blessing” can also be purchased without the Battle Pass, which gives you rare emblems, 300 orbs, and additional trading and storage space. Objects can also be “awakened” with a one-time payment, giving them an additional effect that reduces the cooldown of some skills by 10 percent.