Diablo IV details post launch experience, battle pass, and cosmetic shop in developer livestream
Blizzard Entertainment has detailed the action RPG's post-launch plans, battle pass details, and cosmetic shop in a developer update livestream.
The livestream in full and a summary can be found below, via Blizzard. Full details can be found on the official website.
The video and details can be found below, via Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo IV is set to release on June 6 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Battle.net). For more on Diablo IV, you can check out details on endgame progression or classes & skills.
In Blizzard’s latest Developer Update Livestream, Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson, associate game director Joseph Piepiora, product management director Kegan Clark, and associate director of community Adam Fletcher covered how Diablo IV’s Seasons, optional Battle Pass, and The Shop will work. Check out what was covered below and view the full stream here.
THE POST-LAUNCH EXPERIENCE
Post-launch content covers the player experience throughout new seasons, the Season Journey, Battle Pass rewards, new features, long-term maintenance, balancing the game, and updates.
Seasons in Diablo IV will arrive in the weeks following launch, starting with Season 1. Each season will include a new gameplay feature and questline that introduces new characters, challenges, legendary aspects, meta changes, and quality of life improvements.
Each season is supported by its own Season Journey. As players progress through the Season Journey, players can earn rewards and gain progress toward the Battle Pass, however, you cannot accelerate the Season Journey.
The Battle Pass is a way to earn rewards and contains both Free Tier and Premium Tier that can be unlocked by progressing in the game.
Free Tiers provide gameplay boosts unlocked by simply playing the game, allowing seasonal characters to level faster.
Premium Tiers are unlocked by purchasing the Premium Pass. With the Premium Pass, playing through the game will allow players to unlock Premium Currency for the Shop used to purchase seasonally themed cosmetics. Players will not be able to buy power with the Premium Tiers.
Building on top of the hundreds of armor and weapon styles players can unlock in the game, the Shop serves to offer players even more diverse cosmetic options. Nothing offered in the Shop grants a direct or indirect gameplay advantage, only cosmetics that will be on rotation periodically.