Leaked images of what is purported to be Diablo 4’s in-game cosmetic store have revealed some exorbitant price tags, and they’re causing some anxiety among fans of Blizzard’s ARPG series.
Diablo IV received rave reviews ahead of its early launch on June 2, but what hasn’t been officially revealed yet is how much some of the game’s microtransactions will cost. Fans anticipating Diablo IV have long known that Blizzard’s new ARPG will include a microtranslation store, one that Blizzard has confirmed is only for cosmetics.
Thanks to leaked images purporting to be from the Diablo IV game store posted on Facebook redditFans now have a better idea of what to expect from the game’s optional cosmetics. One picture Displays a set of armor for the Necromancer that sells for around 2,800 platinum, which is Diablo IV’s premium currency. Blizzard previously reported that the game’s premium battle pass will sell for around 1,000 platinum, which equates to roughly $10. This means that the cosmetic shield featured in the leaked image costs around $28. last picture The price of the in-game mount and shield is stated at 1600 platinum or $16.
Fans point out It’s rare for players to be able to purchase the exact amount of premium currency they want, which means that players in Diablo IV will likely need to purchase $30 or $20 worth of Platinum to purchase the $28 or $16 worth of cosmetic items, respectively.
The Diablo subreddit appears to be divided on this topic. On the one hand, fans seem to be fine with the idea of some microtransactional cosmetics, but they feel the prices are way too high. several Players notice The prices aren’t too different from the premium cosmetic prices in Path of Exile, another popular ARPG, though fans were quick to point out that Path of Exile is free to play, while Diablo IV costs $70.
It should be noted that this isn’t the first time the franchise has sold battle tickets and luxury cosmetics. Diablo Immortal, Blizzard’s free-to-play mobile entry in the franchise released nearly a year ago, also sells luxury cosmetics. Diablo Immortal’s cosmetic armor set sells for 1,000 Infinity Orbs, with 1,500 Infinity Orbs going for $25. Players cannot purchase exactly 1,000 Infinity Balls, instead must either purchase a $25 pack, two $10 packs of 650 Infinity Orbs, or a $10 pack, $5 pack, and two $1 packs to reach the required 1,000 Infinity Balls . Players are concerned that Diablo IV may adopt a similar strategy.
Blizzard He said Diablo IV’s shop is intended to “be a way of self-expression for our players, that they can interact with as much or as little as they like during their time in Sanctuary”. Unlike the Battle Pass, which would offer class-neutral bonuses, the shop would sell cosmetics specifically designed for “class-specific fantasies” that would cycle in and out on a regular basis.
Diablo IV arrives on June 2 for those who pre-order the Deluxe or Ultimate edition of the game, or on June 6 for those who purchase the Standard Edition. It will support cross-play and cross-progression between platforms. GameSpot’s Diablo IV review declared that the latest entry in the series “confidently delivers gameplay carried over and refined from both Diablo II and III, while laying a solid foundation for the future of the franchise.”
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