Leaked Diablo 4 Survey Reveals Blizzard’s Monetization Plans
Blizzard seems to be under quite a lot of fire lately due to various decisions revolving around their games. However, this time, the news is somewhat of a double-edged sword, as it can be seen as both a good thing and a bad thing.
How will Diablo 4 be monetized?
After the Diablo: Immortal’s p2w backlash, it would be quite a shame that Diablo 4 follows the same steps and is a catastrophic failure. Of course, we all knew that this probably wouldn’t happen, as Diablo: Immortal is a free-to-play game, while Diablo 4 will come with a box price similar to the previous installments in the Diablo franchise.
Even if the Diablo 4 release date is still unknown, besides the fact that it is coming out in 2023, there is already some information about the monetization from a survey that has been going around. As we mentioned earlier, there is some good news, which is that they will only sell cosmetics. While having no pay-to-win features will be nice, we all know that the coolest armor, mounts, pets, and other fun items will be locked behind a paywall, which is always disappointing.
The surveys do not cover the price of each item. Still, they do showcase a few bundles that range from 40 Euros (which is the basic game only and not really a bundle) to 150 Euros which includes all kinds of goodies like armor skins, mount armors, back ornaments, a battle pass, and other cosmetics.
Some bundles might give early access too!
One of the things that are not in the cosmetics category is getting early access, and while we do not know if Blizzard will actually put this into a bundle or not since it is all speculated on a survey, it would be pretty neat. Until that arrives, enjoy the best Diablo 2 builds if you are still playing Diablo 2: Resurrected instead of the frowned-upon Diablo: Immortal.