Diablo IV Battle Pass: Everything you need to know

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Diablo IV will be here before you know it. June 6, 2023 is right around the corner and the wait is officially almost over. Following two very successful Beta weekends, Blizzard added a third Server Slam to ensure that the servers are ready to go for launch. Diablo IV will follow a live-service plan, meaning content will be added to the game over time following its launch. And some of this content will come in the form of a Battle Pass.

Diablo IV Battle Pass Details

Joe Piepiora, associate game director of Diablo IV, had an interview with PC Gamer and spilled all the details about the Battle Pass, and it sounds like it’s going to be very similar to how it worked in Diablo III. Each Season will last roughly three months. With each Season that goes by, you will start at level one with a character that you can level up to level 100. Getting to level 100 is going to be a bit of a grind. However, Joe promises that the game is an RPG first rather than an MMO. He also promises that the game is not designed to make you feel like you need to be playing forever.

Mr. Piepiora goes on to state in the interview:

"“Right now, the battle pass, when you’re figuring in completing the season journey alongside doing other content in the game, you’re looking at roughly 80 hours’ worth of time invested to complete the entirety of the battle pass. To level a character to level 100 could take a little longer than that based on how you play.”"

80 hours may seem like a lot of time, which it is, but when you have three months to try and max out the Battle Pass, 80 hours seems achievable for most.

If you are someone who aren’t a fan of Battle Passes, you don’t have to buy the Battle Pass to get the most out of your experience. Just like most games, the Diablo IV Battle Pass will feature a free path and a premium path featuring more rewards for an added cost.

Since Diablo IV will focus on a Seasonal System, there will be Seasonal Activities that you are able to complete that help get you towards the end of the Battle Pass. Maxing out a character to level 100 is a different story. That will require a little extra playing time if you want to max out your character, but just like Joe Piepiora states: “We’re not trying to say the only way to play Diablo 4 is to engage with the endgame and go all the way to level 100 with every character you ever make.”

If you don’t want to max out your characters, you don’t have to.

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There is more to Diablo IV than just the Battle Pass. This game is going to be massive and filled with tons of content. If just the Battle Pass alone is going to take roughly 80 hours to complete each Season, I can’t imagine all the other Events and content that Blizzard is going to throw our way.