Amid concerns about microtransactions, Blizzard will soon share more details about the upcoming Diablo Immortal Battle Pass, new features, and bug fixes.
Diablo Community Leader Adam Fletcher recently took to the game’s subreddit in response to a player who asked when any patches or updates will be coming to Diablo Immortal. The game launched in most regions on June 2, and since then, there hasn’t been much news from Blizzard about when players should expect new updates.
According to Fletcher, news on what’s next for Diablo Immortal will come “in the next few weeks as we get to the end of the current battle pass,” which expires in about two weeks. Blizzard will detail its content release cadence and discuss more about the game’s next battle pass, upcoming features, and planned fixes at that time, Fletcher writes.
Fletcher also took the time to reiterate that content updates for Diablo Immortal, including new dungeons, raids, quests, and classes, will be free “for all to experience.”
Diablo Immortal earned around $24 million in its first two weeks, even as the game ran into trouble for its microtransactions and pay-to-win systems. An early reviewer of the game, a Diablo fan who attended the Diablo Immortal keynote at BlizzCon 2018 and asked the game’s developers if it was an April Fools’ Day prank during an off-season Q&A and Answers, recently weighed in with his take on Blizzard’s mobile device. RPG I wasn’t impressed. In GameSpot’s Diablo Immortal review, we called the game “a surprisingly premium adventure in the series that hits all the right notes, even if its endgame starts to rely too heavily on microtransactions.”
Given concerns about Diablo Immortal’s microtransactions, Blizzard has clarified that Diablo IV, which will release sometime in 2023, will not include the ability to purchase energy like in Diablo Immortal. However, it will feature an in-game store and microtransactions in the form of cosmetics. Blizzard recently revealed that the Necromancer will be the fifth and final class in Diablo IV at launch, featuring a new unique Necromancer class mechanic called the Book of the Dead.
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