Should You Buy the Seasonal Battle Pass in Diablo IV?

The Diablo 4 Season 1 Battle Pass

Diablo 4’s Season of the Malignant has introduced the game’s first-ever Battle Pass, offering various rewards for players. If you’re unsure whether to purchase the Battle Pass or stick with the free content, here’s what you need to know.

What Does the Battle Pass Include?

Like other Battle Passes, Diablo 4 offers two versions: Free and Premium. The Free version provides players with 27-tier rewards, including cosmetic items and the Smoldering Ashes. The Premium version offers 63 Tiers and rewards players with costumes and platinum currency. There is also an Accelerated package available for purchase on top of the Premium pass, which skips 20 levels and unlocks an additional cosmetic. Note that the Accelerated pack is not available if you only have the Free Battle Pass.

What Can You Expect from the Battle Pass?

The Battle Pass primarily focuses on cosmetic rewards, rather than essential materials. The only in-game item of significance is the Smoldering Ashes, which can be obtained from the Free Version. This consumable item provides buffs like XP or Gold Boosts. The value of the Premium Version lies in the quantity and quality of the cosmetic items it offers. Here are some of the items you can unlock by leveling up your Premium Battle Pass:

  • Warded Mustang Mount and Coldiron Barding
  • Coldiron Vessel Focus Transmog (Sorcerer)
  • Heartglow Lantern Mount Trophy
  • Strength Test Emote (Barbarian)
  • Coldiron Sagaris One-Handed Axe Transmog (Barbarian, Druid)
  • Coldiron Aegis Shield Transmog (Necromancer)
  • Coldiron Lamina Totem Transmog (Druid)
  • 60 x Platinum (All Classes)
  • Cage Puppetry Emote (Necromancer)
  • Coldiron Bracers Arms Transmog (All Classes)
  • Awoken Coldiron Chest
  • Awoken Coldiron Helm
  • Awoken Coldiron Barding and Mount

How Much Does the Battle Pass Cost?

The Diablo 4 Season 1 Battle Pass costs around 1,000 Platinum Coins. The Accelerated Battle Pass, which skips tiers by 20 levels and unlocks an additional cosmetic, costs around 2,800 Platinum Coins. Each tier skip costs approximately 200 Platinum Coins. Additional Platinum Coins can be purchased with real money through the in-game top-up shop.

Is the Battle Pass Worth Buying?

In general, the Battle Pass may not be worth buying unless you specifically want the Coldiron set. The main advantage of the Premium Battle Pass is the costumes it offers. However, if you already have the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition of Diablo 4, the Battle Pass is already unlocked, so it’s worth grinding for the rewards. Keep in mind that completing the entire Battle Pass requires around 75 hours of gameplay. If you plan on purchasing the Battle Pass for Platinum Coins, it may not be worth it as the rewards alone won’t be enough to buy a costume from the in-game shop. Additionally, you’ll need more Platinum Coins to purchase the next Battle Pass, which costs around 1,000 Platinum Coins. Unless Blizzard reduces the price range for the Battle Pass, it’s recommended to hold off on buying the Premium Pass.

Future revisions to the Battle Pass may make it more worthwhile, such as increasing the quantity and quality of rewards or reducing the Platinum requirement. If the Battle Pass becomes more sustainable, it will become a more worthwhile purchase.