While fans of the dungeon-crawling genre may be having fun with the free-to-play Diablo Immortal, it looks like you may need to take on a few extra jobs if you’re looking to max your character out to their full potential. If you’re looking to drop a few dollars in the game and hope that you’ll get some great gear, this may not be the game for you. While you can play and earn different weapons, items, and more, you may need to start shelling out some extra cash to make sure that your character is the best that it can be.
But, if you’re wanting to get into the highest categories, and make your character the strongest they can be before trying to take down the ultimate icon of Sin, you’re going to need to plunk down a little over $100,000 to make that happen. No, that’s not a typo, unfortunately. If you’re wanting to get your character decked out in the best Legendary Gear that is currently available, you’re going to need to drop a major amount of cash to make that happen.
Monetization In Diablo Immortal Pushes Boundaries
While Diablo Immortal isn’t technically a pay-to-win title, this predatory approach makes it feel like those who happen to have a deep pocketbook will be able to excel at the game quickly compared to those that may need to drop hundreds of hours into the game. Thanks to YouTuber Bellular News, who went into extreme depths to make sure that players that may have had an interest in the game know exactly what they are in for, you’ll come to find that it seems that Diablo Immortal is not the type of game made for the fans, but rather, a quick way to turn a few bucks.
It’s sad to watch a fan-favorite franchise, especially one with this much love behind it, take such shady steps. Does this bear well for future releases of the franchise, and does it diminish the hype that is surrounding Diablo IV? With the current state of the franchise, it may be more difficult than imagined to bring the love back into this series, especially with recent controversies that have been surrounding Blizzard.
While the core gameplay of Diablo Immortal is Diablo at its finest, these monetary practices can turn quite a few players away, especially in a series that is all about exploring the world and finding loot. Many fans are already saying that they would have preferred to pay a flat upfront cost to play the game, rather than have these microtransactions within the game, meaning we may see a large drop off of players quite quickly when they realize that they may not have a chance to level up their character to the max.
If you are still planning on giving Diablo Immortal a try, however, we do have plenty of guides available on the title, including if the game is worth taking on solo, how to clear cobwebs to finish off a bounty, and so much more.
Diablo Immortal is available now on PC and mobile devices.