Battle Pass Guide for Diablo 4 provides information about how the Battle Pass works, what rewards can be expected, tips and strategies to make the most out of the Battle Pass and more. Diablo 4 is expected to bring a lot of challenges and rewards to its players, one of them being the Battle Pass which grants players with various rewards, bonuses, and other benefits to progress through the game.
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Explained
NEW SEASON BATTLE PASS OF DIABLO 4: SEASON OF THE MALIGNANT
Malignance runs amok in Sanctuary, with Season of the Malignant, the very first Season of Diablo 4. New features will go live on July 20, bringing a new Season Journey, Questline, Boss, Dungeons, Battle Pass, and more. The new season will feature new items such as Malignant Hearts, 6 new Unique Items, and 7 new Legendary Aspects. A new threat is once upon Sanctuary. After Lilith's defeat in Diablo 4, Malignant Monsters have come to wreak havoc. These abominations roam free and threaten the safety of the people. Wanderers must investigate the source of these Malignant Monsters with the help of Cormond, a new character added to Season of the Malignant. Check out Season of the Malignant for more information.
To participate in the new upcoming season on July 20, Wanderers must create a new character on the Seasonal Realm. This is a free feature offered to all owners of Diablo 4. However, players must have completed the Main Campaign on at least one of the characters on the Eternal Realm, or Season 0. Once the main campaign has been completed, Wanderers can now participate in Season of the Malignant. To begin, players will be given the option to:
- Skip the Campaign
- Mount is available immediately
- All Altars of Lilith are unlocked, and the Renown Points will be retained
- All previously discovered maps and the corresponding Renown Points will be retained.
Once the season ends, which is roughly 3 months, the progress that you have made on the Seasonal Realm will be transferred to the Eternal Realms. This includes all the items you collected on your Seasonal stash, but season-specific features such as the Malignant Hearts will not be carried over.
Earn Rewards with Season Journey and Battle Pass
Discover the source of the Malignant Monsters and your efforts will be rewarded through the Season Journey. The Season Journey is broken down into Chapters, each with its own corresponding tasks to complete. As you progress in your discovery, you will earn rewards such as Legendary Aspects, A unique Title, and a new Scroll of Amnesia. This new item will provide Free Skill Tree and Paragon Board Reset, which usually costs almost a million if you're in the Endgame levels of 70+.
Aside from that, participating in the Season Journey will also grant Wanderers Favors, which is the currency needed to level up the Battle Pass levels, whether Free, Premium, or Accelerated. Favors are granted by killing Enemies, completing quests, and more on Diablo 4. The new battle pass will be available on the release of Season 1 on July 20.
The Season Journey is split into multiple chapters with different objectives within. Completing an objective will help players earn Favor, which is used towards the progression of Battle Pass. This content is available only in the Seasonal Realm, which requires players to create a new seasonal character, after completing the Main Campaign in the Eternal Realm.
NEW SEASON FEATURES
Gain a new ally in Sanctuary, fight Malignant Monsters, harness new powers, conquer new dungeons, and defeat a new boss. The Season 1: Season of the Malignant will go live on July 20 and there is a fresh content for all Diablo 4 owners to enjoy. A new character named Cormond, who is a former priest hailing from the Cathedral of Light who will train you how to capture Malignant Hearts from these monsters and how to convert them into your own powers. He brings hope to those wanting to defeat Malignant Monsters but Cormond needs your help, as his powers are dwindling.
The threat becomes even more imminent each day and there are also new dungeons to explore. The Malignant Tunnels is the newest dungeon featuring a dark tunnel and is the home to Varshan the Consumed, together with various Enemies and Elites. Try going head-to-head with the newest Boss in Diablo 4 if you dare. There is also a new Seasonal Quest, together with a new seasonal mechanic that will allow players to harness the powers of defeated Malignant Monsters.
DIABLO 4 NEW SEASON: NEW QUESTLINE
Cormond is a former priest hailing from the Cathedral of Light who will train you how to capture Malignant Hearts from these monsters and how to convert them into your own powers. Cormond needs your help, as his powers are dwindling.
Team up with Cormond in the new upcoming season 1 of Diablo 4 to defeat the Malignant Monsters roaming the Sanctuary.
DIABLO 4 SEASON 1: NEW POWER
In the new Season of the Malignant, players will gain a new power to harness the powerful and corrupted Malignant Monsters. Defeat these monsters to gain a Malignant Heart and use it for your own gain. Malignant Hearts have 4 categories: Devious, Brutal, Vicious, and Wrathful.
Malignant Hearts functions in a similar way to a gem and can be socketed into Special Infested Sockets in your accessories, replacing a traditional gem.
DIABLO 4 NEW BOSS: Varshan the Consumed
The threat becomes even more imminent each day and there are also new dungeons to explore. The Malignant Tunnels is the newest dungeon featuring a dark tunnel and is the home to Varshan the Consumed, together with various Enemies and Elites. Try going head-to-head with the newest Boss in Diablo 4 if you dare.
DIABLO 4 SEASON 1: NEW GEAR
It's time to go hunting again for new gear in Diablo 4 with the arrival of 6 new Unique Items, and 7 new Legendary aspects. Along your journey in the new Season of the Malignant, there will be more powerful options for each class.
Discover new equipment and pursue new options for your class in the upcoming Season 1 of Diablo 4. The first season will go live on July 20 and is available to all owners of Diablo 4.
What is the Battle Pass
Diablo 4's Battle Pass acts as a reward system that allows players to complete specific tasks and challenges in return for rewards you can get for free as well as premium rewards by purchasing the Premium Battle Pass or the Accelerated Battle Pass.
There will be a wide range of new quests, objectives, items and multiple ways to earn in-game currency all across the three different Battle Passes. Players will need to note that the main campaign must be completed before taking part in the new content added in the first seasonal update.
The Battle Pass is available for a limited time of 3 months, to which a new one will be released afterwards. The Battle Pass is a way to keep players engaged and coming back for more.
When is the Release Date
The first Diablo 4 Battle Pass is due to launch mid to late July, reason being is that players will need to complete the base campaign before they can have access to the Battle Pass quests and Season quests.
Each Season will be released every 3 months and have its own unique rewards, themes, and aesthetics shown in new questlines, objectives and in-game cosmetics. This encourages players to come back to gain these rewards and to have new experiences in Diablo 4.
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Season 1: Mid to late July 2023
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Season 2: Mid to late October 2023
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Season 3: Mid to late January 2024
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Season 4: Mid to late April 2024
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Rewards
Cosmetic Items and Skins
The Battle Pass include a variety of cosmetics that players can use to customize their characters with. Majority of the Battle Pass rewards consist of cosmetics for you Armor or Weapons, Backpacks, Mounts, and Emotes.
The exclusivity of the items range from whether players stick with the Free Battle Pass or chooses to purchase the Premium Battle Pass or the Accelerated Battle Pass.
In the Battle Pass, players can earn Smoldering Ash as well as Platinum. Smoldering Ash is used to unlock and upgrade Season Blessings, which are items that grant your character with unique buffs when equipped.
While earning Platinum back makes it easier for when players want to get the Premium Battle Pass or the Accelerated Battle Pass or purchasing cosmetics from the in-game Shop.
Smoldering Ash is a currency exclusive to Free Tier Seasonal Battle Passes to unlock and upgrade Seasonal Blessings, which is used to accelerate in seasonal progress.
Players will not be able to keep their remaining Smoldering Ash to gain a boost for the following season as it is not transferrable between Seasons.
The Smoldering Ash rewards on the Free Track Battle Pass will need to be unlocked by reaching the level that is shown on the lock of the Smoldering Ash reward tier, meaning those who have purchased Tier Skips won't be able to unlock them early. Players will still need to play and progress their battle pass.
Season Blessings are items that grant your character with unique buffs when equipped. To acquire these Seasonal Blessings, it requires Smoldering Ashes and cannot be purchased with Platinum. Players can also use Smoldering Ashes to upgrade the effects of the individual Season Blessings.
The bonus buffs gained from Season Blessings only last until that respective Season ends. However, since Season Blessings affect the gameplay, players must reach a certain level requirement to claim Smoldering Ashes and must be earned by achieving gameplay requirements. Players are also able to equip multiple Season Blessings at a time, granting players to be able to stack buffs.
Players will not gain advantage by purchasing Tier Skips as Season Blessings and Smoldering Ashes tie in with character levels.
Urn of Aggression: Boost to XP earned from monster kills.
Urn of Bargain: Boost to the amount of Gold earned from vendor sales.
Urn of Reclamation: Boost to the change of rare materials from salvage
Urn of Prolonging: Boost to the duration of all Elixirs.
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Prices
Battle Pass Prices
There will be three different Battle Pass for each season that comes in different price points as well as granting different rewards for players. The Battle Pass can be purchased in the in-game Shop.
The free Battle Pass grants players 27 out of 90 Tiers. Rewards included in the free Battle Pass include Cosmetics and Smoldering Ash. Apart from the 27 free tiers, the rest of the 63 tiers in the Premium Battle Pass includes two full sets of Cosmetic Armor per class giving players a total of 10 Cosmetic Armor Sets, Premium Currency, at least one mount as well as Cosmetic Mount Armor. Lastly, with the Accelerated Battle Pass, players will receive an additional Special Cosmetic, 20 Battle Pass Tier Skips along with the rest of the Battle Pass Tiers.
|Battle Pass Tier||Price||rewards|
|Battle Pass||Free||27 Free Tiers|
|Premium Battle Pass||1,000 Platinum||63 Premium Tiers, Total of 90 Tiers|
|Accelerated Battle Pass||2,800 Platinum||90 Tiers, with 20 Tier Skips and a special Cosmetic|
Platinum can be purchased with your local currency on the Battle.net Shop or the in-game Shop to purchase paid Battle Passes, Battle Pass Tier Skips, and Cosmetic Items at the Shop found in-game.
Players Platinum balance is account-based, meaning it can be spent regardless of what platform is purchased on, and is only meant for players' characters and is not tradable.
Bundle Packages and Special Offers
These are the current bundle packages for Diablo 4 and the respective items players can get in each edition.
|Digital Deluxe Edition
|Diablo 3 Inarius Wings & Inarius Murloc Pet||Included||Included||Included|
|World of Warcraft Amalgam of Rage Mount||Included||Included||Included|
|Diablo Immortal Umber Winged Darkness Cosmetics Set||Included||Included||Included|
|Temptation Mount||Not included||Included||Included|
|Hellborn Carapace Mount Armor||Not included||Included||Included|
|Premium Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock||Not included||Included||Not included|
|Accelerated Seasonal Battle Pass Unlock||Not included||Not included||Included|
|Wings of the Creator Emote||Not included||Not included||Included|
Diablo 4 has an in-game shop where players can buy items solely for Character customization as well as weapon cosmetics and mount cosmetics. The Items are categorized by Classes, and provides a "Recommended for You" section that acts like a "Featured" section.
The cosmetics in the shop are all sold in bundles which are categorized in Accessories, Armor, and Weapons.
- Back Trophy
- Chest Armor
- Two-Handed Sword
Diablo 4 Battle Pass Completion Tips
Battle Pass Progression
When players complete objectives, they are granted Favor which unlocks additional Season Journey Chapters. The more Season Journey Chapters that are unlocked, the more difficult these challenges will get. These Objective requirements will range from collecting materials to completing dungeons to local events.
It is known that the Battle Pass will take roughly up to 80 hours to unlock fully over the three months (90 days) of the duration of the Battle Pass. Players will be able to unlock 1 Tier a day to complete the Battle Pass by the end of the Season.
Players can complete Objectives for each Chapter of the Season Journey to progress through the Battle Pass to earn rewards. Favor will be rewarded to players upon completing the objectives as well as general gameplay with a Seasonal character. Favor unlocks additional Chapters of the Season Journey and additional Tiers of the Seasonal Battle Pass.
Aside from Favor, players can also purchase the Accelerated Battle Pass to unlock 20 Tier Skips or purchasing Tier Skips individually with Platinum. However, to unlock these Tiers, players will need to earn Smoldering Ash through progressing the Battle Pass and leveling up Seasonal characters to a required level. Purchasing Tier Skips is different from unlocking these tiers.