“Should you buy Diablo 4’s Season 1 Battle Pass?”

"Should you buy Diablo 4's Season 1 Battle Pass?"

Diablo 4 Season 1 Battle Pass: Is it Worth the Hype?

Attention, fellow demon slayers! Diablo 4 Season 1 is here, and the MalGameTopicant corruption awaits your righteous wrath. Don’t waste a second, dive into the Seasonal Realm with a brand new character and brace yourself for an epic adventure. Brace for impact, because this update comes with something extra spicy: it’s the first battle pass in Diablo history! Get ready, because we’re about to unravel whether it’s worth its weight in gold.

What Treasures Await?

Let’s start by discussing what the Diablo 4 Season 1 battle pass has to offer. Now for the disappointing news first: most of the goodies in the battle pass are purely cosmetic. That’s right, no game-breaking power-ups here. However, there is one exception, and that is the legendary Smoldering Ashes found on the free track. These bad boys are unlocked throughout the pass and grant your character incredible buffs, like increased XP or better chances at snagging rare materials through salvaging.

Behold, the power of the Smoldering Ashes!

But wait, there’s more! The premium version of the battle pass offers an exclusive Coldiron Armor set that’s straight from the forge of the heavens itself. Completing different tiers will grant you a full set of armor and other radiant rewards like Platinum, Diablo 4’s in-game currency. Of course, the free track also bestows some sweet loot, such as an axe skin, stylish breaches, and more. So, the big question is, should you go all-in and grab that premium pass?

Sorting the Loot from the Trash

Let’s weigh the pros and cons of acquiring the premium battle pass. Firstly, let’s talk Platinum, baby! By completing all 90 tiers of the premium battle pass, you’ll amass a grand total of… 666 Platinum. Ominous number aside, this may not be as impressive as you hoped. It falls short of the 1,000 Platinum needed for the next battle pass or even the 800 Platinum for the cheapest item in the Diablo 4 Shop. In other words, that’s a bit of a buzzkill.

Now let’s assess the treasure trove offered by the free track:

  • Artisan’s Tunic chest
  • Balanced Sword one-handed sword
  • Smoldering Ashes (unlocked at level 40)
  • x3 Smoldering Ashes (unlocked at level 100)

Wow, that’s a lot of goodies! Looking at the free track’s offerings, the premium version might start to lose its shine. The standout feature of the premium pass is the Coldiron Armor set, which I have to admit looks absolutely killer. If snatching this fantastic armor is a top priority for you, then going premium might be your best bet. You’re basically splurging $10 to get your hands on this glorious ensemble, and anything else you unlock along the way is just icing on the Nephalem cake. Keep in mind, though, acquiring the Coldiron Armor set will require countless hours of dedicated gameplay to reach tier 90. Are you up for the challenge?

On the other hand, if you’re not head-over-heels for the Coldiron Armor set, we have one word for you: “Nay.” The free track already showers you with a bevy of content, including all the sought-after Smoldering Ashes. Plus, let’s be real here—666 Platinum doesn’t exactly leave us feeling like lords of the underworld. As jaw-dropping as that Coldiron Armor might be, it’s just not enough to justify the entire premium pass.

So grab your axes, don your armor, and march forth into the battle pass battlegrounds. Whether you choose the free track or the glitzy premium path, may Diablo’s loot gods smile upon you!

Become the stuff of legends with the Coldiron Armor set!

For more information about the Diablo 4 Season 1 battle pass and a visual feast of all the cosmetic, titles, and emotes it offers, check out the Diablo 4 Season 1 Battle Pass: Every Cosmetic, Title, And Emote article.