The Battle Pass system in Diablo 4 allows players to earn new cosmetics, quality of life upgrades, and other rewards by playing through active seasons. Those looking to acquire a plethora of cosmetics or reasons to keep playing won't want to miss out on the seasonal Battle Pass and its Season Journey progression system. While the Battle Pass in Diablo 4 may be familiar to those who have played other live-service games, the progression and reward systems tied to the Battle Pass are quite unique. How much do you know about the Battle Pass?
How Diablo 4 Battle Pass Works
The Battle Pass in Diablo 4 works similarly to those in other live-service games. At the start of each new season, seasonal characters are granted a Battle Pass with 90 levels, with 27 levels available for all users for free. The Diablo 4 Battle Pass includes D4 Gold cosmetics, mounts, cosmetic titles, and Embers, which provide quality of life boosts to your characters throughout the season. Embers are tied to the free track and are available to all players.
Players progress through the Battle Pass by earning Favor, which is an account-bound currency rewarded for killing monsters, completing quests, and finishing Season Journey chapters. When you create a seasonal character, you will have access to the "Season" tab in the menu. This menu displays your current progress in both the Battle Pass and Season Journey, which consists of a series of challenges that reward Favor upon completion.
Embers exist in the free layer of the Battle Pass and are a currency used to purchase Season Blessings. These Blessings provide quality of life upgrades for your seasonal character during active seasons.
You can earn up to 20 Embers per season, allowing you to maximize each Season Blessing. It's worth noting that some Battle Pass levels that reward Embers have prerequisites before claiming them. For example, the T32 Ember reward requires your seasonal character to be at least level 66 to claim it. The highest requirement is T88, which requires you to have a level 100 character.
Battle Pass Rewards
Diablo 4's Battle Pass has 90 levels. To access all 90 levels, you need to purchase the Battle Pass for the current season. Those without Battle Pass ownership can unlock 27 levels for free. Since Embers are tied only to the free track, those who purchase the Battle Pass will receive cosmetics only.
For the Malicious Season, you will receive:
Three armor sets (Cold Iron Set, Awakened Cold Iron Set, and Artisan Set)
Usable by any class.
The Artisan Set is a free reward.
Two skins for each weapon type
Two mount armors
Multiple mount trophies and cosmetic titles
Chapter 666 Platinum
Specific unlockables are as follows:
Battle Pass Versions
There are two versions of the Battle Pass available for purchase:
- Premium Battle Pass: Unlocks the premium track of the Battle Pass, which contains many cosmetic items.
- Costs 1,000 Platinum.
- Accelerated Battle Pass: Unlocks the premium track + 20 level skips for the Battle Pass. Jump levels will be immediately awarded upon redeeming the Battle Pass.
- Costs 2,800 Platinum.
- In the Malicious Season, purchasing this bundle also grants you an exclusive expression.
Essentially, the Accelerated version is just the standard Battle Pass with 20 level skips and an exclusive expression. Both versions of the Battle Pass require Diablo 4's premium currency, Platinum. You can purchase Platinum from the in-game store. The premium track in the Battle Pass also includes all 90 levels for 666 Platinum. Buying a new Battle Pass isn't enough, but it does make purchasing another Battle Pass slightly cheaper.
Which Battle Pass Should You Get?
If you're enjoying the current season and want a ton of cosmetics, then purchasing the seasonal Battle Pass is the most economical choice. Most cosmetics in Diablo 4's store cost around 2,000 Platinum, which is twice the cost of the seasonal Battle Pass. Active players in the current season will make the most of the Premium Battle Pass.
The Accelerated Battle Pass is much more expensive, almost three times the cost of the standard Battle Pass, but it includes 20 level skips. If you have enough time to complete the Battle Pass, then purchasing the Accelerated version is a good option.
The Accelerated Battle Pass is much more expensive, almost three times the cost of the standard Battle Pass, but it includes 20 level skips. If you have enough time to complete the Battle Pass, then purchasing the Accelerated version is a good option. In addition, you also need to buy D4 Items to equip your characters. RPGStash provides a large number of Diablo 4 Items For Sale, with professional supply capabilities, fast delivery, and 24/7 online service.