Blizzard Confirms Microtransactions for 'Diablo 4'

Apparently only for cosmetic items.

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Diablo 4 immediately became a huge hit among fans of the franchise when Blizzard announced it earlier this month during BlizzCon, but it now seems there’s a bit of a hiccup — the game developer has now confirmed that microtransactions will play a role in the upcoming action RPG.

The news first broke when the California-based game developer spoke to Twitch streamer Quin69. Confirming that there’ll be additional expansions on the way post-launch, Blizzard also said that the game will feature a wide array of cosmetic items, some of which can only be acquired by players through microtransactions. While this type of pricing model is not uncommon for cosmetics in other free-to-play games, Diablo 4 will be a premium game which may typically cost upward of $60 USD, and learning that even after paying for the game, certain items are still locked behind more payments obviously does not sit well with fans. As Twitter user Stadium said: “[Diablo 4] is being built from the ground up to entice you to spend more money than the $60 you pay upfront for it.”

Whether this new revelation will put you off the game or not, let us know in the comments down below.

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