Diablo 4 will offer cosmetics via microtransactions, says Lead Designer Joe Shely.

Diablo 4 to Have Cosmetic Microtransactions Cash Shop

Diablo 4 will offer cosmetics via microtransactions, says Lead Designer Joe Shely.

Cosmetic microtransactions? In MY Diablo 4? It’s more likely than you think!

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The game’s Lead Designer Joe Shely spoke about the upcoming ARPG with streamer Quin69, hinting that the game will be receiving microtransactions for cosmetics.

In answer to a question about whether the game will be buy-to-play, subscription-based, or have microtransactions, Shely mentioned the game will be available “as a base game,” but it will also have expansions and players will “be able to acquire cosmetics in the game.”

Responding to a follow-up question, Shely lightly confirmed Diablo 4 will have an in-game microtransaction shop. However, he also confirmed Blizzard will not sell in-game power items for real money.

Blizzard announced Diablo 4 over this past Blizzcon and have given the game a fair amount of attention during the convention.

Three classes the Barbarian, Druid, and Sorceress have been announced so far, as have PvP areas and the return of Diablo 2-style character customization via talent trees, rune words, and skill points. However, the game is also a long ways off from release and has been confirmed as requiring an internet connection at all times.

Diablo 4 looks to be a huge improvement over Diablo 3 from thematic, aesthetic, and gameplay-perspectives. Blizzard seemed to have learned their lesson with the last game, but we likely have a while yet until we get more details on this title since the release isn’t even “Blizzard soon”.

We’ll bring you more information on Diablo 4 here on GameSkinny as it’s released. Stay tuned. 


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