Diablo 4 developer Blizzard has revealed a bit more about the post-game as fans have spent several weekends trying to get a sense of how the game will play and what to expect after release. Being a live service title, you can expect Diablo 4 to have a fairly rich and expansive postgame for all of us to continue playing, and Blizzard is hoping the game’s Battle Pass will help achieve that somewhat.
At the very least, it would be a waste of time, as Diablo 4 game director Joe Piepiora revealed in a recent interview (thanks to PC Gamer) that the game’s battle pass will take “approximately 80 hours” to complete. Not only that, you will have to play longer for your character to reach the maximum level. This means you’ll need to play almost 90-100 hours per season to max out a single character. .
“Currently, the Battle Pass is looking at putting in about 80 hours of time to complete the Battle Pass in its entirety when trying to complete the Season Journey along with other content in the game,” said Piepiora. . “Getting your character to level 100 may take a little longer than that depending on how you play.”
Blizzard has already explained that each season of Diablo 4 lasts about three months. So if you decide to complete each battle pass, you can spread 80 hours over a little over 90 days. It probably won’t matter as much to more dedicated players. Especially since participating in each “seasonal journey” allows players to get there mostly naturally. That time sync can be a bit difficult for more casual players, so it’s something to consider if you want to tackle Diablo 4’s end game.
However, Piepiora seems to understand that this level of investment may not be very appealing to many people, and emphasizes that Diablo 4’s post-game is not a must for those who simply want to experience the story. It’s easy to return to the game whenever a new expansion or batch of story content is released, and Piepiora explains that Blizzard has made sure that grinding in the final game isn’t “the only way to play Diablo 4.”
As for when we can dive into the story, Diablo 4 is expected to release later this year on June 6th. Despite Microsoft’s impending acquisition, Diablo 4 is available on just about every platform, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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