Want to know more about Diablo 4's Battle Pass and how to progress it quickly? While an action RPG in form, Diablo 4 comes with all the trappings of modern service games, like Call of Duty or Fortnite. That means new content will drop regularly, and players that wish to purchase a seasonal Battle Pass can get even more out of the game for a price. On this page, as part of our Diablo 4 guide, we'll explain Diablo 4's Battle Pass and how to progress it quickly.

Diablo 4: Battle Pass Explained and How to Progress It Quickly

Like other service games, Diablo 4 has a Battle Pass available for players to purchase in the Shop, which goes live when the game launches. As players progress through the Battle Pass, they will unlock additional rewards and unique cosmetic items.

Each Season, gameplay features, quests, class balance changes, quality-of-life improvements, and more will be added. There will also be a new Battle Pass containing 27 Free Tiers and 63 Premium Tiers. All players will unlock Free Tiers as they progress through the game, but only those who have purchased the Battle Pass will unlock the Premium Tiers.

While Diablo 4 launched on the 6th June, the first Season, called Season of the Malignant, launched on 25th July, so that players would have enough time to beat the campaign. That's important because you must have beaten the campaign to take part in Diablo 4's post-game content, although the Battle Pass, once purchased, applies to all Diablo 4 content.

The best way to level the Battle Pass quickly is by earning Favors. Favors come in two varieties and are earned primarily by completing seasonal Quests, Chapters, and the Season Journey. Smaller Season Journey objectives will reward players with Smaller Favors and are a fantastic way to supplement your Battle Pass gains. It is the Greater Favors which will provide the biggest boosts, but they are relatively few and far between; Greater Favors are awarded upon completion of Quests within Season of the Malignants storyline and by completing the Season Journey.

Blizzard has confirmed that items gained via the Battle Pass will be cosmetic only and will not increase player power. In addition, players of both Tiers can earn Smoldering Ashes, a resource which can be spent in order to unlock Season Blessings. These will provide you with a bonus earning EXP, Gold, or Obols, depending on which you choose, and will last until the Season concludes.

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