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Diablo IV Battle Pass Seasons: New Character Required For Each Season

Diablo IV Battle Pass Seasons: New Character Required For Each Season
Jun 23, 2023

Diablo IV is off to a phenomenal start, making over $666 million in its first week since launch... but we've now got more details on how the Battle Pass system and Season 1 will work, and some gamers (including myself) aren't happy with the news.

We've now got Diablo IV's SVP and GM, Rod Fergusson, confirming that gamers that want to progress in the Battle Pass will need to start each season with a freshly-created character. This means all of the work we're all putting into the game now, gets flushed away as you'll need to create an entirely new character... and it's not what gamers want to hear.

In a recent reply to Forbes on Twitter, Fergusson said that gamers "will need to create a new seasonal character" in order to progress through the Battle Pass, seasonal questlines, an more. Fergusson said: "to take part in the seasonal questline, mechanics, season journey and battle pass, you will need to create a new seasonal character. Playing campaign with seasonal character (if you so desire or need to finish) will also progress the season journey and battle pass".

Someone replied to Fergusson's tweet, asking: "So as a new player to Diablo.. can someone confirm this... so I can still play my main character still when the season drops.. I just won't be able to access the seasonal suff.. correct? to which Fergusson replied: "Correct - you're able to keep playing in the eternal realm, just like you are today, if you don't want to participate in seasonal activities. And when a season ends, you're seasonal character will move to the eternal realm so you can keep playing it there if you want".

I think the casual players in Diablo IV aren't going to be happy about this, but it's how other games like Fortnite work with new seasons. But for the other side of the Diablo IV audience, this isn't the best news. However, as a Sorcerer I guess I'll be switching over to the Barbarian to change things up when Season 1 of the game launches in the near future.