The next big moment for Diablo 4 is the release of Season of the Malignant, the game’s first season. Alongside a new narrative questline that follows on from the end of the campaign, Season of the Malignant also introduces a big new mechanic, a new boss, new items, and more.
But it also brings with it the first battle pass for a mainline Diablo game. With the controversy of needing to create a new character to experience seasonal content now (mostly) behind us, interest has shifted to how Blizzard plans to structure the battle pass, and the sort of pace it expects players to go through it.
The developer stressed on multiple occasions that it wants casual players to have a real shot at unlocking all tiers of the battle pass, and it’s confident the 12-week season will offer players of all styles enough time to experience it.