There is a lot riding on the launch of the first Diablo 4 season. Unlike the old style of Diablo seasons, Season of the Malignant will introduce a more traditional battle pass, new content, new items and the sort of content drop you expect from Call of Duty, Fortnite etc.
Well, maybe not that much content, but this is still a style of season and battle pass modern players are familiar with from all the other major live service games. That comes with expectations, of course, and the ability to earn premium currency as part of the battle pass is one such reward many expect to see.
In Call of Duty’s case – another Activision Blizzard game – by finishing all tiers of the battle pass, players earn enough premium currency to purchase the next one. Considering how much of Diablo 4’s monetisation was modelled after Call of Duty, you’d expect the same to be true here as well.