However, before you get too upset at the possibility of the game being some kind of pay-to-win game, you can rest assured that it won’t. Instead, the microtransactions in Diablo 4 will be purely cosmetic based, or at least that’s the plan for now. According to Shely, “Diablo 4 will be available as a base game, and… we’re going to have expansions. You also will be able to acquire cosmetics in the game.”
So far, cosmetic based microtransactions have proven to be extremely lucrative. We’ve seen how much money players have spent on costumes in games like Fortnite and Dota 2. Blizzard has also experienced some of that with Overwatch and its loot boxes which also contains various cosmetics for characters.
In Diablo 3, Blizzard attempted to introduce customization through transmogs and also dying your character’s armor, so this will be an interesting change. There is still no word on Diablo 4’s release just yet so note that this could still be subject to change.