Diablo 4 monetisation: Item Shop daily refresh, all cosmetics & Battle Pass explained

Diablo 4 monetisation: Item Shop daily refresh, all cosmetics & Battle Pass explained
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Ava Thompson-Powell

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13th Sep 2023 10:30

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Diablo 4 features its fair share of monetisation, allowing players to purchase cosmetic items in an item Shop that refreshes its inventory daily (or weekly, as during the early access period), alongside an upcoming Battle Pass and additional account upgrades like new mounts.

As you explore the world of Sanctuary throughout Diablo 4, you'll come across plenty of armour that allows you to further personalise your character's appearance at one of the game's many Wardrobe locations.

Outside of what can be discovered in the world, though, Blizzard's item Shop provides players with additional monetised cosmetics to help you stand out from the crowd - so here's everything you need to know about what's available today and how to get Platinum.

What is the Diablo 4 Shop? Monetisation explained

Screenshot showing the 'Recommended For You' section of Diablo 4 item shop
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The Shop in Diablo 4 is something that will not be unfamiliar to most modern gamers, as it is filled with cosmetic armour transmogs that change the look of your character, along with mounts and account upgrades.

Items in the Shop can be purchased with a premium currency known as 'Platinum', which can be earned on through the currently unreleased Battle Pass, or alternatively, with real currency. 

A point of contention from Diablo's history is how it handled the in-game Shop. Fans previously exploded on social media and message boards back in 2012 when Diablo 3 launched with an auction house that allowed players to buy items with real money. Oh, how times have changed.

In a previous press release following a livestream prior to Diablo 4's launch, Blizzard devs stated that "building on top of the hundreds of armour and weapon styles you can unlock in the game, the Shop serves to offer you even more diverse cosmetic options.

Blizzard is adamant that none of the items on offer for purchase in Diablo 4's item Shop offers any gameplay advantage - these are simply cosmetics items that can be used to don your chosen class with a new look.

What's in the Diablo 4 item Shop today? (September 13, 2023)

For September 13, 2023, there are plenty of different cosmetics on offer to suit many players' different tastes. Below, you'll find details of some items you may find in the Shop along with how much each particular set costs.

'Recommended For You' cosmetics

recommended for you section in diablo 4 shop this weekly reset
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The 'Recommended For You' section in Diablo 4's item shop lists a different selection of items each week outside, so this will differ slightly between players

Additionally, the cosmetics listed below may also appear slightly different from user to user, especially if some of the items listed below are in your 'Recommended For You' section - so be sure to use the items shown in our own store this week as a rough guide.

Mother's Protection Prestige cosmetics

Item or Bundle Cost (Platinum)
Mother's Kiss (Prestige Necromancer) 2,200 Platinum
Mother's Mercy (Prestige Sorcerer) 2,200 Platinum
Mother's Warmth (Prestige Barbarian) 2,200 Platinum
Mother's Whisper (Prestige Rogue) 2,200 Platinum
Mother's Embrace (Prestige Druid) 2,200 Platinum

Barbarian and Druid cosmetics

Item or Bundle Cost (Platinum)
Violence Requital (Barbarian) 1,000 Platinum
Cruenta Via (Barbarian) 1,000 Platinum
The Lion's Share (Barbarian) 800 Platinum
Bathed in Blood (Barbarian) 2,600 Platinum
Of Fur And Feather (Druid) 800 Platinum
Ursa Noctua (Druid) 2,400 Platinum
Acorn Cache (Druid) 900 Platinum
Atonement Measures (Druid) 800 Platinum

Necromancer and Rogue cosmetics

Item or Bundle Cost (Platinum)
Death Throes (Necromancer) 800 Platinum
Quiet of the Grave(Necromancer) 1,000 Platinum
Death Blossoms (Necromancer) 900 Platinum
Ill Will (Necromancer) 800 Platinum
Tools of The Hunt (Rogue) 1,000 Platinum
Darkness Coalesce (Rogue) 1,000 Platinum
Tools of The Hunt (Rogue) 1,000 Platinum
Jinkai Oni (Rogue) 2,400 Platinum

Mounts and Sorcerer cosmetics

Item or Bundle Cost (Platinum)
Celestial Court (Sorcerer) 2,800 Platinum
Blackjade (Sorcerer) 2,800 Platinum
Succubus Charm (Sorcerer) 1,000 Platinum
Luminary Conjunction (Sorcerer) 1,000 Platinum
Nomadic Royalty (Mount Armour) 1,000 Platinum
Ivory And Gold (Mount Armour) 1,400 Platinum
Jalousie Fate (Mount Armour) 1,200 Platinum
The Weight of Gold (Mount) 1,600 Platinum

Outside of these particular cosmetics, players can also find additional items within the 'Add Ons' tab of the store, which include edition upgrades for those that may have purchased Diablo 4's Standard or Deluxe editions, to a 'Crypt Hunter' add-on that includes a mount, dagger, axe, and 800 Platinum.

When does the Shop reset in Diablo 4?

According to the in-game timer within the item store, Diablo 4's Shop will reset each day at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET/ 6 PM BST, meaning you'll want to move quickly. This comes after the game previously had a weekly item shop rotation during the early access launch period for the game.

How much does Platinum cost in Diablo 4?

Platinum prices shown on PlayStation for Diablo 4
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Players can buy different packs of Platinum in Diablo 4, each of which costs slightly more than the last while also providing additional bonuses of extra Platinum for the larger packs when purchased:

  • 200 Platinum: £1.79/$1.99
  • 500 Platinum: £4.39/$4.99
  • 1,000 Platinum: £8.39/$9.99
  • 2,500 Platinum (+300 additional Platinum): £20.99/$24.99
  • 5,000 Platinum (+700 additional Platinum): £41.99/$49.99
  • 10,000 Platinum (+1,500 additional Platinum): £84.99/$99.99

What do we know about the Battle Pass in Diablo 4?

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Diablo 4's Battle Pass will feature both a free track and a paid premium track, which players can level up through and unlock various items and boosts. Diablo fans are no strangers to seasonal systems, as Diablo 3 has existed on its seasonally refreshed content for years now. Diablo 4 seems to be continuing this approach, while also giving us a much more traditional season pass.

As with the purchasable cosmetics, Blizzard has been quick to clear up any doubt that this fully-priced game will feature any pay-to-win purchases like Diablo Immortal. The free tiers that are available to everyone will have gameplay boosts, such as increasing your experience gains. Its premium tier, however, will only include cosmetic items.

The Battle Pass will combine a progression system for all players with a purely cosmetic paid system. While this still may not be ideal, at least they aren't asking for a down payment on a new car just to level up your Barbarian.

So, that's everything there is to know about monetisation in Diablo 4's Shop. Be sure to visit our Diablo homepage for the latest news and guides, or check out the Diablo 4 best endgame builds for a rundown of what to run once reaching the latter stages of your gameplay.

Ava Thompson-Powell
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Ava Thompson-Powell
Ava is GGRecon's Evergreen Editor. With a BA (Hons) in Media & Communications, she was previously the Evergreen Editor for Dexerto. When not in the land of evergreens, she's playing her favourite games, including Dead by Daylight, The Sims, Second Life, and Red Dead Online. Oh yeah, and she's a huge Taylor Swift fan.
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