One of the reasons why Diablo Immortal has reached mobile devices is to generate large amounts of money thanks to loot boxes, and now we know that players can only access the best equipment by entering the juicy pay-to-win business. This is because the higher level legendary gems, which are used to upgrade the character, cannot be obtained other than by paying. The funniest thing about it is that players can’t buy these gems directly, they first have to buy loot boxes and cross your fingers to get them, thus making it even more difficult (more expensive) to fully upgrade your character.
According to an analysis carried out, completely improving the character would cost around $110,000 (102.500 euros).
With PVP in Diablo Immortal it is no longer a Pay-To-Fast, it is a Pay-To-Win
As explained in a Reddit thread, the amount of money needed to fully upgrade a character in Diablo Immortal could be even higher than previously estimated, as there is a whole level of upgrades that are only unlocked once the player manages to get their 5-star gems to rank 10. It is estimated that doing this costs up to $40,000 (37,200 euros) in loot boxes. If you don’t pay, per month, you could get 2 of these gems.
Once the player does this, they unlock the resonance tables, which, although not yet achieved, were shown in screenshots and seem to imply that the player would have to repeat the process of upgrading their gems from 5 stars to Rank 10 multiple times, adding another possible thousands of dollars to the equation, should the user choose to spend them.
These own Diablo Immortal loot boxes have also had side effects, as the game has not been released in the Netherlands or Belgium due to to the strict loot box laws of those regions, which are considered are comparable to betsand betting and a game for kids, it’s not like they can go hand in hand.