The Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant battle pass is coming soon, so get all the details now before infection sets in.
Those in need of more demon-killing content are in luck. Blizzard announced the release date and first pieces of info for the Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant battle pass today. With it comes a new enemy type, questline, something called "Malignant Powers,' and more.
And in true "Games as a Service" fashion, you'll have the option of both a free and premium track for this season one battle pass.
Let's look at what awaits players with the spreading of this new, malignant corruption.
When does Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant release?
The Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant battle pass releases on July 20 at 10 a.m. PST. Players who bought the Diablo 4 Ultimate Edition version of the game are good to go, but for the rest the pass will feature both a free and premium version. Blizzard gave an early preview of the storyline for the Season of the Malignant, below.
A deviant form of Lilith’s sinister machinations has given birth to a new threat, Malignant Monsters. These decaying abominations roam Sanctuary in a frenzy, mindlessly attacking anyone in range without hesitation. Wanderers will investigate this mysterious malady in a new Questline with the help of Cormond, a former priest of the Cathedral of Light, who also trains you to capture the Malignant Hearts fueling these foul beasts and convert them into build-altering powers. The malignancy that’s taken hold of the Burning Hells’ armies cannot remain unchecked—you must snuff it out at the source before all of Sanctuary becomes its thrall.
In addition to a new breed of monster you'll also be able to channel the power of Malignancy for your own advantage. These Malignancy Powers 32 potential bonuses across four categories--all upgradable. Players will grind out the Malignancy Hearts needed to unlock and upgrade these bonuses through the new Malignant Tunnels dungeons, as well as a new boss.
What's in the Season of the Malignant?
Once the Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant kicks off you'll need to create a new seasonal character for the season. After that, it's off to the races and going after a number of new Uniques, Aspects, armor sets, and more. We'll go into the full details in our Diablo 4 battle pass piece, but here's an overview.
- Season Journey
Complete chapters of the Season Journey to earn rewards, including new Legendary aspects, a Mastery Title, and more.
- Season Blessing
Use the Smoldering Ashes you earn in the Battle Pass to upgrade all your seasonal characters with increased XP gains.
- Seasonal Title
Show off that the only thing more frightening than the Malignance is you with the “Eldritch Monster” title.
- New Transmogs
Collect a weapon transmog for each of Diablo’s five classes and Artisan’s clothing that’s designed to be mixed and matched with other armor sets to create a unique look for your character.
The 90-tier battle pass will also feature a number of rewards and transmogs, including the Awoken Armor sets for each class. You'll also earn new horse armor and skins, emotes, and a ton more.
We'll update this piece with the price of the battle pass versions once Blizzard releases it to the public. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for more info as we approach the release of Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant on July 20.
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