Blizzard and NetEase have been developing Diablo Immortal for the last 4 years, and now, the game has finally come out. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase everything you need to know about Diablo Immortal and whether or not it is pay to win.

1. About Diablo Immortal

Overall, Diablo Immortal is pretty much Diablo 3 but mobile. It offers exactly what Diablo fans would want - tons of hack and slash actions that are accessible any time, anywhere. There are six classes to choose from, including Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard, and each of them has unique skills and playstyle.

The game can be played on both mobile and PC. It supports both cross-play and cross-progression, allowing players to co-op with each other regardless of platform. Mobile and PC gameplay are identical.

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Is Diablo Immortal pay to win?


With the fate of Sanctuary in their hands, players will choose between six iconic Diablo classes – Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, or Wizard – and embark on a journey through eight unique zones and the great city of Westmarch. They will join up with new and familiar Diablo characters, including the franchise's patriarch Deckard Cain, on an expansive quest to hunt down the shattered pieces of the corrupted Worldstone before the forces of the Burning Hells can gather them for their own sinister plans in an epic all-new story taking place between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III.


Diablo Immortal will be free-to-play with optional in-game purchases. This means the core experience of the game would always be free. New content will be released regularly to players for free in the years to come, including new zones, dungeons, and character classes.

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Mobile UI is fairly intuitive and easy to control.


Diablo Immortal features a MMOARPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Action Role-Playing Game) social experience that’s completely new to the series. Players will share a massive world with others as they explore Sanctuary, form Warbands with up to eight members to take on group challenges such as the intense Helliquary raid bosses, and join Clans with up to 150 friends to earn challenging Clan Achievements.

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Various classes in Diablo Immortal.

The game also features a robust faction-based PvP system. With the Cycle of Strife, players can band together to fight in an ongoing war in which the top player of the server will earn the Eternal Crown to become the leader of the Immortals. This puts them in the position of having to continuously defend their reign across a series of modes including brutal 1v30 showdowns.

2. Diablo Immortal System Requirements

General assessment

As expected from an experienced developer, Diablo Immortal is very well optimized and has high production value. While the touch control is well designed and intuitive, the game also supports controllers on both mobile and PC.

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PC graphics look fairly decent, on par with Diablo 3.

Performance-wise, Diablo Immortal is rather demanding, but there are multitudes of options you can choose from. There are three graphics presets (low, medium, and high) alongside framerate options for 30 and 60 FPS caps. There are also individual settings for effects such as fog, anti-aliasing and bloom. This makes sure players are able to get the performance they want on both PC and mobile.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Diablo Immortal is a huge mobile game. To download everything, players would need more than 10GB of free space on mobile and about 24GB on PC. Similar to other Blizzard games, it is possible to download while playing.

Minimum requirements


System Requirements


Hardware: iPhone 6S and newer

Operating system: iOS 11 and later


Operating System: Android 5.0 and higher

Processor: Snapdragon 660 / Exynos 9611 and higher

Video: Adreno 512 / Mali-G72 MP3 and higher

Memory: 2GB RAM and higher

Windows PC

Minimum Requirements

Operating System: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 / Windows® 11 (64-bit)

Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD™ FX-8100

Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 6850 or Intel® HD Graphics 530

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

Operating System: Windows® 10 / Windows® 11 (64-bit)

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Ryzen™ 5

Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770 or AMD Radeon™ RX 470

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 minimum display resolution

3. Is Diablo Immortal pay-to-win?

If you are familiar with NetEase as a developer, you should have seen this coming from a mile away. Overall, Diablo Immortal is just the usual "pay-to-skip-the-grind" schtick. You would be fine if you stick with the single-player campaign. However, if you want to do anything in the multiplayer portion of the game, paying up is a must. This is the fate of most games with a PVP mode.

Crest System

Most of the P2w systems revolve around the following options:

  • Not only is there an optional battle pass to take advantage of players' fear of missing out, but there is also a secondary subscription that rewards more items.
  • Purchasing Crest with Eternal Orbs (a currency that can only be obtained with real money) to unlock rifts to farm rare gems. If you are f2p, prepare to grind rifts with extremely low drop rates.
  • Acquiring Glowing Shards for upgrading the best gears requires players to break down legendary gears. These gears, however, are primarily acquired via the auction house (yes, it's back!) or being very lucky with drops.
  • Re-rolling stats for your gear can only be done using Reforge Stones. They can only be acquired via Eternal Orbs exchange.

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