Blizzard has revealed a new dye system for Diablo 4 cosmetics, allowing players to change their armor color for this upcoming action RPG — and it may very well be a Diablo 4 microtransaction.
Diablo 4 is the next core game in the long-running Diablo franchise. The existence of the game was leaked in late 2019 and was subsequently officially confirmed by Blizzard Entertainment during Blizzcon 2019. Since then, "quarterly updates" have been released detailing different aspects of the game and the latest one has revealed some new ways you'll be able to change the look of your character.
How the Dye System Changes the Game for Diablo 4 Cosmetics
The Diablo 4 dye system is going to be a serious game-changer for Diablo 4 cosmetics, allowing players to customize different pieces of their armor in a way that couldn't really be done in the franchise's previous games.
"Each part of the armor can be dyed, including the helmet, chest, gloves, legs, and boots," read today's Diablo 4 Quarterly Update. "You can dye each piece with a different color palette if you choose, or apply the same palette to all of them."
Dying will be limited in a fashion; Blizzard emphasizes that it would like players to be able to customize their armor while still maintaining a sense of realism in the world. Previous games allowed "transmog" to change the look of your armor or attaching certain items to change its color, but this is the first time that players are able to fine-tune the look of their equipment so precisely.
Mind, this wasn't the only interesting reveal about Diablo 4 cosmetics — players will have a greater degree of character customization for their heroes in a move away from the franchise's tradition of each character representing a particular person or persons.
Will Dyes Be Diablo 4 Microtransactions?
These new Diablo 4 cosmetics are certainly nice, but one wonders how you'll be able to acquire them. There's a possibility that these may be one of many Diablo 4 microtransactions.
"Diablo 4 will be available as a base game, and… we’re going to have expansions," Diablo 4 Lead Designer Joe Shely said during Blizzcon 2019 as reported by IGN. "You also will be able to acquire cosmetics in the game."
There are still a lot of details we don't yet have about these new Diablo 4 cosmetics. How will players acquire them? Will they be consumable or reusable? Critically, Blizzard has not yet confirmed whether or not this item will be a microtransaction just yet.
We're sure to find out more details as we get closer and closer to launch. For now, there's not much more to do but wait; you can learn more about Diablo 4 on its official website.
What do you think of these new Diablo 4 cosmetics? What would you be willing to pay to customize your character's armor? Let us know in the comments below!