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Diablo > Diablo ImmortalJun 7, 2022 4:30 pm CT

How to play Diablo Immortal without spending a dime

If you’re interested in Diablo Immortal but don’t like the microtransactions and the in-game store that keeps pushing purchases on you, that’s okay, because you can play the game without spending a cent. You can absolutely level and gear your character through gameplay — I know, because that’s what I’m doing, and you can do the same. It’s possible to play and enjoy Diablo Immortal without spending money on it.

But it’s fair to say that if you don’t spend any cash, end-game gearing will be slower going. Eternal Orbs — the game’s real money currency — are to my knowledge the fastest way to get items like crafting materials, crests, and so on. The Eternal Legendary Crest is a particularly tempting purchase (at 160 Eternal Orbs each), as you can use them in Elder Rifts to increase your chances of getting better loot and Legendary Gems. Having some of these high-quality Crests won’t do all the work of gearing for you, but they will make it a whole lot faster.

It should be pointed out that you can’t get the Eternal Orbs from any in-game activity at this time. You have to buy them in the store if you want certain items. But that doesn’t mean you need Eternal Orbs to play — far from it. You can still upgrade gear without spending Eternal Orbs on crafting materials — you’ll just have to get those materials through salvaging drops. And you can run Elder Rifts without using Eternal Legendary Crests — you’ll just need to use the Crests you can get in game.  In fact, there are lots of activities that offer in game rewards: doing quests (including Daily Quests) and performing the various tasks to unlock your Battle Pass will give you the gold and materials you need to do things like craft gems, upgrade gear and acquire crests for Elder Rifts.

All money does in Diablo Immortal is make this stuff faster and easier. If you have the time to play the game, you can do without a single cash purchase. So let’s talk about how to play Diablo Immortal without spending money.

Pick up all of the daily rewards

If you want to make the most of Diablo Immortal as a free to play player, you’ll want to follow a routine to pick up the rewards the game offers every day. Some of these don’t take more than a couple of clicks, while others involve spending some time questing and killing things. Here’s your Diablo Immortal to-do list:

  • Daily Reward. When you log in to Diablo Immortal for the first time on a given day, you’ll get a Free Daily Reward from the shop. You don’t have to do anything at all except log in, go to the shop, and click the Free Daily Reward to claim it. It will be at the bottom of the screen on the right side.
  • First kill of the day. Next, go kill something. It doesn’t matter what, just kill something. Your first kill of the day will grant you a reward on a randomized schedule, as you can see in the above image: every day you might get weapons, armor, crafting material, and so on, just for a single kill. So you can get a decent jump on your character progression just by logging on and killing things. The first kill of the day can be accessed by clicking on the box with three lines on it above your inventory button at the top right of your screen next to your minimap.
  • Daily Activities. After that, you may have already completed your Daily Activity and earned 120 Battle Points. Boom, you’ll get 1 Charm, 1 Scoria and 300 Platinum for use at the Materials vendor, and you can actually do up to three of these in a day if you missed the last couple of days for whatever reason. This one just happens — you can complete it by doing the other activities and earning Battle Points, and you don’t have to click on the Shop or anything to get the reward.
  • Bounties. While you’re at it, go to the Bounty Board: you can do up to 8 bounties per day, or 24 bounties a day if you missed two previous days of bounties.
  • Zone Events. There are also Zone Events: you can do three of these a day as well for more chances at various loot. The rewards for these will simply appear upon completion in your inventory or on your character for money, materials and so on.
  • Rifts and Dungeons. After that, you can do Challenge and Elder Rifts for gear to either upgrade to or salvage for materials. The Elder and Challenge Rift portals are in Westmarch in the Palace Courtyard, and you can get one free Rare Crest a day just by clicking on the Elder Rift, so do that even if you’re not planning to run said Rift that day.  You can also level your character through the various zones and questlines, and even run dungeons. Dungeon loot and rewards simply drop from the last boss, and Rift loot does that and can have a chest at the end for an Elder Rift as well.

All of this can be done solo or in a group, too, so don’t worry if you have a different play schedule than your friends or the others in your Warband. Depending on your level there are quite a few other activities in game that will grant you the rewards you need for progression — for example, you can run the Library of Zoltan Kulle if you’ve been there already for the Kulle’s Hidden Chambers event.

There are also PVP Battlegrounds and the PVP Cycle of Strife in Bilefen. But the above, done every day, will allow you a steady progression and you’ll never have to spend real money on a single Eternal Orb.

In short, there are lots of ways to earn — and upgrade — the gear you need in Diablo Immortal. Just head out there and kill demons and you’ll get there eventually… even if you get there a little bit more slowly than cash players.

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