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Is the Battle Pass Worth it in The First Descendant?

Another game, another Battle Pass.

Battle Passes have been a staple in most games, especially for the ones following a free-to-play model like The First Descendant. The most common question is, “Is the Battle Pass worth it?” we’ll take a deep dive into The First Descendant’s Battle Pass rewards to see if you should spend money on it.

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Is The First Descendant Battle Pass Worth it?

The First Descendant Battle Pass costs around $10, and if you are playing it on Steam, it’ll also depend on your currency since it should add up to $10. You’ll have to buy Caliber, the premium currency in the game, and use 500 Calibers to buy the Battle Pass.

The Battle Pass rewards are mostly cosmetics, ranging from sprays and emotes to weapon skins and attachments. For gameplay-related rewards, you can get a weapon, temporary boosts, and some upgrade materials.

Let’s take the cosmetics aside and focus on the gameplay rewards. The weapon doesn’t matter until you reach a high level. Since the level of the weapon is at the lowest level, you’ll have to spend materials to upgrade it so its DPS is on par with the weapons at your current player level.

You don’t want to upgrade it every time you level up, so save those precious materials. The temporary boosts are the ones you are after. You get three 1-day duration 30% boosts for Gold Gain, XP Gain, Kuiper Shards Gain, and Weapon Proficiency Gain.

These boosts can be brought separately in the shop, but if you add them all up, they total to 360 Calibers already. Now, you also get 300 Calibers from the premium Battle Pass, so those alone total to 660 Calibers already.

The only question is if you can finish enough of the challenges to finish the premium Battle Pass. If you are spending money on the game, the priority will be the Battle Pass because it always gives the best value out of all the microtransactions. However, Descendants or new characters are also a hot topic for conversation because they are quite hard to farm, and they are also being sold in the in-game shop.

If a particular Descendant grabs your attention, buying the Descendant instead of a Battle Pass might be more worth it, so you can skip the grind to play the Descendant you want.

Overall, the Battle Pass is worth it, but it depends on how you view the game. The game isn’t pay-to-win but more on pay for convenience at this point, which is a better structure for free-to-play games, in my opinion.

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Enzo Zalamea
Enzo is a staff writer at Prima Games. He began writing news, guides, and listicles related to games back in 2019. In 2024, he started writing at Prima Games covering the best new games and updates regardless of the genre. You can find him playing the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Path of Exile, Teamfight Tactics, and popular competitive shooters like Valorant, Apex Legends, and CS2. Enzo received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management in De La Salle University and multiple SEO certifications from the University of California, Davis.