Season Passes have become very popular in the video game industry, with most big games offering some form of Season Pass.
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What Is A Season Pass?
\When you purchase a video game, one of the things you may be asked to buy is a DLC Season Pass. But what is this, and what does it do? In short, a DLC Season Pass is a pre-paid subscription that gives you access to all future downloadable content (DLC) for the game.
This can include new levels, weapons, items, vehicles, and more. The content is usually released in installments called “DLC packs” and can be downloaded from the internet or bought on disc.
A Season Pass is essentially a way for you to pay for all future DLC upfront, so you don’t have to worry about buying it later. Usually, the DLC pack is cheaper when bought together with the Season Pass, so it’s a good deal if you know you’re going to want all the DLC.
Some games also offer exclusive content or bonuses for buying the Season Pass, so it’s worth considering if those are appealing to you.
Why You Shound’t Buy a Season Pass
You are encouraging the developers to hide content behind a paywall.
This is becoming an increasingly popular trend in the games industry, and it’s one that many gamers are not happy about. By buying a Season Pass, you are essentially saying that you’re okay with this business model and you’re willing to pay for it.
If everyone starts buying Season Passes, then developers will have no incentive to change their ways and they will continue to release less content for their games.
You don’t know about the future content
A Season Pass is not worth it if you are only interested in a few of the DLC packs. For example, if a game has 4 DLC packs and you only want 2 of them, it’s better to just buy those 2 DLC packs separately.
You should also wait until you know more about the quality of the DLC before buying a Season Pass.
You might not like the DLC
Of course, you can always refund the Season Pass if you don’t like the DLC, but that’s not always possible or convenient. And even if you do get a refund, you’ve still wasted your time downloading and installing the DLC that you didn’t even want.
It’s also worth considering that the Season Pass might not include all the DLC that’s released for the game. Developers often release additional content that is not included in the Season Pass, so you might end up paying for more DLC anyway.
You might not even finish the game
If you’re not enjoying the game, then there’s no point in buying the DLC. You might as well just refund the Season Pass and move on to something else.
Of course, this isn’t always possible if you’ve already started downloading the DLC, so it’s something to keep in mind before you buy.
The Bottom Line
A Season Pass can be a great way to get all the DLC for a game at a discounted price, but it’s not always the best option. Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting and whether or not you really want all the DLC.
And remember, you can always wait to see if the DLC is any good before you decide to buy it. Season Passes are not always worth it, so don’t feel like you have to buy one just because it’s available.
If you are going to buy a game’s Season Pass, you should do some research. Not all games have Season Passes. Some developers release all their DLC for free, or they may not have any plans to release DLC at all. So, before you buy a Season Pass, check to see if the game you’re interested in has one and what it includes.