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How to get free diamonds in The Seven Deadly Sins


Why pay for Diamonds when you can get them for free?

Premium currency in free-to-play mobile games goes by a lot of names depending on what you’re playing, but diamonds are definitely a favorite gemstone for a lot of titles. Diamonds with a capital ‘D’ are the currency that matters most in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, and Netmarble would probably not mind at all if you spent a few dollars to buy them from time to time.

Buying premium currency is fine if that’s your thing, but getting Diamonds for free is a lot more satisfying, not to mention a little easier on your virtual wallet. Assuming that sounds good to you, keep on reading, as there are a handful of methods for racking up Diamonds without saying goodbye to any of your dough.

What are Diamonds used for anyway?


If you need something important in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, there’s a good chance you can buy it with Diamonds. Tapping on the ‘Shop’ icon on the game’s main nav bar will take you to the in-game store, where the Item Shop offers plenty of useful items and the Sacred Treasue Shop waits to tempt you with rare customization gear.

But Diamonds have an even more important purpose, and that’s to purchase Draws where you receive new characters up to SSR rarity. You’ll find all currently available Draws by (wait for it … ) tapping the ‘Draw’ icon, including some that may only be around for a limited time. One Draw usually costs three Diamonds, but the better value is to save up 30 for an 11x Draw. In fact, unless you’re desperate for new heroes to add to your roster, it’s advisable to always do the 11x Draw for 30 Diamonds to get the extra character each time.

So that’s the “why” for Diamonds, but what about the “how”? We’ll start with the easiest possible way.

Get free Diamonds from daily rewards and check-in events


There’s nothing simpler than getting rewarded just for logging in. The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross is hardly alone in that regard, and if you’re going to be a regular player, you should take that attitude to its logical extreme and log in every day.

The first time you talk to Elizabeth in the Tavern on any given day, she’ll give you a gift — a daily reward at minimum, and often another for a limited time check-in event. Rewards received this way vary, but you can count on getting free Diamonds every few days, and the game helpfully shows you the complete reward calendar so you’ll know exactly when.

You can also get Diamonds by completing achievements


Achievements can be found under the ‘Challenge Task’ portion of the Quests menu, and are ongoing goals you are working toward while playing in most modes. There are several types of Achievements, including Growth, Adventure and Challenges, and you’ll receive a message on the screen when you’ve completed one.

While most Achievements grant other types of rewards, Growth Achievements often pay out in Diamonds. On top of that, every Achievement you knock out earns you Achievement Points which grant more free Diamonds at specific intervals. Look for the meter at the bottom of the Achievement tab to see how close you are to the next reward.

Earn more Diamonds by completing your Daily Tasks


Yes, this sounds a little like we’re asking you to do chores, and no one likes those (except Hawk, who generally tackles removal of scraps with gusto). Daily Tasks can be found in aother tab in the Quests menu, and as the name implies, are things you can do once a day for rewards, with more unlocking as you advance farther in the game’s story.

Several Daily Tasks will eventually become available to you that give you a Diamond upon completion, like clearing Free Stages or taking part in the PVP Fight Festival. Just like logging in daily, it’s a good idea for regular Grand Cross players to finish off Daily Tasks as frequently as possible to avoid leaving any free Diamonds on the table.

Keep an eye out for Diamonds up for grabs in Events


Tapping on the picture of Hawk near the upper-left corner of the Tavern screen is the fastest way to see what events are currently live in The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross. There are typically a handful going on at any given time, and the developers helpfully mark the ones where you can earn Diamonds with a picture in the event’s banner.

Don’t forget helping the villagers


This is the grindiest way to earn free Diamonds, to coin a term, but it’s also worth the time. As you adventure through the main story, you’ll encounter a new village or town in every chapter, beginning with Vanya in Chapter 1. Each village has its own set of side quests you can pick up by talking to villagers, some of which chain into more quests. Finishing these quests raises the village’s affinity toward you, which in turn unlocks pop-up shops and other rewards.

However, completing 100% of the quests in any village gets you the real haul: 30 free Diamonds, enough to instantly go pull an 11x Draw. It takes a while to get there, but it’s really time more than effort since you’ll almost always be powerful enough to knock out these side quests without much trouble. As an added bonus, there is some extra flavor to the game world that you’ll only experience by spending extra time in each village.

Getting free Diamonds in The Seven Deadly Sins: A quick review

Even though most of the things we’ve gone over will only yield somewhere between one and five Diamonds, they definitely do add up over time, and it definitely feels worth it when you uncover an SSR character from an 11x Draw you didn’t have to pay to pull.

Here’s a recap of ways to get free Diamonds:

Log in daily to take advantage of daily rewards and check-in events.
Keep working to constantly complete Achievements, especially those under the Growth tab.
Whenever possible, do all your Daily Tasks, or at least the ones with Diamonds as rewards.
Watch the list of Events that reward you with Diamonds and make it a priority to complete them before they expire.
If you can spare the time, complete 100% of the quests in each village for a big 30 Diamonds.

Tell us more ways to get free Diamonds

Sometimes we overlook things while writing guides too, so if you see another way to earn free Diamonds, please let us know in the comments section. As well, if you are a beginner in the world of The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross and need some pointers in other aspects of the game, read through our tips and tricks guide to get up to speed quickly. Good luck!


Sennheiser GSP 670 headset review: premium price, subpar performance

The search for a new headset can really get frustrating. Sure, there are a million options on Amazon for under $50, but when you want something premium, where do you start? If you’re looking for the best possible audio quality, you start with the Sennheiser GSP 670 and hope you can find it on sale because these things don’t come cheap.The GSP 670 is a premium headset with sound quality and a price tag to match. Launching at $350, you’re paying for the Sennheiser name and quality. We’ve tested multiple Sennheiser headsets throughout the years and have almost always come away impressed. That’s the same story here.The first thing you may notice about this headset is just how big it is. It looks big before you pick it up and it feels big once you put it on. Coming in at just shy of 400g, it has the weight to make those extremely long gaming sessions taxing, but luckily Sennheiser included one of the best headbands I’ve seen in a headset yet. It’s big and comfortable without looking too ridiculous.The earcups are equally nice with large plus fabric cups that will keep your ears away from the driver covers. If you prefer leatherette cups you’ll want to find another option, but I did find these to be one of the most comfortable headsets to just sit and listen to music on. The clamping force is just right (although uneven; more on that later) and the earcups provide a wonderful seal to keep the noise of the world away from your ears.One the outside of the headset, there’s a small tactile wheel to adjust chat volume if you’re using a gaming console, a large volume knob, and a multifunction button that will provide audio prompts for battery level and put you into pairing mode when you hold it down. The only thing we’re missing here is a physical switch to move between Bluetooth and 2.4ghz connection standards, and we’ll tell you why that matters in a bit.The microphone is on the left side of the headset and provides a nice tactile click when you flip it all the way up. This is how you mute your microphone and comes in handy when you need to have a quick conversation and get back to whatever you were doing before.I wish I could report that the microphone provided better audio quality but I was pretty disappointed. It’s been a struggle to find a wireless headset that really gives great performance in this area (I’m guessing there’s a bandwidth issue) and the Sennheisers fall disappointingly short. I think they sound much the same as every other headset released in the last decade, which isn’t saying a lot.Both Bluetooth and 2.4ghz connection standards are here. Plugging the USB dongle into my computer, the headset paired almost instantly and opened up a world of opportunity to tune through the Sennheiser app. There are options to tune your EQ, how the microphone sounds, and even provide a noise gate in case you have a noisy background. I didn’t find much difference in how the microphone sounded using these options so hopefully, they continue to be tuned in future updates.The sound that comes through these headphones is a completely different story. This has been one of the best audio experiences I’ve had in my time reviewing tech. I’d put it up there with the Sony WH-1000xm3 in terms of enjoyment. Where Sony offers amazing noise cancelation, the Sennheiser GSP 670 takes the crown in terms of audio quality.I found music pleasingly bass-y without feeling like I’m slogging through the mud just to listen. Mids are very clear while highs are crisp without being piercing.I just wish I enjoyed wearing these more. I can’t overstate how heavy these things are. At just under 400g, they’re one of the heavier headsets I’ve tested and it can be exhausting during long sessions. With 16 hours of battery life, those sessions can last all night, but you’ll need breaks.Additionally, I don’t like wearing these because of how the cups sit on my head. While the cups themselves are large enough that my ear doesn’t touch anything, the clamping is uneven and annoying. You can use the sliders in the headband to adjust your clamp, but I always end up with more pressure on the bottom of the cups than at the top.Frankly, these don’t look great and certainly don’t look like something I’d pay over $300 for. They’re big and bulky with muted colors and an … aggressive? design. I’m not entirely sure what to call this design language but there are definitely better-looking options on the market. This won’t matter to some, but for those who do care, it’s a bit of a killer and makes the cost harder to justify.ConclusionThere are always trade-offs when you’re using a wireless headset. Sennheiser smartly did not skimp on the audio quality and if you’re looking for a wireless headset that sounds great, this is definitely where you want to start. I put it at the top of the list in that respect.But, where it falls apart is pretty much everywhere else. Tradeoffs become pretty obvious when you use these for more than a few hours.Yep, they’re built solidly and the plastic design means they’ll hold up to some abuse. But, these look cheaper than competing options like the Astro A50s and Arctis Pro Wireless. Plus, as I’ve said a few times, they’re heavy.It’s awesome that they have both 2.4ghz and Bluetooth standards. But there’s no way to manually switch between them and the second that your computer plays audio via the USB dongle, the Bluetooth cuts out completely. If you’re using these to take a phone call or listen to music on your phone and you accidentally click on a YouTube link on your computer, say goodbye to your audio. This would be an easy fix with a manual switch and we hope to see that in a future revision.Best over-ear headphones (spring 2020)I can’t state enough how crappy the audio from the mic is. Maybe I’m spoiled by streamers who invest hundreds and hundreds of dollars into their audio equipment, but this sounds like every headset I’ve heard the last decade of gaming and that’s pretty disappointing.If your voice quality matters to you at all, I’d suggest getting a standalone mic. But you have to ask yourself if you’re grabbing something like a Blue Yeti, is there a justification for the GSP 670 when you can buy a wireless headset for far cheaper?I know it probably looks like I hate the Sennheiser GSP 670 but I don’t. In true dad fashion, I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed. While they’re best in class in terms of audio quality, the things they miss on are a killer and make them harder to recommend over other competitors.After a bit of searching, I’ve found the Sennheiser GSP 670 around $300 and sometimes cheaper on sale. I think if you can find these cheaper than that, go for it. Your ears will thank you. At full price, they’re a tough sell.Buy the Sennheiser GSP 670 at Amazon

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