Battle.net News


Battle.net Is Dead, Long Live Battle.net

By John Keefer, Mar 24, 2017 12:15pm PDT

The game launcher is now dubbed just Blizzard, and the Battle.net logo is gone.


"But isn't that for the new king? (Old) King is dead, long live the (New) King!"

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 11 comments

Blizzard's Battle.net is Currently Suffering a DDoS Attack

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 15, 2016 11:45am PST

Sporadic service issues are still occuring.


"Not really. I just typed up a huge reply so most of the stuff is in there. It's just a HUGE, ..."

- fatman see all 16 comments

Blizzard's Battle.net servers are down effecting Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, and more

By Daniel Perez, Sep 20, 2016 1:38pm PDT

Battle.net is currently experiencing a serious DDoS attack as players are unable to access a wide variety of its games.


"steer clear? just keep in mind there will be connection problems, thats all"

- senor135 see all 6 comments

How to Change your Battle.Net Battletag

By Josh Hawkins, Sep 16, 2016 2:40pm PDT

Want to change your Battletag? We’ll show you how.


Blizzard to let you change your Battletag ... for a price

By John Keefer, Sep 16, 2016 12:08pm PDT

But the first one is always free.


"I will now say your name in my head with Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice as "stim paak" "choppa" "

- TraptNSuit see all 7 comments

How to Get Loot Boxes in Overwatch - Leveling, Skins, and Sprays

By Josh Hawkins, May 06, 2016 10:30am PDT

Stock up on Loot boxes and learn how leveling and progression works in Overwatch.


Overwatch: Best Heroes for New Players

By Josh Hawkins, May 06, 2016 9:25am PDT

Learn which heroes to check out as a new player in Blizzard’s class-based arena shooter.


Overwatch beta release date teased with Battle.net launch

By Daniel Perez, Aug 05, 2015 9:00am PDT

The launch of the Overwatch beta was teased by Blizzard today as the company has now included the game within the Battle.net launcher.


"I want to play this, but if they make the F2P model the same as HotS that'll really blow."

- node see all 10 comments

Diablo 3 real-money auction house to require authenticator

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2012 6:00am PDT

Having your Diablo III account hacked and plundered already sucks, but it'd be far worse if you'd paid money for that gear. So Blizzard will require that players use a Battle.net Authenticator for the real-money auction house.


"Can anyone answer me, don't Blizzard have any "White Knight" hackers? Haven't they tried to ..."

- aoleon see all 118 comments

Blizzard apologies for Diablo 3 launch issues, delaying real-money auction house

By Alice O'Connor, May 17, 2012 6:00am PDT

Blizzard has apologies for the troubles that plagued Diablo III's overloaded servers at launch. While it says everything is now "online and running relatively smoothly," it's decided to delay the real-money auction house until all's swell.


"I love my 500 latency, brings me joy to rubberband all over the place on a single player game. ..."

- Saldrin see all 61 comments

Diablo 3 launch overloads servers

By Alice O'Connor, May 15, 2012 2:40am PDT

Turns out, Diablo III is pretty popular. So popular, in fact, that the servers have been overloaded by the flood of clickmaniacs. Still, there as some good news, as Blizzard is helping out Australian pre-orderers after retailer GAME ditched them but kept their money.


"Because the chatties are so chock-full of civility and intelligence? Really?"

- wytefang see all 108 comments

WoW dev analyzes Cataclysm's dungeons and raids

By John Keefer, Mar 06, 2012 3:15pm PST

As part of an ongoing postmortem series, Blizzard's Nethaera interviews World of Warcraft's Lead Encounter Designer Scott "Daelo" Mercer about Cataclysm's dungeons and raids for the World of Warcraft blog on Battle.net.


"I solved all the wow problems I was frustrated with by unsubscribing as well."

- Zero Hoki see all 3 comments

Blizzard introduces BattleTag nicknames as Real ID alternative

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2011 6:45am PST

Blizzard is introducing a new unified friends system which uses player-chosen nicknames, BattleTags. You'll be able to stay friends with people across games and WoW realms without sharing your real name.


"It isn't that different from sites that use your Facebook login for their comments, unless I am ..."

- OmegaRed59 see all 8 comments

More StarCraft 2 Bans Handed Out for Hacking

By Brian Leahy, Nov 30, 2010 4:30pm PST

Blizzard has launched another wave of account bans for hackers and cheaters in StarCraft II, though no specifics have been revealed by the company....


"Wow, if, for example, you don't care achivements at all, why you morally or not allow people to ..."

- Mini-d see all 36 comments

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Pre-Sales Begin

By Brian Leahy, Oct 28, 2010 2:00pm PDT

As promised, Blizzard has begun selling World of Warcraft: Cataclysm through its Battle.net store ahead of the game's December 7 release date....


"I played WOW back when the Lich King expansion came out, and I foolishly went to a local ..."

- AlanSaysYo see all 19 comments