Battle.net News


Blizzard Battle.net Update Adds Social Features, Gifting, and Free Hearthstone Pack

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 23, 2017 2:40pm PDT

Shopping for birthdays just got a little bit easier, thanks to a new Blizzard Battle.net update.


"Sadly every once in a while the quest in Hearthstone is "challenge a friend" and even when I do ..."

- Schnapple see all 9 comments

Destiny 2 to Get Battle.net Region Locking Familiar in Blizzard Games

By John Keefer, Aug 29, 2017 9:05am PDT

Players will be tied to the region of their Battle.net ID, although it can be changed in a pull-down menu in the launcher before the game starts.


Blizzard Battle.net Replaces Blizzard App, Which Had Replaced Battle.net

By John Keefer, Aug 14, 2017 3:05pm PDT

We can't quit you Battle.net. We're glad Blizzard put you down only for a little while.


"I'm.. I'm not sure what to say here. I'm not sure i need to say anything, but that's kind of ..."

- jwnin see all 3 comments

Destiny 2 Will Let you Farm World of Warcraft Gold to Buy the Game

By John Keefer, May 18, 2017 2:00pm PDT

Bungie's move to the Blizzard Launcher means the new game will use Blizzard Balance for purchases.


"I currently have 660,000 gold, but spread over 12 characters, 6 of which are 110s (the rest are ..."

- Keefinator see all 7 comments

Destiny 2 to Use Blizzard Launcher for PC, Will Ignore Steam

By John Keefer, May 18, 2017 12:30pm PDT

It will be the first non-Blizzard game for the Battle.net system.


"Actually if I were to get into my Battle.net account that's exactly what would happen. 40-all."

- one random winner see all 113 comments

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