Blizzard now offers
beta access to their new desktop app for Battle.net. Here's what this is all
In the months ahead, the game launchers for World of Warcraft,
StarCraft II, and Diablo III will be automatically updated to our new desktop
app for Battle.net, designed to improve the launcher experience and streamline
your ability to play Blizzard games—but if you're interested in upgrading now,
The open beta test has begun, and everyone's invited to download and install the
app now in preparation for the switchover. If you're interested in upgrading in
advance, simply click the button below.
What's this launcher update do? The new single sign-on functionality allows
players to log in once to access World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III,
and the upcoming PC and Mac versions of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and
stay logged in for up to 30 days.
Players can also install games directly through the app and, if you choose to
leave the app running on your desktop, keep them up-to-date automatically even
while you’re away from your computer. Please note that it’s entirely up to you
whether you wish to leave the app running—you can exit it at any time, and it
will automatically re-launch whenever your standard launchers would.
For more information, check out the