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Battle.net
Logo battlenet
URLhttp://battle.net
Other URLshttp://us.battle.net (US)
http://eu.battle.net (EU)
TypeAccount Mgmt, Database, Forum, Info, News
RegistrationFree
some features not available without active game subscription
Maintained byBlizzard Entertainment
Alexa rating525 *
Official blizzard seal

Battle.net is Blizzard Entertainment's centralized account system for all their online games including World of Warcraft. For the time being the old site is still online for usage at classic.battle.net (the EU version is no longer available).

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Battle.net Balance Edit

Starting with the Diablo III beta test, a new feature called Battle.net Balance will be available to store virtual currency purchased with real money to buy game-related services (character transfers, digital products like companions, and items in Diablo III's real-money auction house).

World of Warcraft Edit

Account merge available Edit

Since spring 2009 World of Warcraft players can merge their accounts with their Battle.net account. The procedure is as followed, note that it cannot be reversed:

These steps may have changed.

  1. Create a Battle.net account
  2. Click the "Merge World of Warcraft account"
  3. Enter your World of Warcraft details
  4. Click the confirm button
  5. You now login with your Battle.net account in World of Warcraft.

Required merge Edit

On Oct. 12, 2009, it was announced that WoW accounts would need to be converted into Battle.net accounts within 30 days. This is mandatory, as a Battle.net account will be required to log into the game after Nov. 11, and anyone who wants to start a new WoW account has to make a Battle.net account first. Anyone who had converted their account before Nov. 11 would be mailed in-game a new penguin companion in thanks for converting early, starting later the week of the announcement.[1] The first Inv egg 02 [Unhatched Mr. Chilly] companions were mailed to players three days later, on Oct. 15, 2009.

Once your WoW account has been converted, the current expansion that you play will show up as a 'merged game' in your Battle.net account. If your WoW account has an authenticator attached to it, it will also be transferred over.

New Community Sites Edit

On Dec. 4, 2010, it was announced that the World of Warcraft community sites (previously at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com and http://www.wow-europe.com) would now be hosted on Battle.net:[2][3]

Change of look Edit

Around mid-January 2014, the look of the front page blog listing and the bylines on the WoW Icon 16x16 battle.net community sites. The listing added larger thumbnails on the left and the bylines were simplified (originally in the US form "by author month #, year hh:mm AM/PM TZ" and changed to "author MM/DD/YYYY"; EU form "by author # month YYYY hh:mm TZ" and changed to "author DD/MM/YYYY").

Old Games Edit

If you still have your old Blizzard games, you can add (US, EU) their (CD-)key to your Battle.net account so the both are linked together.

Starcraft II beta opt-in Edit

When the Starcraft II beta was upcoming, Blizzard allowed people with a battle.net account to opt-in for it. However they require you to have at least 1 Blizzard game linked with your battle.net account.

Store Edit

Your Battle.net account is directly linked to your Blizzard Store account and purchases should show up on your Battle.net account. So far Battle.net Balance cannot be used to purchase from the Blizzard Store.[4]

Criticisms Edit

  • Many features of the old community sites have not been added back.
    • There were many pages describing basic aspects like item quality, intros to in-game holiday events, zone level recommendations, and maps.
  • Not all lore pages on the old community sites have been added back.
  • Search has less functionality in some areas than old community sites.
    • There is no advanced search (not requiring special codes) for the forums.
  • New versions of previous Blizzard single-player games (Diablo III, StarCraft 2) are now force to connect to Battle.net for authentication continuously while playing the game, even when no actual gameplay content is being provided over the network.

Media Edit

Videos Edit

Account security: General tips - World of Warcraft (WoW) / Battle.net

By BlizzardTutorial

Account security General tips - World of Warcraft (WoW) Battle06:03

Account security General tips - World of Warcraft (WoW) Battle.net

Notes Edit

  • For previously single-player games, Battle.net also serves as the authentication web site to play recent Blizzard games.[citation needed]

References Edit

  1. ^ 0. WoW Battle.net Conversion Coming | 2009-10-12 19:01 by Bornakk
  2. ^ The New World of Warcraft Community Site by Blizzard Entertainment // 04-Dec-2010 07:48:09 UTC
  3. ^ The New World of Warcraft Community Site by Blizzard Entertainment // Dec 4, 2010 7:05:40 AM UTC
  4. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2013-03-08. Battle.net Balance FAQ (Article ID: 783). Battle.net Support (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2013-03-09. Battle.net Balance FAQ (Article ID: 783). Battle.net Support (EU).

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