August 3, 2021

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Blizzard new features with Battle.net 2.0 update

Battle.net 2.0

Battle.net 2.0 is arriving and, as a result, users are in for some big changes.

Battle.net 2.0

Battle.net, the game launcher owned by Blizzard, is getting some big updates. With layout enhancements, the changes focus on navigating the game library and browsing games a bit more easily. Battle.net 2.0 will now allow players to choose and organise their favorite games to make it easier to find their preferred titles.

Some improvements in quality-of-life include moving the hotbar to the top with all game logos. This makes room on the right side for a redesigned social panel, allowing individuals to see their list of friends faster. 

When they are online, it will also display what each friend is playing or otherwise doing. A consolidated notification hub for messages and other status updates is another social update.

In Battle.net 2.0, navigation is also improved thanks to an update that enables players to use only their keyboard to move through most of the app. Blizzard also expanded support for screen readers and improved the color contrast of the app.

For Overwatch and World of Warcraft players, this is already a much-needed improvement. But Blizzard has stated that they are not yet finished developing Battle.net. 

This update is said to be “just the beginning,” and in the near future, new features will be added.

First, the update will arrive in North America. Developers will see how things in that region go, watching the stability of the patch, before bringing it in the weeks ahead to other regions. Blizzard fans can expect the patch to drop in the next couple of days in North America.

Is Blizzard Battle.net 2.0 free?

Battle.net is free. It’s merely a game launcher that hosts games that can be downloaded, some of which are free and some of it cost money to purchase.