Blizzard updating tools
In the coming weeks, the World of Warcraft launcher will be automatically upgraded to the desktop app. You’ll be able to install games and patches directly from within the app and—if you choose to leave the app running on your desktop—keep them up-to-date automatically even when you’re away from your computer.
Thereafter, every Blizzard game that previously had its own separate launcher will now be launched directly from one place. It’s entirely up to you if you want to leave the app running, and you can exit it at any time.
You can use the app just like the previous World of Warcraft launcher, but offers some handy additional features and functionality.
You’re also able to manage each update manually by pause and resuming again when you’re ready.
Log In Once to Play Any Blizzard Game The new single sign-on functionality allows players to log in to the desktop app once to access World of Warcraft, Star Craft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and the upcoming Heroes of the Storm.
This way, you can play any of your Blizzard games directly from the desktop app without having to enter your login credentials every time you want to start a game.
In addition, you also have the option to stay logged in for up to 30 days, so you won’t need to re-verify your credentials every time you start the app.
Friends and Social You’ll also be able to chat with your friends directly from the desktop app for
To get started, simply look for the Friends icon in the upper-right of the next time you log in.
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