Blizzard has issued an replace to its Battle.internet launcher that permits you to add pals from around the globe — although its personal video games will nonetheless be region-locked.
In an replace added on June 9, Blizzard eliminated restrictions from the Battle.internet launcher that prevented gamers from including pals outdoors of their dwelling area (thanks, Wowhead).
Any pals that you simply do add that come from one other area could have their location listed in your folks checklist, beneath their consumer identify. Regardless of these steps ahead, you’re nonetheless unable to play with pals from abroad areas, although (largely due to the regional servers that Blizzard makes use of in its high-profile multiplayer video games).
“Battle.internet is a spot for gamers to interact with their video games and join with one another. Now, we’re taking these connections international!” the corporate stated in its newest patch notes for Battle.internet. It additionally stated:
Beginning June 8, 2021, your folks in Europe, Americas, and Asia can be merged into a world pals checklist.
You may chat, create teams, and see what your folks are taking part in–multi functional place.
There’s no phrase on when Blizzard could permit gamers to affix video games with gamers from different areas, however with this replace, there appears to be renewed hope throughout a number of Blizzard communities that – sometime – the worldwide cordons will come down.
We not too long ago heard that Blizzard misplaced round 2 million gamers over the last monetary quarter, so it appears the corporate must do no matter it could to draw new followers – or tempt lapsed gamers again.