Blizzard’s Battle.web launcher will now allow you to add, handle, and chat to pals from the world over—although you may nonetheless solely be capable to play with these in your present area.
Added in an replace yesterday (and noticed by Wowhead), Blizzard’s launcher will not limit your mates checklist to these in your area. An instance screenshot on the launcher’s patch notes reveals that any pals you might have from outdoors the area will now have their location listed beside their present exercise.
However whilst you’ll now be capable to chat and maintain observe of your friends from abroad, we’re not fairly at a degree the place you’ll play with them. All of Blizzard’s video games are nonetheless cordoned off with regional servers, limiting characters and accounts to the continent the place they began.
Naturally, China can even stay cordoned off from the remainder of the world, each in-game and from this new international chat ecosystem.
Possibly in the future you’ll saddle up with a WoW occasion from throughout Europe, Asia and America. However for now, Blizzard has no plans to push in that route. Not less than now you can hand around in chat collectively whereas going your separate methods.