Blizzard has performed an unexpected overhaul of Battle.net.
Battle Network, Blizzard’s PC application often feels insufficient. At first it worked well, but later it was positioned as the glory launcher of Blizzard games. Now that there are more and more games released by Activision, it requires a lot of work at the level of Steam or any other PC application.
Blizzard agrees that this is a good thing, because the developers have officially released a new version of Battle.net. In Blizzard’s words, this is the biggest makeover in Battle.net’s history.
This new design is currently only available to some North American users. The game is moved to the highest banner, and the news and events of each game are the focus, and the friend list is integrated to make better use of the remaining space. Correct.
Now, you can bookmark your favorite games and still be able to rearrange the order of the games just like using the old app. The notification has also been modified, with a new center for all messages. Other notable upgrades include accessibility shortcuts, allowing players to browse the entire application using the keyboard, and expanded screen reader support.
This new look has been in closed beta for some time, but this is the first time most users have seen it. Having said that, Blizzard is slowly expanding it to more users in North America and other parts of the world. However, if you really want to download the new client immediately, you can skip the queue and choose to join the Battle.net Beta.