Build 10491

Patching Improvements

Games will now auto-update in order of most recently played!

Bug Fixes

  • Link previews from blocked users should no longer appear in chat.
  • Sending a message after joining a group should no longer fail for some users. 
  • Fixed an issue that would cause auto-reconnect to fail under specific circumstances.
  • Error messages in chat should now properly display the correct error message.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the client to be logged out during server maintenance.

Build 10425

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the setting for "Display images and videos when posted as links in chat" would not save during app shutdown.
  • Fixed a crash when loading the Social tab for some Windows N users.
  • GIFs sent from the slash command will now send in a more optimized format.
  • Resolved an issue where region selection would be locked for some users at login. 

Build 10404

With this update, we're excited to release a host of new features aimed at making your social experiences more fun - and we've fixed a few bugs along the way! Read on for more details:

Notification Center

Chat messages, group invites, mentions, and friend requests - oh my; a lot is happening and we want to make sure you don't miss a beat. Check out the the notification center at top right of App. It's your one stop shop for Social!

Giphy Support

If a picture is worth a thousand words, is a GIF worth a million? In chats, click the GIF icon to browse Giphy and find the perfect image in Jraphic Interchange Format.

  • Pro tip: Type "/giphy" followed by a search term to roll the dice on a random GIF! Are you feeling lucky? 

Link Previews

We know sharing is hard, so we've made it easier. Many links will now preview content in line - start sharing your favorite YouTube, Giphy, and Imgur links!

Mentions

@All, we did it! You can @mention group members, moderators, and leaders in Blizzard Groups!

Patching Improvements

We've also improved our patching process to make app patches less intrusive. Most app updates will no longer require an immediate restart - except this one (sorry).

New News

We're bringing the updated Blizzard News experience to the Battle.net App! Blizzard News combines the latest news across all of Blizzard's franchises, eSports, and community initiatives. 

App Feedback Portal

The Blizzard community has some of the most impassioned gamers in the world - and we love it. There is never a shortage of feedback, so we've added an in-app feedback portal in the Blizzard dropdown.

We've shipped a lot of new features this patch, so head over to the feedback portal and let us know what you think!

Bug Fixes

  • Joining voice in a group channel is now more responsive.
  • Deleted messages no longer lose their identifier when the channel is refreshed.
  • Fixed an issue where users would not be able to dismiss expired group invites.
  • Resolved an issue where user's tooltips would fail to display when hovering over their avatars.

Build 10252

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from initiating voice chats. 

Build 10246

Feature Updates

Clear Chat History
  • Clean up old chats with the new 'Clear Chat History' option in the chat drop-down menu.
    • Note: This is a one-sided clear, this will not delete the conversation for both users.
Suggest a Group Member
  • We've made it easier to bring your friends into groups! Members can now suggest their friends to admins for an invite to the group.
    • You can suggest members by opening the invite dialog found above the group member list.
  • Admins can view and action on any pending suggestions above the channel list in a group.
Minor Improvements
  • The gift notification icon will now animate and display a toast notification when a new gift is received.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed display issues with tooltips under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where the app could crash when reconnecting from offline mode.
  • Resolved an issue where group channels would sometimes be rearranged on refresh.
  • Fixed display issues in the friends list menu options.
  • Resolved issues with the app crashing when intiating a voice chat with an offline friend.
  • Fixed an issue where update notifications would appear unintentionally.

Build 10202

Bug Fixes

  • Not a lot has changed. But enough to warrant an update!

Build 10155

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Terms of Use Agreement to fail to load.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the login window to hang while using a push button authenticator.

Build 10113

Context Menus

We’ve brought consistency to context menus when right-clicking friends and group mates. Whether you are looking to view their profile or start a chat, it’ll be easy to find what you want with a simple right-click.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused high DPI screens to scale incorrectly on Macs.
  • Copying and pasting text on a Mac will no longer duplicate the text.
  • The emoji keyboard in pop-out chats now closes when pressing escape.

Build 10047

Bug Fixes

  • Not a lot has changed. But enough to warrant an update!

Build 10016

Bug Fixes

  • Not a lot has changed. But enough to warrant an update!

Build 9997

Feature Updates

  • Emoji autocomplete will only appear after a colon and two characters, ":D" will not trigger the autocomplete.
    • Tip: The emoji autocomplete can be closed at any time by pressing ‘ESC’.

Bug Fixes

  • The Overwatch League tab will no longer be ‘Live Now’ while streaming reruns.
  • Fixed an issue causing the date bar to not show in chats.
  • Profiles set to private now have the correct padding.

Build 9953

Feature Updates

Improvements to Chat
  • A new Emoji keyboard has been added that can be accessed by selecting the Emoji icon in the chat input box. You can browse by category, search by keyword, and quickly access most recently used emojis. 
  • Emojis are also accessible by their short-code equivalent. You can now begin typing an emoji short-code and see auto-complete options available in-line.
    • Pro Tip: You can see the short-code equivalent for each emoji in the search bar by hovering over the emoji in the keyboard.
Improvements to Player Profiles
  • Mutual friends are shown when viewing other players' profiles
  • Profiles now display rich presence for Blizzard players
Improvements to Blizzard Groups
  • You can now reorder your groups in the social tab by clicking and dragging
  • Group leaders can now reorder channels within their group by clicking and dragging

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that affected setting hotkeys for muting voice and streaming controls
  • Fixed a bug causing group member lists to auto-collapse when resizng the App window
  • Fixed a bug with not remembering the last channel a user was in when switching groups
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause Groups to load with wrong channel selected

Build 9877

Bug Fixes

  • Not a lot has changed. But enough to warrant an update!

Build 9799

Bug Fixes

  • Not a lot has changed. But enough to warrant an update!

Build 9766

Feature Updates

  • Minimizing the App to the System Tray (by closing the main App window, and keeping Battle.net in the background) will unload the Overwatch League tab content and unload it from memory.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where clicking with the middle mouse button could load content in the wrong place.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen when App played a sound when volume was not set to 100%.

Build 9737

Feature Updates

  • Games can now be launched from the Windows System Tray and Task Bar directly on PCs, and from the Dock on Apple systems.
     
  • We updated components for the Battle.net App:
    • Upgraded Chromium to v62
    • Upgraded Qt to v5.9.3
       
  • Made updates to video playback and decoding components.
     
  • We made some updates to Blizzard Groups and Chats:
    • Added a badge to indicate a message in a group was edited
    • Updated experience for new/empty groups, making it easier for admins to manage them
    • Updated experience for new/empty chats
    • Made back-end improvements and enhancements to the chat system

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed minor bugs and issues

Build 9665

Feature Updates

We made some updates to Blizzard Groups:

  • Channel Notifications can be managed in a group's Notifications Settings window.
  • Messages in Blizzard Group channels can now be edited by their author within 3 minutes of being sent.

Build 9526

We’re excited to introduce an array of new social features designed to give Blizzard players even more ways to stay connected inside our games and out—all available starting today in the Blizzard Battle.net® desktop app.

The new Social tab includes the brand-new Blizzard Groups feature and hosts all of your chats, and player-to-player gifting gives you new ways to show your appreciation to your friends.

We’ve also launched some new features that let you control how you appear to the Blizzard community, including profiles and avatars that let you customize your online persona, along with the ability to appear offline—read more about all these features below.
 

Social Tab

Our new Social tab is your one-stop-shop for managing all your various social interactions, including chatting one-on-one with a friend and engaging in our new Blizzard Groups feature.

Chat now works even when you’re offline, so you can send a message to an offline friend and they’ll receive it when they come back online. You’ll also see a history of your chat, so you’ll easily be able to pick up where you left off in all of your conversations.

These chat features are designed to work seamlessly with the recently launched Blizzard Battle.net mobile app, which lets you chat on the go—download it free now for iOS and Android to help stay connected to your friends anywhere.
 

Blizzard Groups

Blizzard Groups are a new way for you to connect with your friends and other groups of players who share common interests, whether it’s prepping for a raid, hanging out to cheer on your favorite esports team, or geeking out over a new comic or animated short.

Each Group can have multiple text and voice chat channels, and Group administrators have a variety of tools to help manage membership, send out invitation links, and more. When it’s time to go offline, you can easily catch up on conversations you might have missed once you return.

Head to the new Social tab to get the party started!
 

Player Gifting

One of your Blizzard friends have a birthday coming up? Or just want to say “thanks” for some awesome support in a recent game? With player-to-player gifting, you can purchase and send in-game gifts to your friends.

To send a gift, head to the Shop tab and select a gifting-enabled item such as Hearthstone card packs or an Overwatch Loot Box. Select the Gift button, and then choose the desired recipient’s or BattleTag from a drop-down menu during the purchasing process.

When someone sends you a gift, the upper right of the app will light up to show you that something’s waiting (you can also select View Gifts from the drop-down menu under your BattleTag). Click Claim or visit the Gifts web page on mobile to add the gift to your collection in the associated game.
 

Profiles and Avatars

Let the Blizzard world know a little bit more about you by customizing your profile and choosing an avatar.

Your profile lets you share what’s on your mind with an About message, add links to where people can find you on social media, show people what games you’ve been playing recently, and more. You can also choose whether to make your profile public so that potential pals can learn more about you.

Your avatar will represent you in chats, in Groups, and other places in the Blizzard community. You can choose from more than 100 different heroes, villains, and other iconic characters from across Blizzard’s game universes and beyond.

Customize your profile and choose an avatar through the View Profile button in the app header and Friends list drop-downs.
     

Appear Offline

Appear offline allows you to set your status to show you as “offline” to your Blizzard friends while remaining connected to Battle.net. This means you can launch the app and game away without distraction.

Appearing offline will show you as offline to everyone in your Blizzard friends list both in the Battle.net app and in-game. Gameplay and game-specific features such as matchmaking are unaffected while you are appearing offline. Note that in the case of World of Warcraft, you will still appear online as your character in-game.

While appearing offline you can still send and receive messages in the app, but it is up to you when you want to respond.

Thanks to everyone who’s provided feedback on these new features during the recent beta test, and to all those who’ve given us suggestions for improving the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app. These features are here because you asked for them, and we’re looking forward to continuing to evolve the app experience and help the Blizzard community stay connected.

Once you’ve had a chance to try these new features out, head to the forums and let us know what you think!

We have some exciting news! You and your friends can now take part in testing beta features in the Blizzard Battle.net app open beta. To switch to the beta version, simply open your app settings, click on the Beta tab, and then click the “Switch to Beta Version.”

You may be wondering, “what is in the beta that would interest me?” New features are now available in open beta for you and your friends to try: Social tab, Blizzard Groups, Profiles, Avatars, and the ability to set your status to Appear Offline. I know, we can’t believe it either! To help get these into as many players’ hands as possible, starting today the beta version of the app is open to you and your friends—no invitation required.

Please note that not all features will be available in every region. See the Beta patch notes for more information

Build 9397

Feature Updates

We made some updates to how you sort friends and other settings on your friends list:

  • "Group Favorites" Setting:  Group all favorited friends together rather than being mixed throughout your friends list.
  • "Sort by Activity" Setting: Friends will be grouped together when playing the same game or in Battle.net rather than sorted alphabetically.
  • Showing and Hiding Offline Friends: You now have more control over how offline friends are displayed in your friends list.

We also added chat history to make it easier to keep a conversation going.

  • Closing Battle.net no longer clears chats messages with friends. Messages will now be stored for 28 days.

Last but not least, emoji support is here!

  • Feeling spunky, giddy, cranky, or any other emotion? Try copy and pasting emoji into chat messages!

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing users from initializing Streaming on beta builds.
  • Fixed a bug that caused games to sort incorrectly.
  • Hearthstone will no longer become unresponsive in certain circumstances when Streaming is enabled.

Build 9262

Bug Fixes

  • Not a lot has changed. But enough to warrant an update!

Build 9093

Improvements

We've updated how we display the game icons throughout the app.

  • The game icons are smaller, allowing us to display more on screen in the Games tab.
  • There is now a collapsible state in the Games tab navigation allowing you to hide the game's title.

Build 9061

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing toast notifications to display for all your online and offline friends when you first logged in.

Build 8965

New Features

We're giving you more control over the types of friend connections you can make in the Blizzard App. You may now send and accept friend requests using BattleTag or Real ID.

  • Friend requests now show where they originated, making it easier to remember how you met your potential new friend.

You can now see comments your viewers make on your Facebook stream while you are in game!

Improvements

  • Minimum spec detection is smarter now. It detects when you are running in compatibility mode, and if your OS meets minimum specs. Upgrades will be suggested to avoid compatibility issues in the future, but it won't prevent you from launching your games.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause friend requests sent from the Facebook Friend Finder to be sent to the wrong friend in rare cases.
  • Opening embedded YouTube videos externally should no longer cause them to open twice in your default web browser.

Known Issues

  • If the overlay for streaming status and comments is located on the bottom edge of the screen, then there may be a minor graphical jump when comments appear.
  • Emojis in a Facebook comment may not display correctly in the streaming overlay for some OS versions.

Build 8941

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing users from being able to log into Blizzard App using Facebook.

Build 8800

Improvements

  • We have included a new dialog in app to remind users that Windows XP and Vista will no longer be supported later this year.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed minor localization issues in various parts of the app.
  • Fixed an issue with Blizzard Streaming where the in-game decal was not correctly updating the viewer count.