Blizzard gets ready to rollout new Battle.net desktop app

The new Battle.net app

Blizzard, the maker of popular games like World of Warcraft, has announced that it’s ready to roll out the new version of its Battle.net desktop app. The company said that the update represents the biggest front-end overhaul that the program has seen in years and that it has been designed to ensure all players have a smoother experience.

With this update, users should be aware of five big enhancements introduced in the new update, they include:

  1. Better navigation where you can favourite your games and arrange them so they’re easier to access.
  2. News and game content is more expansive in full-page view.
  3. The social pane has been revamped so it’s easier to see your friends and what games they’re playing.
  4. Accessibility has been improved so you can navigate most of the app with a keyboard. Screen reader support and colour contrast option have also been improved.
  5. The notifications hub brings together messages and game download statuses.

Blizzard said it plans first to launch the new software update to users in parts of North America initially so that the update can be tested in the real world giving players a chance to send feedback about any lingering issues. Over the coming weeks, people in other regions of the world should expect to receive the update and, hopefully, any leftover bugs will have been squashed.

Going forward, Blizzard has promised to keep improving the Battle.net app by introducing iterative changes to the app. It has asked that when you get a chance to try the new update that you also provide your feedback on the forums.

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