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Battle.net Desktop Client
The new Battle.net desktop client has been tested internally for some time now. It appears that testing is nearly here, as the Battle.net support site has been updated with related help articles.

Currently only a Windows version has appeared for testing, but by the looks of the jobs page, a OS X version is in development as well. Unfortunately we are only able to see the offline mode for now, but there are a lot of features in the mockups.

Keep in mind this is not an official preview, and many, many, many things will change before release.

  • This replaces the launcher for all Blizzard games, and works similar to the current launchers, with background updates, repair tool, and more.
  • Chat with Battle.net friends across every Battle.net enabled game.
  • News - You can see all of the news from the various Battle.net game sites in the client.
  • Store - NYI?
  • Forums - NYI?
  • Profiles - NYI?


Install and Launcher



News View



Launcher



Settings



Battle.Net Client Mockups
These do not represent the final client at all, just a snapshot of development plans in the past. The final client will not look like this.



Client Avatars
These are likely to be the avatars that you can pick from when creating a Battle.net profile.



Client Backgrounds




News Backgrounds



Misc Screenshots



Support Pages
Some of the Battle.net support pages have been updated to reflect the new client:



Client Strings
This is just a small selection of strings, including the more interesting ones.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • {target} is already blocked.
  • {target} is not blocked.
  • An error occurred while attempting to block {target}. Please try again.
  • An error occurred while attempting to report {target}. Please try again.
  • An error occurred while attempting to unblock {target}. Please try again.
  • AppearOffline
  • Are you sure you want to reset your Friend Settings back to their default values? This does not change your General or Game Settings.
  • Available
  • Battle.net could not process update information received from the server. Please contact Customer Support.
  • Battle.net is in maintenance. Please try again later.
  • BNET_ACCOUNT_INVISIBLE:
  • BNET_ACCOUNT_INVISIBLE_TIME:
  • Creating new friend request for battletag:
  • Creating new friend request for email:
  • Creating new friend request for id:
  • D3X1
  • Flash the program icon or window when I receive a message outside my active chat window
  • Friend request sent to {friend}!
  • globalplay
  • isBanned
  • isBanned_levelinfo
  • isBeta
  • isLifeTime
  • isRecurringSubscription
  • isRestricted
  • isStarterEdition
  • isSubscription
  • isSuspended
  • isSuspended_levelinfo
  • isTrial
  • isUnlimitedPlayTime
  • minutesRemaining
  • parentalDailyMinutesRemaining
  • parentalWeeklyMinutesRemaining
  • playTimeExpires
  • program_levelinfo
  • S2X1
  • Show mutual friends
  • suspensionExpires
  • suspensionExpires_levelinfo
  • The Block List is a list of other players you have previously blocked communication from. You may unblock players from this list at any time.
  • There is no time left on your game account. Please add game time and try again.
  • There was an error accepting the friend request from {friend}.
  • There was an error delivering your message to {target}.
  • There was an error reporting {target}. Please try again.
  • There was an error sending a friend request to {friend}.
  • There was an error updating friend data. Please try again. If this problem persists, please contact Customer Support.
  • This account has been canceled. If you did not request this cancellation, please contact Customer Support.
  • This license is restricted to a different region. Please switch your region and try again. If this problem persists, please contact Customer Support.
  • This license is restricted to the Korean region.
  • This license is restricted to the Latin American region.
  • This license is restricted to the Russian region.
  • This license is restricted to the Taiwanese region.
  • ViewFriendsOfFriendWindow
  • WOWX0
  • WOWX1
  • WOWX2
  • WOWX3
  • WOWX4
  • WOWX5
  • WOWX6
  • WOWX7
  • WOWX8
  • WOWX9
  • You are already friends with {friend}.
  • You cannot block someone on your friends list.
  • You cannot block yourself.
  • You cannot log in at this time because your account has parental control restrictions in place.
  • You cannot perform this action because your account settings have RID disabled.
  • You cannot perform this action, because {friend} is not your friend.
  • You cannot send a friend request to yourself.
  • You cannot send messages while you are appearing offline.
  • You can't accept a friend request from {friend} because you have blocked this person.
  • You can't accept this friend request because {friend} already has the maximum number of friends.
  • You can't accept this friend request because you already have the maximum number of friends.
  • You can't send a friend request to {friend} because you have blocked this person.
  • You have already sent a friend request to {friend}. It is currently pending.
  • You have applied a mobile phone lock to your account. To unlock your account, call your account lock phone number, or contact Customer Support.
  • You must create a BattleTag before you can connect to Battle.net.
  • Your account has been banned. Please contact Customer Support.
  • Your account has been locked for security reasons. Please contact Customer Support.
  • Your account has been suspended. Please contact Customer Support.
  • Your account is not yet included in the Battle.net desktop application beta test.
  • Your block list is full.
  • Your cached login details have expired. Please log in to Battle.net again. If this problem persists, please contact Customer Support.
  • Your CPU does not meet the minimum recommended specs for this product. If you continue, your gameplay experience may be unsatisfactory.
  • Your friend request no longer exists.
  • Your friend request to {friend} was not sent because you are squelched.
  • Your friend request was not sent, because {friend} already has the maximum number of friends.
  • Your friend request was not sent, because {friend} has the maximum number of unanswered friend requests.
  • Your friend request was not sent, because you already have the maximum number of friends.
  • Your friend request was not sent, because you have the maximum number of pending requests. Please wait until someone responds, or delete some.
  • Your login attempt has timed out. Please try again.
  • Your login details were incorrect. Please try again.
  • Your message is too long.
  • Your message to {target} could not be delivered. Please try again.
  • Your message to {target} was not delivered because you are squelched.
  • Your message was not delivered because {target} is offline.
  • Your message was not delivered because the recipient is invalid.
  • Your operating system does not meet the minimum specs for this product. This installation will be canceled.
  • Your preferred language is not available for {game_name}. If you continue {game_name} will be installed in the default language.
  • Your system does not meet the minimum recommended specs for this product. If you continue, your gameplay experience may be unsatisfactory.
  • Your system memory does not meet the minimum recommended specs for this product. If you continue, your gameplay experience may be unsatisfactory.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle.net Desktop Client started by chaud View original post
Comments 174 Comments
  1. Tesuque's Avatar
    Interesting for sure.
  1. Trollhamaren's Avatar
    hahaha, looks like a steam copy to me.
    about time blizz, valve kwnos its shit.
  1. voskopoula's Avatar
    WOWX5
    WOWX6
    WOWX7
    WOWX8
    WOWX9
    Give me a break, getting too old for WoW! :P
  1. Areden's Avatar
    Cant wait for it!
  1. Jaded5542's Avatar
    10 bucks says this is the new patch 5.4 thing they were going on about.
  1. Brokeguy's Avatar
    looks nice just hope its not the new awesome super feature in game they were talking about........
  1. moveth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaded5542 View Post
    10 bucks says this is the new patch 5.4 thing they were going on about.
    This is for all Blizzard products and not solely associated to WoW, so I highly doubt that.
  1. Azutael's Avatar
    Looks nice enough for a first look, but there's room for improvement clearly from what little is shown here :P
    Still I love the idea and welcome it whenever it's ready.
  1. Driizzt's Avatar
    Awwwww Hell, It's about time!!!!
  1. Whidbey's Avatar
    So where did all the pics come from??
  1. Telaq's Avatar
    Looking great!
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaded5542 View Post
    10 bucks says this is the new patch 5.4 thing they were going on about.
    I hope it's not I like this idea hope you can do Battle.Net chat without going inside one of the games.... But this things does not really do anything for WoW as a game!
    It's more cross marketing thing!
  1. DrMcNinja's Avatar
    Very nice stuff there. Good to see a way to access the forums and stores etc. without the need to open my browser.
  1. subanark's Avatar
    Odd... they have strings for all the wow xpacs, but only 1 D3 xpac and 1 SC2. Maybe they are just testing possible incompatibility in the future, and will add more latter on?

    And, no, I think we were given a hint that the unannounced feature has to do with inventory space (and not doing lower level content at lower level as they said they don't have a plan yet for how challenge modes will work past level 90).
  1. TrollShaman's Avatar
    Looking good so far. Hopefully it won't hog all the computer memory.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by voskopoula View Post
    Give me a break, getting too old for WoW! :P

    Most likely planning ahead of time. Wouldn't be surprised if it was true anyways.


    OT: I like the look of this!
  1. seijo's Avatar
    OMG finally offline mode??? "You cannot send messages while you are appearing offline." Yes please.
  1. Vakna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaded5542 View Post
    10 bucks says this is the new patch 5.4 thing they were going on about.
    Yes because this clearly provides a lot of new content for World of Warcraft, and totally relates to the previous expansions (Direct quote from the devs about what the 5.4 feature will contain).

    The logic is strong in this one.
  1. streets772's Avatar
    It looks like Steam just 20% different
  1. BetrayedOf52's Avatar
    I have nothing negative to say, it looks crisp / will be convenient / looks up to date

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