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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. Blupparen's Avatar
    This looks awsome. Now Im only going to need one shortcut for my blizzard games. I hope its better than origin...
  1. Jaded5542's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kektonic View Post
    "lol jokes on them i was being dumb on purpose"

    Cool story.
    Interesting, so mocking the fact that last time they had a "surprise" for us we got Hearthstone.
    So when they have a "surprise" for us in 5.4.....

    I'll just back away slowly, as i can see the adults are talking about their Steam Client.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Only took them half a decade just to have an Alpha leak!
  1. enchanted's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by streets772 View Post
    It looks like Steam just 20% different
    Hehe same thing came to mind while seeing this.

    OT; pretty kewl stuff, lets see how this turns out in the end. also 5 more wow expacs :O
  1. Shoalin's Avatar
    Looks good imho.
  1. provocator's Avatar
    It looks a little bit like steam but nothing wrong with that. I just hope it won't be so sluggish. My steam client freezes very often.
  1. Issalice's Avatar
    Finally appearing offline looks like it will be added. I am beyond excited about this! There are a couple of people that I should just remove from my battle tag friends lists but I don't want to go through the hassle that it will cause because of mutual friends.
  1. warlocx's Avatar
    This could be neat!
  1. Collected's Avatar
    All the way up to WOWX9 .. interesting.
  1. Neglesh's Avatar
    Nice, looks really interesting and crisp!
  1. Evillek's Avatar
    Finally!!!
  1. razorsharp's Avatar
    The idea is based on SSO (Single Sign On) access control, which allows client to log-in through the launcher interface and when launching a game you skip the authentication process, but jump straight into the game instead as if you are already authenticated.
  1. Dungeonravor's Avatar
    Looks awesome so far.
  1. Reyzzz'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.
    You owe me then, unless the client gives us valor points.
  1. lordzed83's Avatar
    Looks awesome but wont work with TriDef 3d software anyway
  1. Guyon's Avatar
    Looks like steam.
    I hate steam.
  1. Phasma's Avatar
    They must plan far ahead... WOWX9?
  1. Barnabos's Avatar
    Looking Good, me likey
  1. Mech's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by segoplout View Post
    In your face EA, Blizz release their Origin and everyone is happy. It's about gaining respect.
    Kind of different though. Blizzards games have always been connected through the Battle.Net service and all this does is make it so you have 1 central area for all your games. EA tried to shove every game they publish through Origin when their games had zero reason to ever have such a service. Probably why it doesn't bother anyone to see things just being made simpler for Blizzard games.
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    Please don't be the new 5.4 feature....

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