|Windows||November 30, 1996|
|macOS (OS X)||August 14, 2013|
For a list of games, see.
- DRM: Digital distribution platform with accompanying client required for downloading and updating games.
- Blizzard Entertainment games only; with the exception of the Call of Duty series. Some older Blizzard games do not require the client for DRM, and use classic Battle.net accounts for online play. Classic Battle.net accounts differ from typical accounts.
- Most Battle.net games require a constant network connection. StarCraft II has an offline mode, but it only functions for a maximum of 30 days before requiring a re-connect.
- Two-factor authentication: SMS Protect and Battle.net Authenticator for iOS, Android, and physical.
- Freeware classic games from Blizzard. No account required.
Battle.net is a gaming service provided by Blizzard Entertainment. It serves as the digital distribution platform and DRM mechanism for all currently supported Blizzard games.