|Windows||November 30, 1996|
|macOS (OS X)||August 14, 2013|
For a list of games, see.
Battle.net is a gaming service, social networking service and digital distribution platform operated by Blizzard Entertainment.
It serves as the digital distribution platform and DRM mechanism for all currently supported Blizzard games. It also has social network function. With the exception of a few like the Call of Duty series, most modern titles published by Blizzard usually requires the Battle.net launcher to be running, and most games requires a constant internet connection. It should be noted that older games requires an Classic Battle.net account in other to play, as they were differ from the modern Battle.net account.
Battle.net started out as a basic game service on November 30, 1996, offered only a few basic services like chatting and game listings. Battle.net was later revamped on March 20, 2009, offering unlockable achievements in-game, new improved matchmaking system and revamped social messaging. It was later revamped again in August 2013 as a dedicated storefront for Blizzard games.
Configuration file(s) location
|Games launch configuration||%PROGRAMDATA%\Battle.net\Agent\data\cache\<id-part1>\<id-part2>\<game-id>|
|Games launch settings||HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\Battle.net\Launch Options\<game-nick>|