March 21, 2009 by Paul Curtin
Blizzard has just introduced the new Battle.net which gives players many new features including the ability to now sign up for the StarCraft II closed beta. The new Battle.net is described as a brand-new way for players to manage their Blizzard Entertainment games, make online Blizzard store purchases, log in to World of Warcraft, and more using just one set of login information.
World of Warcraft players now have the option to create a Battle.net account, merge a World of Warcraft account (or multiple accounts) with it, and begin logging in to the game, the Armory, and the forums using their new Battle.net account login information.
Some of the benefits of the Battle.net account include:
- Fewer passwords to remember. One single login lets you access World of Warcraft, the online Blizzard store, and more — including upcoming games such as StarCraft II and Diablo III.
- Opt in to upcoming Blizzard Entertainment beta tests. Put yourself in the running to be invited to test upcoming games.
- Easy access to your classic games. Store your CD keys for classic Blizzard Entertainment titles, and then download the games whenever you wish.
- And more to come…. We’re planning to add more features in the future, including tools to help friends communicate between games and bring players closer together.
Check out the Blizzard FAQ section here for all the details.