Diablo News Blizzard ending support for Windows XP and Vista

While most of us have moved on to modern versions of Windows such as Windows 7, 8, or 10, there may be a few folk still running XP and Vista. If anyone is still running these older versions it might be time to change if you want support from Blizzard. Surely nobody is tuning these still?

A post from Blizzard announces the discontinuation of support for XP and Vista later this year.

Starting later this year, we will begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Microsoft ceased mainstream support for these versions of Windows in 2009 and 2012, respectively, but since a decent portion of our audience was still using them at the time, we continued supporting them. However, there have been three major Windows releases since Vista, and at this point, the vast majority of our audience has upgraded to one of the newer versions.

After these older operating systems are no longer supported, the games will not run on them, so we encourage any players who are still using one of the older OSes to upgrade to a newer version. We’ll be rolling out this change on a staggered schedule, and will post further notices as we get closer to making the change for each game.