Diablo News Battle.Net has now been renamed. Now Just Blizzard

Back in September last year, Blizzard revealed they were going to rebrand Battle.Net to avoid any confusion over branding and everything would now simply be called Blizzard. Well, it’s finally happened.

It’s sad to see Battle.Net go, it’s been a huge part of Blizzard gaming from the start, especially for Diablo which prompted its creation for Diablo 1. Well, it’s gone now and the Battle.Net app is simply labelled Blizzard.

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In case you were wondering why this has happened, here’s the note on this from last September.

W’re going to be transitioning away from using the Battle.net name for our gaming service and the functionality connected to it. Battle.net technology will continue to serve as the central nervous system for Blizzard games—nothing is changing in that regard. We’ll just be referring to it as Blizzard tech instead. You’ve already seen this recently with things like “Blizzard Streaming” and “Blizzard Voice,” and more changes are on the way.

When we created Battle.net, the idea of including a tailored online-gaming service together with your game was more of a novel concept, so we put a lot of focus on explaining what the service was and how it worked, including giving it a distinct name. Over time, though, we’ve seen that there’s been occasional confusion and inefficiencies related to having two separate identities under which everything falls—Blizzard and Battle.net. Given that built-in multiplayer support is a well-understood concept and more of a normal expectation these days, there isn’t as much of a need to maintain a separate identity for what is essentially our networking technology.

We just wanted to make sure everyone was aware as we moved forward with this change over the next several months; we’ll provide any relevant updates as the transition progresses.

Farewell Battle.Net You will be missed.