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You can now stream all your favourite Blizzard games via Facebook!

Last June, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the popular social media platform would be officially integrated in the Battle.net client, allowing for a variety of new functionalities. After today's Battle.net update, you can stream Blizzard games on Facebook. Moreover, you can log into the client by using your Facebook info.

This feature is available in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and only on Windows PCs. Other regions and Mac will follow soon.

Here is a video showcasing the new streaming feature:

And here are the patch notes, as you can see them in the client:

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Go Live on Facebook and share your epic moments!

• We've added a Streaming button to the top right of the app window. The first time you press the button, you'll be prompted to log in to Facebook and authorize Blizzard Entertainment to post on your behalf. We will never:
• Post or share anything on your network without your permission.
• Share your real name with anyone outside your Facebook network
• After that, you'll access the Streaming Control Panel. where you can customize your stream if you'd like.
• In Settings, you can access more options for your hotkey, web., and audio preferences.
• Once you launch the game of your choice. start your stream by clicking the Start Stream button, or by tapping your hotkey (default is Ctrl + F1). You'll see the Live overlay on the top left of your screen.
• You can end your stream by pressing the hotkey, again, or by clicking the Stop Stream button on the Streaming Control Panel.

Note: Streaming Is not supported on Windows XP, Additionally, users with low-end systems may hove problems streaming.

Quality Settings
• In the Streaming Settings. you can adjust the quality of your stream. The default option is set to Medium (720p. 30 FPS. 3.0 Mbps).
Note: Higher quality settings are more demanding on your computer and refereed connection.

In-Game Overlay
• You can adjust the position of the in-game overlay (or simply disable it) in the Streaming Settings.

Webcam Settings
• You can adjust the position of the in-game overlay (or simply disable it) in the Streaming Settings.

Audience Selection

• You can manage the audience and visibility of each Stream using the Audience selector in the Streaming Control Panel.
• You can post your streams to your timeline. If you manage a Facebook Page, you can post streams there, too.
• You can adjust the maximum Audience level in your Ape Settings on Facebook. To modify the Audience for your stream:
• Visit https://facebook.com/settings/ 
• Select Apps.
• Select the Blizzard Entertainment app.
• Adjust the App visibility and post audience.
• Return to the battle.net desktop app.
• Close and reopen your Streaming Control Panel.
• Your Audience selector will be updated to reflect the available audiences for your Streams.

Known Issues
• Streaming Is not yet available for Mac
• The webcem can't be used for streaming if it's in use by another application.
• Games may experience a slightly lower frame rate while streaming.
• Streaming on slower Internet connections may interfere with streams and computer performance
• Watching your own stream on Facebook with the capture system sounds option selected may create a sound feedback loop unless the live video is muted on Facebook.
• Links on the Facebook login dialog do not work. If you need to reset your Facebaok password, use a web browser to visit http://facebook.com
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10 hours ago, Zadina said:

This feature is available in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and only on Windows PCs.

That's most probably why. It's not available in Europe yet.

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It's kinda neat. Too bad no one on my Facebook gives two shits about me playing Hearthstone. :( Well Hey, they shove cat videos down my throat, I'll shove my laddering down theirs.  They Gon Lern 2day!!!

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