Participants in the Battle.Net Desktop App beta may have noticed an update in the past hour, patching the client to version 1.0.
Speculation is running rampant throughout the community right now, with some wondering if this means an official desktop client release tomorrow during normal maintenance times, or if this is, in fact, the release version. Many are hoping that this is preparation for the start of a Hearthstone beta tomorrow — although no new launch icons are appearing in the app’s interface as of yet.
When asked if a changelog would be forthcoming, Community Representative Exeliran had only this teasing reply:
Oh. You know. “Soon”. 😉
With those suspicious quotation marks, we can only hope this means “excitingly soon” and not the infamous “Blizzard soon”!
Thus far, the Battle.Net Desktop App has been a boon to the Blizzard gaming experience, even if it is only in beta. With one log-in instance, players can quickly switch between games and get into the action faster, and the app can be set to automatically log in upon launch or computer start-up, no authenticator required. Patches for all installed games are automatically downloaded while the resource-friendly app runs in the background, and a chat messaging program should be implemented by the time it’s officially released.
Thanks to Elvine for the tip!