Gift Cards can be used to add funds to your Battle.net Balance and purchase certain items and services such as digital goods or even World of Warcraft game time.
How do Gift Cards work?
Gift Cards are a convenient way of adding funds to your Battle.net Balance which can be used to purchase various Battle.net digital services and games. When you pay for the balance card, the retailer will activate the code for you at the register, making it ready to be used on a Battle.net account. Gift Cards have no value until activated by the retailer. Please note that once scratched, a pre-paid balance card is considered “spent” and cannot be returned for a refund.
Where can I buy them?
These cards are available from selected retailers in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
How do I add a Balance Card to my account?
In order to add Gift Cards to your Battle.net account, follow the instructions below:
- Go to www.battle.net/balance.
- Log in to your Battle.net Account.
- Scratch the metallic strip on the back of the Card to reveal the code.
- Enter the code into the code redemption box.
- If all goes well, you will see a confirmation message and the amount will be added to your Battle.net Balance funds shortly thereafter.
- Check that your funds have been correctly added by looking at your balance in the top-right of your account management screen.
As you can see, you now have Battle.net Balance funds which you can use to purchase digital goods and services from Battle.net. For example, you may wish to upgrade your World of Warcraft account with a Mists of Pandaria Digital Deluxe Edition which you can do through your account management page.
More information on how Battle.net Balance works can be found in this FAQ.
Can I use a Gift Card to pay for my World of Warcraft subscription?
While you can’t use Battle.net Balance as a subscription payment method in World of Warcraft, you can purchase game time with it from the Battle.net Shop. We suggest that you use the specific ‘Game Time’ Gift Card that will allow you to continue your World of Warcraft journey for two months – please check your local retailer for availability.
Do I need a Battle.net Authenticator to use Gift Cards?
No, unlike other forms of Battle.net Balance payment, you do not need to have a Battle.net Authenticator attached to your account to be able to add funds with a Gift Card.
Do Gift Cards have an expiration date?
Gift Card codes are valid for one year from the purchase date.
Are Gift Cards region-specific?
Yes, they are. Gift Cards from the US will not work on European accounts and vice versa. The region of the card can be easily identified by the currency displayed on the front of the card.
I’m experiencing difficulties inputting the Balance Card code. What should I do?
First of all you should ensure that your Internet browser is up to date. Try using an alternate browser as incorrect settings or caching issues can cause error messages during the process. If the issue persists, please remove the cookies and cache from your browser, and try again. Instructions on how to do this can be found below:
If you continue to experience issues inputting the code, please contact the retailer you purchased the Balance Card from as there may have been an issue with the activation.
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