Note: Game keys, upgrades, in-game items, game progress, and friend lists are all region-specific and cannot be transferred between regions.

Battle.net Global Play allows you to connect to game servers in regions outside your own, making it easy to play with your friends in other parts of the world. Global Play is available for Diablo III, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch. By default, you will play in your home region, which is determined by the country of residence registered to your Battle.net account.

Global Play Regions

  • Americas for players in North America, Latin America, South America, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
    Note: Southeast Asia is a separate region in StarCraft II.
  • Europe for players in the European Union, Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, and the Middle East.
  • Asia for players in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Overwatch Global Play

Global Play in Overwatch works differently from our other games. All of your game progress, including unlocked in-game items, remains the same across all regions.

Note: Game key and friend list restrictions still apply.

Changing Regions

You can switch between regions via the game options menu or Play button in the Battle.net Desktop Application. When you launch the game, you will log in to the selected region.

Note: When your client patches, you will be locked out of any other regions that have not yet received that patch. Once those regions undergo maintenance and patch as well, you will be able to play in those regions.