Patch Notes

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2.17.2 - May 10, 2017

Improved
  • Updated Blizzard navigation!
  • Fixed a bug relating to SC2 accounts.

2.16.4 - March 29, 2017

Improved
  • Bug fixes and behind-the-scenes improvements

2.16.1 - March 25, 2017

New!
  • StarCraft Forums: New forums for StarCraft Remastered

2.15.0 - February 14, 2017

Improved
  • Bug Fixes! 

2.14.0 - January 25, 2017

New!
  • Diablo III & Hearthstone Avatars: At long last, you can select an avatar on the Diablo III and Hearthstone forums!
Improved
  • Addressed a security vulnerability.
  • A few behind-the-scene quality of life changes.

Known Issue

  • There is a known issue with some Diablo III users being unable to create topics on the console forums.  Replies are still possible, but topic creation is not working as intended.  We are aware of the issue but do not have a fix at this time.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know when this is corrected.

2.11.0 - October 25, 2016

New!
  • Diablo III Profiles: Your Diablo III profile is now linked from your forum avatar!
Improved
  • Blizzard posters will now correctly show their animated avatars.
  • Addressed a security vulnerability.
  • A few more minor quality-of-life bug fixes!

2.10.0 - October 4, 2016

New!
  • The Diablo III, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm forums have joined all other Blizzard games on our new forum platform.
  • Like/Dislike Breakdown: Mousing over a post's score now reveals that post's total likes and dislikes.
Improved
  • Stickies: We've added some spacing between stickied topics and the rest so it's easier to tell them apart.
  • Several bugs were fixed.

2.8.0 - August 23, 2016

  • Forum Patch Notes: We've added this page so you can see what's new on the forums.
  • Overwatch Profiles: Your Overwatch profile is now linked from your forum avatar!

2.7.0 - August 2, 2016

  • WoW Forums Migrated: This actually happened a week before.  We're sneaky.
  • WoW Realms: Specific to the WoW forums: if you're logged in, the forums will prioritize realms you have characters on, and collapse ones you don't.
  • WoW Guild Names Added Back: We know you missed them, and sorry we forgot them, but here they are again!
  • Removed Post Composition Restriction: You can compose even if you're on posting cooldown, because that makes sense.
  • Quote Highlighted Text: Won't work on mobile, but sorely missed on PC.  
  • Lots of bugs were addressed.

2.6.0 - July 12, 2016

  • Console Posting on Overwatch Forums: Making our Overwatch forums accessible to console users with a valid game profile.
  • Somewhere, a production-type is muttering to herself about test-driven development.

2.5.0 - June 21, 2016

  • SC2 and Battle.net Forums Migrated: Get cozy!
  • Error Messaging Improvements: You should never see these, but if you do, you'll probably be less likely to wonder what the heck just happened.
  • Bugs and Polish: My favorite mid-80s buddy-cop sitcom.

2.4.0 - June 1, 2016

  • Timestamp Update: A little moving around to make the forums more readable.
  • Post Navigation: In topics with multiple pages (> 3), if you click on the ellipses within the post listing, you can pull up a "Go to Page" dialogue! 

2.3.0 - May 16, 2016

  • POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLS: They got added back to the forums!
  • Preview on Hover: On desktop a mouse over the link to the topic gives a preview of content.  On mobile, this appears as a subheading.
  • Browse-away Warning: Hey! You haven't finished that post!  You sure you want to close that browser?
  • Overwatch Avatars: WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.  (Initially only for PC players, working on console.)  (I like "O"s.)  
  • Blizzcon Migrated: Welcome, friends!
  • Bug Fixes: We're a locomotive, and bugs are our coal.  Shovel a few more on the fire!  

2.2.0 - May 2, 2016

  • We don't talk about 2.2.0.

2.1.0 - April 19, 2016

  • Breadcrumb Update: Improvement to the breadcrumb navigation.
  • MVP and Moderator Upgrades: Seekrit improvements.
  • Bug Fixes: Forever.

2.0.0 - April 5, 2016

  • MAJOR VERSION BUMP: THIS ISN'T EVEN OUR FINAL FORM.
  • Up/Down Votes: We know you missed it. It's back.
  • User Menu: You can find it in the top right, next to the Overwatch home site link. Currently only shows your latest posts, but someday it will be mighty.
  • Mobile Menu: It's way better now! Navigation through the forums should be much easier for those of you viewing on tablets or mobile devices.
  • Bug Fixes: Lots of them.

1.5.0 - March 10, 2016

  • State Text on Forums: Easier to tell if a forum's locked/read-only.
  • Search by Specific Forum/All Forums: Search bar added to the forum landing page allows you to search through all forums. Search bar within a forum (General Discussion, Bug Reports) only searches in that forum.
  • Last Post/Timestamp Links: Last post visited "bookmarks" that thread with a "Go to Last Post" link so you can jump to the latest updates. This is client-side only at this time. We hope to move this to a server setting in the future.
  • Timestamp Links: A post's timestamp now functions as a direct link to that post
  • Posting Cooldown: Browser-side countdown timer for when you can post next

1.4.0 - February 19, 2016

  • Visited Topics: If you've visited a topic, it will display as grayed out until new posts are added.
  • Linking to Posts: You can now link to an individual post using the "More Options" dropdown (the little [v] button in the post)
  • Ignore User: You can now ignore a user (this grays out and collapses their posts; you can unignore them if you decide you like them again after all). This is also available from the "More Options" dropdown.
  • Blizz Badge Links to First Blizz Post: The handy "Blizz" badge on a topic now links to the first Blizz-blue post in that topic.
  • Tooltips: Many buttons, icons, and menus now display a helpful tooltip.
  • Better Error Handling for Missing Pages: You probably won't ever notice this feature until you need to.
  • Bug Fixes: Mostly design and translation polish.