Blizzard 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 all our games except for World of Warcraft.
The three play regions are:
- Americas for players in North America, Latin America, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.
- 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.
To switch between Play Regions, click the globe icon drop-down button over the Play button.
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Your game progress is tied to your Play Region, and isn't shared across regions. By default, you will play in your home region, which is determined by your country of residence. Choosing to play in a different region may negatively affect your connection to our servers.
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.
Note: In Overwatch, you cannot select a play region; instead, the game will place you into the best match based on your ping. Progress and collections are shared across all regions except for the Public Test Region.