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 and Heroes of the Storm. 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, and South America.
- 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.
Southeast Asia and Oceania
Players in Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asian countries will default to the Americas when playing Diablo III, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.
You can switch between regions via the game options menu or in the Battle.net Desktop Application. To change your region in the Battle.net Desktop Application, select a region from the dropdown above the Play button. 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.
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