Following the announcement back in June, it looks like Blizzard are finally ready to begin rolling out streaming on Facebook. This will allow players to stream directly to the social media outlet, working in a similar fashion to Facebook Live.
Gamers will be able to stream directly from the Battle.net client to their profile and any other Facebook pages they manage. Once you’ve logged in and given the necessary permissions, players will find a pop-up window appear on screen. There will be advanced settings for you to tweak, and basic options such as webcam and microphone options will be on hand, as well as the option to change your stream title and who you want to share it with. Simply click start stream and you’re good to go!
The system is in beta at the moment, and only available in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand but a global rollout is expected soon. Twitch is still top of the pile when it comes to streaming services, but this is a big step in expanding Battle.net’s streaming capabilities. This could inspire Activision to bring the service to non-Blizzard titles such as Call of Duty and Destiny, which could see companies such as EA to follow suit in the future.