Back in June Blizzard announced the Facebook live streaming service and today it’s gone live.
The new system allows gamers to stream any Blizzard game directly to Facebook and a new option is available in the Battle.Net client. If you really want to do this for some weird reason, then you need to setup the your Facebook account in the Battle.Net client and then you can click the “stream” button.
The streaming service is available in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Other regions will follow “soon”.
With most streamers using Twitch or Youtube, it’s an odd partnership but it is free advertising for Blizzard on Facebook. Facebook will also no doubt be capturing as much data as possible on user streaming habits to see what they can do in the future with a streaming service.
Remember folks, there will be a reason this is a thing. Now here’s a video if you really want to do this.