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    Blizzard has released a preview of Battle.net 2.0 on the official StarCraft II site.

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    Blizzard has released a preview of Battle.net 2.0 on the official StarCraft II site.

    Battle.net is about to undergo the greatest update in its long and storied history as one of the world’s most successful online gaming services.

    The new page consists of an overview of the new Battle.net system.  We are given details regarding the three main pillars of the new multiplayer infrastructure:

    Always being connected: Having a persistent character linked to your account online and in the campaign.  Showing off the portraits and decals you’ve unlocked through achievements.

    A competetive arena for everyone: So that even beginner plays can have a level of competetion suitable for their skill level.

    Connecting the Blizzard community: Being able to communicate with fellow gamers fluently and easily.  Including cross-game chat, in-game text chat, and voice chat.

    We also get 8 new screenshots and a video interview with Greg Canessa, project director of Battle.net 2.0.  Hit the jump to see all the new screenshots showcasing the Battle.net 2.0 interface.

    Blizzard Disclaimer:

    The images on this page depict features that are currently in development, and should not be considered final.

    All the frames shown in the video interview are Starcraft 2 focussed but you can get an understanding of how they want the players to communite with each other within Battle.Net as well as in game which is relevant to Diablo 3 players.

    Login Screen

     

    Leagues and Ladders

     

    Profile Page

     

    Pre-game Load Screen

     

    Friends List

     

    In-Game Friends List

     

    Join Custom Game

     

    Create Custom Game

     

    You can read about Battle.Net and Diablo 3 at DiabloWiki.Net.

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