Blizzard Launches Digital Download Store With Beta Lottery
The good folks over at Blizzard have launched their revamped online store complete with digital downloads, a beta lottery and CD key registrations.For the moment, the only games you can download digitally are the StarCraft Anthology, Warcraft III, and the WarCraft III Frozen Throne expansion, this is the first time any Blizzard game has been made available via digitally distributed releases – sans WoW of course. Plus, owners of Blizzard games can register their CD keys on the site which adds titles to their Blizzard account, and download them for free. Diablo II downloads are not currently ready, so you may want to check the site often.
Also, Blizzard is holding a beta lottery which will allow registered users to be entered into a drawing for beta access. This is so that users whose account is drawn will get the first shot at being part of the next beta they launch, which will most likely be their currently unannounced “Next-Gen MMO”.
Here is a list of PC titles that can be registered and downloaded from the Blizzard Store:
- Diablo II (coming soon)
- Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (coming soon)
- Diablo II Battlechest (coming soon)
- StarCraft Battlechest
- StarCraft Anthology
- Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
- Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Expansion Pack
For more information on the Blizzard Store and the beta lottery, check out the official site.