Blizzard Launches Blizzard Voice, Game-Agnostic Battle.net Voice Chat
The first of Blizzard's generalized products to not be under the Battle.net moniker, Blizzard Voice, has officially launched. The system allows players to create chat channels that support both text and voice, after which they can invite friends. Those invited can then invite their friends. These channels support an infinite amount of users. Users can be part of multiple channels, but can only voice chat with one at a time.
The system works across games, meaning you don't have to be playing the same game as someone else to be able to chat with them. It is not, however, hooked into Overwatch's in-game VoIP system, which is likely due to the friends and friends of friends-only system that they have in place.
All you have to do to try out Blizzard Voice is update your Battle.net client.
Blizzard Voice has arrived! Be sure to update your Blizzard Launcher before trying to give it a go 🗣 pic.twitter.com/P3T2lEMVWM
— Blizzard Ent (@Blizzard_Ent) October 20, 2016