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Blizzard launches gameplay streaming service via Facebook partnership

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Ever wanted to share that insane team kill you just got with Mercy in Overwatch? Or that incredible set you just managed to finish in Diablo? Or maybe you just want to show off how good you are at Lost Vikings. Up until now you only had a few options at your disposal, like Twitch and YouTube streaming, but Blizzard is getting in on the action and offering its customers a semi-native streaming solution.

The game creator has announced that it’s partnering with Facebook to allows its user to livestream their games straight to their social networks. Players, using the Battle.net app will notice a new icon in their top right corner, one which allows them to start streaming almost immediately. All a player has to do is connect their Facebook accounts and set up their streaming settings.

The client is supported in all Blizzard games, and comes with everything that’s needed for basic game streaming. From microphone and video settings to webcam support, Blizzard’s first foray into native game streaming seems like a good start.

The service is live right now in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, with a global lunch expected soon. Those looking to take advantage of it will need to have the latest version of the Battle.net app.

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