An “Appear Offline” Mode Could Soon Come to Blizzard’s Online Games
A major feature has been missing from Blizzard’s online games for a while and even though Blizzard doesn’t consider it anything but an unnecessary feature, there is significant demand for it. Fans have been asking for an appear offline mode for Blizzard’s online games for a long time.
The indication of the arrival of this feature comes from the latest Hearthstone patch. There are some changes to the game code that may be in preparation for appear offline feature. If the long wait feature arrives at Blizzard’s Online games, it won’t just be to Hearthstone.
Expect it for Overwatch as well as back in 2016, Jeff Kaplan said that they want to bring
this feature to Overwatch.
We would like to add an “Appear Offline” option to Overwatch. We are in the process of coordinating this with Battle.net and the other game teams. Because our social system is a cross-game system (WoW, Hearthstone, Heroes, SC2, D3) adding this functionality is not trivial for us. I know there has been discussion around this feature for a long time, and things have definitely not moved at a rate which is acceptable, I can assure you we care about the feature and want to figure out how to make it happen.
Now that Destiny 2 is coming to Battle.Net, it would be great to have this feature and not having to worry about your clan knowing you are online if you wish to have some time alone in the world of Destiny 2.
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