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How to Change Your Region

Blizzard uses a unique region-based system in order to manage their players. There are two main methods to change your region, depending on whether you want to do it to your client session or game.

Choosing your region

Blizzard has assigned most areas into specific regions. This list is shown below. However, these are only the recommended settings and you are able to change it.

Region Areas
Americas North, Latin and South America; Southeast Asia; Australia; and New Zealand
Europe EU (including Britain), Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East
Asia South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

Consequences of changing regions

If you do choose to change your region, you face losing any game progress and in-game items you have unlocked (apart from in Overwatch). In addition, according to Blizzard, “game keys, upgrades, in-game items, game progress and (your) friends list” may be lost, as they are specific to the region you choose.

Changing the region of your session

You can change the region that you are using in t he client. Notably, this will we mean that you can access friends from that region you switch to.

  1. Log out from with the drop down in the top-left. A login screen will appear.
  2. In the top-left of this screen, click the small blue globe icon. This opens a drop-down.
  3. You can select any of the options listed to change your region.
  4. Log back in and your region will have changed.

Use the globe icon in the login menu to change your region

Change your region for a particular game

  1. In the game window on the client, a drop-down should be present above the ‘Play’ button.
  2. From this drop down, select your region.

Use the drop down above the play button in the client to change your region