Blizzard’s Battle.web launcher will now allow you to add, handle, and chat to buddies from internationally—although you will nonetheless solely be capable of play with these in your present area.
Added in an replace yesterday (and noticed by Wowhead), Blizzard’s launcher will not limit your folks listing to these in your area. An instance screenshot on the launcher’s patch notes reveals that any buddies you may have from exterior the area will now have their location listed beside their present exercise.
However whilst you’ll now be capable of chat and preserve monitor of your friends from abroad, we’re not fairly at a degree the place you’ll play with them. All of Blizzard’s video games are nonetheless cordoned off with regional servers, limiting characters and accounts to the continent the place they began.
Naturally, China will even stay cordoned off from the remainder of the world, each in-game and from this new international chat ecosystem.
Possibly sooner or later you’ll saddle up with a WoW celebration from throughout Europe, Asia and America. However for now, Blizzard has no plans to push in that route. Not less than now you can hand around in chat collectively whereas going your separate methods.