Following the confusing news that Blizzard Entertainment was dropping the long-running, iconic Battle.net name for the Blizzard App, the company is going back to its roots in favor of the platform’s classic name.
The platform will be known as Blizzard Battle.net, a name that retains their classic pedigree, while also falling more in line with their focus on branding everything under “Blizzard.”
“When we announced that we’d be transitioning away from the Battle.net name for our online-gaming service, we suspected that the shift would be challenging,” the company posted on their website. “We understood that Battle.net stood for something special — it represents years of shared history and enjoyment, community and friendship, for all of us and our players.”
The company recently talked up the service, referring to it as Battle.net, and not its mundane Blizzard app moniker – leading many to believe even they didn’t like the name change. Now they’ve seen the error in their ways, and are shifting their stance.
“Moving forward, to help offset some of the original concerns we listed back in September, we will be connecting ‘Blizzard’ to ‘Battle.net’ in our logo for the service and in general when we refer to it in print: Blizzard Battle.net,” the company noted, alongside a new logo – which you can see above.