Battle.Net To Launch Facebook Features

Via CNet. Starcraft II (launch date 27 July) fans who want to tout their strategies and winning scores will soon be able to conveniently do that in the usual place: Facebook.

Blizzard Entertainment announced Wednesday that its next-generation online gaming platform, called, which hosts the upcoming and highly anticipated RTS StarCraft II, will integrate with Facebook to offer players an enhanced social-gaming experience.

The first step in the integration will enable StarCraft II players to quickly add Blizzard gamers who are their friends on Facebook to their friend lists, facilitating their social-gaming experience on the service. This means you can forgo the current clunky process of adding a friend via their ID or e-mail address. has been the playground for different releases of Blizzard titles, including Starcraft, Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and the StarCraft II beta.