Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook have teamed up to allow gamers to stream Blizzard’s games directly to Facebook. If you update your Blizzard client, you’ll see there is a new button in the upper right hand corner that looks like a camera. When you click that button, you’ll be prompted to connect your Blizzard account and your Facebook account.
From there, you’ll be able to customize your Facebook streaming post. You’ll be able to select if you want your mic and your camera on, what title you’d like to use, where you’d like to share it to, and what audience can see the post. There are even more options in the further settings area, which let you enable hot keys, input devices and further webcam options.
The option is currently only available for Windows PC devices, but should be coming to Mac soon. The feature is live across the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Blizzard says they plan to roll out the feature worldwide soon.
The Facebook streaming feature seems to come as a challenge to the extremely popular streaming site Twitch. Many of Blizzard’s games like Overwatch are highly streamed and highly viewed on Twitch, so it will be interesting to see if the Facebook streaming function affects this at all.