Have you ever wanted to give a friend a few Hearthstone Expert Card Packs? Or gift that epic Iron Skyreaver mount to your World of Warcraft guildmate? Good news! We’ve got you covered with one simple solution — the Battle.net Gift Card.
This €20/£15 gift card is now available at a wide range of retailers across Europe. Simply pick one up at any of the stores listed below and give it to a friend. All they need to do is claim the code on the back of the card in order to charge up their Battle.net Balance, which can be used to purchase a variety of Blizzard digital items, games, and services. You can also use the gift card to charge up your own balance.
For a full overview of what you can buy with Battle.net Balance, visit the Battle.net Shop. Here are just a few examples of the cool stuff you can give a friend via the Battle.net Gift Card:
You’ll find a list of retailers offering the Battle.net Gift Card below. Remember that you can also gift your friends specific digital items directly from the Battle.net Shop.
United Kingdom: GAME, Grainger Games, ASDA
Germany, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Denmark: Gamestop
Belgium, Netherlands: Bart Smit, Game Mania
Sweden, Spain: Game, Gamestop
I've seen Battle.net cards in stores around the US. The one problem with them is that there was tax on it for some reason. At least that is for the Blizzard $20 card that I have seen.
Hm, there must have been something that changed in order for there to be an official post about them today? I'll see if there are any updates to make this announcement clearer.
Sounds like a program update to me from the marketing side of things. Battle.net Gift Card sounds better than Battle.net Balance and you're more likely to share it with others, as the emphasis on "balance" was more to do with the defunct D3 RMAH. "Gift Card" definitely sounds more marketable. It's also possible this might finally replace WoW time cards that I still see sold in plenty of places while now covering HS and HOTS too.So in short, streamlining and marketing reasons, one card to rule them all