How to Delete a Blizzard Account
Blizzard has been getting a lot of flak lately. A once great, groundbreaking gaming company that produced so many amazing titles started crumbling under pressure. Recently, they received heavy backlash from the community because of an incident that happened at one of their tournaments.
As a result, many people started to boycott Blizzard and are looking for ways to delete their Blizzard accounts. At first, it seemed that Blizzard wouldn’t allow this to happen because they would lose too much profit. However, the issue was fixed, and now you can easily delete your account. Read on and learn how.
Background Info About the Backlash
If you already want to delete your Blizzard account, you probably know about the fiasco that happened recently at a Hearthstone tournament hosted by Blizzard. They tried to punish a player called Blitzchung, who spoke up and supported the protesters in Hong Kong.
Blizzard wanted to deny him the prize money and ban him from competing in tournaments hosted by them in the following year. The community stood up and united against such an ignorant approach by Blizzard. They tried to censor the freedom of free speech to make the Chinese satisfied since the company makes huge profits from China alone.
When Blizzard saw the amount of backlash they were getting, they backed down and let the player have his prize money and removed his ban.
Without much ado, we’ll show you how to delete your Blizzard account, and then you’ll learn what happens when you delete your account.
How to Delete a Blizzard Account
Deleting a Blizzard account is rather easy at the moment, and you shouldn’t have any trouble doing it. Just follow the steps:
- Log into your Blizzard account online using any browser.
- Follow this link to delete your US Blizzard account.
- Read this page carefully, as it explains what you will be removing from their database and what you’ll be losing. We’ll cover that in the next paragraph. If you agree, click on the checkbox at the bottom of the page to confirm.
- Click on Proceed at the end of the page.
- When you do that, you’ll send Blizzard a request for them to delete your account, which can take up to thirty days to pass.
- Blizzard may ask you for verification of your account. There are various ways to very that the account belongs to you, and it depends on your personal preference. Confirm the verification using the Blizzard mobile app, SMS, or email.
- Finally, you can voice your concerns to Blizzard and tell them why you want to delete your account. We recommend taking this step and giving them full disclosure, so they know why they are losing so many once faithful customers.
What Happens After
When you go through with the deletion request, there’s no turning back. Here is what will happen when you delete your account:
- Your personal information will be removed from Blizzard’s database (security info, contact info, your name, and your credit card information).
- You will lose all your Blizzard games, in-game items, promo codes, etc.
- If you had any money left over in your Blizzard Balance, you’d lose it too.
- Your game accounts will be lost alongside all the progress you’ve made in Blizzard games.
- Finally, you’ll lose all of your purchase histories, and you won’t be able to contact Blizzard Customer Support using your account.
As you can see, Blizzard has a pretty strict policy about account deletion, so make sure that you are ready to lose everything you’ve had on your Blizzard account. This process can take up to thirty days, but when it’s done, it’s permanent.
If you get a change of heart while waiting for your request to be acted upon, write to Blizzard support right away and tell them to disregard your request. We recommend not even filing the request if you are not 100% sure that you won’t miss your account in the future.
No Half Measures
Blizzard doesn’t give us any half measures regarding our Battle net, a.k.a. Blizzard accounts. You can either delete your account entirely and lose everything, or keep the account with all the games, progress, and balance you have on it.
There’s no option to deactivate your account. You can ignore it, though. Blizzard has some incredible games like WoW, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Starcraft, Diablo, so you might want to play them one day.
To Delete or Not to Delete
At the moment, Blizzard is focusing more on new game releases, especially games for mobile, which are very popular in China. However, their older releases, though in need of some TLC, are still hugely popular around the world.
Did you delete your Blizzard account, or do you support Blizzard? Let us know in the comments section below.