The Battle.net desktop PC app seems to only have World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and Hearthstone available for launch and updates. But I also have purchased and attached Diablo 2 and D2: Lord of Destruction CD keys to my Battle.net account, but they're not listed.

Among other legacy games are Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, WC3: Frozen Throne, Starcraft and SC: Brood War expansion.

Is there some way I can access these legacy games using the app?

  • btw, Blizzard classics Blackthorne, The Lost Vikings and Rock'n'Roll Racing are available for free on Battle.net since May 2014
    – user76325
    Commented May 11, 2014 at 21:05
  • You forgot the best game Warcraft 2 BNE (Battle.net Edition)
    – SSpoke
    Commented May 12, 2014 at 6:00

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You don't, unfortunately.

The Battle.net desktop application does not have any support for what Blizzard refer to as "legacy games". This means that Diablo 2 and the Lord of Destruction expansion (amongst many others) are not available for installation or management through the Battle.net desktop application and can only be installed by logging into Battle.net and downloading the installers.

"All of the classic games will come to the app eventually. We'd love to do it now. It really boils down to having time and resources." -Vexis

Source: http://us.battle.net/en/forum/topic/13349474866#4

  • Can you launch them VIA the app after installation has already been done? Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 7:24
  • No, the app only provides support for Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, and World of Warcraft. Everything else is considered a legacy game and is not supported in the app.
    – kalina
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 8:13
  • That sucks. Was hoping for a kind of a Steam vibe.. Maybe they will still add it. Don't care much for the support, just want to have all my Blizzard games in on place though. Thanks for the answer :) Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 9:12
  • As a side-note, if you use Steam then you can add non-Steam game shortcuts to your Steam library
    – MonkeyZeus
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 18:45

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