Assuming you didn't upgrade when the desktop client first launched, what
By Alice Lynton on January 28, 2014 at 7:50 am
Even if you don’t choose to pick up Reaper of Souls, the first expansion, changes are coming to Diablo 3. Not only will launch day bring with it a major patch, it’ll also herald the retirement of the current Diablo 3 launcher – that little thing that always seems to want to patch just when you’re in the mood to jump in quickly, because you never open at any other time.
The launcher will be replaced by the Battle.net desktop client, which also services World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2, and can be set to open at start up to ensure you’ve always got the latest updates when you want to play, among other various benefits.
If you haven’t already made the switch, you can do so now, and get in ahead of the rush on March 25. If you’re keen on Reaper of Souls it’s worthwhile doing so or loading up the launcher for a bit anyway; there’s a 6GB pre-download you can get out of the way now, making your launch day experience much smoother. Learned a few lessons have we, Blizz?