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Now all of your Facebook friends can share in your Overwatch frustrations as Ana wastes another ultimate on Lucio.

Blizzard Streaming is now live in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. It allows people using Blizzard’s Battle.net client to easily stream gameplay to Facebook. It’s compatible with Blizzard hits like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Diablo III, and StarCraft II. Blizzard noted in a press release that global access is coming soon.

“Blizzard Streaming is accessible in the top-right corner of the Blizzard Client,” Blizzard noted in the press release. “Once you’ve updated your Blizzard Client on PC, simply click the stream button, use Facebook Login to allow permission for Blizzard to post to Facebook, and you can stream your gameplay! Mac support for Blizzard Streaming is coming soon.”

Livetreaming games is popular thanks to sites like Twitch. Facebook has tried to get into the game itself, and having such an easy method to stream popular games like Overwatch and Hearthstone could give the platform a boost. Blizzard is one of the biggest names in PC gaming, so this deal adds legitimacy to Facebook’s streaming efforts.

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