Blizzard announced new features coming to its Battle.net game launcher. Notably, you’ll be able to use a new Shop tab to easily buy and gift your friends in-game items like packs of Hearthstone cards.
The Shop tab is available in Battle.net’s beta version, which anyone can download. It joins the also-in-beta Social tab, which makes it possible to create groups that help you organize your friends. But the gifting feature is a new addition, and it can make it easier to give your buddies some nice presents (and just in time for the holiday season).
In-game gifting has already been available in some Blizzard games, notably World of Warcraft. But the process can be a bit cumbersome and requires using an online shopping webpage that’s separate from Battle.net. The Shop tab makes it possible to handle all of the gifting from inside the client.