Blizzard Ending Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista This Year

Posted by Megalith 4:15 PM (CST)

Sunday February 19, 2017

Popular Blizzard titles that include StarCraft II and Diablo III will no longer run on anything older than Windows 7. Being that there have been three major Windows releases since Vista and most gamers have moved to 7, 8/8.1 or 10, Blizzard has no real reason to continue supporting XP or Vista anymore. Microsoft stopped bothering in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

Blizzard has announced that it will end support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm later this year. As Blizzard noted, the aforementioned games will no longer work on Windows XP and Windows Vista, therefore PC gamers will have to upgrade to a newer operating system." After these older operating systems are no longer supported, the games will not run on them, so we encourage any players who are still using one of the older OSes to upgrade to a newer version. We’ll be rolling out this change on a staggered schedule, and will post further notices as we get closer to making the change for each game."