In this article, we'll walk you through how to install Blizzard battle.net app on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop to enjoy terrific gaming experiences. Blizzard Entertainment is a gaming software Company that was established in 1994 and focusses on the creation of high quality and very enjoyable video games.
Blizzard video games are massively popular and Some of Blizzard's video games include
- Heroes of the Storm
First, we need to install dependencies and then we need to install Wine. Wine is an application that allows you to run Windows applications in a Linux environment.
To achieve this run,
$ sudo apt install wine-development winbind winetricks
Alternatively, you can decide to go with the staging technique as follows
Download the release key
$ wget -nc https://repos.wine-staging.com/wine/Release.key
Add the key
$ sudo apt-key add Release.key
Add the repository
$ sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/'
Update the sources list
$ sudo apt update
Finally, install wine
$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-staging winbind winetricks
Next, we need to configure Winetricks to make it easier to run Battle.net application. To open winetricks run
The configuration pop-up will be displayed as shown
In the next Window, select 'Select the default wineprefix' option
In the next Window, you'll be prompted whether you would like wine to send statistics reports to wine developers. You can either opt in or out.
Next, select 'Install a font' option.
This will open a list of fonts you can choose from. Scroll down and select 'corefonts' and hit 'Ok'
You'll be taken back to the first Window, and this time select 'Install a Windows DLL or component' and click 'Ok'
In the next Window, check off ie8 (internet explorer 8) and vcrun2015 options and click 'Ok'
A few bug notifications will be displayed, but don't worry, just close them.Thereafter, installation of corefonts will begin
After all is done, run the command below to configure Wine
This pops open a Window. You need to tell Wine to run as Windows 7. In the 'Windows Version' combo box at the bottom, select 'Windows 7' option as shown below. Click 'Apply' then 'Ok'
The final stage will be installing Battle.net
Install Blizzard App
Finally, head out to Blizzard's Download Page and click on 'Download for Windows' to download the Windows installer.
Save the Battle.net executable file
To install the executable file, launch your terminal and run the command below
$ wine64 ~/Downloads/Battle.net-Setup.exe
The setup will commence with the initialization process and prompt you to choose a language. Select your preferred language and click on 'Continue'
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And now you finally have Blizzard games installed on your system. Be sure to check the System requirements for specific games, for instance, Overwatch cannot play on Vanilla Wine.