Sina Technology, January 24 morning news, January 24, 2023 from 0:00, Blizzard national service officially terminated operations. NetEase today also officially stopped the operation of Blizzard game products, closing the battle network login as well as all game servers, while closing the client download.
For refunds and other related matters, NetEase's Shanghai NetEase Network Technology Development Co., Ltd. released "NetEase's Preliminary Explanation on Refund Arrangements for Blizzard Game Products".
According to the announcement, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone Legend, Overwatch, Diablo III, Warcraft III: Remastered, Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft, which are operated by the company in mainland China, will officially cease operation at 00:00 on January 24, 2023. The company plans to open refund applications for in-game virtual currency that has been recharged but not consumed or for in-game services that have not yet expired. Refund-related work is still in order, the refund application channel is expected to open on February 1, when players need to go to the "Blizzard Game Service Center" public number to submit refund applications.
The announcement also said that the final refund amount will be based on the actual number of refundable goods remaining in the player's account after the suspension, and will not exceed the historical cumulative amount paid for the refundable goods in the account.