Discord is the most popular free voice chat app. Discord is the preferred voice chat app for gamers who have moved from TeamSpeak and native in-game VoIP.
Discord is simple to use and seamless, with easy-to-use overlays in-game. but How to connect Hearthstone to Discord?
Discord can be used to connect almost any game, even Hearthstone, which is a Blizzard-owned game. Blizzard also has its own app, once called Battle.net. Now it is Blizzard Battle.net.
This app can be connected to Discord, but it can’t connect directly with Hearthstone. Continue reading for further details and explanations about How to connect Hearthstone to Discord?
How to connect Battle.net and Discord
It is easy to connect Battle.net (a.k.a. The Blizzard app can be used with Discord. This will let you display your Battle.net account in your Discord profile and allow people to add you or follow your Discord profile. You can’t connect Hearthstone directly to Discord. We will talk about that in the next section.
Let’s now focus on connecting our Discord and Blizzard accounts. These are the steps to follow:
- Use this link to update Discord on your device.
- Start Discord on your device and log in to your account.
- Click on the Gear icon (User Setting).
- Click on Connections and then click on the Battle.net icon.
- You will be redirected to Discord Connections, where you must authorize the connection and allow Discord access to your Battle.net account.
- After you’re done, your accounts will be linked, as shown in the image below.
It is not possible to connect Hearthstone to Discord directly.
Discord doesn’t allow you to add Hearthstone directly at the time of writing. Discord does not recognize Hearthstone in its installed games. Discord won’t allow you to launch Hearthstone via the Discord app.
Many games can be launched by Discord using the Library menu. These are mostly Steam and Discord games.
Maybe Blizzard doesn’t allow Discord as a launcher for their games. That makes sense.
Battle.net is seamless and simple to use from Blizzard.
How to use Discord in Hearthstone
You can still access Discord overlay in-game when you launch Hearthstone. This can be done using the default keys “SHIFT+” (shift, console button, just below ESC)
Before opening Hearthstone via Blizzard Battle.net, make sure you launch Discord. Both programs can be used together, however. Discord voice chat can be used in Hearthstone, just like text chat, if you use the overlay in-game.
You can launch Hearthstone windowed and use the Discord app to keep in touch with your friends. If you want to multitask and view both windows simultaneously, this is possible. The in-game overlay is a better choice, as any game played in windowed mode can feel cramped. You can choose what works best for you.
Alternatives that are better
Hearthstone and Discord can be used together with no extra effort. Both programs must be installed and updated using their official apps. Discord is not the best choice for Hearthstone chats.
Blizzard has launched voice chat recently. It works across the Battle.net app, so you don’t need to be playing the same game as your friend to chat with them. You can chat with your friends via text and voice chat, so they can play WoW at the same time as you are playing Hearthstone.
How to use Battle.net integrated Voice Chat:
- Start the Blizzard battle.net app from your device.
- Open Hearthstone to begin playing.
- Click on Minimize Hearthstone to open the social tab (friends listing) at the top-right of your screen.
- Right-click the name of your friend and choose Start Voice Chat.
- A friend will request a voice chat. If they agree, you can speak in real-time using your headphones/speakers or a microphone.
Gaming is a great way to chat while you’re gaming
Discord is an excellent free app that allows you to chat online. However, it seems redundant here. Blizzard Battle.net already provides a great integrated chat system for Hearthstone. You can also use the Discord overlay in Hearthstone if you have Discord friends.
You don’t even need to connect your Discord and Blizzard accounts in order to do this. To access the overlay, you only need to open the apps and press the appropriate key combination. This can be a time-saver and allows you to multitask.
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