- Author: Luxrah
- Date: June 5, 2023
- Expansion: World of Warcraft
The Battle.net Authenticator app is being discontinued and its functionality is being merged into the Battle.net app instead. So if you’ve been using the old app to authenticate your account, now’s a good time to make the switch. The old app is no longer downloadable and will no longer be supported.
As a reminder, the Battle.net Authenticator adds an extra layer of security to your account. Setting up an authenticator will earn you a Core Hound Pup pet and four extra backpack slots in the game.
We take account security seriously, and we know you do, too. So, when you add the Battle.net Authenticator—now available with the Battle.net App—along with Battle.net Phone Notifications to your account, you’ll gain four extra bag slots*—account-wide—in each character’s main backpack in World of Warcraft. You’ll be able to hold a little more stuff as you adventure through Azeroth and keep that stuff safer from scoundrels and thieves.
Where Can I Get the Battle.net Authenticator?
Don’t have an Authenticator on your account? Download the free Battle.net mobile app for iOS or Android, Visit the Battle.net Authenticator article for more information, or head to the setup page to get started after you’ve downloaded the app.
As an additional bonus, when you add an Authenticator to your account, you’ll find the always feisty and fiery Core Hound Pup* in-game pet waiting for you.
Migrating Your Authenticator to the Battle.net Mobile App
The Battle.net Authenticator feature is now available in the Battle.net mobile app. The Battle.net Authenticator app will soon be removed from all app stores and will no longer be available for download—you will keep using the Battle.net Authenticator through the Battle.net mobile app.
If you currently have your Battle.net Authenticator in the Battle.net Authenticator app, you can migrate to the new Battle.net mobile app now! Once you migrate to the new app you can remove the legacy Authenticator app from your device. Learn more in our support article.
What are Battle.net Phone Notifications?
Battle.net Phone Notifications let you perform certain account actions from your mobile phone (such as removing your Authenticator) and can be set up to provide you with account activity notifications. All you need is a supported text-enabled cell phone to get started.
What can Battle.net Phone Notifications do for you?
- Unlock your Blizzard account
- Remove a lost Authenticator
- Recover your account name
- Reset your password
In addition, you can turn on alerts to have text messages sent directly to your phone notifying you of certain kinds of account activity, like password changes and security feature additions or removals. These text messages are an easy way to help protect your account from unauthorized access and changes.
Remember, you can further safeguard your account by never sharing your password, using unique passwords on each site you visit, and staying aware of potential email and phishing scams.
For more information on Battle.net Phone Notifications and a link to set it up, visit the FAQ.
Learn more about what you can do to help safeguard your account by reviewing our security checklist.
*Core Hound Pup and extra bag slots not available in World of Warcraft Classic games.