From December 17th
, players in Europe will no longer be able to order a physical Battle.net Authenticator from the Blizzard online store. CM Takralus broke it down for everyone playing in the EU realms. Why are authenticators going to be unavailable? Because the online store in Europe is being revamped.
Takralus - Battle.net Authenticators Temporarily Unavailable
From December 17 2012, physical products including Battle.net Authenticators will be temporarily unavailable on the Blizzard Online Store in Europe
. This is in preparation for a revamp of the store which will take place during 2013. In the meantime, many items can be found on the US Blizzard Store
Players wishing to acquire a Battle.net Authenticator have several options. The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator is available for many types of smartphone, and you can find out more about it here. For many people, this is the easiest and cheapest option!
If you prefer to have a physical Battle.net Authenticator, you can get hold of one from several sources including the online retailers and high-street stores listed here
I admit I don't know how reasonable it is to order an authenticator from the US store for players in Europe, so hopefully the store won't be down for long. It should be noted that Takralus specifically points out that physical
products will be unavailable, so presumably you can still buy items like pets and mounts.
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