Are you planning to remove the Blizzard Entertainment platform and its games? Or, you plan to but can't uninstall due to unknown reasons? This post from MiniTool introduces how to uninstall in 3 ways.

Blizzard is an Internet-based online game platform developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released on December 31, 1996. This game service supports storefront actions, social interactions, and matchmaking for all the current games provided by Blizzard, including Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Diablo, etc.

However, users want to uninstall the desktop app since the client may run slower over time and influence the PC’s performance. This post is about how to uninstall

What to Do Before Uninstalling

Before uninstalling, it’s crucial to uninstall all Blizzard games. Here’s how to do it for one of your games:

1. Open the desktop app. Go to GAMES > Installed.

2. Click the game. Find the Options button next to Play and right-click it to choose Uninstall.

3. Then, go to the game’s directory folder and delete remnants.

4. Repeat this process for each Blizzard game you have installed.

Finally, you need to exit and close any programs related to or Blizzard games that might be running in the background. The following are the steps:

1. Type Task Manager in the Search bar.

2. Go to the Processes tab and find Click the End Task button.

click End task

How to Uninstall on PC

Way 1: Via MiniTool System Booster

How to uninstall the desktop app? As a professional uninstaller, MiniTool System Booster is a good choice. This tool is known as an all-in-one tune-up PC software that uninstalls apps, disables startup items, recovers accidentally deleted files, etc.

Besides, it has cleanup tools like NetBooster, Internet Cleanup, Windows Cleanup, Registry Cleanup, Security Optimizer, Program Accelerator, and Memory Mechanic to find and clean up unnecessary clutters that slow down your Windows PCs.

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1. Launch it to enter its main interface and click the drop-down menu to choose Toolbox.

2. Under the File Management part, choose Advanced Uninstaller.

click Advanced Uninstaller

3. Then, you can see the installed programs have been listed. Find and click the UNINSTALL button.


Way 2: Via Settings

How to uninstall on Windows? The second way for you is via Settings.

1. Press the Windows + I keys together to open Settings.

2. Go to App > Apps & features. Here, find and choose the Uninstall button.

uninstall via Settings

Way 3: Via Control Panel

In Windows, one common way to uninstall an app is by using Control Panel. Here, let’s see how to uninstall via Control Panel.

1. Open Control Panel via the Search box.

2. View all the items by Category and click Uninstall a program under Programs.

3. Then, find and right-click and select Uninstall/Change.

click Uninstall/Change

What to Do After Uninstalling

After uninstalling from the PC, it’s recommended to make sure that there are no or Blizzard games’ remnants on your system. However, please proceed with caution since deleting the wrong files can affect other programs. It’s crucial to only delete files and folders that are related to Here are the steps:

1. Press the Windows + R keys together to open the Run dialogue box.

2. Type %programfiles(x86)% in the box and press Enter.

3. Delete files related to, Blizzard, and its games like Overwatch.

4. Then, do the same operation for %programdata%%appdata%%localappdata%, and %temp%.

5. Finally, type and Blizzard in the search box to check if there are still leftover files and folders remaining.

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How to Uninstall on Mac

If you are a Mac user, you can also find the steps here. The following are the steps:

1. Quit the application if it’s running.

2. Open Finder and find the app in Applications.

If you do not see, look for the Blizzard desktop app.

3. While holding down the Option (Alt) key, select Library from the Go menu on the system menu bar.

4. Delete the folder in ~/Library/Application Support/Blizzard.

5. Then, navigate to ~/Library/Preferences and delete the following files:

  • com.blizzard.errorreporter.plist
  • com.blizzard.Installer.plist
  • com.blizzard.launcher.plist
  • net.battle.Authenticator.prefs
  • net.battle.Identity.prefs
  • net.battnet.battle.plist
This may not be a fully inclusive list. If you see any com.blizzard or net.battle files not included in the list above, they should also be deleted. 

6. At last, empty the Trash​. If you try to uninstall manually and it still doesn’t clear after dragging files to the Trash, try restarting your Mac and emptying the Trash again. This should complete the uninstall. You can also use Spotlight to search for Blizzard and and then delete any files it finds.

Final Words

How to completely uninstall First, you need to uninstall each game individually through the desktop app and close the client completely. Then, choose the proper tool like MiniTool System Booster to uninstall the desktop app. At last, remove the files from your PC.

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