Blizzard is changing the way World of Warcraft players use their in-game currency.
The studio behind WoW, Overwatch and Hearthstone has revealed a new initiative with which players will be able to convert gold they earn in WoW into Battle.net credit.
That credit can then be used across a number of different Blizzard titles, meaning you can use your hard-earned WoW gold to work your way up to a snazzy new Widowmaker Legendary skin.
WoW Tokens, as they’re called, can be purchased within WoW using real money. Alternatively, players can earn this currency via auctions or by completing quests.
Players will still be able to use the tokens to purchase more game time, or transfer them over to other players, but the added ability to turn them into Battle.net credit acts as a great way to streamline the studio’s games portfolio and currency.
“The Wow Token is an easy and secure option for players who would like to purchase some extra gold from other players, or would like to pay for their WoW subscription, pets, mounts, and other Blizzard products using gold,” Blizzard said in a statement.
The intriguing thing about this process is that if you have built up a treasure trove of WoW gold, you can turn said gold into Tokens, which can then be transferred and turned into Battle.net credit.
This credit can then buy card packs in Hearthstone, loot boxes in Overwatch, or game time in WoW.
Check out Blizzard talking about the changes below.