How to Uninstall Games From Battle.net. – A Detailed Guide (PC & Mac)

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Eventually, at some point in your life, you will grow bored of a game on Battle.net, whether it is Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Call of Duty, or other Blizzard games available.

Once that moment happens, you must know how to uninstall the game and free up that disk space.

Uninstalling games can occasionally be difficult, so I have created this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to help you out. If you are ready to free up your desk space, keep reading! 

How to uninstall game files via the Battle.net Client

The best way to uninstall games from Blizzard Entertainment is using the Battle.net client. It is super easy to use and will only take you a few moments per game you wish to uninstall. 

  1. Navigate to the Games category in the top Hotbar of the Battle.net client.
  2. Select the game you wish to uninstall from the list of games on the left. 
  3. Click the Options button in the middle-right section of the Battle.net client.
  4. From the dropdown menu, select “Uninstall Game.” 
  5. A small window will pop-up asking if you want to uninstall the game.
  6. Press “Yes, Uninstall.”
  7. The game will uninstall itself within a few minutes.

If you notice that your game space is still not freed up after uninstalling the game, you may need to restart your laptop.

Sometimes a computer will not register uninstalled video games before you’ve rebooted, which is why it is recommended to restart your computer after an uninstallation.

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How to uninstall Battle.net Games Via the Control Panel on a Windows PC

The second method for uninstalling Battle.net games is using the Windows Classic Control Panel. If you are more confident with the control panel, this method is only slightly more complicated than using the Battle.net client. To uninstall a Battle.net program manually, follow the below steps:

  1. Press WIN + S to open Windows Search.
  2. Type in Control Panel and press enter.
  3. Make sure you are using the categories view.
  4. Under the Programs category, click “Uninstall a Program.”
  5. Find the game you want to uninstall.
  6. Right-click on it, opening a small pop-up.
  7. Select “Uninstall” from the list of options.
  8. Another pop-up will come up asking if you want to uninstall the game.
  9. Press “Yes, Uninstall” to proceed with the uninstallation. 
  10. After a few moments, the game will be removed from your computer. 

After uninstalling your game, you should restart your computer. If your disk space is still not cleared up, you can check the following locations to delete any remaining files. Simply navigate each library folder and delete whatever leftover files you see.

  • C:\Windows\Temp
  • C:\Program Files\gametitle
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\gametitle
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Blizzard Entertainment
  • C:\Users\Public\Games\gametitle
  • C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Blizzard Entertainment\gametitle\

How to uninstall Battle.net Games manually on a Mac

Here’s how to uninstall Battle.net games manually on a Mac:

  1. Navigate to the game icon in the Applications folder
  2. Right-click the icon and select “move to trash” (or drag it to the trash can)

That’s it. Simple! But what if you want to uninstall the Battle.net launcher itself? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

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How to uninstall the Battle.net client on a PC

Here’s how to remove the Blizzard Battle.net app itself from your PC in a few simple steps:

  1. Press WIN + S to open Windows Search.
  2. Type in Control Panel and press enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program (Under Programs)
  4. Navigate to Battle.net in the list of programs
  5. Right-click on Battle.net and select Uninstall.

If you can find the Battle.net application in the list of programs on your computer, you need to manually navigate to the right folder and remove it from there. Here’s how:

  1. Open the start menu (Windows button)
  2. Click on “All Apps”
  3. Navigate to the Battle.net desktop application
  4. Right-click and choose More -> Open File Location
  5. Move up one folder, and delete the Battle.net folder (it might be called Blizzard Battle.net)

Now you need to remove any leftover Battle.net files and tools:

  1. Open task manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) -> Task Manager
  2. Click Processes
  3. Select all Agent, Blizzard, and Game Processes
  4. Click End Process
  5. Navigate C:\ProgramData\
  6. Delete the Battle.net folder

How to uninstall the Battle.net client on a Mac computer

Here’s how to remove the Blizzard Battle.net app itself from your Mac in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to your Applications folder
  2. Find the Battle.net app in the list of applications
  3. Right-click on the Battle.net icon and select “Move to trash” (or drag it manually to the recycle bin)

You need to remove any leftover files to complete the uninstallation process manually. Navigate to these libraries and delete all the necessary files.

  1. Press Command+shift+G to use the “Go to the folder” option.
  2. Type in ~/Library/ to go to the library folder. Delete any files and folders associated with Battle.net (look for files with blizzard, battle, net, .prefs. and .plist in them) in these folders:
  3. ~/Library/Application Support/
  4. ~/Library/Caches/
  5. ~/Library/Containers/
  6. ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
  7. ~/Library/Logs/
  8. ~/Library/Saved Application State/
  9. ~/Library/Settings.
  10. ~/Library/PreferencePanes/
  11. ~/Library/Preferences/
  12. Press Command+shift+G again and type in ~/Shared
  13. Delete the folder called “Battle.net”
  14. Empty the Recycle Bin
  15. Restart your Mac

Consider Third-Party Software

Finally, if you want to uninstall many games, you can consider using Third-Party applications like antivirus software, usually used to remove unwanted programs.

Some of the best software for uninstalling Battle.net games include third-party security programs such as CCleaner, IObit Uninstaller, and Revo Uninstaller.

Please consult their technical pages if you need help uninstalling Battle.net games using third-party software. 

Conclusion

Uninstalling games from Battle.net is easy once you know how. Even so, a lot of players find it a bit tedious when they have to do it manually because it can be difficult to find the original game folder.

Likewise, manually uninstalling the Blizzard app is a bit cumbersome when you have to track down all the residual files. I hope you found this guide and the above fixes helpful. Until next time, happy gaming!


FAQ:

Q: Will deleting the battle.net app also delete my personal information?

A: No. Your personal information is tied to your Battlenet account, which is online. Game launchers are local files, whereas your account is in the cloud. If you want to delete your personal info, you can request this at the Blizzard website through your Blizzard account.