Blizzard gamers have been asking for the ability to hide themselves when on Battle.Net for years and it could be happening.
In a post on the Overwatch forums, Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan finally addressed the issue, and although he doesn’t go as far as saying it will happen, there’s strong signs that they will attempt to add it.
“We would like to add an “Appear Offline” option to Overwatch. We are in the process of coordinating this with Battle.net and the other game teams. Because our social system is a cross-game system (WoW, Hearthstone, Heroes, SC2, D3) adding this functionality is not trivial for us. I know there has been discussion around this feature for a long time, and things have definitely not moved at a rate which is acceptable, I can assure you we care about the feature and want to figure out how to make it happen.”
Blizzard gamers have been asking for this for as long as I can remember. Sometimes players don’t want their friends to see they are online, and in some cases, some probably want to be hidden because they should be working.