Discord Store Global Beta Is Live!

By Nelly

Starting today, all Discord users will have access to our store beta and our new Nitro subscription options.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Check out the store here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In this blog, we’re gonna recap everything that we’ve announced about our store beta so far. This includes:

  • Our curated store which makes it easier to find good games.
  • First on Discord games which makes it easier to find good games because these games are good.
  • The evolved Nitro. Because now, it has games!
  • The Universal Library so you don’t have to deal with multiple game launchers.

We’ve slaved over hot stoves. We’ve travelled the world. We’ve explored sunken ships, and we’ve returned with something we think you’ll love.

We want to make it easier for you to find games to play with your friends. Our curated selection, editorialized content, and surfacing of social information should help you figure out which games are right for you. No need to browse endless lists of anime titles — we make it easy to find something great to play.

For more information about the store, check it out on the store tab (shown below) or read our support article here.

Directory page
Game page with some social features

Again, we literally travelled the world to find great games and bring them to you (Sweden is sick)! These games will launch First on Discord (lovingly referred at Discord HQ as FOD), which means they’re exclusive on PC to Discord for usually 90 days. FOD games may also launch on console during this time.

Wanna dig deep? Check this blog out for full trailers and game descriptions.

Discord Nitro now includes a growing library of critically acclaimed games that we think you and your friends should play. Subscribing to Nitro now costs $9.99 a month.

As of today, there’s over 60 curated games for you to download and play at a total value of over $1000. We are going to add games at a regular cadence to keep the Nitro library fresh and growing.

Games may sometimes leave the Nitro selection (due to our contracts with the developers/publishers expiring without renewal). With our cloud saves, your save data will remain even if games rotate out of our library.

We also want an option for those looking to support us but don’t want games. Enter, Nitro Classic. At $4.99/mo, get access to a slew of chat perks like animated avatars, ability to choose your tag (the #0000 next to your username), higher quality screen share, custom emoji anywhere, animated emoji, larger file upload limit (50mb from 8mb), and a badge to show how long you’ve been supporting us. The classic Nitro load-out.

Lastly, thank you again to everyone who supported us by subscribing to Nitro in the past. We gave these early supporters access to the game library at no extra cost for a limited period of time. They also received an exclusive profile badge to display their support. Read our recent Nitro blog for details.

For more information about Nitro and Nitro Classic, check out our support article here.

We’re gamers. We know how it can be frustrating to have many clients for all the games you own. So, we wanted to not only make game discovery and purchasing better, but we wanted to make owning and managing your library easier as well.

Enter our Universal Library. If you want, Discord can scan your computer for games. Then, you’ll be able to launch any of your games through Discord even if they require another launcher (Discord will boot the other launcher and game). This way, you don’t have to worry about which game boots from where!

This global beta launch is a major moment, but it’s the first of many towards making the best experience possible for all of you.

We look forward to taking this journey with you. Thank you so much for your support. The world is our oyster, and we look forward to slurping it down with you.