StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm closed beta begins
Multiplayer beta limited by invitation only
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Sep 5, 2012 - 2:42pm EST (Sep 5, 2012 14:42)
Blizzard has said that the StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta test has begun.
The multiplayer-only test will initially be limited to a select group of pro-gamers, members of the press, Arcade contest winners, and shoutcasters. Beta test participants are not under NDA, so live streams of matches, screenshots, and casts are likely to surface on the web soon.
Beta testers are chosen according to their system specifications and other factors, including recent StarCraft II activity (and an element of luck), when selecting individuals during each round of invitations.
You do not need to have purchased StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to participate in the beta. With that said, your level of Wings of Liberty activity may play a role in your chances of being selected as a beta tester.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is expected to hit PC, no release window is currently known.