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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta opened to pre-order customers

Friday, 21st December 2012 11:32 GMT By Dave Cook

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta play started as a closed affair, but now pre-purchase customers are being invited into the fold. Find out if you’re eligible after the cut.

PCGamesN reports that anyone who has pre-purchased the expansion before December 18th is now eligible for beta play. Anyone who pre-purchases the game from now on will be considered for beta play, but will be added in waves starting next year.

The beta client is available online now, ahead of the expansion’s March 12th release.

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  1. Talkar

    You have been able to prepurchase it and get beta access since a week after preorders where available…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Yes, correct, but now anyone post Dec 18th can also get involved, and will be added in waves. That wasn’t always the case as I and other sources understand it…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Talkar

    @2
    I just read on the official SC2 site, i think this is related to people who prepurchased it digitally through Blizzard. If you preordered through amazon, gamestop etc you got a key instantly ;)
    http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/8218587/Heart_of_the_Swarm_Beta_Access_Expanded-12_20_2012

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 Yeah :) Reckon I should make that clearer in that instance?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Talkar

    @4
    Probably, although people can just read the comments if they are confused. It isn’t like it is a long way down to the comments section ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 very true :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Mineral4r7s

    @3 What? I preordered HOTS on Amazon long before that date but I never received a key. =/

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Talkar

    @7
    Might have been US only, you can always try contacting amazon ;)
    http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=382862

    #8 2 years ago