Amazing news for Starcraft fans as the beta phase of Heart of the Swarm has gone live. According to Blizzard, this 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 we’re likely going to see live streams of matches, screenshots, and casts of impromptu Heart of the Swarm.
Blizzard will soon be inviting other players to participate in the beta, so be sure you’ve opted in by clicking on the “Beta Profile Settings” under the Account Management section of your Battle.net account. Signing up from a Battle.net account that’s actively playing StarCraft II will help your chances of being selected. Note that opting in doesn’t guarantee beta access.
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. Our goal is to have a wide variety of players and system types.