The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

The StarCraft II beta opt-in was a method for selecting StarCraft II beta test candidates through the new system.

The new version of launched on March 19, 2009. It offered a beta opt-in.[1]

As of May 6, 2009 the beta opt-in page had been updated. Beta candidates could download a program which will scan their system and determine if it's capable of dealing with StarCraft II beta.[2] As of May 27th European users were able to opt-in.[3]

After the initial wave of invites, which included both those who opted-in and those who received beta keys,[4] more players were added due to use drops or the need to test more users.[5]


  1. 2009-03-19. Welcome to Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-03-19.
  2. Xordiah. 2009-05-06. StarCraft II Beta Test Opt-in (second post). StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-05-06.
  3. Gunnar Petzall. 2009-05-27. European WoW Account Merge - StarCraft II Beta Soon. Incgamers. Accessed 2009-05-27.
  4. 1) The first wave will include both opt-ins and those who have/won codes.
    2) If you are interested in beta, you can still opt-in, and potentially be invited into the first wave.
    Karune. 2010-02-11. Beta selection questions(for clarification) StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2010-02-11.
  5. Dustin Browder. 2009-06-29. G4TV Interviews Dustin Browder nearing Beta. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2009-06-29.
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