Blizzard's StarCraft II Closed Beta Begins

Blizzard said today that the closed beta for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is officially underway. The company revealed in a press release that "thousands" of gamers will begin to receive their invitations starting today. This will be the first phase of many in the closed beta, so don't panic just yet if your invitation isn't sitting in your Inbox.

"In addition to providing feedback on the multiplayer balance of StarCraft II, testers are also getting a first look at Blizzard Entertainment's revamped service, which will be the online platform for StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, and future Blizzard Entertainment games," the company said.

Here are the official beta specs:

PC Minimum Requirements:

Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7
2.2 GHz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7
128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card
1024x768 minimum display resolution
4 GB free hard space (Beta)
Broadband connection

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is currently slated to ship in the first half of 2010.

  • roastmaster
  • roastmaster
    Wow Finally!!!
  • ColMirage
    Didn't make it in ;_; uncool.
  • in the upper right corner on you can see live user streams of members whos playing right now
  • skit75
    I hope the transition is better than the Warcraft 2 to Warcraft 3 fiasco. I personally thought the 3d move screwed up the gameplay and I enjoyed Warcraft 2 much more than 3.
    The bar has been set so high by the original Starcraft. I can't imagine this release being on the same scale as the original in its day but, one could still hope despite no LAN support which is a huge hurdle to overcome in itself for this genre.
  • ultimate91
    WOW! I have waiting for Starcraft II since Starcrft release when I was 7 grade! That is very good news to hear this information!

    Haven't anybody thounght the requiemnet a little lower than recently game?
  • frozenlead
    Yeah...those system requirements are really low for a new game. I mean, I know Blizzard likes to keep lots of people in their consumer base...but a 9800 Pro?
  • Nightskeeter


    By your grammar im astonished that you past the 5th grade.

    Reading your comment was almost as painful as watching the Special Olympics, or Womans Basketball.
  • Shadow703793
    By your grammar im astonished that you past the 5th grade.
    Check your self too :P
  • akoegle
    Mr Parrish

    Please fix the title, thats just silly.