How to get a Starcraft 2 Beta Key in 3 simple methods


20.02.2010

Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty is the latest game of the Starcraft series, produced by Blizzard. With the Starcraft 2 beta testing fazes soon starting (read HERE), more and more players want in. In order to get a taste of the action, you need a Starcraft 2 beta key.

What is a Starcraft 2 beta key? A simple invitation from Blizzard, consisting of an serial code, with who you can get access to a Starcraft 2 Beta client, free to download and of course, free to play.

The hardest part is to get a Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty Beta key. Well, there a few ways to do that but we selected the most 3 relevant methods that we could find, and with a bit of luck, you could be one of those who will crush the zergs (never liked them) in no-time:

How to get a Starcraft 2 Beta Key

Method 1: Get a Starcraft 2 Beta key using the official website

- luck: 10/10

- work: 2/10

- money 2/10

After the big announce that the beta faze has begun, Blizzard has opened a Starcraft 2 Beta key free giveaway.

  • With the account created, simply click “Beta Profile Settings” in Battle.net Account Management and then choose the Starcraft 2 Beta.

  • Create a beta profile: you will be asked to download a simple application, which will analyze your PC performance. That includes the major hardware you have on it: CPU, RAM, graphics card etc. After the scan, the information gathered will be submitted to your account.

  • Wait for the lucky email.

Blizzard chooses the next Starcraft 2 players on their system specifications, beta-test preferences, and other factors, including pure luck.

PC Minimum Requirements for Starcraft 2 ( Not confirmed yet by Blizzard)

  • 4 GB free hard space (Beta)

  • Broadband connection

  • 1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7

  • Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7

  • 1024×768 minimum display resolution

  • 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor

  • 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card

If you are selected to participate in the beta test, you will receive an e-mail informing you and directing you to Battle.net Account Management. From there, you will be able to download the Starcraft 2 beta client and obtain a Starcraft 2 beta key.

Method 2: Get a Starcraft 2 Beta key using eBay:

- luck: 3/10

- work: 3/10

- money 10/10

With the event taking proportions, some lucky users choose to sell their Starcraft 2 beta keys, and for a lot of money to. I mean, you can make a small fortune if you’re lucky, but you can also buy a Starcraft 2 beta key for a reasonable price.

The bidding products vary from Blizzcon 2008 gift cards to the actual Starcraft 2 beta key.

Blizzcon 2008 was an event where guests could win a serial for Starcraft 2 beta. If you choose to buy a product of this kind from eBay, you must do the followings:

  • Visit the beta sign-up page (don’t worry that the page says World of Warcraft), and enter the code from your BlizzCon 2008 card, along with a valid email address that you check often.

  • Blizzard will contact you via email at some point during the StarCraft II testing process with further instructions. Please note that in order to participate after your receive the invitation, you will need to sign up for a Battle.net account (if you haven’t done so already).

Method 3: Get a Starcraft 2 Beta key using giveaways:

- luck: 4/10

- work: 10/10

- money 2/10

Some websites have received Starcraft 2 beta keys from Blizzard or from attending BlizzCon 2008, and they made a use of that. They started contests on forums, with prizes consisting of the most wanted serials.

Such contests vary from joke telling, video making, baking skills and writing talents to impersonations of a famous character.

Joining is free, but there is a lot of competition waiting for you. If you want to take your shot, pick one from our search HERE or choose our own Starcraft 2 beta key giveaway.

Note: All the methods above require a battle.net account and a minimum of 1 Blizzard product purchased that is  linked to the account.

UPDATE : if you know any running contests that are giving Starcraft 2 beta keys, leave a comment and we will post it above.

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