Hearthstone: 5 Ways to Get Beta Keys
Blizzard has released the closed beta for Hearthstone and the internet is blowing up with streams and YouTube videos. Here are the best ways to get your hands on a beta key for Hearthstone.
The first and most obvious thing to do is go to battle.net, sign in, go to the beta opt-in page and opt-in to the beta! It is pretty simple! You can't expect Blizzard to give you a key if you don't tell them you want one.
2. Pay attention to these fan sites for giveaways
Fan sites and news outlets will be given a ton of keys to give away as promotional material. Here is a big list of sites, courtesy of Blizzard, to pay attention to (notice GameSkinny is on this list!)
- Hearthstone on Reddit
- All Things Azeroth
- Happy Hearthstone
- Hearthstone Cast
- Hearthstone Player
- Hearthstone Power
- Jotto Hearthstone
- Mana Grind
- Utopian Chaos
3. Stalk Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
In addition to visiting the above sites, look for their social media accounts. Twitter is one of the best ways for sites to reach fans quickly and directly. You can bet your left shoe that keys will be given out on these social media outlets. Yes, even Google+. Actually, G+ being deserted might make it easier for you to snatch up keys! Keep an eye out!
4. Win keys from Facebook
Starting today, Tuesday, August 20, you can visit the official Hearthstone Facebook page to enter to win a Hearthstone beta key. Just “Like” Hearthstone on Facebook and sign up for the sweepstakes using this form.
"The first round of 500 winners will be chosen on Thursday, August 29. The contest entry period will close on Monday, September 2 at midnight PST with a final round of winners selected on Tuesday, September 3."
5. Enter the GameSkinny Hearthstone Contest
Check out our very own Hearthstone giveaway HERE.
I had the chance to try out Hearthstone at PAX East, briefly, and I was surprised at how fun it was. Now, people have their hands on the game and the world can see it in action - everyone is clamoring to get beta access.
Are you in beta? Let us know by writing an article on GameSkinny!
Have keys to give away? Contact us at [email protected] or write up a post!
tiger_1744January 7, 2014, 12:08 amstill w8in
HofeeJanuary 4, 2014, 1:28 pmFuckin. Surveys..:/
zen_9423January 8, 2014, 1:18 pmso true :(
HofeeJanuary 4, 2014, 1:28 pmUh sorry xD
BUSK_4028December 29, 2013, 1:50 pm1 key plssss :'(
ExtraGTDecember 27, 2013, 5:28 ami sell key for dota 2 rars steam: xobama - ExtraGT
BadRamenDecember 8, 2013, 9:11 amGuys, if anyone is willing to help me try if the key can be used in America (I'm in Asia), FREE KEY.
I will edit this comment when someone PMs me when they want to try it out cause I'll sell them
Beaver_3191November 14, 2013, 4:17 pmHave an extra beta-key, looking to trade it, add me steam isrobertb to discuss.
Iwan_8629October 21, 2013, 3:55 pmWhy do I always find out things too late? :( Wish I was two weeks earlier so I could also get one :(
JohnnyMaverikSeptember 14, 2013, 6:53 am6. Sell your soul to the devil.
Valthonis_7211August 30, 2013, 11:13 amI was also at the PAX East reveal panel, and while a few people left during the presentation (probably to go stand in line to catch other panels or see the just-opened expo hall), there wasn't nearly the mass exodus Jay is making it out to be. The seats were pretty packed until the very end. There was the usual gamer kvetching in the crowd on the way out, mostly about how the announced product wasn't "Blizzard All-Stars" or "Titan" like some hoped. Lots of folks at the show who weren't in the panel were taking their potshots, of course. However, I didn't talk to a single person who spent time at the Hearthstone booth who wasn't excited about the game's potential.
Dr Dre XAugust 22, 2013, 5:08 pmContributorGot one
Chris RichardsonAugust 23, 2013, 10:01 amcongratulations! which giveaway?