5 Ways to get a Heroes of the Storm Beta Key
That's right. Blizzard has just announced the beginning of closed beta for their upcoming MOBA multiplayer brawler. Here are some of the best ways for you to get your hands on a Heroes of the Storm beta key.
1. Opt-in to the Heroes of the Storm beta via Battle.net
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 Heroes of the Storm beta! Super simple and easy. You can't expect to get a key if you don't tell Blizzard that you want to check out their newest game! May the odds ever be in your favor!
2. Look towards fansites for giveaways
Fan sites and news outlets will be given a ton of keys to give away as promotional efforts courtesy of Blizzard. Here is a list of some sites to pay attention to for beta keys. (Hint: Maybe GameSkinny in the near future!)
- Heroes of the Storm via Reddit
- FrostStorm (this one already has a button for it!)
3. Get on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
Don't forget to check out the social media accounts of both Blizzard and those fansites! This includes not only stalking their tweets but also their Facebook accounts as well as Google+. The chances of you receiving a beta key increases as you enter the giveaways from various social networks.
Some of the fansites will be giving away keys as soon as they are available, so check back regularly!
4. You may be able to buy a beta key through Blizzard!
Blizzard may be trying a new approach with Heroes of the Storm's beta keys. According to a datamining effort, Blizzard may allow players to purchase guaranteed access to the test via an official digital "Founder's Pack."
The Battle.net Launcher for the alpha version of Heroes of the Storm mentions a "Heroes Founder's Pack." This digital purchase lets you "ride into the Beta Test on a wolf made of solid gold." Presumably the wolf is some exclusive mount also included with the Founder's Pack.
One important note to take away from today's news is that Blizzard hasn't officially announced the Founder's Pack. It's quite possible that they'll scrap the idea or only use it selectively. The fact that the Founder's Pack information made its way to the Launcher makes it seem like a big possibility. For safety's sake, please wait for an official announcement about Founder's Packs from Blizzard and rely on the official Battle.net Launcher for more information. Be wary of phishing attempts!
5. Keep an eye on GameSkinny for keys
A little bird tells me that GameSkinny (and our sister site Gamer Launch) might just have some keys available to giveaway very soon...
Keep an eye out on this spot and on our Twitter account for future updates!
NOTE: Do NOT Fall For Shady Beta Key Websites
Even if a key giveaway, email, or Founder's Pack purchase looks promising, double-check the web address before doing anything. Phishing schemes get more and more convincing every day, and will steal official assets to look as convincing as possible in order to trick you into giving up personal information.
Also. NEVER click a bit.ly, goo.gl, or other short URL that promises beta keys. It's likely riddled with malware. The same goes for key generators: just don't mess with them. You are only putting yourself, your information, and your computer at risk.
Now the question is: Did you snag a Heroes of the Storm beta key? Let us know about the game by writing an article on GameSkinny!