Just in case you haven’t heard, Blizzard has announced that the multiplayer-only public beta phase for StarCraft II will begin “this summer”. This means that any time in the next three to four months, and with some luck on the draw, you’ll be able to smash your friends (and their faces) in SC2. But wait! How do you sign up for the SC2 beta? Luckily for you, GameSync has put together a guide of how to do just that.
Step 1: Signing up for a Battle.net account
Step 2: Sign in and navigate to the Beta Profile Settings page
You’ve created your battle.net account. Great! Now sign in. You’ll be greeted by the account management page below. Under the “Manage My Games” section, click on the “Beta Profile Settings” link. You’ll need to own a legit copy of a Blizzard game to access the Beta Profile Settings page. In my previous testing, I couldn’t access the page until I added a game into my battle.net account (World of Warcraft, as you can see below).
Step 3: Download the Battle.net System Check software
You’ll be greeted by the page below, telling you that you need to download an application to set up your beta profile setting. Click on the big friendly button appropriate for your platform of choice, Windows or Mac, and download the software.
Step 4: Run the system check application
Now that you’ve downloaded the application, simply run it, and you’ll be greeted by the window below containing information about your system.
Click the Send button as it says. Don’t be paranoid! Once you do so, you’ll get an acknowledgement, and your browser window should now be open to your Beta Profile Settings page. You can click Close at this point.
Step 5: Opt into the StarCraft II beta!
You’re nearly done! Now click on the checkbox next to the “StarCraft Universe” option. This will opt you into the StarCraft II beta program. While you’re at it, I’d suggest signing up for the Diablo and WarCraft Universes beta programs as well. Never know when Blizzard might decide to run a Diablo III beta…