The StarCraft II beta will be entering a hiatus starting 31 May for all regions, according to a Blizzard post in the Battle.net forums.
The beta will be reactivated for a second round of testing just two weeks before SCII’s 27 July release.
Foppy says: It appears that Blizzard is fully set on releasing SCII on schedule as promised. The end is coming closer and closer.
Those lucky blokes who have access to the beta (eg. Neth), enjoy the remaining two weeks while it lasts. It’d be interesting to see what sort of changes the second phase of beta testing will introduce.
Posted by Nethaera:
We’d like to let all of our StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beta test participants know that the first phase of the beta test will be coming to an end in all regions on Monday, May 31. The beta test will be unavailable for several weeks while we make some hardware and software configuration changes in preparation for the final phase of the beta test and the release of the game. We plan to bring the beta test back online for a couple of weeks prior to the game’s launch to complete our testing. We’ll have more details to share about when this final beta-testing phase will begin at a later date.
We’d like to thank all of our beta-test participants for your enthusiasm, dedication, and valuable feedback during the beta test, and we look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on the StarCraft II beta test as the game’s July 27 launch approaches.