Are you a StarCraft II player? If so, have you been waiting patiently for the developer to release the first expansion pack for the hit RTS game, the Zerg-themed Heart of the Swarm? Then you might want to get yourself ready as Blizzard is sending out an early alert for people who want to beta test the expansion.
In a post on the game's official website, Blizzard said today, "We are preparing to invite testers for the Heart of the Swarm beta very soon!" That's usually code for, "We could start it at any time." If you want to be considered for the multiplayer beta test, you should sign onto your Battle.net account and then click on the "Beta Profile Settings" in the Account Management section.
Blizzard has said that the first group of beta testers will be small, "including many players who assisted us in testing Patch 1.5, as well as some pro-gamers and press." However, it will be adding more beta testers for Heart of the Swarm in the weeks and months ahead and Blizzard will also be giving away beta test keys via gaming websites.
Recently, StarCraft II's lead designer Dustin Browder said that Heart of the Swarm was "99% done" but added that it will still take the team a while to polish and test the expansion pack before it is officially released.
Source: StarCraft II website