Heroes of the Storm is preparing to move into technical alpha, Blizzard revealed today. The MOBA filled with champions from Blizzard’s robust library will be available to a limited number of invitees, only from the US. Bugger.
“We’ve been hard at work on Heroes of the Storm since you last got your hands on the game at BlizzCon 2013 and we’re gearing up to invite a very limited number of players to join us in an initial phase of infrastructure and technology testing that we’re calling the Technical Alpha,” Blizzard said.
The technical alpha will be used by Blizzard to assess the game’s infrastructure and how it will function across a range of machines. “[I]nviting external Alpha testers will allow us to take a closer look at our hardware needs so that we can be absolutely sure we’re able to support the entire Heroes population as the community grows”
This version of Heroes of the Storm is, of course, unfinished and Blizzard warns that bugs and placeholders should be expected.
It’s not certain when a broader, global alpha will kick off, and for the time being it’s restricted to the US. If you do live in the Land of the Free, you’re probably wondering how you snatch up a coveted spot. “Contrary to popular belief, surrounding yourself with lit candles and shouting “Tech Alpha” into the mirror three times will not grant Alpha access, but it may amuse your family members,” Blizzard explains. ”No, the only way into the Nexus is through an official email invitation from Blizzard Entertainment.”
Instead, you’ll want to log into your beta profile page on Battle.net and update it to include Heroes of the Storm.
Those of us outside of America will just have to sate our appetite on the information that has already been sneakily uncovered by sleuths.