First International Players Invited to Test Heroes and Regional Servers are Now Available
We’ve got exciting news! The first wave of invitations for the Technical Alpha are currently being sent to a limited amount of players based outside the United States, including testers who opted-in via Battle.net, as well as friends and family members of Blizzard employees. Along with that, the Heroes Shop has been updated to support several local currencies and payment methods. The client is available in English, with other languages becoming available at a later date.
In addition, we’re supporting the new regional invites by enabling our game servers located in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia to deliver improved gameplay responsiveness and a better gameplay experience for international testers. This new infrastructure is available to all players in the listed territories through the game’s ongoing development, and will continue beyond the game's public launch. We look forward to announcing more details about Heroes of the Storm testing in other regions at a later date.
Don’t forget, this is still Technical Alpha and we will be performing several scheduled account wipes when we reach new phases of testing. When an account wipe takes place, any experience you've gained and any quest progress you’ve made, as well as any heroes, skins, and mounts you've unlocked, will be reset as though you're starting a fresh account. However, you’ll receive a Battle.net Balance credit for any real money you’ve spent.
So if you are interested in participating in future testing phases, make sure you’ve elected to participate in Heroes of the Storm testing by opting in on your Battle.net account’s Beta Profile Settings page. By doing so, you’ll give yourself the best chance at gaining testing access as our needs evolve, and we expand the pool of invited players in the weeks and months to come.
As always, we’d like to kindly remind those hoping for an invite to be wary of phishing attempts. As we’ve mentioned previously, we are adding Heroes game licenses directly to players’ Battle.net accounts, and there are no keys for Tech Alpha testing being sent out at this time. If you believe you’ve received an invite to the Heroes Tech Alpha, it’s best to refrain from clicking on any links in any emails. Instead, log in to your Battle.net account to see if a Heroes of the Storm alpha game license has indeed been granted.
There is no NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) for the Technical Alpha, which means players can stream games, take screenshots, record videos, and share everything about their adventures in the Nexus. We also encourage those invited to provide feedback about their experience on the Heroes of the Storm official forums. And be sure to keep an eye on HeroesoftheStorm.com, follow @BlizzHeroes on Twitter, and Like Heroes of the Storm on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news as it is announced.