StarCraft 2 Beta Available with GameStop Pre-Order

Still not in the StarCraft II Beta? If you live in a territory in which GameStop exists, go ahead and pre-order the game to get a beta key.


Once the key is sent or picked up, the pre-order may not be canceled. Online purchasers will receive the key and instructions via email 1 business day after pre-ordering. In-store pick-up customers must wait 1 business day and then travel to the selected store to snag the key. Customers that pre-order at a retail store will have their key printed upon their receipt.

The promotion is valid on the regular and collector's editions of the game. The map editor for the beta should be released this week with the Mac client following shortly thereafter.

I'm hearing reports that some GameStops are having issues with the SKU assigned to the StarCraft II pre-order, but other users report receiving keys just fine. Your results may vary.