The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.
StarCraft II beta keys were a code which enables gamers to participate in the StarCraft II beta.
A code was provided to each attendant of BlizzCon 2008. This code was not a beta key in itself, but guaranteed the holder would receive a StarCraft II beta key by email if they registered it at http://blizzcon.com/beta.
Blizzard traditionally offers 40,000 beta keys, but expectations for StarCraft II were higher.
On March 18th, 2010, beta testers were given an additional key so they could invite a friend into the beta.
The StarCraft II beta was accessible through fansite opportunities in 2009.
- Starcraft 2 Replays (3 keys) Beta Key Contest via Twitter Deadline: May 23, 2010
- Starcraft 2 Replays (3 keys) Beta Key Contest Deadline: March 30, 2010
- GameReplays (3 keys) Beta Key Competition Deadline: March 5, 2010
- PerfectionistEmblem's YouTube channel (1 key) Raffle video Deadline: August 22, 2009 (BlizzCon '09)
- StarCraft Legacy (4 keys) Guest editorial contest Deadline: July 26, 2009.
- StarCraft Legacy (4 keys) Hero contest. Deadline: July 26, 2009.
- StarCraft Legacy (4 keys) Fanfiction contest. Deadline: July 26, 2009.
- Camapaign Creations (6 keys) Campaign Making Contest Deadline: July 31, 2009.
- StarCraft 2 Forum (18 keys) Video Contest/Contest Rules. Deadline: June 22, 2009.
- Teamliquid (20 keys) three part contest. Deadline: June 15, 2009.
- StarCraft Legacy (4 keys) Trivia contest Deadline: June 15, 2009.