Blizzard is shifting into a “very early Alpha testing stage” of the studio’s upcoming multiplayer online battle arena title, Heroes of the Storm for Mac and PC.
According to a recent update, Blizzard is gearing up to invite a very limited number of players to a “Technical Alpha” in order to test the game’s infrastructure and technology. The studio will “kick off this initial Tech Alpha phase with a very limited number of participants and continue to expand the pool of invited players as our testing needs evolve and grow over time.”
The test is “intended to help us better examine how our infrastructure and tech will function across a much broader spectrum of machines and connection types,” writes the studio. “What’s more, inviting 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.”
Currently, the only way to get an invite is via direct email from Blizzard, but you’ll have the best chances by opting in to testing through Battle.net’s Beta Profile page. It’s also currently only open to US residents and it’s not clear when testing might open up to the rest of the world.
Be sure to read up on all the details on the official FAQ page found here.