Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void closed beta now live


Despite the date, the Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void beta has really launched. The third part of the RTS sequel is now available for testing to a select few players, based on Blizzard's magical metrics—or "system specs, recent StarCraft II activity, and an element of luck," as they put it. The beta includes a bunch of new units and changes, all of which you can read about here.

"At the start of the beta test, we will be directly flagging accounts for access and will not be sending beta keys until later on in the beta cycle," writes Blizzard. You can check to see if your account has been flagged for beta by checking your Game Accounts list. If flagged, you can download the beta by selecting "Beta: Legacy of the Void" from the Region / Account dropdown menu found in Starcraft 2's Launcher tab.

New units so far include the Terran Cyclone, a ranged unit that attacks both air and ground units; the Zerg Lurker, a tier-II siege unit; and the 'Toss Adept, a "slow-moving harassment unit". If you want to see all that in action but don't have the Legacy of the Void beta, you can at least watch those who do streaming it through Twitch.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.