Blizzard Entertainment revealed today the studio will soon begin invited a limited number of users to participate in the technical alpha for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA.
According to the official post, since this is the first phase of external testing for Heroes of the Storm, the Technical Alpha is intended to help Blizzard better examine how their infrastructure and tech will function across a much broader spectrum of machines and internet connections. As a whole, Heroes of the Storm is still in the early stages of development, and Blizzard stressed HoTS still has a long ways to go before it’s feature complete.
The technical alpha for now is limited to those with a Battle.net account who reside in the United States. For everyone else, Blizzard has stated they aren’t quite sure when they’ll be ready to extend access to the rest of the world. Like all other Blizzard betas, players can opt into the alpha through Blizzard Beta Profile page found within their account. Invited players will find an email from Blizzard in their email inbox if selected.
Once the Tech Alpha begins, players will be free to share their experiences free of any NDA restrictions.