HOTS stuff: Here’s 1000 Heroes Of The Storm Beta Keys

Blizzard’s free-to-play Doter Heroes of the Storm [official site] will enter open beta on May 20th, but that’s still one full month where your dreams of frolicking and fighting as Kerrigan, Diablo or the Lost Vikings will go unrealised.

Unless, of course, you get into the closed beta using one of the 1000 keys we’re giving away below.

Welcome below. For a chance of receiving the keys, enter your email address into the widget below. Don’t worry – it won’t contact you for any other purpose than to give you your key, should you be one of the 1000 randomly selected by the system. And please note: this is not a first-come, first-served offering, but a raffle.

This giveaway is now closed and the keys are now being distributed. If you haven’t received a key yet, sorry, but hopefully we’ll have more keys to give away in future!

If you are one of the lucky 1000 who receive a key, you should redeem it within seven days.You can do that by creating or signing in to your account and then, on the Account Management page, clicking the big green “Add a Game Key” button on the right. That’ll bring up a box into which you can paste the Heroes of the Storm key from your email.

And that’s it! Why not pass the time while you wait to see if you’ve got a key by reading Rich Stanton’s HOTS thoughts or learning more about Blizzard’s attempts to keep their community healthy?


  1. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Of course Blizzard has already been handing out keys like they’re free candies. I have a few spare keys myself.

    • Shookster says:

      Hmm-Hmm, would you care to share?

      • Hmm-Hmm. says:

        Sure. The mail I got from Blizzard indicates they deactivate codes they detect just posted online.

        Posting them publicly, selling, or auctioning them off may result in deactivation of the keys

        So if you want one send me a pm through the forums with your e-mail address.

    • openfang says: if you have any left hur hur

  2. Subucula Tertia says:

    Are Hereos like Oreos?

  3. OverHeadParry says:

    The game is good, but the pay for hero system is not something I would waste my time on. they should have adapted a system similar to Valve’s DotA2 or have a one time payment to unlock everything.

    • that_guy_strife says:

      It’s not so bad – the gold used to buy heroes piles up pretty fast, and there’s a decent pool of free-to-play heroes every week. I agree with your point though, pay-to-play barriers are never fun.

    • Purdurabo says:

      Unfortunately the way the sell heroes feels like a skinner box and i am the rat . Dota 2 is far better in that regard.

  4. Capt. Bumchum McMerryweather says:

    I have 3 spare keys. PM me on the forums danijami23 if you want one :)

  5. evestor says:

    If anyone has any keys left, I would appreciate one. Thanks.

  6. Shadow says:

    RPS keys seem to be for the Europe region. I hope that can be changed somewhere, or else it’d incur considerable lag on South Americans like me.

  7. lordfrikk says:

    I still have 3 more keys, hit me up via the forums. Username is the same.

    link to

  8. Caladell says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the giveaway. Just got my key this morning.