You may be familiar with the idea of public tests or a "PTR" from playing other Blizzard Entertainment games. If not, you can think of them as open beta tests where players can preview upcoming patches before they go live. Patch 1.2 marks the first time that we've performed a public test for a StarCraft II patch, but we're planning to conduct public tests for most if not all future game patches. These PTRs help us a great deal -- when you participate and submit reports, we can squash more bugs and ensure that when the patch is released it's of the highest quality possible.
To participate in the public test you must have a full North America product license. Further details on how to begin participating in the PTR can be found in the FAQ .
For the latest information, patch notes, and to submit bug reports and feedback, please visit the Public Test forum.
As this is a test server, please anticipate uneven game performance. Restarts and downtime may occur without warning. We’ll provide information regarding extended downtimes, should they occur, in the Public Test forum.