Recently, I received an email from Blizzard offering me to pre-purchase Heart of the Swarm expansion to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Is there any benefit to pre-purchasing as opposed to buying it after it's released?

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    Hello, Ansis, and welcome to gaming! Unfortunately, questions about shopping suggestions and recommendations are considered off-topic for our site. As such, I've altered your question a bit (though if you want to discuss the relative pros/cons, you can surely join us in Arqade Chat! Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 13:21

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I was wandering around Arqade Meta and found this:

This is currently the case for Starcraft 2 HOTS. Everybody can preorder on Amazon and get a free Beta key.


From my own experience, if you buy/upgrade a digital version through battle.net you can immediately download the beta client and start playing as per this link: https://eu.battle.net/support/en/blog/6816949

As far as I know, the beta is open until March 1st.

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