UPDATE: Blizzard has today revealed the minimum system requirements for the StarCraft II closed beta.

PC Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7
  • 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
  • 1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7
  • 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card
  • 1024x768 minimum display resolution
  • 4 GB free hard space (Beta)
  • Broadband connection

Blizzard write, "The final requirements for Starcraft II have not yet been determined. Due to ongoing development the minimum requirements listed above are subject to change at any time. During this phase a Mac version will NOT be available, please check back."

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ORIGINAL: In a call to investors today, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime has confirmed that the much-anticipated StarCraft II closed beta will begin this month.

Additionally, Morhaime has suggested that StarCraft II is still on schedule for a mid-year release.

The beta was initially delayed as Blizzard reworked their online matchmaking service, Battle.net. The new battle.net features cross-game chat, the Real ID service, updated matchmaking and the StarCraft II user mod marketplace. Blizzard's Greg Canessa goes through the improvements in a video on the StarCraft II website. Watch it here.

To sign up for the beta, simply refer to this FAQ on StarCraft II's official website.