Blizzard has announced that the beta of StarCraft II will come to a close on the 31st of May.

There’s more than one silver lining, however: Not only does the game release on the 27th of July, the beta will also reopen a fortnight prior to retail release.

During the downtime, the developer will make “some hardware and software configuration changes in preparation for the final phase of the beta test and the release of the game.”

To all testers, Blizzard writes, “We’d like to thank all of [you] for your enthusiasm, dedication, and valuable feedback during the beta test, and we look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on the StarCraft II beta test as the game’s July 27 launch approaches.”