Update 5:07PM EST: Added blue post about mount changes.
Closed Beta Test Friend Invites Incoming
Select beta testers will be given four Heroes of the Storm beta keys via email to give to their friends. If everything goes well, this opportunity may open up to more people.
Most importantly, Blizzard is still inviting players who have opted-in on Battle.net, so don't worry if you don't have any friends who aren't in the beta test.
Quote from Blizzard
As a way to say thank you to the community for helping us make Heroes of the Storm the best game it can possibly be throughout its Alpha and Beta phases thus far, we’ll soon be trying out a new method for sharing Closed Beta testing invitations, which will allow existing players to bring a few of their friends into the Nexus.
Essentially, a number of players will receive an email containing four Heroes of the Storm Beta Keys, which they can then give out to their friends and start brawling as a team. Initially, we’re going to send these Beta Keys out to a rather small group of playtesters. If everything goes smoothly with this trial run, we will expand this program to include many additional players over the weeks to come.
It’s important to note, however, that this will not replace our existing Closed Beta invite waves, which we’re still sending out regularly. If you do not already have Beta access, make sure you’ve opted in to Heroes Beta testing on the Beta Profile Settings page in Battle.net Account Management. If you’d prefer not to wait for an invitation, you can purchase a Founder’s Pack to gain immediate entry into the Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta.
If you’re currently participating in Closed Beta testing, you may wish to keep an eye on the email address associated with your Battle.net account over the coming weeks to find out if you’ve received invite codes. We hope that many of you who receive these invitations will enjoy playing Heroes of the Storm even more after introducing your friends to the game, and we hope that you’ll keep sharing your feedback with us as Beta testing continues.
Thank you very much!
Upcoming Mount Changes
The Dire Wolf and Cyber Wolf mounts will be removed from the in-game store in the next beta patch. If you want them, you need to buy them now; It's great that the Dire Wolf mount is currently on sale.
On the bright side, the Magic Carpet and Lunar Tiger mounts will be returning to the shop next patch.
Quote from Blizzard
If you haven’t had the chance to pick up the Dire Wolf or Cyber Wolf Mounts just yet, you may wish to do so soon, because they will be leaving the Heroes of the Storm in-game Shop with the arrival of our next Closed Beta patch. If you already own the Dire Wolf or Cyber Wolf, don’t worry -- You’ll still be able to ride them into glorious combat just as you always have! Additionally, the Golden Cyber Wolf Mount will still be available through purchase of the Battle Bundle Pack or the Founder’s Pack.
If you’re looking to add even more diversity to your Mount collection, you may be happy to know that the Magic Carpet and Lunar Tiger Mounts will be returning to the Heroes Shop with our next patch! As mentioned in some of our previous posts, these Mounts will be available for purchase as individual items so that you can ride in style during your adventures in the Nexus.
Once again, if you’ve recently been eyeing the Dire Wolf or Cyber Wolf Mounts, be sure to act quickly before they are removed from the Shop in the coming weeks. We’ll have another reminder shortly before the patch, so keep an eye on the official Heroes website for more information, as well as additional announcements about our next patch.