Open Beta for Heroes of the Storm starts on May 19, 2015. The game itself will be released on June 2, two weeks after the open beta ends. The release and Open Beta is literally the same thing, since there will be no wipes.
All you need to know about the Open Beta
- Nothing will be wiped, including account levels, hero levels, heroes purchased or gold saved.
- The Open Beta, pretty much as Alpha, has fixed gameplay regions, such as Europe, Americas.
- Once the game is released, all regions will be merged to Global.