We've got your key for The Lord of the Rings Online F2P beta test!

Step right up here friends, I said step right up! How would you, yes you, like to try out the title that has been 'causin a ruckus among us? That's right, friend, I'm talking about the one, the only, the hobbittastic Lord of the Rings Online™! But I'm not talkin' about the one that's already out there, friend! I'm talkin' about the one that's coming -- the free to play version! Are you gamer enough to take it on?

All right, circus barker speech aside, our friends over at Turbine have supplied us with a special code for those of you who want to get in on the Lord of the Rings Online beta! However, there is a catch to this code -- it can only be used for 500 Massively readers who will be invited to the beta when the next wave of invites goes out.

Want more information, as well as the code you'll need to enter when you sign up for the beta? Not a problem, just skip past the break for all of the information you'll need!
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This giveaway is very different from our other giveaways. Instead of linking to our key distribution site and offering everyone a unique key, we're going to be giving everyone the same key to use on Turbine's beta signup site. The code in question only works for the first 500 people who sign up for the beta using our code, so make sure to sign up quickly!

Turbine will be collecting information from you on their site, as this is an official beta test of their new free-to-play LotRO. If you are among the first 500 to sign up for the test you will get an invite from Turbine during their next wave of beta invites. Not in the first 500? Don't worry. You're still signed up for the beta and may be selected in a later phase. In short, don't expect to get in immediately, as this may take some time!

But, if you're good with all of this, then just insert the code below when you sign up for the beta! Good luck, and we can't wait to cross paths with you in Middle-earth!



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