Latest news from the Elder Scrolls homepage is, that the beta-nda got lifted: http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/post/2014/02/15/the-beta-nda-has-lifted I am still not shure, if it counts for upcoming betas or for previous beta weekends, too. Even more interesting is, that there will be another beta coming soon. So if you havent registered yet for a beta key, there still is a chance. (For the last weekend there was an additionally beta-key-give-away in cooperatioon with another big gaming webside. It was said, that they had an extra 500k keys for that.) So if your really into it, you should be able to get a key. Aside from having your own first glance at the game to get your own impressions, you can use it for testing, how smooth the game might run on your personal computer.