The second closed beta for End of Nations, Trion Worlds' massively multiplayer, free-to-play real-time strategy game, is set to kick off the first weekend in August. If you want to get in on the action head to EndofNations.com and sign up, or watch Trion's Facebook and Twitter accounts for key giveaways.

"Random keys can be scored with good timing and a little luck," says a press release sent out today.

If you want guaranteed access, you can even pre-purchsed the game's digital-only "Founder's Edition" direct from Trion or from Green Man Gaming.

Unlike most free-to-plays, End of Nations brings hardcore, persistent multiplayer strategy action to the PC. We've played it, and it's great. What do you think? Check it out and let us know in the comments or on Twitter.