It appears that the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King beta test is about to begin, with news that signups have started and testers are actively being invited to participate.

If you're an existing subscriber, you can log into the account management page and apply by simply clicking on the "Wrath of the Lich King Beta Opt-In" button in the lower-right of the screen.

There is no word at this stage as to when the beta will start, nor do we have any firm answer as to if Wrath of the Lich King will even be released this year, so if you just can't wait for that extra hit of World of Warcraft content you'd be best to sign up and try your luck.