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MMORPG | Setting:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • New Membership Perks Revealed

    Funcom has revealed the new membership perks for The Secret World. Members will receive a number of pretty cool boons including 30% bonus XP, 10% item store discount, token capacity increase and more.

    Reported on Feb 09, 2016
  • Latest Update Brings New Side Missions Online

    The Secret World has been updated with a new 'hotfix' patch that brings Issue 13's side missions online. Players can now play Furious Road, Pieces of Jack, The Corpse and the Key and A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit Jung. In addition, several key items and features have had bug fixes applied to resolve issues including better animation of Orochi Sky Drones and Buckler Drones.

    Reported on Jan 13, 2016
  • Issue 13 - New Stories & a Darker Tone

    Funcom's The Secret World is gearing up for the release of Issue 13 this week and there are quite a lot of things that are happening. Issue 13 is a brand new issue that people can purchase. It comes packed with five new missions, a host of achievements, rewards and more. We had the opportunity to speak with Romain Amiel about Issue 13, something he and the team are clearly very excited about.

    Reported on Dec 17, 2015
  • Players Band Together to Raise $10k for the Malala Fund

    A group of intrepid The Secret World players have joined together in an effort to raise $10,000 for the Malala Fund, a humanitarian organization founded by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history. The project is being undertaken without any company or corporate sponsorship or endorsement and has worked via social media and events to raise nearly $7,000 already.

    Reported on Dec 08, 2015
  • Tie-In Horror Game, The Park, to Launch on PS4 & XB1

    Funcom has announced that its horror-themed game, The Park, will be launching on both XBox One and PlayStation 4. The Park is expected to be released for consoles in early 2016. The Park is tied loosely to The Secret World, set in the haunting amusement park from Kingsmouth.

    Reported on Nov 17, 2015
  • Challenge Yourself with Two New Nightmare Raids

    Funcom has announced that the next two Nightmare Raids are now live in The Secret World. Players can take on these new ultra-difficult modes to earn some epic rewards. Flappy has returned but has a new AEGIS mechanic to challenge even the most battle-hardened veteran of the game. In addition, players return to face the Eidolon, who spreads even more insanity and madness.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2015
  • Funcom Fined for 2011-2012 Financial Irregularities

    Reuters is reporting that Funcom has accepted a fine levied against the company by the Norwegian Authority for Investigation & Prosecution of Economic & Environmental Crime. The fine came due to financial reporting irregularities surrounding the launch of The Secret World and in the months between October 2011 through August 2012. The fine equals nearly $178,900 USD.

    Reported on Oct 23, 2015
  • New Dungeon to Contain 'Interesting Challenges'

    A snippet of this month's The Secret World newsletter hints at a dungeon that is in development that will "contain interesting challenges" for players. According to the post, bosses will utilize Aegis tactics and heretofore unseen ways.

    Reported on Oct 01, 2015
  • Issue 12 Is All About the Dungeons

    This week, The Secret World players will get a chance to sink their fangs into the first part of Issue 12: The Dark Tower Below, the next expansion in The Secret World's roughly biannual update schedule. With a focus on challenging group content and tidying up some of the loose ends in The Secret World's design, Issue 12 feels pretty substantial. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek of that content, and I came away very impressed.

    Reported on Aug 18, 2015
  • Issue #12 to Bring Several New Features

    The Secret World site has been updated with a brief look at some of the interesting new features that will come to the game with the arrival of Issue #12.

    Reported on Aug 14, 2015
  • Celebrating Its 3rd Anniversary, Man

    Funcom has unveiled the third anniversary event boons and bonuses for The Secret World. Players will be able to score event bags that can include new hippie outfits or a Mythos Machine Motorcycle. Bohemian Bags also drop that can include a Bohemian Party Sack that gives up to 20 players surrounding the one opening it a special prize.

    Reported on Jul 01, 2015
  • Issue 11 - The Answers You've Been Waiting For

    Issue 11 is ready to be unleashed on The Secret World later today (if not already) and is something that is going to be very special for players. This is the story finale of the Tokyo storyline and the first major story since launch. In fact, Lead Designer Romain Amiel and Tor Egil Andersen called it the end of "Season 1" of The Secret World, an incredibly long season that has lasted since launch in June of 2012.

    Reported on May 05, 2015
  • Been Waiting for Issue 11? Not Much Longer!

    The Secret World players will be happy to hear that Issue 11, the conclusion of the Tokyo story line, is headed to live service on May 6th. The announcement was made on Lead Designer Romain Amiel's Twitter.

    Reported on Apr 24, 2015
  • What is #IAMTSW?

    The Secret World Community Team recently started a new initiative called "#IAMTSW" that gives players a chance to participate in any one of several week's competitions. We had the opportunity to chat with Senior Community Manager Laurie Payne about #IAMTSW. See what she had to say and check out some of the amazing creations by the TSW community.

    Reported on Apr 23, 2015
  • Monthly Newsletter Reviews March, Touts Issue 11

    The latest monthly newsletter has been published on The Secret World site. Letter writing duties have fallen to Senior Community Manager Laurie "sezmra" Payne since Joel Bylos has moved on to some other unnamed project within Funcom. This month, Payne reviews March including Golden Week, the #IAMTSW contest and the newly implemented Enhanced Player Experience.

    Reported on Apr 15, 2015
  • Funcom Teases Players with Mystery Images

    Funcom has posted a new pair of images on The Secret World Facebook page that they say should "help clear things up". The images are obviously puzzle pieces of a larger picture that teases...what? You tell us!

    Reported on Apr 09, 2015
  • Enhanced New Player Experience First Impressions

    When a new MMO launches, sometimes it seems like the "new player experience" wasn't very high on the priority list for some developers. Which, in the grand scheme of things, makes sense to a certain degree. While every player starts at the bottom and has to go through the new player experience at least once, the reality is that the vast majority of gameplay takes place once a character has reached max-level, otherwise known as the "end game."

    Reported on Mar 24, 2015
  • 'Golden Week' Opens with Double Ability Points

    Funcom has announced that Golden Week has kicked off in The Secret World. During the week, several interesting items and bonuses are available in the Item Shop. Most notably, however, is that players will earn double ability points and will have a chance to hunt down the Guardian of Gaia, a randomly spawning golem that can award players with some awesome in-game items.

    Reported on Mar 24, 2015
  • Ultimate Tokyo Story Pack Now Available

    Funcom has announced that a new story pack for The Secret World is available for a great price. Called the "Ultimate Tokyo Story Pack", the collection includes an Orochi pilot jumpsuit, two side-stories packs with eleven extra missions, and Issues 9-11. Issue 11 will bring the Tokyo story to a close and will be released in April 2015.

    Reported on Mar 19, 2015
  • The Enhanced Player Experience - Our Exclusive Interview

    The Secret World was updated earlier today with the Enhanced Player Experience that brings a host of big changes to players in the earliest levels of the game and some overall improvements that are sure to please even the most veteran of players. We chatted with Lead Designer Romain Amiel to find out more.

    Reported on Mar 11, 2015
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