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

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • The Island of Stillborn Stars Arrives

    The Secret World has been updated with the latest patch. Included in this update is the new 'lair raid' called The Island of Stillborn Stars. The raid takes ten players and the defeat of several mini-bosses on the way to the final boss. Check out the Issue 6 preview for a visual look.

    Reported on Apr 15, 2013
  • Dark Days Are Tweeting Results

    Not long ago, The Secret World development team began a Twitter experiment that tied into TSW's roleplaying community. Over the course of several weeks, the team disseminated snippets of information that the community used to fuel RP activities.

    Reported on Mar 21, 2013
  • Update 6 Is Live

    The latest update to The Secret World has gone live. Called The Last Train to Cairo, the update features a bunch of new quests, a new zone and a decidedly Indiana Jones-esque look. Players will automatically download the update on logging in.

    Reported on Mar 14, 2013
  • Joel Bylos - Loving His New Role

    Funcom recently announced that Joel Bylos would be moving to a new role within the company, that of the overall Creative Director. We managed to catch up to Joel to talk about his new role and his vision for the Funcom titles. See what he has to say before joining the conversation in the comments.

    Reported on Mar 06, 2013
  • A Time of Change

    The past couple of weeks have been big ones for fans of The Secret World. Between the latest producer's letter and the first information about Update 6, a lot of new information has come along. In today's column, we take a look at all the news and offer some analysis. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Reported on Mar 05, 2013
  • PvP Changes Coming in Update 6

    The Secret World's blog has been updated with new information about forthcoming changes in the PvP system. A new feature will be introduced called "Battle Ranks" that will reward PvP-specific experience for player kills. When the experience bar fills, players will be rewarded with "Distinction of the Council" currency which can be spent on PvP rewards.

    Reported on Mar 04, 2013
  • Joel Bylos Takes on New Role at Funcom

    Funcom has announced that Joel Bylos will be taking on a new role with the company. He will be the Creative Director for the centralized live team in charge of Age of Conan, The Secret World and Anarchy Online.

    Reported on Feb 26, 2013
  • Last Train to Cairo Previewed

    A new post has cropped up on The Secret World's official site that brings Indiana Jones to mind. Players are given a hint to next month's update called "The Last Train to Cairo". The update will feature new main and side quests and a new weapon, the whip. Lastly, the final battle will take place atop a speeding train. If that doesn't scream Indiana Jones, nothing does!

    Reported on Feb 22, 2013
  • Quiet on the Front?

    Funcom has made no bones about wanting to keep The Secret World on the cutting edge of interesting for its players. In today's column devoted to The Secret World, we take a look at the latest campaign to intrigue and entertain players. Check it out before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Feb 19, 2013
  • The Two Lures

    There are two lures for MMO gamers everywhere: The lure of being a godlike power in a given world and the lure to be just an Average Joe who happened on greatness. We take a look at why these are important with particular regard to The Secret World. Read on before heading to the comments.

    Reported on Feb 05, 2013
  • Get Your Music In Game

    Funcom has announced a new contest for The Secret World's aspiring composers. Players are invited to create and submit a piece of music either as a soloist or as part of a group. If chosen, the music will be incorporated into The Secret World.

    Reported on Jan 29, 2013
  • Funcom's Beijing Studio Closing

    As part of Funcom's ongoing restructuring, the company's Beijing studio will be closing. The studio was primarily responsible for art and animation for The Secret World. According to Gamasutra, these assets will now be produced by the Funcom studio located in North Carolina, USA.

    Reported on Jan 25, 2013
  • The Ups and Downs of Investigation

    One of the features that truly sets The Secret World apart from the rest of the MMO pack is its inclusion of so-called "investigation missions". Not everyone is, however, fully convinced of the fun factor. Read today's column to see what we think before heading to the comments section to add your ideas.

    Reported on Jan 22, 2013
  • Player Activity Up 400% Since Relaunch with B2P

    The latest Funcom financial report is out and contains some interesting tidbits of information, including the note that player activity in The Secret World is up 400% since last month's relaunch as a 'buy to play' game. Funcom is also reporting that over 70,000 copies of TSW have been sold since the relaunch.

    Reported on Jan 10, 2013
  • Mayans, Exploits, and Repercussions

    During the End of Days event in The Secret World, players discovered an exploit that the developers seemed not to have considered. In our latest TSW column, we take a look at what happened and the possible repercussions. Join the conversation in the comments!

    Reported on Jan 08, 2013
  • Making Buy-to-Play Worth It

    Now that the proverbial cat's out of the bag and The Secret World has officially gone "buy to play", we take a look at how Funcom needs to make the purchase worth it for players. See what our ideas are before adding your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 26, 2012
  • Joel Bylos' End of Days Video Blog #3

    It seems that since we're all still here today, The Secret World's Joel Bylos has some explaining to do. In what's probably his last End of Days video, Joel finds out that the Mayan Apocalypse simply didn't happen. Enjoy!

    Reported on Dec 21, 2012
  • End of Days Video Blog #2

    Funcom has published the second installment of Joel Bylos' End of Days video blog. In this video, Joel has bid a fond farewell to his co-workers, heads out to go shopping, gets rather emotional and heads to the bunker. Check it out!

    Reported on Dec 20, 2012
  • Joel Bylos’ Game Director’s Letter

    MMORPG.com and Funcom have teamed up to bring our readers the first view of The Secret World Game Director Joel Bylos' latest letter to the community. As he sits huddled in his bunker, Joel hopes development of TSW will continue past December 21st and he's got lots of news to share if it does! Read on and get excited! Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 19, 2012
  • Issue 5 Launched

    Funcom has announced that The Secret World has been updated with the latest patch. Issue 5: The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn has been released and brings with it new content and "a brand new and revealing story arc".

    Reported on Dec 19, 2012