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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

  • EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Issue 8 Releasing Next Week & Tokyo Details

    During a developer demo of the Issue 8 augments and scenario system (full article coming later today or early tomorrow from Bill Murphy), Joel Bylos let slip that Issue 8 will be releasing next week giving players full access to the brand new Augments System, Scenarios, and the Council of Venice Story setting up the Issue 9 tale that will take players into Tokyo.

    Reported on Oct 30, 2013
  • Massive Edition Now Out on Steam

    Anyone yet to try out Funcom's The Secret World will want to check into the Steam promotion called the "Massive Edition". The new package includes the original game and all of the Issues to date, the last three of which were paid DLCs.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2013
  • As If TSW Isn't Spooky Enough!

    As if The Secret World isn't spooky enough with Kingsmouth and conspiracy theories and more, the team has cooked up a great Halloween event sure to give players thrills and chills for the season.

    Reported on Oct 25, 2013
  • Soon to Star in New Erik Leijonborg Film

    "IRL" is a new feature film by well-known director Erik Leijonborg. The premise of the movie is that a young boy is bullied and escapes into the virtual world known as, you guessed it, The Secret World.

    Reported on Oct 22, 2013
  • Augment System Previewed

    The Secret World developers have penned a nifty preview for the upcoming Augment System which will arrive with Issue 8. The Augment System will feature Damage, Support, Healing and Survivability, each divided into ten levels of varying levels of rarity. The AS will have its own skill wheel as well.

    Reported on Oct 15, 2013
  • Live Forum Q&A with Funcom's Joel Bylos -- BEGINS NOW!

    The Secret World's Joel Bylos (nusquam) is now taking questions live from the community. Drop your questions in this thread and you may find yourself with an answer from Joel!

    Reported on Oct 08, 2013
  • Live Forum Q&A With Funcom's Joel Bylos - TOMORROW!

    Join us tomorrow at 3PM ET in our The Secret World subforum for a live Q&A with Funcom's Joel Bylos.

    Reported on Oct 07, 2013
  • A Sneak Peek at Issue 8

    The Secret World is getting ready to see Issue 8 deployed but it has been shrouded with a bit of mystery as to what it will entail. We chatted with Game Director Joel Bylos about what players can expect in Issue 8 and more. See what he had to say before heading to the comments to chat.

    Reported on Oct 03, 2013
  • September Director's Letter Published

    The latest Game Director's Letter for The Secret World has been publish. Joel Bylos discusses the current live event, Whispering Tide, the return of the Cat God along with a new story arc, what's coming in Issue 8 and much more.

    Reported on Sep 30, 2013
  • Latest Game Director's Letter Details Issues 8 & 9

    The latest Secret World Game Director's letter has been published on the official site. In it, plans for both Issue 8 and Issue 9 are revealed, including the new Augment and Scenario systems. Scenarios will challenge players who think they've "been there, done that" and will come in Normal, Elite and Hardcore modes with accompanying rewards.

    Reported on Sep 05, 2013
  • Issue #7: A Dream to Kill Preview

    The Secret World game director Joel Bylos gave us a tour of TSW's latest game update, Issue #7: A Dream to Kill. Read on to learn what's in store for players in the update!

    Reported on Jul 11, 2013
  • Guardians of Gaia Coming July 3rd

    The latest Secret World director's letter has been published on the official site. In it, Joel Bylos goes into detail about the game's first year and all that has been accomplished during that time. In addition, Bylos reveals the special first anniversary event, Guardians of Gaia, that will be unleashed on July 3rd.

    Reported on Jul 01, 2013
  • Latest Game Director's Letter Spotlights Issues 7-8

    Funcom's Joel Bylos has published the latest Game Director's Letter on The Secret World's site. In it, he reveals that Issue 7 will be making its debut in a few weeks and drops some interesting hints about Issue 8 and an attack on Agartha itself.

    Reported on May 31, 2013
  • A Year Later

    As Funcom's The Secret World nears its first birthday, we decided to take a look back at where the game was at launch and where it is today. See what we have to say before leaving your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on May 15, 2013
  • 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