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MMORPG | Genre:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$30.00 | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:n/a
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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • Secrets Revealed in Germany

    During Gamescom, we made a point to head to Funcom's booth to check out new content coming to The Secret World in the next months. We've got all there is to know about rocket launchers, raids and more so keep reading!

    Reported on Aug 22, 2012
  • Funcom Confirms Layoffs is reporting that Funcom is the latest development studio to be hit with a round of layoffs. The "cost adjustment initiative" comes just over a month since the launch of The Secret World. Funcom is stating that the layoffs are "temporary" and only one of several cost-cutting initiatives.

    Reported on Aug 21, 2012
  • Three Day Trial + Two Announced

    Funcom has announced that it is offering new registrants for The Secret World three days of free game time if they sign up by August 19th. Players can also score an additional two days if they complete thirty missions during the trial.

    Reported on Aug 16, 2012
  • A Complex Issue for Funcom

    Last week during a stockholder meeting, Funcom admitted that The Secret World had not lived up to all of the expectations that the company had hoped it would. In our latest Secret World column, we take a look at the shareholder meeting, the news that was disseminated and what it all means. Read on!

    Reported on Aug 14, 2012
  • 'Digging Deeper' Set for August 28th

    Funcom has announced that the second of its monthly updates for The Secret World will be released on August 28th. Called 'Digging Deeper', the update will feature new character customization options via the barbershop and plastic surgeon as well as new investigation and action missions and a new rocket launcher.

    Reported on Aug 15, 2012
  • High Level PvP Plans

    Funcom's Martin Bruusgaard has left a post on the official forums for The Secret World. In it, he details upcoming plan for high level PvP. Among other things, Bruusgaard admits that Fusang was never meant to be a "circle zerg" and that the team is looking closely at ways to make changes.

    Reported on Aug 14, 2012
  • A Nightmare in The Secret World!

    We aren't the first ones to think that there are parts of The Secret World that are just downright scary. In today's Very Scary, we explore that notion. See what you think and then talk about it in the comments!

    Reported on Aug 09, 2012
  • First Raid to Be Shown at Gamescom

    Funcom has revealed that it will be showing off The Secret World's first raid instance during Gamescom 2012. According to, a huge beast will be laying waste to parts of New York after crawling out of the subway system. In addition to this news, Funcom has also released The Secret World on Steam.

    Reported on Aug 09, 2012
  • The Epic Cog

    The word 'epic' is bandied about a lot these days, whether speaking of 'epic fails' or something that is truly 'epic' in size and scope. In today's The Secret World column, we take a look at why TSW creates and epic feel. See what you think and then leave us a comment or two.

    Reported on Aug 07, 2012
  • Funcom's Magnum Opus

    As one of the early contenders for Game of the Year, Funcom's The Secret World has been in live retail release for a month now. We've got our official review of The Secret World for your viewing pleasure. Keep reading and then leave us your thoughts in comments.

    Reported on Aug 01, 2012
  • Update 1.1 Released

    Funcom has announced that the 1.1 update for The Secret World has been released. The patch brings seven new missions, a new Marketplace and a host of fixes and enhancements into the game.

    Reported on Jul 31, 2012
  • Review In Progress Part 4 - Dungeons & PvP

    In the final installment of our Review in Progress for The Secret World, we take a look at both dungeons and PvP action. Keep reading to see what we think before adding your own thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Jul 29, 2012
  • Preparing to Celebrate a Month of Live Service

    Funcom has announced a series of in-game events to celebrate The Secret World's first month of live service. Players will be able to score clothing items, fireworks, a special event leaderboard and more.

    Reported on Jul 27, 2012
  • The Secret Paranoia

    Today marks the debut of a brand new column here at Penned by our own 'Scary Booster', today's column takes a look at The Secret World specifically and the whole zombie phenomenon in general. Check it out!

    Reported on Jul 26, 2012
  • Lovecraft's Influence on The Secret World

    How has the work of H.P. Lovecraft influenced The Secret World? We explain in this week's TSW column.

    Reported on Jul 24, 2012
  • New Clothing Available in Store

    Each Tuesday, Funcom will update the item store for The Secret World with new clothing items for players to purchase. The first update added "skeleton motif" jackets for males and double-breasted trenchcoats for females.

    Reported on Jul 23, 2012
  • Review in Progress - Part Three

    In this week's continuing "Review in Progress" series on Funcom's The Secret World, our own Suzie Ford dishes her opinions so far on the game's combat, community, and social play aspects. Read on!

    Reported on Jul 18, 2012
  • Update 1.0.2 Now Live, Brings Bugfixes and QoL Improvements

    Update 1.0.2 has been deployed to live servers in The Secret World and brings with it a bevy of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for players.

    Reported on Jul 18, 2012
  • SOTW: The Secret World Lifetime Subscription Goes To...

    With almost 300 entries to sift through, it was tough picking just one for our latest Screenshot of the Week, especially given the amazing prize on offer! Unfortunately, we've only got one lifetime subscription to give away so we had to pick just one of your amazing screenshots. Enough teasing though, I bet you're itching to find out just who won.

    Reported on Jul 16, 2012
  • Game On with Ragnar Tørnquist

    It's no secret: The Secret World recently launched to positive reviews, and this week, Som Pourfarzaneh talks with Ragnar Tørnquist, Funcom's Senior Producer and Creative Director about their new MMORPG!

    Reported on Jul 13, 2012