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The Secret World is now Buy-to-Play!


  • The Secret World is now Buy-to-Play!

    As of right now subscription is optional for The Secret World.

    This means that after buying the game you can play all of the heralded story-line and all content available right now without a paying a monthly fee.

    With four major updates released, which introduce much new content such as a Raid in New York, Auxiliary Weapons and many new missions, the game is better than ever.

    Buy the game before December the 31st and all the content in Issue #5, which will be released shortly, will also be included and you will receive the Initiate Pack, which includes strong starter weapons, a Blood Raven pet and extra social clothing.

    So click here to BUY The Secret World for just $30 / €30 / £24.99 OR Purchase TSW through Steam.

    Read on to get more information about these changes to The Secret World, or check out our FAQ on the official forums.

    New Membership Available

    For those who want to get the most out of their Secret World experience we have an optional Membership available. Being a monthly subscriber, for the same cost as before, now gives great benefits. For being a member you get the following:

    • Time Accelerator (Clickable item which increases experience gain for defeating monsters by 100% for 1 hour, 16 hour cool-down – only usable by Members and Grand Masters)
    • $10 worth of Bonus Points (given out every month)
    • Item-of-the-month gift (given out every month)
    • 10% discount to everything in the in-game store

    The Grandmaster pack includes all these benefits and gets an additional 10% discount to everything in the in-game store, for a total bonus of 20%. So being a Grandmaster is better than ever!

    Through the month of December we have a special offer where we give 30% off on the first purchase on the 3, 6 and 12 month Membership plans.

    New Store Items

    We have just launched some very nice new items through the Item Store. These are made to save time for those so inclined.

    Ability Points Potion – This potion will double the Ability Points you receive for the duration of its effect.

    Run Speed Upgrade – It is now possible to directly purchase the run speed increases (identical to those which can be purchased through your Secret Society).

    In addition there will be lots of new social items such as clothing and pets continuously added to the store, so check if frequently if you wish to stay abreast with what is new.

    Updates Since Launch

    A steady flow of new content and deeper game systems have been introduced to The Secret World since launch, and much much more will follow in the future. Issue #5, The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn, is just days away from release.

    Issue #1: Unleashed was the first update to The Secret World. It introduced a full mission pack, adding content to all the game’s major regions. Several Nightmare dungeon modes were also unlocked, giving veteran dungeon crawlers even more brutal tests to their skills.

    Issue #2: The second update, Digging Deeper, gave players the very first Auxiliary Weapon – the Rocket Launcher. The Issue included several new missions and Nightmare dungeons, in addition a barbershop and plastic surgery gave the players many new options for changing their looks.

    Issue #3: In The Cat God The Secret World had its first seasonal event with Halloween, and players got a completely new storyline with an epic fight in Stonehenge. Furthermore new missions were made available, and the dangerous Lairs got a big boost.

    Issue#4: Our biggest update yet was Big Trouble in the Big Apple. It added a new raid in New York, a second Auxiliary Weapon – the Chainsaw, the Albion Theatre in London, new missions and Lair content, and a big PvP enhancement for the Fusang Warzone.

    New Content for the Future

    Periodically we will release packs of DLC (Downloadable Content). These updates, called Issues in The Secret World, contain new content, such as more Auxiliary Weapons, new missions and story arcs. These packs are fully optional and can be purchased normally or for the Bonus Points that are included in the optional Membership, as well as with the Grandmaster Lifetime service.

    The first DLC will start selling in January 2013, and is the main storyline of issue #5. This will sell for $5, however this content is already fully unlocked for anyone who has a full game account registered before the end of December 2012.

    Regular patches with free content and updates and enhancements to the core game will still continue.

    • Black Dynamite
      Black Dynamite commented
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      Is anyone still playing? I hope every now and then.

      Character name: Darren "D-Roll" Stillwater (Templar)

    • Lanfear
      Lanfear commented
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      Re: Article: The Secret World is now Buy-to-Play!

      Originally posted by Gangstalicious
      Is anyone still playing? I hope every now and then.

      Character name: Darren "D-Roll" Stillwater (Templar)
      Yeppers. I log on randomly during the week though.

    • Psartryn
      Psartryn commented
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      I log in occasionally but I haven't been playing much lately...stupid RL.
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