Funcom is celebrating TSW’s 1 month Anniversary, and you’re invited! This weekend, TSW is open to everyone to play. They’re running a few different promos and contests in game.. and you’ll also get a chance to look at the new content that was added with their first major patch.
Yesterday Funcom announced that the release date for The Secret World has been pushed back to July 3rd, with Early Access starting June 29th. They also gave us some information on the last two beta weekend events.
The third Beta Weekend, titled ‘Hell Raised’, will begin on June 15th and run until June 17th. In this Beta Weekend players will be able to experience the Illuminati and Dragon starter experiences as well as the Templar experience. Players will also get to leave Kingsmouth and venture into the massive region known as Savage Coast, where they will soon find that the very gates of hell itself have opened up! This will allow players to experience the epic ‘Hell Raised’ dungeon where you will have to battle the demons of hell itself!
The fourth and final Beta Weekend will begin on June 22nd and run until June 24th. This event will focus on the player vs. player experience in The Secret World, and players will get to sample both the Eldorado battlefield experience as well as the massive warzone gameplay where over a hundred players clash together in persistent battle. Here the Illuminati, the Templars and the Dragon will get to duke it out and hone their battle skills on each other before the real conflict begins when Early Access opens on June 29th.
Here’s the post on the TSW forums discussing the delay, and the Beta Weekend events.
The Secret War mini-game has been going on for a few days now..and the Illuminati are dominating overall:
I took that screen shot at about 10:00 last night… the Templar have regained some of their lost ground overnight, as have the Dragon.. but at the moment the Illuminati are still in the lead by about 5%!
Today Funcom has started their long awaited ‘Secret War’ mini-game, to build up interest in The Secret World…you can support your faction in this browser based game, while waiting for TSW to release (or, to get into Beta!).
From the page:
The Secret War is a free-to-play social online experience inspired by the conflict between the three secret societies in Funcom’s upcoming modern-day MMO The Secret World. By participating you can unlock guaranteed beta access to the game, exclusive in-game items, a free trip to the Funcom studio and much more! Joining also puts you on the beta registration list for The Secret World.
Haven’t had a chance to play yet…but I will soon!