The Secret World celebrates its one month anniversary on August 3, 2012. Ragnar Tornquist, the game’s producer, and the team at Funcom, invite gamers to join the celebration for a full weekend of excitement from Friday, August 3rd at 4pm GMT until Monday, August 6th at 7am GMT. Explore the mysteries and marvels of a truly innovative new MMORPG and participate in all the special events.
Every player will be able to claim 15 free fireworks from the in-game store. Light up the night sky in rainbows of color and join thousands of other players to create a fireworks display that will even amaze the most fearsome monsters in the game.
Special rewards of an in-game t-shirt and 1200 bonus points will be given to players who help the needy inhabitants of The Secret World by completing 30 special missions.
The celebration will be available to anyone who has ever participated in The Secret World. If you played in beta or early access, you are invited. If you have an active or even an inactive account, you can join the fun. If you never played before, its time to subscribe.
To make the weekend even more amazing, The Secret World’s first new content update will debut on July 31, 2012, when The Secret World: Issue #1 – Unleashed goes live. The update includes thrilling new missions for the game including:
New Missions: (As described by the developers)
“Carter Unleashed: An action mission set at the Innsmouth Academy on Solomon Island, where the player gets to know more about the exceptionally gifted student Carter. Exploring the hallway below the academy, Carter will need help controlling her powers — before they get completely out of hand.
Crime and Punishment: Bestselling horror author Sam Krieg came to Solomon Island to write his latest novel — but there’s more to it than that. Through this investigation, the player will dig into Krieg’s works and the mind of an obsessed fan to learn more about the dark and hidden history of Solomon Island.
Hell & Bach: Daredevil reporter Daniel Bach is working on the story of all stories, his shot at finally winning a Pulitzer. For years, he’s been chasing the ghost of Theodore Wicker, only to end up trapped at the Overlook Motel outside Kingsmouth Town. But Wicker’s story doesn’t end here — nor did it start here. Following the bread crumbs back in time, the player will investigate the mystery of Wicker, and learn more about what brought him to the gates of hell…and beyond.
Funeral Crasher: Eleanor Franklin only has her cats and her ghosts to keep her company at her mansion in Blue Mountain — and now the ghosts are getting restless. When the dead themselves are spooked, the living must pay heed.
The 3rd Age: There have been Ages before ours, and the evidence lies beneath. In Egypt, the sand is thin, and the remnants of past Ages are beginning to spread their influence across the world. The Seven Sentinels hold the key to an investigation that begins in the present, and delves deep into the distant past.
Red Handed: It wasn’t chance that brought Dr Varias to this distant part of the Carpathians at this particular point in time. Following in his father’s footsteps, Varias is attempting to unravel the mystery of the Red Hand. Why did they build a vast facility beneath this desolate region? What were they doing here? And how was Varias’ father involved? In this investigation, we answer some burning questions about this secret Soviet era genetic research project — and how it ties into the events of the present.
But that’s not all! Another mission awaits observant players on Solomon Island — one that explores a character that may be more than she pretends to be…”
New Nightmare Mode Dungeons:
Two of the games horror filled dungeons, The Ankh and Hell Fallen, will now offer the ultimate challenge of Nightmare Mode. Conquer The Ankh and Hell Fallen in Nightmare Mode and receive rewards beyond your wildest imagination.
Also included in the Unleashed content update will be the all new, cross dimensional Marketplace. Players of The Secret World will now be able to buy, sell, trade and ship items to any player, on any dimension. Improve your gear and acquire weapons that will allow you to subdue and defeat the most fearsome monsters in the game.
The party is just beginning for the Secret World. If you are an active player, you will want to participate and enjoy every moment of the celebration. If you have never played The Secret World, what could be a better time to begin? Join us as we celebrate one month of The Secret World, beginning on July 31, 2012, with the Unleashed update. Be sure to be here August 3, 2012, for the entire weekend, commemorating the first incredible month of The Secret World.