Earlier in the week Ragnar Tornquist made a lengthy post talking about future content for The Secret World. One of the more impressive things that he brought up was the fact that the TSW team intends to do rather sizeable montly updates.
And while he listed off some of the things that would be coming, he promised more details in the future.
Welcome to the future.
This morning — while Ragnar and Joel were busy with that Twitch.TV stream business — Funcom released the details on the first update. As with all things The Secret World, the team apparently can’t just throw a list up and let us look over it.
Nope! Apparently they intend to be pretty elaborate with their updates which they have chosen to call “issues”.
It makes sense. These issues are to appear monthly, so why not? Also… Did I mention the issue cover art?
Issue #1: Unleased is jam packed with new things for players. There are seven new missions including the following:
- Carter Unleashed
- Crime and Punishment
- Hell & Bach
- Funeral Crasher
- The 3rd Age
- Red Handed
Add to this an un-named mission that players will have to stay on the lookout for if they want to do it. Just a warning… Someone may not be who she appears to be.
Funcom will also be adding two Nightmare mode dungeons: The Ankh and Hell Fallen. These will feature increased challenges and rewards as well as a chance to test out new builds.
Unleashed will also feature a shiny, new, cross-dimensional Marketplace that will allow players to sell, trade and ship items to other players no matter their location. Funcom intends for the marketplace to be integral to TSW’s economy, as well as give players more options about how to acquire and spend PAX.
While these are the major highlights of Issue #1, the team does want you to know there is quite a bit more on the way this month in the form of additions to the society hubs.
All-in-all this is a pretty impressive first round of content, and Funcom says the team is hard at work on Issue #2 already. Here’s hoping we see a steady stream for a good while to come.
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