For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention to me going on about it — it’s okay, I forgive you — The Secret World‘s First Public Beta Weekend starts tomorrow. I know you can’t see me, but I’m definitely a ball of excitement. This is the moment I’ve been whining to whoever would listen to me long enough about for a while now.
Granted, the beta is limited. This time around we’ll all only be able to play Templar and see London and Kingsmouth — the quiet little zombie filled town. I’m a bit disappointed there. My heart belongs to the Dragon. But hey — London!
As it turns out, the beta is already looking to have a pretty big showing as at this time one million players have signed up for it. This actually beat the number Funcom had for beta players of Age of Conan around the same time in development.
As is the case with most games, the beta keys are a combination of things pre-orders, pre-purchases, PAX east key giveaways, keys given away to players of the social media experience The Secret War and most recently a giveaway through GameSpot.
For anyone interested, there were still keys to be given away via GameSpot as of last night. Pop over and grab one.
Most — if not all, by now — of the GAMEBREAKER staff will be in game at some point this weekend, and you can look forward to our take on the event in the following days.