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The Secret World Beta Weekend #3 Hell Raised

The third Beta Weekend for The Secret World starts on June 15th, and for nearly three days you will get to explore and enjoy even more of the game than ever before. In this Beta Weekend you get to play as Dragon, Templars and Illuminati, and sample the starter experience in the Seoul, London and New York hub cities.

If you have pre-ordered The Secret World previously you automatically have access to this Beta Weekend as well. We have also teamed up with several profiled gaming sites this week and these will be giving away keys for this Beta Weekend specifically. These sites are (list will be updated regulary during the week as the offers get available):

NVIDIA
MMORPG.com

Ten Ton Hammer

ZAM

Your adventures will also take you beyond Kingsmouth and into a massive new region known as The Savage Coast. Here you will soon discover that the very gates of hell have opened up, inviting you into an epic dungeon experience known as 'Hell Raised'. But that's not the only dungeon available; a wrecked supertanker known as 'The Polaris' has been spotted off the coast of Solomon Island, and both challenges and awesome loot awaits in this amazing outdoor dungeon.

The Secret World Beta Weekend #3: Hell Raised starts on June 15th at 16:00 GMT Monday June 18th, 06:59 GMT.

See you in hell!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is a Beta Weekend?
Funcom will be running several Beta Weekends leading up to launch. During these weekends you will be able to sample a part of the content and gameplay in The Secret World. More content is added from one weekend to the next and character progress is also saved between each Beta Weekend.

2. How many will participate in this Beta Weekend?
Thousands! In addition to everyone who have pre-ordered and all of those who have reached Secret Agent rank in our The Secret War social experience, we are also giving away thousands of keys through partner sites.

3. How do I install the game?
Once you have your key, visit http://register.thesecretworld.com and either create a new Funcom account with the key or apply it to your existing Funcom account. After you have done this you will have a link to download the Beta Weekend client. Download it, install and run the game to patch up to the newest version and you’re good to go. We suggest doing this before the June 15th start date.

4. Where can I get a key to join the Beta Weekend?
The best way to get a key is to pre-order the game. By doing so you are also guaranteed to be able to join all Beta Weekends not just this first one.

5. How long will the servers be open?
This Beta Weekend will begin on Friday June 15th at 16:00 GMT and lasts until Monday June 18th, 06:59 GMT.

6. Will there be a NDA for this Beta Weekend?
No, you are free to tell anyone about what you experience in this Beta Weekend. We encourage you to spread the word and take both screenshots and video.

7. Is there anywhere we can discuss the Beta Weekend with other participants?
There will be section in the official forums dedicated to the Beta Weekends. This will be open to everyone, not just those playing in the Beta Weekends.

8. What are the system requirements?
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.4 GHz or better, or equivalent AMD CPU
RAM: 2GB (Windows XP) or 3GB (Windows Vista, Windows 7)
HD: At least 30GB of free space
VIDEO: nVidia 8800 series/Radeon HD3850 or better, minimum 512MB VRAM

9. Does the Beta Weekend represent the final game?
No, it’s important to note that the Beta Weekend is still beta and there will be content, features and polish missing that will be in the version that launches on July 3rd. The content in the Beta Weekends is also limited. More content will be available in later Beta Weekends.

10. It’s not working! Where can I get help?
If you are having issues in-game, please type /petition and this will bring up the support interface. You can also head over to Beta Weekends section on the official forums (available by June 15th) and ask your questions there. This forum will be frequented by members of Funcom Customer Service, but there is also a chance your fellow players might be able to help you.

11. Can I continue playing my character from the previous Beta Weekend?
Yes, character data is always saved from one Beta Weekend to the next.

 
 
 
 
 
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