Although The Secret World fans were hoping for even more details about the upcoming Halloween event, Game Directer Romain Amiel did offer up one very welcome bit of news; that the reward item that TSW players will get for purchasing Hide and Shriek will definitely be a cosmetic item. Amiel noted that the team learned its lesson from the Woodcutters best-in-slot necklace from last year’s The Park. Additionally, he revealed that the tie in will go both ways: TSW players will have something to help them when playine Hide and Shriek.
As for the 2016 Samhain event, Amiel said that it will have big monsters, brand-new rewards just for the holiday, and it will be investigation based. “Big investigations,” he said. “Think community-wide.” It will be “Easter eggs within Easter eggs within Easter eggs,” with many things to figure out and many paths to follow.
In other teasing, Community Manager Andy Benditt also showed off a small Draug Lord statue and told the audience that TSW had merchandise incoming that players could collect. He also revealed that the official site is price-matching Bundle Star’s sale price of 66% off for The Secret World right now. Unlike Steam or any other site, however, Funcom offers the complete edition, which contains the entire game and all issues. That means you get all the way through Issue #15 for just $23.79, just in time for the Halloween event! Additionally, the games purchased from the official site are not region locked like those on Steam.