The Secret World Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to The Secret World, where nothing is as it seems. Join us as we walk you through the beginnings of this conspiratorial online adventure, featuring three secret societies spread across the globe fighting paranormal creatures from beyond time and space. We’ll show you through the early stories of each faction, give you an idea for where to get started, and provide tips for building your character up the way you want to play.

In The Secret World, three factions are vying for domination while working together to fend off supernatural threats. Creating your character isn’t about choosing a class, instead you’ll have to option to upgrade your abilities in a free-form system where you’ll have the option to change later. Customization is a huge part of The Secret World, from customized clothing to customized character builds and skills.

Check out the tips below, and get started with The Secret World. Or, find more in-depth articles on The Secret World’s cheats page.

Table of Contents


  • Joining the Templars
  • Joining the Dragons
  • Joining the Illuminati
  • Agartha
  • Story Mission

  • Dawning of an Endless Night
  • Kingsmouth Town Missions

  • Jack Boone – A Fistful of Zombies
  • Zen and the Art of Weapon Maintenance
  • Dirty Laundry
  • Helen Bannerman – Supply Run
  • Helen Bannerman – Horror Show
  • Henry Hawthorne – The Kingsmouth Code
  • Madame Roget – The Vision
  • Ellis Hill – Dead Air
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