PSA: Don’t Update Your The Secret World Launcher, It’s Broken

If you were thinking of checking out The Secret World in defiance of the head start launch of Secret World Legends, you might want to tread lightly in allowing your patcher to update itself. Why? Well players are finding that the The Secret World client is automatically updating itself to the Secret World Legends client, a similar but wholly different game in terms of servers and support from Funcom.

Luckily, there is a solution:

You have to download the new patcher from http://register.thesecretworld.com and install it to a DIFFERENT folder. Then copy the files from that folder into your old TSW folder and run the patcher as usual.

BACKUP your settings from %localappdata%\Funcom\TSW FIRST. The installer overwrites some of them.

This just locked some of us out of our final raids. Thank you, Funcom!

(Source: Funcom Forums)

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