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Moons of Madness Console Launch and Secret World Legends Tie-In

Moons of Madness, a Secret World Legends spin-off game about Orochi astronaut Shane Newehart and his Martian mission, has released on XBox One and Playstation 4 as of March 25th, 2020! While Moons of Madness was already on PC, it can now be found on consoles, too! Will you sharpen the dream and investigate the twin moons?

Moons of Madness is now out on PC, PS4, and Xbox! What was once a seemingly routine day on a secret Mars installation is about to spiral out into a living nightmare… Will you overcome the darkness? Or will you succumb to madness?

Celebrate the occasion with a free gift in Secret World Legends! To claim your free gift, log into Secret World Legends at any point between today and April 1, 2020 to find an “Orochi Space Engineer Kit” in your Delivered Items.

To celebrate Moons of Madness successfully launching on all planned platforms, all Secret World Legends players who long in between March 25th and April 1st can claim an Orochi Space Engineer Kit from their Delivered Items, which is accessible from the dropdown menu selection or by using the command /delivereditems.

The Orochi Space Engineer Kit contains a spacesuit very similar to Shane's - the Space suit, Orochi cosmetic! Not only do you get an Orochi spacesuit, but the kit also gives the Weapon Skin: Crowbar weapon visual modification skin that allows you to select the Crowbar skin for Blade weapons in the Dressing Room!

Be like Shane Newehart, won't you, sweetling?

In addition, sweetlings who log in will see a pop-up for the code madmoon30. This code can be redeemed at MoonsOfMadness.com for 30% off the PC edition of Moons of Madness.

Check out the official announcement for the release and tie-in!

A special TSWDB Moons Of Madness strategy guide is in the works! We busy bees hope to have it to you soon!

Update 2.3.5 - Vernal Equinox 2020

The equinox is here once again, and with it come the Envoys of Avalon! From 17 March 2020 to 31 March 2020, the Envoys of Avalon can be found throughout Agartha. Their main representative, Fearghas Abernathy, stands tall by the Seed of Life within the Hollowed Halls of the World Tree (565,190) and seeks those who can help the Druids of Avalon prepare for occult catastrophe.

Take a peek, sweetlings - even the ancient Druids have something new for you this vernal equinox!

The Envoys of Avalon return to Agartha, seeking your aid in tuning the Stonehenge Occult Defense training module. They offer new rewards this year, ranging from daily login items (including a new free Agent) to a tantalizing outfit: The Attire of Avalon! This event-exclusive outfit is a free reward if you complete 100 waves of Occult Defence.

Even if you don’t quite hit 100 waves, don’t worry! The outfit becomes available for purchase from the Quartermaster for a limited time after the Equinox event ends. The price of the outfit scales based on how many waves you completed! The closer you were to 100 waves, the less the outfit costs.

Additionally, Druid of Avalon agent boosters are 50% off during this event!

The 2020 Vernal Equinox edition of the Envoys of Avalon brings with it an entirely new Agent, Diviciacus, as a Daily Login Reward, as well as new Titles to gain and achievements to earn. The Druids have even brought with them a whole new fabulous four-piece clothing set: the Attire of Avalon! The Attire of Avalon can be earned through the Envoys of Avalon achievement, "The Once and Far Future King" for completing 100 waves of Occult Defence Scenarios during the event.

Should you not be able to complete 100 waves within the two-week period, don't fret! The Attire of Avalon can additionally be purchased from the Envoy of Avalon Quartermaster near Fearghas Abernathy and she will be available to sell it for a limited time even after the other druids have returned to their hidden island. The base price from the Quartermaster is 3600 Aurum, but every Occult Defence wave completed during the event reduces the price by 36 Aurum.

Not only are the Druids out and about and encouraging scenarios for the equinox, but so are their Agents, too! During the Envoys of Avalon event, all Druids of Avalon Agent Boosters are 50% off!

The Envoys aren't the only thing to come alongside Update 2.3.5. A plethora of welcome quality of life and bug fixes have wormed their way in!

An additional 10 Inventory Expansions can now be purchased for a total of 50 more Inventory slots, bringing the new total possible maximum inventory size to 135! Not only can you expand your Inventory even farther, but you can now go beyond the first page of your Personal Bank! 7 more Bank Expansions can be purchased, allowing full use of the second Bank page! No longer will those page arrows do nothing! Be free from the stress of your inventories.

A new UI option has been added that allows you to see champions you've already defeated on the map. It is accessible in the Interface > HUD options and shows defeated champion enemies with a gray skull when enabled.

For those who enjoy the Agent Network, the cost of expediting Agent Missions has been reduced. They no longer uses Aurum and can instead be purchased with Marks of Favour.

Numerous bug and balance fixes have been implemented surrounding Dark Agartha and its achievements and modules. Wistful Flame, a module added with Update 2.3.4, is now able to roll as a possible module in Dark Agartha. Previously, it was bugged and no player had encountered it in Live play.

The Damaged Gatekeeper's Static Cling module now appropriately works with Signet of Contortion without making the Static Cling criteria of Dark Agartha Achievement, "The Resurrection Protocol" impossible. Consequently, it should now be possible to complete while using the Signet of Contortion.

And to top it all off, various boss abilities within Dark Agartha are no longer cast while Toxic Spores is active. Conversely, activation of Toxic Spores is delayed until certain boss abilities are no longer active or are nearing expiration. This will make encounters with Toxic Spores and multiple boss ability modules far easier to navigate.

The official announcement for the 2020 Vernal Equinox edition of the Envoys of Avalon can be found here for the official website and here for the official forums! Check out the official patch notes for Update 2.3.5 right here! They can alternately be viewed here as well!

To see more about the Agent Network, its missions, or the Druid Boosters currently on sale, take a look at our Agent Network Master Guide.

Learn more about the enigmatic Envoys of Avalon and what they have to offer with our Envoys of Avalon Event Guide!

Update 2.3.3 - Dark Agartha Winter 2019

Sweetlings can find a slew of things old and new with Update 2.3.3 as of 12 December 2019! While we've summarized all that was revealed on Funcom's Secret World Legends Community Stream held on the 11th, there's so much more, and we're prepared to go in-depth about it all!

The Krampus Gate is wide and clear! It's the most wonderful time of the year for all who derive holiday cheer thriving on fear! From 12 December 2019 to 2 January 2020, frolic through the Winter Holidays of Secret World Legends! All Winter Holidays content from 2017 and 2018, with a few changes to provide additional challenge.

CHALLENGE TIMELINES

Outside Dark Agartha awaits a new NPC: the “Shady Salesman”. Every day, he sells access to different Challenge Timelines – treacherous threads of possibilities within Dark Agartha – with greater potential rewards (including a new outfit) but also greater difficulty.

RESPLENDENT TALISMAN IMBUERS

Dark Agartha now drops fragments of Resplendent (Tier 4) Talisman Imbuers, which may be used to unlock even greater potential within talismans.

EXPANDED DIFFICULTY OPTIONS

For those thrill-seeking agents pursuing even greater challenges, you may go past Elite difficulty 11 (provided you have the gear) in Dark Agartha and ranking missions!

ARSENALS OF AGARTHA

New “Arsenal” caches may now drop across the world, separate from existing caches. These caches are distinguished by their focus on new weapons and unique talismans. The first available arsenal is the Dark Agartha Arsenal, containing three new unique talismans and two sets of new weapons!

WRITING CONTEST AGENTS

The winning entires of the Agent Writing Contest – Elin Bagge, Rana Kader, Walker Malone, and ‘The Cleaner’ – are now available from the Shadow Trafficker in Agartha for Hexcoins.

A new mode is now available for Dark Agartha: Dark Agartha Challenge Timelines! Phase 2 of Dark Agartha has begun. Go to the Shady Salesman (160,160,280) in front of the portal to Dark Agartha to pick up the Challenge Timeline of the day for 10,000 Marks of Favour. The Challenge Timeline available in a given day rotates just as the threats within Dark Agartha rotate! A Challenge Timeline offers additional dangers within Dark Agartha and is active until Dark Agartha hits the daily reset time, or you purchase the Abort Timeline item from the Shady Salesman. While these DACTs provide greater difficulty, they also provide greater rewards!

More fragments drop from the Reward Chest at the end of a successful run through Dark Agartha when on a Challenge Timeline, as do unique cosmetic rewards only available when in one! In DACTs, you can earn the emote 'Evil Laugh', the sprint Gatekeeper's Touch, or even get a faction colored space suit of the variety that Shane Newehart and the Invictus crew wear in the Secret World spin-off game, Moons of Madness! The particular space suits that have fallen through the cracks in time and space that make up the shattered vestiges of Dark Agartha are themselves Filthy and cracked! The space suits can, in fact, be traded or sold to other players.

Alongside this new mode of Dark Agartha is the introduction of Resplendent Talisman Fragments and Imbuers, which allow talismans to be brought to 4-pips and gain the prefix 'Resplendent' instead of the 3-pip 'Radiant'. The Shady Salesman has a few items that can convert 100 fragments of one kind to another for 75,000 Marks of Favour, or to convert entire Resplendent and Elaborate Imbuers to one-another for 500 Aurum. From within Dark Agartha itself, the sad Irreparable Custodian of Curios also sells new items for 7,500 Marks of Favour to guarantee all fragments received from that day's successful Dark Agartha be the same type.

A greater look at Dark Agartha Challenge Timelines is coming in our upcoming deep-dive into Dark Agartha itself!

As an added bonus, one of the Winter Holiday Seasonal Daily Login Rewards is a Resplendent Talisman Imbuer. Look forward to Day 15 of the Winter Holidays!

Now Elite Difficulty scaling past E10 is no longer limited to Occult Defence Scenarios! Dark Agartha and all scaling missions, currently limited to Faction Ranking Missions and select Seasonal Scaling Missions, allow selection of E11+. Fog and Mirrors won't be such a breeze in E15... or E17, which is the highest players can realistically reach as of this patch. This has the added benefit of fixing a peculiar bug that struck in Samhain 2019 where select players who qualified for E11+ content were unable to receive the achievement "A Show at Bedtime" from The Broadcast - we promise!

A whole new breed of Cache has come! Update 2.3.3 introduces the Arsenal subset of Caches. Arsenals focus primarily on weapons and talismans, lacking cosmetic drops aside from the weapon skins that the weapons inside may have. Arsenals have their own rotation, allowing both an Arsenal cache and a normal Cache to be available at any given time. They can easily be distinguished by having the Arsenal suffix in their name instead of the typical Cache suffix. As with any cache, Cache Keys are required in order to open them.

The first Arsenal to be introduced is the Dark Agartha Arsenal! This arsenal is perfectly primed for those busy bees ready to dive into Dark Agartha. Talismans with entirely new effects focusing on Agarthan entities can be found inside and are sure to shake up the meta! The weapons available from the Dark Agartha Arsenal include Third Age Weapons and Filthy weapons! The Third Age Weapons serve as the epic weapons of this particular arsenal and use the coveted Third Age moulds previously only available in The Secret World as a Loyalty Reward! The Filthy weapons, which use skins that were previously availabel from the Eidolon of the Outer Dark in The Secret World, all give three (3) passive abilities of their specific weapon as to open up new slots and builds to people!

Take a look at the Dark Agartha Arsenal if its contents spark your sweet curiosity, or take a look at our Cache page to learn more about Caches themselves.

Agent Writing Contest rewards have found their way into the upcoming patch. The Andy and Nicole Agent Dossier: The Duo will be implemented and given to all who participated in the Agent Writing Contest. The Winner and Runner-Up Agents from the contest can be purchased from the Shadow Trafficker for 8 HexCoins. The Cleaner, the grand prize winning Agent, will also give you a piece of Agent Equipment when acquired.

The Agent Writing Contest rewards have been added to the game, as well! The grand prize winning agent The Cleaner, as well as runner-ups Walter Malone, Elin Bagge, and Rana Kader are now available for purchase from the Shadow Trafficker in the Hollowed Halls of Agartha (575,145) by purchasing the Writing Contest Agent Dossier for 8 HexCoins. The Cleaner has a trusty mop named Bessie as a piece of epic Agent Gear received alongside his Dossier.

All who participated in the 2019 Agent Writing Contest can find all Writing Contest Agent Dossiers in their /delivereditems, alongside the special participation reward, the Andy and Nicole Agent Dossier: The Duo! They're a dynamic delight of a duo!

Every new Agent Dossier is available for perusal right here at TSWDB, and more information about the Shadow Trafficker, HexCoins, or the Agent Network itself can all be found in our comprehensive Agent Network Master Guide.

If you're a sweetling that's low on luck and can't seem to get ahold of a Peculiar Box, you can now purchase one from Doctor Caligari in the Hollowed Halls of Agartha (600,200) for a current price of 2,000,000 Marks of Favour! Don't worry if the price is too high, as the Peculiar Box still drops out and about in its usual places. He won't allow anyone who hasn't met the requirements to use the box to purchase it from him, however!

That's not all - a new item, the Lucky Pachinko Ball, allows control over the scaling difficulty of the Southern Orochi Tunnels of Once More Into the Tower. Purchased for 10,000 Marks of Favour, the Lucky Pachinko Ball will allow anybody to choose how hard they want the fight to be, instead of it defaulting directly to your highest possible difficulty. The Lucky Pachinko Ball is a Mission Item and is consumed once the Tank Commander has been successfully defeated, but using the Lucky Pachinko Ball will prevent the Tank Commander Blade or Depleted Energy Cell from dropping from the Spoils of the Southern Tunnel. The achievement "Like Riding a Bicycle... Into a Tank" is still rewarded regardless of what difficulty the Tank Commander has been beaten at.

A full walkthrough for Once More Into the Tower is coming very soon!

Additionally, a previously unknown bug concerning the damage component of the Flicker passive 'Volatile Current' has been fixed, giving the passive a slight buff as a result of it now appropriately dealin damage each activation of Flicker!

Last but certainly not least, few unique emotes have found their way to the Emotes GUI ([O] by default). Salt, Finger Guns, and Yare Yare can all be purchased directly from that window for 600, 600, and 750 Aurum respectively. Salt allows you to sprinkle salt in front of you, Finger Guns does some fun finger guns, and Yare Yare does a very specific pose, because yes, it is a JoJo reference.

Check out the official patch notes for Update 2.3.3 right here!

Peek into everything that you can see, do, or earn during the Winter Holidays with our up-to-date Winter Holidays Event Guide and get into the spirit of Yule!

Secret World Legends Stream Summary - Get Ready!

TRANSMIT - initiate the jingle jangle jargon.

The Secret World Legends Funcom stream on 11 December 2019 left quite a few bits of news for sweetlings to review! We will go into much greater detail concerning the upcoming content and everything involved once the patch hits, so don't worry about our brevity!

WITNESS - The Reveals.

First off, the Winter Holidays are returning on December 12th, just one day after the stream aired. But that's not all, because the patch coming will contain not only the Winter Holidays; there's also as-of-yet unannounced bugfixes and a slew of new content!

Elite Difficulty scaling past E10 is no longer limited to Occult Defence Scenarios, and now applies to Dark Agartha and all scaling missions. This, of course, comes with greater challenges - but also greater rewards!

Glyphs will no longer be the only thing to reach 4-pips. Dark Agartha will now reward fragments to create Resplendent Talisman Imbuers in much the same way as the current Elaborate Glyph Imbuers - and to celebrate their addition, one of the Seasonal Daily Login Rewards for Winter Holidays 2019 will be a Resplendent Glyph Imbuer!

For added challenge, Dark Agartha has an entirely new mode - Challenge Timelines! Dark Agartha Challenge Timelines (DACTs) are alternate timelines to the daily Dark Agartha timeline and come with added modifiers, all of which rotate daily! Completing a DACT is more rewarding, giving more fragments and even the chance at cosmetic rewards! Faction colored spacesuits just like the kind Shane Newehart and the Invictus crew wear in Moons of Madness are available through DACTs, so you too can follow your destiny! Not only that, DACTs give you the opportunity to obtain a new emote! What emote it could be is a mystery to everybody, so we're excited to find out what it is alongside all of you!

New emotes are also available directly from the Emotes GUI!

Revealed emotes include a Salt emote, Evil Laugh emote, Finger Guns emote, and Yare Yare emote. Is this a JoJo reference? Yes, yes it is.

Agent Writing Contest rewards have found their way into the upcoming patch. The Andy and Nicole Agent Dossier: The Duo will be implemented and given to all who participated in the Agent Writing Contest. The Winner and Runner-Up Agents from the contest can be purchased from the Shadow Trafficker for 8 HexCoins. The Cleaner, the grand prize winning Agent, will also give you a piece of Agent Equipment when acquired.

A special kind of Cache known as an Arsenal is also making its appearance. Arsenals rotate separately from the primary Cache and lack cosmetics, weapon skins aside. The Dark Agartha Arsenal contains weapons both Filthy and Third Age!

A recording of the stream can be found HERE on the Funcom Twitch page.

Tune in on December 12th, sweetlings! We'll be waiting with so much to show you.

Extended Maintenance Downtime Compensation

On 14 November 2019 at 9 AM EST, Secret World Legends' servers went down alongside all other Funcom MMO servers for a period of extended maintenance for the hardware with an estimated downtime of 8 hours.

When the servers came up 5 hours later, sweetlings began to find a honeyed-neat treat!

As a little compensation for today's extended downtime, you should find a couple gifts in your Delivered Items when you log back on. You have 7 days to claim these (once per account!!!!!!)"

- Andy Benditt

All characters in Secret World Legends were gifted compensation with a Cache Key and the Gravity Skates sprint! The Gravity Skates were previously awarded on only one occassion: successful completion of a Limited-Time Challenge event in The Secret World (TSW), making this the first time the Gravity Skates have been awarded in SWL!

These gifts must be claimed within 7 days from /delivereditems if you want them - by 21 November 2019, the offer expires and they'll disappear from /delivereditems!

Despite initial announcements, the Gravity Skates can be claimed on every character on an account!

Check out the Gravity Skates and get ready to become the blue blur! We know you gotta go fast, sweetlings.

Due to a bug, the free Cache Key was temporarily disabled if not already claimed by the time the issue was discovered. It is expected to return and be claimable once more for those who didn't yet do so on 15 November 2019. We will update this post accordingly when it returns.

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