Posted byon June 23, 2019.
Last updated byon June 23, 2019.
Agartha is abuzz with celebration! Another year has come and passed for Secret World Legends, which now reaches its second anniversary for all busy bees to enjoy! Experience the Anniversary event from June 18th to July 9th!
TRANSMIT – initiate the second of the second – RECEIVE – initiate one-oh-five-one-two-zero-zero units – CHECK ONE-TWO, WE’RE ALL HUMMING ALONG – with masons free – WITNESS – The Second Anniversary!
The World Tree is filled with decorations and jubilation during the Anniversary! Piñatas line Agartha, waiting to be broken open with nearby Piñata Basher bats - and if you're lucky, they won't just give out sweet candies, but a bat weapon skin too! unique seasonal Daily Login Rewards are available to claim for every character you own! There is also the return of the seasonal Legend The Talos of Gaia written by Scrivnomancer himself!
Every 2 minutes past the hour, great golems known as Talos appear in an area known as Vibrant Agartha, which can be accessed from a portal (550,250) open for 10 minutes near the Hollowed Halls! Defeat the Talos in a public raid for their Genizot and bee-autiful cosmetic and distillate rewards! Come together to use eleven total shards filled with angst from the Talos' as found within their Genizot to open the Gatekeeper's portal (500,175) to Deep Agartha and face an enraged Gatekeeper in combat! The spoils gained have their own honeyed surprises.
And for those lucky enough to happen upon the Beehemoth, an enormous bee-piñata spawned in Agartha (495,240) by Funcom community managers and gamemasters, the Beehemoth Slayer title awaits. Due to the irregularity and manual nature of the Beehemoth spawn, it is HIGHLY advised that any player who sees a Beehemoth call it out in General Chat as well as any other channels they desire so that other players can Meet Up on them and join in the fun!
As with every seasonal event, there are seasonal Daily Login Rewards available to claim every day on all characters you may have! The Anniversary Daily Login Rewards include the SWL 2nd Anniversary t-shirt in the form of the Anniversary 2019 T-shirt item, distillates, AP and SP, Anima Shards, Talisman and Glyph Imbuers, a Signet Fusion Catalyst, and one free Epic Cache Key! These rewards are all accompanied by a Buzzing Hive, which can only be opened once you have defeated a Talos and acquired the 10 minute Anima Surge buff. Buzzing Hives contain a sequential reward list of cosmetics, but if opened after all of its contents have been obtained, the Buzzing Hive will instead give 2000 Anima Shards. Once the Anniversary is over, the Buzzing Hives you have claimed but left unopened will expire and can only ever award 1000 Anima Shards instead regardless of whether or not you had all cosmetic rewards prior to its expiration.
For a complete, in-depth look at the Anniversary Event, its various rewards, and all that it entails, please see our Anniversary Event Guide!
Accompanying the Anniversary is the return of the Anniversary Cache into the Cache rotation. Previously named the Anniversary 2018 Cache, this Cache contains the usual Cache contents, but instead of its own weapon sets, it has both the Extraordinary and Anima-Touched weapons from the Agarthan Cache. Unique to the Anniversary Cache, however, is the Agarthan Bounty Hunter Outfit, Buzz Bumblepup pet, and Agarthan Wings, Faction sprint. Find out more about the Anniversary Cache's contents here!
Not only is the Anniversary Cache back, but all other Caches in the game are dropping for the duration of the Anniversary! Go out there and collect your favorite Cache! if you want to learn about Caches in general, see here for a complete overview of Caches as a concept as well as every single Cache to date.
For those Cache enthusiastics, there is a new Cache Key available - the Epic Cache Key! One free Epic Cache Key is available as part of the Anniversary Event's Daily Login Rewards, but more can be purchased for Aurum at the Cache interface or through the Instant Purchases window. When used on a Cache, an Epic Cache Key guarantees that you receive one of the top-tier rewards exclusive to that Cache: either one of the epic talisman or weapon bags, or an mount, outfit, or pet item! Epic Cache Keys are a permanent addition to Secret World Legends.
The Agent Network also got some new, permanent additions in the form of Freemason Agents. Currently only available through the Agent Booster: Freemasons, these agents all have support abilities that boost a specific weapon's damage and healing and give healing power. All Agents from the Freemason Booster are available right here on TSWDB to view in their entirety! More information about the Agent Network as well as Agent Boosters can be found right here on the Agent Network Master Guide.
You can also check out the official Funcom announcement for the Anniversary Event and all that was added alongside!
The Anniversary Event was activated alongside a 2019 Anniversary Patch but there are no patch notes available. The inclusion of Epic Cache Keys, the Freemason Agents, and the SWL 2nd Anniversary t-shirt are the only known changes at this time.
During the Anniversary, there are two community events!
The Anniversary Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Funcom, is on June 30th starting at 12 PM EDT. Sign up to find a thematically appropriate dynel throughout select Adventure Zones on the day of with the aid of riddles! All participants will receive the in-game Anima Lager t-shirt, a shirt that has not been available since 2013 when it was available for The Secret World players who made specific Secret World merchandise purchases during a select period of time! Plus... a MYSTERY PRIZE!
The Anniversary Scavenger Hunt thread on the Funcom Forums contains all you need to know to become busy bees! It also lists a number of community events occurring during the Anniversary.
From the community side, there is the MEGAversary community initiative. The second MEGAversary for the second Anniversary! The MEGAversary hosts events from June 19th to July 1st 2019. Raffles, RP events, PvE events, PvP events, trivia, and even an Alternate Reality Game are all initiated during the MEGAversary!
There's so many things for a sweetling to do that our particle wings quiver with anticipation!
Posted byon June 1, 2019.
Last updated byon June 2, 2019.
Lore and legends brimming with story are no stranger to the Secret World, sweetlings! Secret World Legends is an amazing setting with wonderful writing and worldbuilding just oozing potential.
Potential that Wedd, otherwise known as Blodwedd Mallory, an avid player of Secret World Legends, is using with permission from Funcom to print and sell non-canon stories within the Secret World IP. She is author to the Unofficial Legends of the Secret World, and as of 31 May 2019 with the release of Dead in the Water, has published three books in the series.
The Unofficial Legends of the Secret World so far follow Blodwedd "Wedd" Mallory as she goes from being a student at Innsmouth Academy to a fresh agent of the Templars while working to understand the supernatural surrounding her. Not only must she survive her studies and uncover secrets while under occult siege, but she must survive being a member of a secret society - the ancient cabal known as the Templars - and all that entails for an aspiring agent.
An agent who will find themselves Chosen by Gaia to become one of Her bees, destined to protect the Immaculate Machine!
While these tales aren't canonical, they are still worth checking out for any bee eager for more in the Secret World.
Maybe they will inspire other sweetlings to transmit their stories to the hive?
To Sir, With Love
When the world ends, the fog rolls into Solomon Island and the dead start to rise. Innsmouth Academy senior Blodwedd Mallory fights to save her school from the destruction. But can she uncover secrets of the Academy’s dark history in time to stop Mal’un the Accursed from destroying the headmaster and preventing her graduation and initiation as a Templar?
When she leaves Innsmouth Academy to join with the Templars, Blodwedd “Wedd” Mallory hopes to finish her training and be assigned to the field as an agent like her mother. But, will her chances be sidelined by Special Assignment Supervisor Dame Julia Beatrix Tyburn and Master-of-Arms Brigadier George Lethe when a deadly supernatural bomb in Tokyo throws the world into an uproar and her mother goes missing?
Dead in the Water
When Blodwedd Mallory returns to her old stomping grounds to deal with the supernatural menace threatening Solomon Island, she expects to spend her time killing zombies and helping the survivors in Kingsmouth. But, will her attempts to investigate the mysterious fog and the invading draug horde be thwarted by her tardy Templar partner, a dangerous contagion, and an old flame, Dragon agent Renee “Hadad” Laveau?
All three books are currently available for Kindle eBook and Paperback on Amazon.
Check out Wedd's website if you're curious about the Unofficial Legends of the Secret World!
Posted byon April 1, 2019.
Last updated byon June 2, 2019.
Shenanigans are afoot in the Secret World on April First, sweetlings!
Secret World Legends has received an update with some particularly obscure patch notes. Truth has been hidden within jokes! What's real and what's fake need be discovered by players!
We're working hard to figure out the reality of the patch.
The following patch notes have been revealed to have truth to them.
- The Tank Commander Blade and Depleted Energy Cell are now obtainable. No we aren’t going to tell you how, and we definitely didn’t test it.
- Release Dove - Updated source text
- Bowow - Meow grwwl hiss purrr
- Occult Defence - Repairs Not Needed and Structural Inspector will no longer incorrectly award in the amazing yet absurd case of the Hagstone not taking any damage for 3 waves
- Shambala team size is now 5
- Completing matches in Shambala at level 50 now has a chance to award distillate instead of anima shards and greens
- Mr. Rosenbaum has opened an underground fight club.
- Introduced at least 4 new bugs. See if you can find them!
This means the following equivalent points listed have been added or changed with the patch:
We will update information listed here with greater clarity as new content is further understood.
You can read the whimsical patch notes for the Shenanigans Update HERE!
Any information proven to not be part of the April Fool's Day whimsy will be added to this post!
Posted byon March 24, 2019.
Last updated byon March 24, 2019.
The Equinox looms; it's time to help the Envoys of Avalon! With their barriers at their strongest with the height of the equinox, the Druids of Avalon leave their hidden lands. From within the Holllowed Halls of Agartha, they beseech any Secret Worlder willing to aid them in preparing for any occult disaster that might strike their beloved Stonehenge.
To help the Druids, go to the Seed of Life in the Hollowed Halls of Agartha and speak to representative Fearghas Abernathy (565,190) to take his mission, which will require waves of Occult Defence Scenarios be completed.
Let us shed some light on everything the Druids have to offer during this biannual phenomenon with our Envoys of Avalon event guide! Check there for even more in-depth information on what the Envoys of Avalon consists of as well as a basic description of the Occult Defence scenario!
If you haven't done the Occult Defence Scenario since the last equinox or earlier, you may be unaware of what changes and new mechanics have occurred. Our post detailing Update 2.3.1 summarizes what was added!
The Druids aren't the only thing to return with the Equinox - the Infernal Cache is back! See more of what this Cache has to offer here!
There's still time to help the Envoys of Avalon - don't wait until it's too late!
Posted byon February 28, 2019.
Last updated byon February 28, 2019.
Leaderboards have come to the Secret World! Are you the top of the top, sweetling?
The long-awaited leaderboards currently keep track of not only monster kills aplenty, but also Stonehenge statistics such as total Occult Defence scenarios completed, total number of waves completes, highest wave reached, and longest streak of waves completed in a single scenario - and this is only the beginning!
Check out the Secret World Legends Leaderboard and find where you stand!