Envoys of Avalon Vernal Equinox 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!

Secret World Legends Leaderboards

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!

Limited-Time 12-Month Patron Bundle

A special Patron purchase bundle is now available for a limited time! Twelve months of Patron alongside exclusive items and cosmetics - and it's not swamp gas or a weather balloon!

Make enforcing secrecy look good! For a limited time, get TWELVE MONTHS of Patron Benefits and a slew of brand-new exclusive items for your characters. Don’t miss out, because once it’s gone it’ll be recognizable only as deja vu…

The 12-Month Patron Bundle is available for a limited time! This bundle contains 12 months' worth of Patronage, an entire clothing set called the "Secrecy Enforcement Agent" set composed of five pieces of clothing, the GLIDR sprint, and the Hypnotic Memory Surpressor gadget, which looks like a neuralyzer and behaves as an aggro-wiping gadget.

12-Month Patron Bundle Contents

  • 360 days of Patron membership
  • Hypnotic Memory Surpressor - A gadget capable of acting as an aggro wipe toward enemies, excluding bosses or other players. "Wipe the short-term memory of nearby enemies in front of you, making them forget that they were fighting you. Does not work on boss or player enemies".
  • GLIDR - A segway sprint that leaves a neon blue trail wherever it goes! GLIDR stands for "Gyroscopic Lightweight Intuitively Driven Robot". See TSWDB's GLIDR page for an image of it!
  • Secrecy Enforcement Agent - This sleek suit outfit comes with the following cosmetic pieces:
    • Polished dress shoes, black
    • Tailored dress shirt and tie, white
    • Tailored suit jacket, black
    • Tailored suit jacket, faction
    • Tailored suit pants, black

The bundle can be purchased for $99 by all players, be they current Patrons, Lifetime Patrons (Grandmasters), or not currently Patrons at all.

At this time, the bundle price is consistent regardless of what membership type the buyer holds. Grandmasters, should they purchase the bundle, will receive the gadget and cosmetics but not additional patronage, as they are already perpetual patrons.

The Limited-Time 12-Month Patron Bundle can be purchased either through clicking the GLIDR-shaped icon on the top-bar in-game or if you have Secret World Legends through Steam, through the Steam store page for the 12-Month Patron Bundle DLC.

Check out the official news release of the bundle here!

Valentine's Day 2019

Love is in the air of the Secret World! Can you feel it, sweetlings?

Secret World Legends' Valentine's Day event is here! From 8 February 2019 to 15 February 2019 and now extended to the 19th, Valentine's Day is a time of love and commercialism rolled all into one.

During Valentine's Day, players can not only purchase a series of seasonally appropriate cosmetics from the Dressing Room, all marked with a big red heart icon, but they can also buy Bags of Saint Valentinus and other items from the Tree Tender in Agartha (560,180) for Third Age Fragments!

Bags of Saint Valentinus, when used, gift the user and up to 10 surrounding players with unique Valentine goodies. When you spread the love with your first Bag of Saint Valentinus, you receive the title "Cupid's Accomplice", too! Those struck for the first time by another's Bag will gain the appropriately named title, "Love Struck".

All characters received a Bag of Saint Valentinus in their /delivereditems on the 7th as a prelude for the event. The free Bag exists in /delivereditems for only five days - if not claimed before that time, the free bag will vanish!

For complete information on what Valentine's Day entails for the Secret World, check out our Valentine's Day Event Guide!

Update 2.3.1 - Occult Defence Group Mode

The Occult Defence Scenario has received another update with 2.3.1! Now players can participate in the Stonehenge simulation with up to four other people!

Take a friend. Or four! Occult Defence is now open to teams of up to 5 agents, with tons of balance changes, tweaks, and even new challenges to face!

You can sign up for the updated Occult Defence mode by going to the Activity Finder (Shift+V) and looking for “Occult Defence -> Multiplayer”

Occult Defence is no longer limited to solo or duo play. Players can queue and group with anywhere from one to four other players, either publicly or as a private team! When in a group of 4+ players, more enemies will appear and special group challenges in the form of enemies known as Titans can spawn!

New mechanics and mob types are present in Occult Defence in both single and multiplayer modes. This includes Arcane Singularities (Effigy W55), Sappers (Effigy E11), Titans (Effigy G55), the Cursed mutator and its spawns (Effigy S89), and the Pestilent Mutator.

  • Arcane Singularities (Effigy W55) are swirling orbs of arcane energies that spawn in packs and head toward the Hagstone. When defeated, they will become stationary and invulnerable where they were killed. At that point, they can be interacted with. Doing so will cause the Singularity to begin to cast a PBAoE of devastating damage to anything, be it effigy or agent, who stands within. Any Arcane Singularities caught within the blast of an exploding Singularity will themselves detonate. This can lead to a chain reaction. Singularities explode immediately upon reaching the Hagstone if not defeated in time.
  • Sappers (Effigy E11) will run to the Hagstone and place mines. Their attention must be gained before they can do so and they must be properly dealt with. Their mines are capable of hurting themselves if they are caught in it.
  • Cursed is a mutator that causes Cursed mobs (Effigy S89) to appear when the mob Mutated with Cursed is killed.
  • Pestilent is a mutator that causes mobs Mutated with it to have a chance on attack to afflict its target with the Pestilence debuff, which deals damage over time, reduces healing received, and has a chance to spread to nearby players.
  • Titans (Effigy G55) are special, strong enemies that may appear in Occult Defence scenarios only when there are AT LEAST 4 players. Each wave type has its own unique Titan with drastically different mechanics. These are a new priority for groups to deal with.

In addition, the density and intensity of enemies increases the more players are in the Occult Defence scenario. This includes a greater number of Swarm enemies, more Commanders and Mortars, and simply more portals for more enemies to appear from.

Keep watch for the latest new Signet, Signet of the Nemain, which only drops in Occult Defence! This wrist signet increases the number of enemies your area abilities can hit while also increasing the damage of these abilities.

On top of all of that, Agent Gear Bags containing Mythic and Legendary quality Agent Gear can now be purchased from the Shadow Trafficker in Agartha for HexCoins. For more information on the Agent Network, the Agent Network Master Guide is always up-to-date!

To see more of what Funcom says about the update, check out the official Group Stonehenge announcement and the Version 2.3.1 Patch Notes!

An in-depth Occult Defence Overview filled with mechanics and tactics is coming soon!

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