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August Downtime Compensation - Keys for all!

To compensate for the unexpected extended downtime lasting a majority of Wednesday, August 7 2019 following the patch to convert Buzzing Hives to Expired Buzzing Hives, Funcom has granted everyone two free Cache Keys!

Not only that, but a No Limits Weekend Event has been enabled! Make use of it while you can - that event is particularly rare!

Hey everyone! As an apology and compensation for yesterday's authentication and connectivity issues, we're granting 2 Cache Keys to everyone. You have until the end of Monday UTC to claim this.

Additionally, Catalysts and Imbuers are 50% off and Ability/Skill Points are 30% off through Monday. Lastly, we're prepping No Limits (Free Dungeon/Scenario/Lair Key) Weekend scheduled to begin now and ending Tuesday (Aug 13) morning EDT

The free Cache Keys can be claimed from the /delivereditems window for every character up until a time given as the end of Monday (August 12 2019) in the UTC time zone. This likely refers to 11:59 PM UTC, and as such, be sure to grab your cache keys before that point. If you don't, they will no longer be available in your delivered items!

In a No Limits Event, you can open as many scenario, dungeon, and lair or regional reward chests as you want without running out of keys, because there's no limit! Use the opportunity to farm your favorite content without worry of having to spend a single thing to open any additional chests! Use the time wisely, however, as the event is only running from August 8 2019 to August 13 2019 at 9 AM EDT!

To top it all off, Catalysts and Imbuers are on sale for 50% off and AP/SP are also on sale for 30% off through the event, perfect for all the extra fusions and content you may be doing during the No Limits Event!

Get out there sweetlings and play!

Anniversary 2019 Discounts

A selection of delightfuly sweet things are on a steep sale from June 26th 2019 to the end of the Anniversary Event on July 10th 2019! Specific Boosts and Upgrades such as Catalysts, Imbuers, Agent Boosters, and AP and SP are on sale for 30%-50% off, while a variety of cosmetics from clothing, sprints, pets, and even emotes are 70%-80%

The following baubles and goodies are on deep discount from now until the end of the anniversary!

Some highly coveted cosmetics on sale include all Wings of the Alter Ego, the Droid Arm and Mr Ruffles weapon skins, all 'gold' weapon skins including the Glamour Hammer despite it not being golden, the Bingo Blast and Wave (Magic) emotes, and even the new Arcane Arrows and Ghost Runner Sprints! These all are on heavy discount while the sale lasts, so get your aurum ready!

Please see the official post regarding the Anniversary Sale for a full list of every item involved!

As always, everything on sale will have a sale sticker icon in their respective UIs to help distinguish them.

Treat yourselves, sweetlings!

Secret World Legends' Second Anniversary

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!

The Unofficial Legends of the Secret World Book Series

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?

London Underground

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!

Update 2.3.2 - Shenanigans

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 Truth

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:

  • A new mission has been added that can potentially reward the Tank Commander Blade and Depleted Energy Cell: Once More Into the Tower! This mission can be found by acquiring the Peculiar Box, a random drop from Reward Bags such as Talisman, Weapon, or Glyph Reward Bags from a variety of mission content going from the Scorched Desert all the way to South Africa! Shambala included! Be warned, however, as this mission can prove a difficult fight!
    • The Tank Commander Blade and Depleted Energy Cell are both Museum items for the Museum of the Occult.
    • A walkthrough will be made available as soon as possible!
    • UPDATE: The Peculiar Box can also drop from Rare (Blue) Reward Chests from Elite Dungeons, Lairs and Regionals!
  • The Release Dove pet's source in the Pet Window previously said it was from Jack Venture, which was false. The pet's true source is from the Tree Tender during the Valentine's Day Event. The Release Dove's source has been updated to match.
  • There is a new pet: A Glaring of Kyats! This pet's source is listed as "???" and is a reference to player Kylaney, a cat lover. We do not yet know the method of obtaining this pet. We're on the hunt!
    • UPDATE: We now know how to get A Glaring of Kyats! Use the [Kyat Key Card] on a special hatch in the Dracula's Castle instance to enter a special zone called "The Kyastle" and try your chances at a whole new mission: Extra-Dimensional Furry Friends! This mission can only be attempted once every 18 hours regardless of your patronage status regardless of whether you succeed or fail in it's timed challenge goals! That's right - a timed challenge! Collect 50 Kyats within 4 minutes in order to successfully complete this mission and receive A Glaring of Kyats!
      • The [Kyat Key Card] is obtained from the special guest "Crazy Kyat Lady" in the Rosenbrawl, who has a chance to spawn after at least 10 deaths have occurred in the Rosenbrawl.
  • The Occult Defence Achievements "Repairs Not Needed" and "Structural Inspector" were previously being rewarded for completing 3 consecutive waves at 100% Integrity instead of 10%. These achievements should now behave properly.
  • Shambala team size has been reduced to 5 from 10, making Shambala a match of 5v5 as opposed to the original 10v10. This should allow Shambala to pop more frequently than before!
  • Shambala has new rewards! We're still learning more!
  • There's a new PvP minigame: The Rosenbrawl! Players invite other players! The first mission after receiving an SMS invitation is The Rosenbrawl, which unlocks The Rosenbrawl! Completing The Rosenbrawl will then unlock the missions Martial Combat and A Pugilistic Welcome. Completion of those two missions will unlock the mission A New Contender, which is what will allow you to invite another player to the Rosenbrawl! Be warned, though - you can only complete A New Contender once in a long while!
  • There's undoubtedly going to be bugs, big or small, in any update bringing in new content. So far, there hasn't been anything particularly jarring or noteworthy.

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!

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