Posted byon October 26, 2017.
Last updated byon December 19, 2020.
|18 October 2017||31 October 2017|
|11 October 2018||1 November 2018|
|10 October 2019||4 November 2019|
|13 October 2020||10 November 2020 (Extended: 12 November 2020)|
Samhain is the largest seasonal event in Secret World Legends. Each year sees new content and cosmetics to enjoy. The frightening festivities of Samhain are the spirit of the season.
Currently Samhain consists of The Cat God mission chain, The Broadcast mission, and the Jack of the Lantern open raid boss. More content is coming as Secret World Legends re-releases and revamps missions from The Secret World. All cosmetics available through the years of The Secret World's Samhain event bags are available during Samhain in Secret World Legends.
The veil between worlds is weak during Samhain. Strange spirits take their chances. Cats cry out, scratching and hissing and yowling in terror as something goes horribly wrong.
Be prepared. Samhain is here.
All cosmetic items acquired during a seasonal event have their entries marked in the Dressing Room, Pet Window, and Sprint Window with a special seasonal sticker that signifies that an item or items is acquired through the event. These icons are seasonally appropriate in shape. Seasonally acquired cosmetics are bumped to the top of their UI lists during the event for greater visibility.
For Samhain, the icon is a very angry Jack-o-Lantern. If ever unsure what cosmetics are exclusive for Samhain, just look to the Great Pumpkin.
Each new day during Samhain brings with it a unique seasonal Daily Login Reward available regardless of patronage. Claimable once per character, these rewards are in addition to the normal Daily Login Rewards. There are a set number of rewards and missing a day won't result in missing the reward for that day. There is a specific amount of distinct seasonal login rewards for Samhain each year, but items are awarded for the entirety of the event.
To start the spooky season, the first Samhain Daily Login reward is typically a sprint!
The following items are rewarded throughout Samhain 2020:
Due to technical difficulties, the Samhain 2020 Daily Login Rewards were enabled on 15 October 2020 instead of 13 October 2020.
The following items were rewarded throughout Samhain 2019:
The following items were rewarded throughout Samhain 2018:
The following items were rewarded throughout Samhain 2017:
The first of the Samhain events to be introduced is the Cat God. Featuring an Investigation Mission and Action Mission, the Cat God is an involved mission chain spanning the Solomon Islands. Both The Meowling and The Cat God missions are repeatable throughout the duration of Samhain.
Something has spooked cats everywhere. The frazzled felines have caused quite a ruckus in the process. Madame Rogêt is quite desperate to ease their hushed hisses.
The Meowling can be acquired upon accepting a call from Madame Rogêt received after logging in during Samhain, by picking up a breadcrumb from the Paragon Activity Board in Agartha leading to Madame Rogêt, or by going to Madame Rogêt herself in Kingsmouth Town.
The Meowling requires that a player be at least Level 30 and have unlocked the Blue Mountain through Dawning of an Endless Night to receive this mission.
WARNING: The Meowling has changed extensively from its The Secret World incarnation. If in need of a guide for this mission, please be sure use an up-to-date guide. Using a guide pertaining to the TSW version of The Meowling will not help for later tiers of the SWL version of The Meowling.
Following The Meowling is The Cat God, an action mission that takes place in the Memory of Stonehenge mini-dungeon instance. The Cat God can be completed solo and utilizes the Equal Footing buff to allow players of many varied levels to complete the mission.
Completing the Cat God mission chain ultimately rewards multiple feline friends.
Something lurks in the airwaves. Something strange sounds into the shadows.
Numbers are in the air.
The Broadcast is a repeatable action mission spanning much of the Secret World and can be acquired either upon accepting a call from David Screed received by logging in during Samhain or by going directly to the laundromat in New York (360,380) to visit an eerie cellular signal and receive the call from there.
A portion of The Broadcast has scaling difficulty options. Higher difficulties will reward higher distillates from a reward chest available at the end of the mission.
The Broadcast requires that a player have completed Black Sun, Red Sand in order to receive this mission. To complete it, however, the Besieged Farmlands must also be unlocked and accessible.
By visiting all radios accessible during the Broadcast and completing the achievement The Golden Age of Radio, it is possible to earn the Paranormal Shortwave, a unique item that will find its way to the Mission Inventory and can be used to listen freely to the entirety of the radio dramas found in The Broadcast.
Agartha has been invaded by Jack! The Immaculate Machine has quarantined the frightful fiend, but bees are needed to clean.
Jack of the Lantern is a 40-player Open Raid accessible in Agartha. Every 00:02 minutes past the hour, the portal to the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch becomes active for 10 minutes. While bosses inside may last after that period of time, no more may enter to face Jack once those 10 minutes have passed. The portal to the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch can be found between the Agartha Pad to the Training Grounds and the Transylvania region just outside of the Hollowed Halls (550,250). Players within the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch are buffed with Equal Footing so that their stats are scaled evenly regardless of their level.
Defeating Jack of the Lantern gives the buff Anima Surge, which allows a player to open a Mysterious Jack-o-Lantern within 10 minutes.
There are no level requirements necessary to enter and face Jack. A player only needs to have met Jack Boone in Kingsmouth Town to participate.
Running into the portal while it is inactive will cause a popup to appear displaying the time remaining until it next opens.
During Samhain, Mysterious Jack-O-Lanterns can be claimed alongside seasonal Samhain Daily Login Rewards. These spooky squash can only be opened while affected by the Anima Surge buff acquired from defeating Jack of the Lantern in Agartha. This grinning gourd contains cosmetics galore - clothing, pets, titles, and even a sprint! Is it too spooky for you?
The Mysterious Jack-O-Lanterns bestow their gifts upon a person in a specific order. The first Lantern opened will always have the same items unless all items being rewarded are already owned, as may be the case if a character has Legacy cosmetics from TSW. If all items of a Lantern tier are already owned, the following Lantern's rewards will be given until there are no new rewards. Any Mysterious Jack-O-Lantern opened when all cosmetic rewards are owned by the character opening them will instead reward Anima Shards and an Item Reward Bag.
Mysterious Jack-O-Lanterns opened outside of Samhain will reward a flat 1,000 Anima Shards regardless.
The Samhain event has a variety of clothing pieces to earn. These can be previewed in the Dressing Room and can be easily found thanks to the orange pumpkin icon denoting a Samhain seasonal item.
The Baron/Baroness Samedi Top Hat is awarded from the achievement, "Tails from the Crypt" for completing the seasonal mission The Cat God.
The Samedi Outfit is awarded from the achievement, "Hop-tu-naa, Trol-la-laa" for completing all Samhain 2017 achievements. It consists of multiple parts.
Pumpkinhead, bloody is awarded from the achievement, "Squishy Orange Gourd Guts" for defeating Jack of the Lantern in the Forgotten Pumpkin Patch in Agartha.
A multitude of pets are available during Samhain through a variety of methods.
The enigmatic Nermegal is rewarded upon First Time Completion of The Cat God. Nermegal periodically vanishes through portals of its own making. Sometimes, if one is particularly observant, they can spot Nermegal chasing a miniature Orochi soldier through a portal.
This crystal cat known as the Amethyst Mouser drops from Irusan in The Cat God's Memory of Stonehenge, as well as from the Sack of Cats rewarded upon completion of The Cat God. It is not a guaranteed drop.
This cat is made of love. The Garnet Mouser is a random drop from Irusan in The Cat God's Memory of Stonehenge, as well as from the Sack of Cats rewarded upon completion of The Cat God. It is not a guaranteed drop.
The jaunty Jade Mouser is an extremely rare random drop from Irusan in The Cat God's Memory of Stonehenge, as well as from the Sack of Cats rewarded upon completion of The Cat God. It is not a guaranteed drop. The Jade Mouser previously had only been available in 2012, but as of 2017, it is once more obtainable.
The beautifully bloody Sanguine Kitty is Day 6 of the Samhain 2018 Daily Login Rewards. In Samhain 2017, it was a random drop from Irusan in The Cat God's Memory of Stonehenge.
This spirited Spectral Hound is no zero! It is a reward from Mysterious Jack-O-Lanterns during Samhain.
A sweetie of a scarecrow, Tattie Bogle is a reward from Mysterious Jack-O-Lanterns as of Samhain 2018. Previously, it was Day 6 of the Samhain 2017 Daily Login Rewards.
Sprints in the spirit of Samhain are available for playing throughout the event.
The ghastly Geist Rider is the final reward from Mysterious Jack-O-Lanterns as of Samhain 2018. Previously, it was the first Samhain 2017 Login Reward available to all who logged in and claimed their rewards at least once during the event. The Geist Rider spews fire from its mouth.
The Rider cometh and does so on a Pale Horse. The steed of the apocalypse was the first Samhain 2018 Daily Login Reward available to all who logged in and claimed their rewards at least once during the event. Previously, it could be purchased from the Sprint Window for 1500 Aurum. It is not available for Samhain 2019 but is certain to reappear in the future.
Brought back to life through necromancy as a Reanimated Steed, this eternal equine is a reward from Mysterious Jack-o-Lanterns.
Some items are only available for purchase from the Item Store during the Samhain event. These seasonal items can be purchased using the Dressing Room and Pet/Sprint UIs. They cannot be acquired otherwise or at any time outside of the Samhain event window.
The phantasmal Feline Wraith, an ectoplasmic entity of endless fun, can be purchased from the Pet Window for 700 Aurum. It hovers just slightly above the ground.
A number of dances are available through the Emotes GUI during Samhain. Press O to access the Emotes GUI.
Freestyle it with the Freestyle dance for 900 Aurum! This emote utilizes the commands /emote dance_freestyle and /dance_freestyle and can also be played from the Emotes GUI itself.
Do spooky scary skeletons send shivers down your spine? Shake and shudder in surprise with the Spooky Dance for 900 Aurum! This emote utilizes the commands /emote dance_spooky and /dance_spooky and can also be played from the Emotes GUI itself.
Show everyone that it's a thriller night with the Zombie Strut dance for 2000 Aurum! This emote utilizes the commands /emote dance_zombie_strut and /dance_zombie_strut and can also be played from the Emotes GUI itself.
The Baron/Baroness Samedi Hats all share the same category and model as the Baron/Baroness Samedi Top Hat.
This craven cap periodically emits a plume of shadowy ravens.
Iconic to a wide variety of spellcasters, this hat is perfect for the aspiring wizard or witch! Samhain-exclusive colors are 450 Aurum each.
A combination of a pumpkin head and crooked wizard cap, Hexed Pumpkinheads manage to be two hats in one. There are both seasonal and non-seasonal varieties of Hexed Pumpkinhead. The Samhain exclusives cost 450 Aurum each, while the others are 750 Aurum per hexed pumpkinhead. Don a hat on a hat!
Let everyone know that being a pirate is alright to be!
While most 'pumpkin head' cosmetics share similar names within the Dressing Room, each one is visually distinct. This particular pumpkin head can be distinguished by its glowing eyes and mouth. In The Secret World, this version of Pumpkin head, orange was known as the Head-O-Lantern. It also happens to be the only Pumpkin Head available for purchase through the Dressing Room, going for 10 000 Marks of Favour.
Be the skeleton.
These plush halos can be mounted on your head for 300 Aurum per piece.
Show your inner sinner with these felt devil horns.
The Vampire Bite gives the appearance of having been bitten by a vampire! It periodically gushes spurts of blood from the bite wound.
Wings! Small, feathery angel wings are available in a plethora of feather colors for 600 Aurum each.
These devilish additions come in a variety of colors for 600 Aurum each. Most are entirely new to Secret World Legends!
The Baron/Baroness Samedi Set would not be complete without its iconic coat - now in black and your faction's color.
This shirt and vest combination comes in black as well as your faction's color.
Show off dem bones with costume skeleton gloves for 150 Aurum each.
Pants for the aspiring Baron or Baroness Samedi in black and faction color varients.
Complete the Samedi set with a second color of Samedi Shoes!
No Halloween is complete without dressing as royalty. Male characters can be a prince with Regal Habit while female characters can be a princess with The Last Duchess.
Ninjas are always appropriate. The male equivalent of this uniform set is the Shinobi, while the female version is the Assassinatrix.
This fabulous feathered set may not be fashion murder, but it certainly is a conspiracy.
The male and female versions of the Unkindness set visibly differ. Males have a coat, pants, and shoes, while females have a chest piece, head accessory, and shoes.
Male Unkindness Set
Female Unkindness Set
No event is complete without loot! Seasonal missions give special reward bags upon completion, which contain cosmetics or consumables depending on the bag. The cosmetics within can typically be traded or sold to other players.
The Item Reward Bag received from completing The Ghost of Jack-o-Lantern can contain any of the following, but will always reward one distillate and one cosmetic piece, with a chance for Jack's Head to drop as well.
All Samhain 2017 missions reward a Bag of Tricks and Treats upon completion. Items from this bag consist of consumable candies, flares, and various objects that can be placed on the ground for aesthetic flair. Bags of Tricks and Treats can be traded and sold to other players.
The sad Sack of Cats is a reward from the mission The Cat God. When opened, any one of the five Mouser pets may pop out! All Mousers also drop from Irusan himself in the Memory of Stonehenge during The Cat God.
Several Samhain achievements exist to earn during the spooky season!
The first set of Samhain achievements to be introduced to Secret World Legends focus primarily on Cat God content.
Complete all Samhain 2017 achievements. Rewards Clothing: Samedi Outfit.
Destroy Jack of the Lantern in Agartha. Rewards Title: Pumpkin Smasher; Clothing: Pumpkin head, bloody.
Complete the seasonal mission The Cat God. Rewards Clothing: Baron/Baroness Samedi Top Hat
Fill out all lore entries in the Samhain 2017 section
Eat each type of Halloween Candy
The second set of Samhain achievements focuses on The Broadcast content.
Exorcise all nine radio receivers in "The Broadcast." Rewards Paranormal Shortwave.
Complete the mission "The Broadcast."
Collect all lore entries in the Numbers Station section.
Defeat the Presenter without destroying any of the radio receivers.
Defeat the Presenter while he has 4 counters of "Echoed in the Ether".
Defeat the Presenter by yourself at the highest difficulty available to you
Samhain brings with it spooky stories to the Secret World.
The first of Secret World Legend's Samhain events would not be complete without its own Seasonal Legends! These Legends are highly tied to the Cat God event.
The Samhan 2017 Legend List is up-to-date for the spooky season!
Associated with the The Broadcast, the Numbers Station legend is the second Seasonal Legend to be added to Samhain.
As of 23 October 2018, it the missing legend has been fixed!
The Samhain 2018 Legend List is up-to-date with all its Numbers Station glory!