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!