Posted byon December 16, 2019.
Last updated byon January 2, 2020.
Sweetlings can find a slew of things old and new with Update 2.3.3 as of 12 December 2019! While we've summarized all that was revealed on Funcom's Secret World Legends Community Stream held on the 11th, there's so much more, and we're prepared to go in-depth about it all!
The Krampus Gate is wide and clear! It's the most wonderful time of the year for all who derive holiday cheer thriving on fear! From 12 December 2019 to 2 January 2020, frolic through the Winter Holidays of Secret World Legends! All Winter Holidays content from 2017 and 2018, with a few changes to provide additional challenge.
Outside Dark Agartha awaits a new NPC: the “Shady Salesman”. Every day, he sells access to different Challenge Timelines – treacherous threads of possibilities within Dark Agartha – with greater potential rewards (including a new outfit) but also greater difficulty.
RESPLENDENT TALISMAN IMBUERS
Dark Agartha now drops fragments of Resplendent (Tier 4) Talisman Imbuers, which may be used to unlock even greater potential within talismans.
EXPANDED DIFFICULTY OPTIONS
For those thrill-seeking agents pursuing even greater challenges, you may go past Elite difficulty 11 (provided you have the gear) in Dark Agartha and ranking missions!
ARSENALS OF AGARTHA
New “Arsenal” caches may now drop across the world, separate from existing caches. These caches are distinguished by their focus on new weapons and unique talismans. The first available arsenal is the Dark Agartha Arsenal, containing three new unique talismans and two sets of new weapons!
WRITING CONTEST AGENTS
The winning entires of the Agent Writing Contest – Elin Bagge, Rana Kader, Walker Malone, and ‘The Cleaner’ – are now available from the Shadow Trafficker in Agartha for Hexcoins.
A new mode is now available for Dark Agartha: Dark Agartha Challenge Timelines! Phase 2 of Dark Agartha has begun. Go to the Shady Salesman (160,160,280) in front of the portal to Dark Agartha to pick up the Challenge Timeline of the day for 10,000 Marks of Favour. The Challenge Timeline available in a given day rotates just as the threats within Dark Agartha rotate! A Challenge Timeline offers additional dangers within Dark Agartha and is active until Dark Agartha hits the daily reset time, or you purchase the Abort Timeline item from the Shady Salesman. While these DACTs provide greater difficulty, they also provide greater rewards!
More fragments drop from the Reward Chest at the end of a successful run through Dark Agartha when on a Challenge Timeline, as do unique cosmetic rewards only available when in one! In DACTs, you can earn the emote 'Evil Laugh', the sprint Gatekeeper's Touch, or even get a faction colored space suit of the variety that Shane Newehart and the Invictus crew wear in the Secret World spin-off game, Moons of Madness! The particular space suits that have fallen through the cracks in time and space that make up the shattered vestiges of Dark Agartha are themselves Filthy and cracked! The space suits can, in fact, be traded or sold to other players.
Alongside this new mode of Dark Agartha is the introduction of Resplendent Talisman Fragments and Imbuers, which allow talismans to be brought to 4-pips and gain the prefix 'Resplendent' instead of the 3-pip 'Radiant'. The Shady Salesman has a few items that can convert 100 fragments of one kind to another for 75,000 Marks of Favour, or to convert entire Resplendent and Elaborate Imbuers to one-another for 500 Aurum. From within Dark Agartha itself, the sad Irreparable Custodian of Curios also sells new items for 7,500 Marks of Favour to guarantee all fragments received from that day's successful Dark Agartha be the same type.
A greater look at Dark Agartha Challenge Timelines is coming in our upcoming deep-dive into Dark Agartha itself!
As an added bonus, one of the Winter Holiday Seasonal Daily Login Rewards is a Resplendent Talisman Imbuer. Look forward to Day 15 of the Winter Holidays!
Now Elite Difficulty scaling past E10 is no longer limited to Occult Defence Scenarios! Dark Agartha and all scaling missions, currently limited to Faction Ranking Missions and select Seasonal Scaling Missions, allow selection of E11+. Fog and Mirrors won't be such a breeze in E15... or E17, which is the highest players can realistically reach as of this patch. This has the added benefit of fixing a peculiar bug that struck in Samhain 2019 where select players who qualified for E11+ content were unable to receive the achievement "A Show at Bedtime" from The Broadcast - we promise!
A whole new breed of Cache has come! Update 2.3.3 introduces the Arsenal subset of Caches. Arsenals focus primarily on weapons and talismans, lacking cosmetic drops aside from the weapon skins that the weapons inside may have. Arsenals have their own rotation, allowing both an Arsenal cache and a normal Cache to be available at any given time. They can easily be distinguished by having the Arsenal suffix in their name instead of the typical Cache suffix. As with any cache, Cache Keys are required in order to open them.
The first Arsenal to be introduced is the Dark Agartha Arsenal! This arsenal is perfectly primed for those busy bees ready to dive into Dark Agartha. Talismans with entirely new effects focusing on Agarthan entities can be found inside and are sure to shake up the meta! The weapons available from the Dark Agartha Arsenal include Third Age Weapons and Filthy weapons! The Third Age Weapons serve as the epic weapons of this particular arsenal and use the coveted Third Age moulds previously only available in The Secret World as a Loyalty Reward! The Filthy weapons, which use skins that were previously availabel from the Eidolon of the Outer Dark in The Secret World, all give three (3) passive abilities of their specific weapon as to open up new slots and builds to people!
Agent Writing Contest rewards have found their way into the upcoming patch. The Andy and Nicole Agent Dossier: The Duo will be implemented and given to all who participated in the Agent Writing Contest. The Winner and Runner-Up Agents from the contest can be purchased from the Shadow Trafficker for 8 HexCoins. The Cleaner, the grand prize winning Agent, will also give you a piece of Agent Equipment when acquired.
The Agent Writing Contest rewards have been added to the game, as well! The grand prize winning agent The Cleaner, as well as runner-ups Walter Malone, Elin Bagge, and Rana Kader are now available for purchase from the Shadow Trafficker in the Hollowed Halls of Agartha (575,145) by purchasing the Writing Contest Agent Dossier for 8 HexCoins. The Cleaner has a trusty mop named Bessie as a piece of epic Agent Gear received alongside his Dossier.
All who participated in the 2019 Agent Writing Contest can find all Writing Contest Agent Dossiers in their /delivereditems, alongside the special participation reward, the Andy and Nicole Agent Dossier: The Duo! They're a dynamic delight of a duo!
Every new Agent Dossier is available for perusal right here at TSWDB, and more information about the Shadow Trafficker, HexCoins, or the Agent Network itself can all be found in our comprehensive Agent Network Master Guide.
If you're a sweetling that's low on luck and can't seem to get ahold of a Peculiar Box, you can now purchase one from Doctor Caligari in the Hollowed Halls of Agartha (600,200) for a current price of 2,000,000 Marks of Favour! Don't worry if the price is too high, as the Peculiar Box still drops out and about in its usual places. He won't allow anyone who hasn't met the requirements to use the box to purchase it from him, however!
That's not all - a new item, the Lucky Pachinko Ball, allows control over the scaling difficulty of the Southern Orochi Tunnels of Once More Into the Tower. Purchased for 10,000 Marks of Favour, the Lucky Pachinko Ball will allow anybody to choose how hard they want the fight to be, instead of it defaulting directly to your highest possible difficulty. The Lucky Pachinko Ball is a Mission Item and is consumed once the Tank Commander has been successfully defeated, but using the Lucky Pachinko Ball will prevent the Tank Commander Blade or Depleted Energy Cell from dropping from the Spoils of the Southern Tunnel. The achievement "Like Riding a Bicycle... Into a Tank" is still rewarded regardless of what difficulty the Tank Commander has been beaten at.
A full walkthrough for Once More Into the Tower is coming very soon!
Additionally, a previously unknown bug concerning the damage component of the Flicker passive 'Volatile Current' has been fixed, giving the passive a slight buff as a result of it now appropriately dealin damage each activation of Flicker!
Last but certainly not least, few unique emotes have found their way to the Emotes GUI ([O] by default). Salt, Finger Guns, and Yare Yare can all be purchased directly from that window for 600, 600, and 750 Aurum respectively. Salt allows you to sprinkle salt in front of you, Finger Guns does some fun finger guns, and Yare Yare does a very specific pose, because yes, it is a JoJo reference.
Check out the official patch notes for Update 2.3.3 right here!
Peek into everything that you can see, do, or earn during the Winter Holidays with our up-to-date Winter Holidays Event Guide and get into the spirit of Yule!