Secret World Legends’ closed beta has started, TSW players will get all weapon unlocks for free

Here’s some news we couldn’t wait to tell you! Game Director Romain Amiel just publicly shared two bits of information that The Secret World fans should be glad to hear. One, the closed beta for the rebooted Secret World Legends is open (yes, a few invites have already been sent out!), and the next big wave of invites will be heading to inboxes tomorrow. If you haven’t signed up, do so now for your chance to get in during this wave. Of course, there will be more keys sent later, so if nothing appears in your email, don’t lose all hope. Amiel noted that the plan is to keep the numbers high, so invites will be sent out regularly based on the number of active players. Additionally, there will be bigger rounds of invites sent every two weeks. Note that all participants will be required to adhere to a strict NDA.

The other welcome piece of news is that everyone who owns The Secret World currently will be granted free unlocks of all the basic weapons in the game. That means it won’t matter which combination you prefer to play with, or if you like to switch them up; they will be available to use and gain abilities in from the get go.

There’s much more to learn, so keep your eyes out for another exclusive interview with Amiel coming out tomorrow.

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Roger Melly

It is a pity there is an NDA on a game that is essentially a revamp of an existing game . Would love to know if there have been improvements to the combat and whether you can set the difficulty level you want to play at ( the dumbing down of the mmo a couple of years ago led me to leave ) .

Oh well I guess we will find out in due course .

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xpsync

strict NDA Boooo I wanted to read about what peeps think, oh well.

Either way I’m waiting till it’s officially cooked before i log into SWL. Way too much on my plate atm anyway. Playing; Horizon Zero Dawn; fucking blew my mind, Mass Effect Andromeda; i couldn’t have asked for a better ME game ignore the whiners, if you listen to these fools you’re missing out on a real beauty, and somehow manage to squeeze in some Elder Scrolls Online and Black Desert.

On the way i got SWL, Morrowind, and now Destiny 2 on the PC! which i doubt very much i would have bothered if it was console only again.

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Jeff

I’m staying out of beta for this and leaving that to people that will give helpful feedback. But looking forward to seeing what is different when people are allowed to talk about it.

My only issue with weapons being behind a paywall will depend on how the new game plays. In the old game you kind of needed to be able to switch out weapons for different situations. And leveling up an arsenal was part of the fun for me. Of course you can probably still grind out the unlocks.

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squidgod2000

everyone who owns The Secret World currently will be granted free unlocks of all the basic weapons in the game

So, in other words, you’ll have to pay to ‘unlock’ the ability to use basic weapons…

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Ocho

That’s what was implied. For any new players coming into SWL, that you will get two weapons from the start and the rest will have to be purchased. They’re going to have a Store points in-game currency exchange, so players can get them through gameplay, but no real specifics on how that will still all function.

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Armsbend

Or more likely: grind it or pay for shortcuts. Not me though.

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silverlock

This. They have already said that everything will be unlockable in game.

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bobfish

So, when do we get to actually see it in action?

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Ocho

They said on the forums April 7th, 2017 on their Twitch channel they’ll be discussing and most likely showing off some of the new game.

https://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?97259-The-Streaming-Ones-Next-show-APRIL-7

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Nick Smith

Nice! So much info all at once, exciting!

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Denice J. Cook

Awesome!

*crosses fingers*

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RJB

Well, hopefully i get one

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strangesands

interview happening now…
https://www.twitch.tv/holosuitemedia

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Greaterdivinity

Sweet, thanks for the link! Listening now, hope I didn’t miss any juicy tidbits already.

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Greaterdivinity

Ah, so they’ll likely be putting weapon unlocks behind a grind/paywall for free folks then. Not terribly enthused with the idea, but it’s not a bad route to choose for monetization…at least as long as they can be unlocked through an in-game grind that’s not ludicrous.

Think I signed up for the beat with my correct email for my TSW account, but if not oh well. I’m excited to check out more, but at the same time I’m fine waiting until the game launches in the next few months (unless they miss their launch window).

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Riccardo Tavano

Uh, nice. Hope to get one. I’m really curious about how the whole stuff will roll with Legends.

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