Here’s how you can transfer your Secret World account perks to Legends

Starting Friday, June 23rd, Secret World Legends’ headstart goes live for any veteran TSW players as well as those who have signed up for the beta. While TSW players can’t import their character, they will want to take advantage of what Funcom is calling the “legacy transfer system” to access several perks for their new accounts.

The good news is that Funcom has already linked existing TSW and new SWL accounts, so all you’ll need to do is log in to the Secret Worlds Legends account page this weekend using your TSW credentials and activate a legacy transfer (do not make a new account!). Players who do this will transfer any patron time to SWL, including lifetime subs, unlock every weapon page in the reboot, and copy over cosmetic outfits, pets, and mounts (with a few exceptions). Titles and achievements will not make the jump to the new game.

The legacy transfer system will remain available for players until sometime in August. Funcom still has not addressed what perks patron members will get nor an exact launch time for the headstart.

Source: Secret World Legends. Thanks to everyone who tipped this!
Update: Funcom has confirmed for us that emotes (like dances) do indeed transfer. There are things that do not, however, including the sleuth’s pipe, shoes of synchronicity, and Nassir’s dance.
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Bruno Brito

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Alex

Man Im just happy there is this much chatter on a SWL thread!

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Estranged

ACCOUNTS AND THE LEGACY TRANSFER SYSTEM

Please read this FAQ before transfer. Especially make sure to equip male and female versions of clothing. If an item is not equipped and in your closet, will not be transferred.

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Ailsa Nordstrom

Your wording is a bit confusing. If you have an item of clothing but it is still an icon in your inventory (or still listed in your delivered items that you haven’t picked up), you need to make sure to use the icon so it goes in your dressing room. It does not need to be equipped.

HOWEVER, if you want both the male and female versions of those cosmetics that have a male and female version, it sounds like you need to make sure you’ve at least equipped those items on characters of both genders to make sure you get both versions transferred over. At least that’s how I interpret it. I’m only ever going to have female characters so I’m not going to worry about it.

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Estranged

True, I should have said the item needs to be equipped once on a male and female character to be locked into both genders.

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Tobasco da Gama

The big flashing red reminder here is that each gender technically has a different version of each clothing unlock. So, if you bought any account-wide outfits, you need to make sure that you’ve unlocked them on a male character in TSW to get that outfit on your male characters in SWL, and likewise for female characters.

In other words, it’s a good idea to jump into TSW, log into a character of each gender, and then claim and unlock all your account-bound items before transferring your account.

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Hirku

Has there been anything said about weapon moulds transferring? I bought a lot of those in the cash shop, too.

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Nick Smith

If i wait for the steam release… will it still pull all my costumes from my (non steam) TSW account?

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mistressbrazen

ridiculous – 9:30 EST on the day of the early start and the servers are offline.

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Hirku

According to their twitter, head start doesn’t start until 14:00 EDT.

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Geoffrey Smith

LOL @ “mid-morning EST”

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xpsync

Sometimes it’s nice to be at work or i’d be going nuts waiting.

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amadahy

What is the process if you aren’t in beta and don’t have an SWL account yet, or really know where to go to see any information on this? Do they post this somewhere in the old Secret World forums?

Do we make a new SWL account on the 26th and then go to that page and link it?

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Ailsa Nordstrom

If you had an account for TSW, go to the SWL account page and log in with your TSW credentials so your accounts will be linked. I would imagine there will be a download link there once it’s available.

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mistressbrazen

go to your TSW account. There is a place on the upper right hand side where you can reserve a SWL name. However, as has been said, you can’t download at the moment. Maybe FC will send out a tweet when the servers come back online…maybe it won’t.

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Matthew Yetter

You would make a new SWL account when the http://account.secretworldlegends.com site becomes available.

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amadahy

The page is up, but it doesn’t recognize my funcom or tsw login information. Do I make a new Legends account and then that lets me link it to my TSW? Or am I going to have to call support? :(

update: it found me on a ‘forgot password’ and let me generate a new temporary one, hopefully getting closer. :)

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Dantos

With the launch of stormblood this week, Morrowind earlier this month, and steam sale yesterday, I wish them luck.

Ill certainly download it and try it at some point, but with stormblood and now Neir from the steam sale, im booked for a bit.

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Geoffrey Smith

My only question that wasn’t answered there (or on Twitter follow up) was if the deck outfits would still be in game in SWL to earn. I only played Illuminatti but really want some of the Templar deck outfits, will those be earnable in SWL? Didn’t get a clear answer (surprise, surprise) and that concerned me. I imagine they will, but how and in what manner is something I wanna know before I do a one time transfer.

Was very happy to see it is basically ALL clothing, even non-item shop stuff, including achievement stuff. This means I will have a lot of options (which was why I was curious about the deck outfits).

Is the stupid NDA still in effect? It seems so. Sigh…..

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Matthew Yetter

The Hammer video showed a character wearing one of the Templar deck outfits — the Warlock one. In TSW that required Hammers and I think Blood Magic. (Plus being a Templar.) What it will require in SWL, I don’t know but the fact that it’s still in the game is a solid indicator that the rest will be as well.

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Geoffrey Smith

Oh, I am sure it will be in the game, I should be clear on that. I just meant, I would like to know HOW to earn them in SWL. If it is just a matter of learning the skills again or whatever, like it was in TSW.

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Tobasco da Gama

They’re rewards that you get as you level up your weapon skills. There’s no list of which weapons got which outfits, though. (At least not yet. I’m sure Cry Gaia or TSWDB will have the list pretty quickly.)

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dthblayde

They’re tied to weapon mastery unlocks, so for example ( memory is fuzzy) the Pistols will unlock the Crusader outfit. Also, some of the deck costumes can be broken down to their individual parts, like just the jacket on some, for further mix n match customization.

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James Crow

The NDA going down with today headstart.
but i think i saw all factions cloth in the new wardrobe no matter what faction you are.

still it was stream and beta so everything can change.

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kanbe

Wow the NDA finally will be taken down. The fact that it’s only lifted as the head start opens up shows they have a ton of faith in their product.

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Geoffrey Smith

I think it has more to do with the reality that they didn’t have all the details really hammered out then it did “faith” in the product.

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Tobasco da Gama

I’d say more “an overabundance of caution” than anything. But, yeah, they made it clear repeatedly that various things would be in flux all the way up to launch.

Not that it stopped some people from breaking NDA to give out bad information anyway. 🙄

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kanbe

True. I agree with what you said 100%. But I’m not sure if that makes me feel better or worse when it’s put that way.

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xpsync

Pumped!

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BalsBigBrother

I have been getting totally frustrated with Funcom and their complete lack of communication on some quite important issues. They just don’t seem to want to tell folks anything even when we are hours away from the relaunch head start, gobsmacked how poorly this is being done.

Funcom have stated SWL needs to be a success so they can continue the story, well I have money and I want to give it to you Funcom or at least I did. Yet you don’t deem us worthy of telling us how we could even go about that or what the benefits would be of doing so (no patron information).

If I was feeling generous I would say all the secrecy is in keeping with the theme of the game. However that is in the game so outside of it all you are doing is leaving a frustrated customer and this is before the inevitable frustration I am going to feel when the servers get crushed.

Yes I know its just a game I should step away and go read a book or something but holy hell this is not a good impression. Hope you get your shit together before you put this in front of those “new customers” you want to attract on steam or this will be a disaster.

(btw the link below is legit as far as I can tell and I completed the download of the SWL via it earlier At time of typing it does look like the server is down so not sure how useful it will be anymore though )

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Tithian

To be honest, promoting the headstart (one without a buy-in, mind you) to the general public is wasted money on advertising. They know that this ‘soft launch’ will attract mostly the TSW veterans, and the real money maker will be the Steam (re)launch.

If they have a limited budget, you can bet that they would want to push all of it to the platform that will bring maximum yield. They just had a press beta event, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they budgeted their ad campaigns to start along the articles and reviews that will be coming out after the NDA has dropped. This is also probably the reason why the NDA still stands, they want to time the release of information with their advertisment window.

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Tobasco da Gama

My take on this is that they know they only have one chance to make a “first” impression with the relaunch. They’d rather spend that chance on the Steam launch, when they’ve had an extra month or so after the headstart to polish up stuff that didn’t get polished during beta, e.g. because other more important issues took priority.

So, it’s smart in terms of the image they’re presenting to the wider gaming world. But it’s definitely frustrating for the existing TSW fanbase.

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@Tobasco

Probably true. My guess is that this launch is essentially “open beta” and the real deal will come with Steam. I mean, today’s launch will most likely be a clusterfuck.

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BalsBigBrother

Even if they don’t promote things as such giving out basic information in advance of the launch to prevent customer frustration is never wasted. I mean until what 14 or so hours ago we didn’t even know what we would get transferred over and we still no real details about how the patron thing will work so we can give them money.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort just complete the information in the FAQ and it is done but even that seems to be beyond them. Come on its not asking much and they still failed at it.

I should be excited for the head start but all I am is frustrated. Yes I acknowledge part of is on me but the majority of that really comes from Funcom. I really hope that I can just move past this and enjoy the game when I actually get to play it but really really not feeling it at this point :-(

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xpsync

lol, ahhhh, welcome to Funcom! Love the frustration! I’m just used to it, been playing their games since the launch of Anarchy.

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BalsBigBrother

I would be more forgiving or cut them a little more slack if this was a new start up or a first mmo but Funcom have been around the block more than a few times they should know better and they should have learned lessons /sigh

So yeah I may enjoy their games but they are utterly useless when it comes to promotion and sharing useful information. We shouldn’t be here on what is now the day of the head start with large information gaps it all should have been disseminated weeks ago. Useless is me being kind and biting my tongue :-(

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mistressbrazen

I am in total agreement with all of your comments. I’ve been with Funcom for a while, and this has to be the worst communication for a major change that I’ve ever seen. The company just does not give a rat’s behind for the customers that have kept this game afloat for five years. I do wish FC luck with these new players it thinks will save them because it is creating tons of bad will in the established player base.

Also, the fact that you can buy AoC and AO but not TSW in the Steam sale should really wake people up to the fact TSW will be shuttered. The only question is when: 6 months or 18-24.

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Geoffrey Smith

Quietly at the end of the year. So yeah, six months.

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ogged451

If I were a gambler, I’d place my bet on “1-3”. Making the transfer time limited makes little sense otherwise.

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Paragon Lost

No thanks, I really don’t want to transfer my three characters from each faction over to a game that is simply the same game but with simpler/odd mechanics changes, different game engine and all the rest is the same.

All the work I put into those three characters was basically wasted and they want me to jump over to repeat the same content? Man, the bollocks on those dudes. Nah, I’ll pass but they at least got me to confirm that I am totally done with Funcom as a game developer. The first serious cap on the bottle was the whole Conan deal and all the broken promises that went with Age of Conan.

The seal on that cap is SWL. Keeping loyal to them and giving them more chances just makes me think of an abusive relationship. Just not in the cards, I’m more likely to forgive Trion for later Rift crap and the whole on going ArcheAge fiasco and that’s gonna happen.

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agemyth 😩

All the work I put into those three characters was basically wasted and they want me to jump over to repeat the same content?

Did you enjoy TSW at the time you were playing it? If so, it wasn’t a wast. If you didn’t enjoy TSW as it was then you were already in an abusive relationship with the game.

🤷

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kidwithknife

Hahah, enjoying a game? You sweet, sweet child, bless you. What a delightfully quaint notion. Why, whoever would play a game for fun when one could complain about games on the internet? Don’t worry, you’ll understand in time. /sarcasm

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Paragon Lost

They want me to repeat the same content with a different engine and slightly changed mechanics. This is bullshit, it’s a simple money grab by Funcom. I did enjoy TSW and was still enjoying it even with all its numerous faults and issues. Issues and faults they won’t be correcting in this gimped new version of the same thing.

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agemyth 😩

It is a cash grab because TSW as we know it is not able to sustain itself. If SWL bombs neither version of the game will likely live much longer. I could see TSW living in maintenance mode for a while even is SWL fails, but they are propped up primarily by Conan Exiles money right now. Interest in that game has also waned significantly. After that they are just left with a few old MMOs running on their servers but not making any money.

I don’t think I said anything you didn’t already understand there, but Funcom is just in a situation that requires changes like what we see with SWL.

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Tithian

Well, you have the option of staying in TSW and experiencing no new content, or transfer over to SWL … and redoing the content in hopes that now they’ll get the money to start working on Season 2.

The deciding factor is, do you feel like the revamped systems (and the promise of the continued story) are worth it? For me they are, so making the transition is a no brainer.

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mistressbrazen

The promise of new content may very well be illusory. I don’t believe there will actually be new content. Plus Tokyo is not even in SWL yet and no decision has been made about aegis, a major issue as you all know. Yeah…new content=pipe dream for now. When new content comes, I’ll replay the game and not till then.

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Tithian

On a recent video where there was a hands-on preview for press, the lead dev mentioned that they already have the ‘core’ of new missions ready and are anxious to start working on it ‘properly’.

It could all be just a huge bamboozle, but then again I doubt the relaunch would flop so hard that they’d shutter the game altogether. Or that they’d grab the profits and flee to a private island.

Apparently Tokyo will go in after the Steam launch because they want people to experience the Whispering Tides event, which is part of the main story. Or so they say. And you know that at least the Flappy fight will have a level restriction, so be prepared to miss out on Phase 3.

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Paragon – considering there hadn’t been any new content, not much difference.

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Paragon Lost

Why would I want to devote any time, loyalty or money for that matter to replaying the same content. Ignoring the efforts I put into developing my three other characters with said same content?

Funcom has proven to be full of shit to be quite blunt. Repeatedly I might add. Yeah they do some things wonderfully, but overall they’ve always fallen short with developing a fully fleshed out, immersive mmorpg (though they do well with the immersion).

Honestly what really confuses me more than anything Funcom is doing or not doing, is that so many can’t seem to grasp or agree with my point of view on this. I get tossed the weirdest replies at times from those who assume I’m sitting here fuming and are worried about my health to those who just apparently think I’m trolling.

Anyhow, it will be interesting to watch things develop over the next twelve months in regards to SWL, Funcom etc. I’m not mad, I’m disappointed that Funcom as a mmo developer over the past ten years keeps repeating the same errors. Talk about a Darwin award in the making.

p.s: Why did you stop posting as Estranged btw? Always liked that posting name.

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Paragon – I was irritated about something when the website changed comment systems. Gonna change back soon. Thanks.

I see your point on the frustration of starting over.

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Denice J. Cook

In which case, I wouldn’t recommend playing Destiny 2, either…. :P

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Estranged

I wouldn’t recommend Destiny 2 either, cause the moaning and groaning about Destiny 1 will be ringing through the halls of nursing homes in a few decades.

However, I’ll be playing it and having a good time.

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Paragon Lost

Not really on my list at this time. :)

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Toy Clown

Have SWL downloading now. I’m looking forward to playing and getting into the stories.

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Denice J. Cook

Where is the SWL download link? I have my character name set to copy over, but I can’t find a link to download SWL in my account pages anywhere.

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Greaterdivinity

@wratts (does this even work?)

Predownload time? from SecretWorldLegends

I think it’s the beta launcher or something, but apparently the beta client will be updated to the live client.

Players are doing a better job of communicating meaningful and important information about the game than Funcom is.

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Matthew Yetter

Sadly, I’m hung up on “Downloading patch information.” It hasn’t started the actual download at all.

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Tithian

This is because the servers went offline today in preparation for the launch later. If you had started the download yesterday, it would’ve worked fine. So it’s not like you have the wrong client or anything like that, don’t worry.

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Denice J. Cook

Yeah, I keep getting Error 105, whatever that is, but it never downloads a thing. I give up for tonight. I’ll try again in the morning.

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Matthew Yetter

Still not working, and it’s within the customer support hours that are shown on the launcher. So they’re obviously waiting for whatever time they’ve set as the head start time. Too bad we can’t get a head start on downloading — I guess maybe they want the patching server to get slammed as a continuation of the beta testing?

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Denice J. Cook

Thanks!

Yeah, that Reddit is really professional, especially compared to the “scribbling on the back of a cocktail napkin” method that Funcom seems to be employing here. ;)

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wratts

Da heck you say? Have a download link? I don’t find it on the main site and am surprised it’s active if the account page isn’t

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Greaterdivinity

In case the @ didn’t work…

Predownload time? from SecretWorldLegends

Link to the installer.

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wratts

Buy up those last costumes, pets, and titles. You never know when you’ll wish you had a psychotic butcher costume that you could have had for bonus points

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Estranged

Right. I’m away until after the soft launch, hopefully some more ore bonus points hit my account!

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Castagere Shaikura

Also it seems like its all clothing items not just item bought in the cash shop. That’s a big surprise because when this thing started they said cash shop items only.

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Greaterdivinity

From what I’ve read, it’s stuff purchased as well as stuff earned from achieves.

Though it won’t work cross-gender, sadly. Apparently you need to roll a character of the same gender as the TSW character that purchased/unlocked the stuff to actually use the cosmetics in SWL.

It really feels like they looked at what it would take to properly port over character data in a meaningful way and just threw their hands up without even trying : (

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Greaterdivinity

Still waiting on them to announce the actual sub benefits, as well as GM details…we’re what, less than 12 hours away from launch now?

Also, their ARG seems like a disaster. Just got emailed about chapter 3, but apparently others have completed it days ago? I clicked the link and it sent me back to the start of the ARG, it doesn’t even save your progress? (I’m logged in with the same account on MMORPG)

The closer we get to launch, the more the cracks in Funcoms launch are showing. It’s starting to really piss me off, which is frustrating because I’ve been so excited about this relaunch pretty much up until this week. But now, their complete and utter lack of communication and their back-assward way of handling shit like the ARG are starting to get me angry.

I was hoping we’d see a bit more of the “new and improved” Funcom, but it seems like we’ve still got the same old Funcom that we know so well : (

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Geoffrey Smith

The ARG does save your progress, at least it has on my browser and my phone. It seems to be saved to the browser, not to the MMORPG account. Also, if you keep your cache clear, then yes, it will erase your progress as it is saved that way. Figured that out cause I don’t have my browser at work to save history and my progress there is gone every day.

Chapter 3 just went up yesterday, but it got solved in about 10 minutes. Simply put, just a lot of dedicated people working on it :)

The patron benefits…is baffling, to put it mildly. People in the beta almost certainly know what the benefits will be as they must have tinkered with that system in the beta, but why they haven’t announced it YET is bizarre.

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Tobasco da Gama

Yeah, as long as you put in your e-mail address, it’ll remember what rewards you’re entitled to. Worst case scenario, you just look up the solutions.

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Yeah, thankfully it saved my progress on my home browser. It’s a really, really dumb way for them to do this ARG IMO.

I just can’t believe we’re now at launch day and there’s still a lot of information, some of which like sub rewards is pretty freaking important, that’s been completely ignored.

Funcom needs to hire a few communications people to get their shit in order, their communication is bloody awful.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Chapter 3 was today. My progress is saved.

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Simon Swan

You’ve echo’ed my concerns. It doesn’t seem to be a very cohesive launch.

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Paragon Lost

Which pretty much “is” the norm for Funcom. Seriously, it was one of those issues we always just had to shrug and ignore. As GD said, same old Funcom. :(

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Chapter 3 just went live today AFAIK, and it’s saved my progress. Maybe a cookie/adblock issue?

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