Secret World Legends’ headstart launches today

Pack up your stuff, The Secret World fans: It’s movin’ day, at least if you don’t care about playing on Steam, as Secret Worlds Legends’ headstart period for veteran The Secret World players and beta testers begins today.

Funcom’s said the headstart hasn’t technically begun just yet — we still don’t know when the flag will drop — but that preloading is underway. [Update: Expect it live at 2 p.m. EDT per Funcom’s latest tweet nope, live at 4 p.m. EDT per Funcom’s latest-latest tweet.]

The studio outlined its legacy transfer system last night; your accounts should already be linked (don’t go making a fresh account) and allow you to reclaim and transfer your patron time, lifetime sub status, cosmetics, mounts, and other bits and bobs. You’ve got until August to take advantage of all that.

Stay tuned for Larry’s impressions and MJ’s stream later today, and in the meantime, check out our roundup of guides, interviews, and news leading up to today.

Secret World Legends patron benefits revealed - [AL:SWL]Folks have been waiting a while for the lowdown on the Secret World Legends patron benefits, and Creative Director Romain Amiel just shared some tidbits with us. The benefits for subscribing…

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Castagere Shaikura

Looks like veteran players will get their character slots back too.

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Kevin McCaughey

Aaaaaaaargh!! It won’t let me get it on Steam :(

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MrSaxon

The Steam release isn’t until July.

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Kevin McCaughey

Well that sucks :( I want it on steam as I have SteamTool and can move my steam games off SSD and onto HD and vice versa.

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Denice J. Cook

Okay, I had one name saved from my TSW account that I was supposed to be able to use in SWL. I went into SWL to make a character (logging in with my exact same TSW credentials) and my name shows taken.

Hopefully it’s being saved for me, but how do I get to use it in SWL?

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Sleepy

You had to reserve it beforehand I’m afraid. I wouldn’t have known if someone here hadn’t told me. It might just be showing taking because it’s flagged as in use by TSW – log into the old TSW account page and see if there’s an option there to reserve your name.

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Denice J. Cook

It *was* reserved for me. I *did* do it. The account name reservation page showed that one name reserved for me before SWL went live.

But now the account reservation page doesn’t show the name as reserved for me. Would I just automatically be able to use it if it had been saved for me? Because I can’t.

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Sleepy

Legacy transfer completed, creating character. Templar, natch.

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Jeff Risu Dailey

After a hiccup on their part with the transfer legacy buttons not showing they are showing now. After a quick transfer it updated the no subscription back to the Lifetime Patron that I like to see. Now to see if the server is actually stable.

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wratts

At least the launcher is pulling data now. Of course, it’s pulling at about 50k/s, so it kind of seems like it would be quicker to walk to Raleigh from Texas with a thumb drive and pull the data off their servers . . . but at least it’s downloading

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Kinya

The Servers are currently scheduled to come online at 16:00 EDT (4:00 PM). We originally announced it would go live at 14:00 EDT, but is now delayed.

source:https://secretworldlegends.com/news/head-start-news-updates/

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Jeff Risu Dailey

Head start now moved to 4 pm EST

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Toy Clown

I forgot to leave the patcher running last night when I slept, and it was only opened a little bit ago, so doesn’t look like I’ll be in on the relaunch. That gives me a bit of a sad, but it’s okay. I’ll hop in tomorrow… if I remember to leave the patcher up!