Secret World Legends is a modern day MMORPG where players take on the role of agents from one of three major secret societies and hunt down all manner of mythological, paranormal and alien entities that threaten the world. With an overhaul from the original version with combat and skill improvements that game, most importantly, is “free to play for everyone” according to their FaQ; but let’s take a look at how free it is.
No. The game can be downloaded and played for free.
Yes (but...) – -15%. The subscription option for the game, Patron, is completely optional and isn’t needed to play. Patron accounts gain extra features, additional convenience, and in-game bonuses.
No. All content, past, current and future is provided for free.
Yes – -5%. Players can purchase the Aurum premium currency which is used directly to purchase various in-game items and services such as exclusive vanity items, additional weapon pages and more. Players can earn an in-game currency known as Marks of Favor through gameplay completing specific features and trade these in at The Exchange to get Aurum. Similarly Aurum can be exchanged into Marks of Favor, which is used for purchasing a variety of other items in game.
Yes – -10%. Primarily they offer convenience and an easy access to items that would otherwise take players a lot longer to acquire. However, all items in the game can be earned without having to spend money.
No. There are no customization options.
Yes. Players can access the main Factions, however, each account only has access to one character slot for free; other character slots must be purchased.
No. Players can access shops, markets and other trade areas for free.
Yes – -10%. Players have limitations on inventory, additional characters and weapon pages, which must be purchased individually.
Yes. All areas are accessible in the game.
No. All game content and end-game features are accessible for free.
Yes – +10%. There is a wealth of content in the game, from PVE, exploration to PVP and socialising. Whilst spending cash gives easy access to more powerful items or cool vanities, these are all things that can be earned through gameplay and no game changing items are locked behind a cash paywall.