Golden weekend is an in-game event that happens periodically during the year. It's mainly known for the double AP bonus in place during the event.
Note that is is sometimes also called the "Golden Week", depending on the days that it occurs. It is also sometimes referred to as "The Gilded Rage" event (which is how it is shown in players Achievement UI) - which is also the name of the mission that occurs during this event.
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During this event, players typically get the following bonuses -
- Double Ability Points – Every time you earn an Ability Point during the event you also get an additional one as a bonus. This stacks with the bonus from Timed AP Boosts from the Item Store as well as The Time Accelerator
During some instances of the event, the following bonuses have also been offered:
- Free Membership Months for Recruiting - For every new player you recruit during the event you get a free month of Membership in addition to the Veteran Points you get normally. If you are a Grandmaster you receive $15 worth of Funcom Points instead). To get this bonus you must send your invite during the Golden Weekend event, and the recruit must purchase The Secret World within 30 days.
- Discount on Funcom Points - During the Golden Weekend you get 30% extra Bonus Points every time you purchase Funcom Points.
- New Player $15 Bonus – Anyone purchasing The Secret World from Funcom during the Golden Weekend gets $15 worth of additional Bonus Points thrown into the bargain.