Funcom Community Manager Andy Benditt took to Facebook earlier this week to provide some of the first information about the Agent System that is coming to Secret World Legends. Using the system, players can find and recruit NPCs through the use of dossiers that provide useful information including a biography, stats and traits as well as "Agent Support Abilities. Each Agent has two passive abilities that can provide a buff to players who can "equip" up to three agents at a time.
In addition to "equipping" them, players can also send the agents out on missions to bring back rewards such as distillates and anima shards.
It's a work in progress, so there are few details beyond "soon" when the system might arrive in game.
You can watch the video below or visit the Secret World Legends Facebook page.