2019 Christmas event
|2019 Christmas event|
|Release date||16 December 2019 (Update)|
|Head developer||Unknown edit|
|Preceded by||2018 Christmas event|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The 2019 Christmas event is the Christmas event for 2019. It consists of different activities, including finding lost Christmas presents for rewards and a giant Christmas cracker at Varrock's Grand Exchange.
When logging in during 25 December, players would be greeted with the following message:
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Merry Wintumber from the RuneScape team!
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Activities[edit | edit source]
Present Hide and Seek[edit | edit source]
Every day during the event, a pile of presents appears somewhere in the world. Taking the pile and talking to Santa Claus afterwards in Varrock's Grand Exchange gives a daily reward. Presents from previous days are still available for the duration of the event. Several RuneScape players were upset with this event.
The reward for finding each present is 80 Christmas Cracker papers. Finding and handing in the 5th and 10th presents granted players additional rewards, which are listed below.
5. [Name] the Merry title.
The presents have a bigger red dot than normal loot on the mini-map and a loot beam when the player moves closer. The presents must be found and clicked to transport them to Santa, and then the player must talk to him directly at the Grand Exchange to claim their prize. Once the prize is clicked, the red dot on the mini-map does not disappear.
|1||Near the memorial fountain north of Lumbridge Castle.|
|2||By the west entrance of Al Kharid, north of the bank.|
|3||Outside the Lumbridge east farm on the east side of the River Lum.|
|4||Inside the Jolly Boar Inn north-east of Varrock and west of the Lumber Yard.|
|5||On the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of Varrock Palace above the entrance.|
|6||Inside the Wise Old Man's house in Draynor Village.|
|7||Gate entrance south of Draynor Manor.|
|8||Inside the Falador cabbage patch south of Falador.|
|9||East of the player-owned port portal in Port Sarim.|
|10||Rimmington center, outside of the general store.|
|11||Falador Park, south-east of the tree patch.|
|12||Inside Falador Castle, north of the ranges on the ground floor.|
|13||On top of Ice Mountain at the southern end (west of Edgeville teleport or Lassar Teleport).|
|14||By Bandos's remains, south-east of Goblin Village.|
|15||Next to The Lady of the Lake, south-east of Taverley.|
|16||Next to the range in Burthorpe, south-east of the lodestone and east of Mistress Fara.|
|17||Burthorpe mine, inside entrance.|
|18||Top floor of the Wizards' Tower.|
|19||Duke Horacio's Bedroom, 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Lumbridge Castle.|
|20||Outside of Gertrude's house in Varrock.|
|21||Outside of Citharede Abbey's gate.|
Giant Christmas cracker[edit | edit source]
A giant Christmas cracker can be found at the north-eastern section of the Grand Exchange.
The following message is shown upon login during the duration of the Christmas event:
Help Santa build his giant Christmas cracker at the Grand Exchange so that it can be opened for rewards!
While skilling, every approximately two to three minutes, players will earn 20-30 Christmas cracker paper. These act like other event currencies and can be added to currency pouch. If there is no space in the inventory, they will be automatically transported to the bank.
Adding paper to the cracker will grant Construction experience. At level 99 Construction, the player will earn 10 experience per paper added without bonuses.
100 Christmas cracker paper must be added to be eligible for a Christmas cracker crate from the Christmas cracker. The Christmas cracker crate contains rewards rolled three times from the loot table and will be retained until it is claimed by revisiting the Christmas cracker. The crate must be claimed before paper can be added again.
The Christmas cracker text will display a range to give a rough estimate to how much has been contributed to the cracker. The Christmas cracker paper can be inspected to see the exact percentage complete in the current Christmas cracker. The inspect option can also be used to teleport directly to the Christmas cracker for free.
Once the cracker reaches 100%, a small event occurs at its location. It is possible to pull from either side of the cracker. There is an overlay to show the number of players on each end of the cracker actively pulling. This typically takes three to five minutes to complete and grants Construction experience for the duration. Experience rates are dependent on level and how evenly dispersed the players are on each side of the cracker. At level 99 Construction with a near-even dispersion, the player will gain 300 Construction experience per tick not including bonuses. The fuse on the overlay will burn down, and at the expiration of the fuse, the cracker will pop open, presenting a chest that can be looted.
Snowboards[edit | edit source]
Snowboards can be worn during the event.
Other[edit | edit source]
Several features from previous Christmas events were active, such as certain NPCs wearing Santa hats and other Christmas decorations, normal and oak trees having snow and being decorated, and the developer console having snow fall in the background.
The following NPCs received the decorations:
- Ahrim the Blighted (Barrows and Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Akrisae the Doomed
- Avaryss, the Unceasing
- Beastmaster Durzag
- Black stone dragon
- Chaos Elemental
- Commander Zilyana
- Corporeal Beast
- Dagannoth Prime
- Dagannoth Rex
- Dagannoth Supreme
- Dharok the Wretched (Barrows and Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Durable Jellyfish
- Exiled Kalphite Queen
- Flying jellyfish
- General Graardor
- Giant mole
- Goebies (some of the instances, including transmogrifying into one)
- Gorvek and Vindicta
- Guthan the Infested (Barrows and Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- K'ril Tsutsaroth
- Kalphite King
- Kalphite Queen
- Karil the Tainted (Barrows and Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- King Black Dragon
- Legio Primus
- Legio Quartus
- Legio Quintus
- Legio Secundus
- Legio Sextus
- Legio Tertius
- Linza the Disgraced
- Magical jellyfish
- Nex: Angel of Death
- Nymora, the Vengeful
- Piercing Jellyfish
- Queen Black Dragon
- Reflecting Jellyfish
- Seiryu the Azure Serpent
- Solak (as Snowlak)
- Telos, the Warden
- Torag the Corrupted (Barrows and Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Verac the Defiled (Barrows and Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Verak Lith
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