2020 Christmas event
|2020 Christmas event|
|Release date||14 December 2020 (Update)|
|Reward||Christmas cracker crate|
|Head developer||Unknown edit|
|Preceded by||2019 Christmas event|
|Infobox • Talk page|
Activities[edit | edit source]
Giant Christmas cracker[edit | edit source]
A giant Christmas cracker could be found at the north-eastern section of the Grand Exchange.
The following message was shown upon login during the duration of the Christmas event:
While skilling, every three minutes, players were able to earn 20-30 Christmas cracker paper. These acted like other event currencies and could be added to currency pouch. If there was no space in the backpack, they would be automatically transported to the bank, or stored in the currency pouch if there were already some there.
Adding paper to the cracker granted Construction experience. At level 99 Construction, the player earned 10 experience per paper added without bonuses.
100 Christmas cracker paper must have been added for players to be eligible for a Christmas cracker crate from the Christmas cracker. The Christmas cracker crate contained rewards rolled three times from the loot table and could be retained until it was claimed by revisiting the Christmas cracker. The crate must have been claimed before paper can be added again.
The Christmas cracker text displayed a range to give a rough estimate of how much has been contributed to the cracker. The Christmas cracker paper could be inspected to see the exact percentage complete in the current Christmas cracker. The inspect option could also be used to teleport directly to the Christmas cracker for free.
Once the cracker reached 100%, a small event occurred at its location. It was possible to pull from either side of the cracker to open it. There was an overlay to show the number of players on each end of the cracker actively pulling. This typically took three to five minutes to complete and granted Construction experience for the duration. Experience rates were dependent on level and how evenly dispersed the players were on each side of the cracker. At level 99 Construction with a near-even dispersion, the player gained 300 Construction experience per tick not including bonuses. The fuse on the overlay burned down, and, at the expiration of the fuse, the cracker popped open, presenting a chest that could be looted.
Snowboards[edit | edit source]
Snowboards could be worn during the event.
Other[edit | edit source]
Several features from previous Christmas events were active, such as Prifddinas, Grand Exchange in Varrock, and normal and oak trees having snow and being decorated. The developer console had snow fall in the background since the game update on 7 December 2020.
Furthermore, various bosses and other monsters received Santa hats and other decorations. Not all monsters that received this treatment during the previous years received it this year, and although Nex and Solak received decorations, Nex's "ice prison" attack wasn't replaced with the presents seen during previous years, and Solak wasn't renamed "Snowlak". The following monsters received festive decorations this year.
- Ahrim the Blighted (Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Akrisae the Doomed
- Chaos Elemental
- Dharok the Wretched (Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Durable Jellyfish
- Flying jellyfish
- Guthan the Infested (Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- K'ril Tsutsaroth
- Karil the Tainted (Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Linza the Disgraced
- Magical jellyfish
- Nex: Angel of Death
- Piercing Jellyfish
- Queen Black Dragon
- Reflecting Jellyfish
- Torag the Corrupted (Barrows: Rise of the Six)
- Verac the Defiled (Barrows: Rise of the Six)
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 11 January 2021 (Update):
- Various bosses around RuneScape have taken their Santa Hats off for another year.
- patch 5 January 2021 (Update):
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the previous year there was a Present Hide and Seek as part of the event. This year, there were tasks with similar mechanics in The Knight Before Christmas Yak Track which could only be participated in when a corresponding task is active.