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Broadcasts (also known as the News Feed or Broadcast Announcements) are a feature that allows certain news as well as player achievements and accomplishments to be displayed to all other players in the Chatbox. Certain messages are only broadcast across the server on which the player is logged in while others are displayed across every server. Any achievement is displayed to the player's friends and members of their clan. In their default setting, messages that are server-specific are displayed in orange, global messages in red, and messages to friends and clan members in green. Most game announcements will appear in yellow. Jagex Moderators have the ability to send special global announcements.

A player's achievements are only displayed to everyone if they have their private chat set to on; they are displayed to any friend so long as their private was not set to off. These broadcasts can be disabled by setting private chat, online status, and game announcements to off.

Players have the option to cosmetically toggle these announcements on or off in their chatbox. Originally, achievements were filtered with the rest of the game messages; now, only the game announcements are filtered this way.

Notification messages[edit | edit source]

Game announcement.png News: Goblins are conducting a raid in the Lumbridge farm!

These announcements are game-related news which inform the player of an upcoming event. They are all server-specific. By default, these appear in yellow, except for Archaeology-related notifications. All announcements in this category may be toggled in the Content Updates interface, found in Notifications section of Gameplay tab in Settings.

Archaeology-related announcements
  • Pylon becoming fully restored at Kharid-et Dig Site: Game announcement.png Archaeology: The shield pylons at Kharid-et are active! While they remain so, you have a buff to excavation precision and XP across the site, plus a chance of finding additional items!
  • Rex skeleton becoming fully restored at Orthen Dig Site: Game announcement.png Archaeology: Osseous has unleashed his mighty roar! While the effect is active, experience and drop-rates are increased for all Anachronia activities!
Holiday-related announcements (seasonal/discontinued)

Broadcast announcements[edit | edit source]

Broadcast announcements are notifications regarding other players' achievements. They are handled separately from game announcements, and can be toggled on or off with their own button on the chat interface.

Global broadcasts[edit | edit source]

Game announcement.png News: [Player] has been awarded the trimmed Completionist Cape!

These announcements will appear to everyone on all worlds across the game. By default, these appear in red.

First player global broadcasts[edit | edit source]

Some broadcasts were unique and only triggered for the first player or players to reach a specific target. These include:

  • The first player, ironman player, and hardcore ironman player to achieve level 99, level 120, or 200 million experience in Archaeology and, presumably, future skills.
  • The first player to achieve a solo Araxxor kill.
  • The first player to purchase the chromatic partyhat from Thessalia's shop in New Varrock.
  • The first defeats of raid bosses, Beastmaster Durzag and Yakamaru, and the first completion of raid feats, which lists the players involved in the raid.
  • The first player to defeat Telos, the Warden at each 100% enrage interval. The maximum of 4,000% enrage has been reached and no more announcements will be broadcasted.
  • Various firsts for Ironman accounts, including total level milestones and quest completions.
  • The first players to pull the strange switches in Wilderness 10, 100, and 1,000 times. The broadcast for pulling the switches 10,000 times has not yet been triggered.
  • The first player to unlock the Jack of Blades title.
  • The first player to complete the Golden Path Challenge.
  • The first players to defeat Solak in duo mode.
  • The first, 100th, 100,000th, and 1,000,000th player to die during Solak encounter.
  • The first player to fully upgrade their base camp on Anachronia.
  • The first player, ironman player, and hardcode ironman player to unlock the Ultimate Slayer title.
  • The first players to solve each of the Archaeology mysteries.
  • The first players to complete each of the Dig Site Mastery Archaeology achievements.
  • The first player to earn the Guildmaster qualification at the Archaeology Guild.
  • The first players to unlock the golden versions of Double Agent, the Clue Chaser, and the Master of Clues titles.
  • The first player to defeat the Arch-Glacor in hard mode at each 100% enrage interval. The maximum of 4,000% enrage has been reached and no more announcements will be broadcasted.
  • The first and 1,000th player to die during Zamorak, Lord of Chaos encounter.
  • An assortment of world first broadcasts for defeating Zamorak, Lord of Chaos at enrage milestones in each team size.
  • The first players to reach level 99, level 120, and 200 million experience in each skill in Fresh Start Worlds.
  • The first player to achieve level 99 in all skills in Fresh Start Worlds.

World broadcasts[edit | edit source]

Game announcement.png News: [Player] has achieved 99 Attack

These announcements will appear to everyone who shares the player's world at the time. They will also appear to all of the player's friends regardless of what server they are on. By default, these appear in orange.

Game announcement.png News: [Player] has been awarded the Veteran Cape (X Year)!
Game announcement.png News: Hardcore Ironman badge.png[Player] has survived Hardcore Ironman mode for 5 years!

Drops[edit | edit source]

Game announcement.png News: [Player] has received a [item] drop!

The following drops are announced to the server when received by a player:

Game announcement.png News: [Player] has received [a/some] [boss unlock item] drop at [number] kills!

Treasure Trail rewards[edit | edit source]

Game announcement.png News: [Player] completed a Treasure Trail and received a [item]!

Treasure trail rewards can also be obtained from the Giant Oyster and the Treasure turtle, prompting a similar announcement.

Promotional[edit | edit source]

Feats[edit | edit source]

These are broadcasted upon completing the boss collection log for their respective boss.

Game announcement.png News: [Player] has accomplished the 'Blackout' feat!

The following Elite Dungeons collections also have an announcement:

The two feats below are achieved by defeating Telos at certain enrage intervals for the first time.

Completing Slayer collection log feats broadcasts the following announcements:

Completing the following Treasure Trails log feats comes with announcements:

The two feats below are achieved by defeating Arch-Glacor in hard mode at certain enrage intervals for the first time.

The following feats for defeating Zamorak, Lord of Chaos trigger broadcasts:

  • Unlocking the Lord of Chaos title (500% enrage, not present in Feats achievements but is broadcast as such)
  • Completing the Lord of Chaos feats (1,000%, 2,000%, or 4,000% enrage in a group encounter)
  • Completing the Wrath of Chaos feats (500%, 1,000%, 2,000%, or 4,000% enrage in a solo encounter)

Friends broadcasts[edit | edit source]

Friend announcement.png News: [Player] has just achieved at least level 10 in all skills!

These announcements will appear to the player's friends even if their private is set to off. If the player sending the broadcast has their private status set to off, the broadcast will instead appear to them and only them. This differs from having private on in the sense that the broadcast will not appear in the sending player's chat box and only to receiving friends. By default, these appear in green.

  • Achieving all skills above a milestone in increments of 10 (up to 90); e.g. all skills above level 50
  • 50m and 150m experience milestones for non-120 skills
    • The 50m experience message does not activate for Dungeoneering, Invention, Farming, Herblore, Slayer, and Archaeology since they are 120 skills.
  • Unlocking the of Daemonheim title from Dungeoneering hard mode
  • Killing Vorago in hard mode and unlocking the Defeater title
  • Unlocking the Daredevil title from Liberation of Mazcab
  • Unlocking the Warden title from Telos for completing a kill at 500% enrage
  • Finding a cute/mean Phoenix eggling, without specifying which one was found
  • Unlocking all spells in Livid Farm
  • Finding a Sceptre of the gods
  • Half-billion total experience milestones (500m, 1500m, 2500m, etc.)
  • Completing the Arc journal
  • A friend logging in after not having logged in for 31 days or more. This includes a quick chat reply option to send a message to the player. This broadcast comes in several different variants.
Quick chat button.png Player has returned to RuneScape after a break. Why not say hi?

The following drops are only announced to friends:

Friend announcement.png News: [Player] has received a [item] drop!

Clan broadcasts[edit | edit source]

On 30 July 2018, an update was added that allows world and friends-specific server-wide announcements to be broadcasted to all clan members and guests, regardless of what world they are on or if they are friends with players in the clan. They appear like so:

Friend announcement.png [ClanName] News: [Player] has received Shamini, the Summoning pet drop!

The settings for these broadcasts can be changed via the Clan Settings, allowing clans to turn off or reduce these types of broadcasts.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 1 February 2021 (Update):
    • Broadcasts will now display at what XP threshold or kill count a skill or boss pet was obtained.
  • patch 21 September 2020 (Update):
    • Ironman accounts that have been invited to become a player moderator will now correctly show their respective ironman icons in broadcasts.
  • ninja 1 September 2020 (Update):
    • Broadcasts from other players can now be toggled on or off with the option found under Settings > Messages & Social > Broadcasts.
      • Different kinds of broadcasts can be toggled, and by default all broadcasts are turned on.
      • Broadcasts settings are split between World, Friends, and Clan.
      • Turning a broadcast setting off will still let the player see their own broadcast, but not other players' broadcasts of that type.
    • Various broadcasts have also been reviewed and have had their 'tier' adjusted. For full details, see the Game News.
      • The broadcast tiers are 1 - All Worlds, Clan, Friends; 2 - Current World, Clan, Friends; 3 - Clan, Friends; 4 - Broadcast removed. This included items such as the sigil drops from the Corporeal beast (2 > 3), and various common-rare drops like Draconic visage, Dragon pickaxe, etc (3 > 4).
  • patch 15 June 2020 (Update):
    • The Ironman symbol will now correctly show up on world/global broadcast if you have your online status set to off.
  • patch 27 April 2020 (Update):
    • Inquisitor Staff pieces, Annihilation Spear tips, and dragon mattocks will now all fire friends and clan broadcast messages.
  • patch 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • Friend and clan chat announcements now correctly trigger upon elite task set completion.
  • patch 9 December 2019 (Update):
    • Checking your kills left from an enchanted gem and grim gem now displays the text in an infobox, instead of only sending the feedback to game messages.
  • patch 16 September 2019 (Update):
    • The broadcast message for completing the Anachronia base camp will no longer trigger when building bait boxes, as they are not required for the achievement!
  • patch 5 August 2019 (Update):
    • System broadcasts will now correctly allow you to open any links attached to them while in the lobby.
  • patch 20 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Various broadcast messages no longer incorrectly link to Twitch or Youtube.
  • patch 4 March 2019 (Update):
    • Friend broadcasts will no longer always appear in the colour selected for world broadcasts.
  • ninja 9 July 2018 (Update):
    • Friend-only broadcasts will now display in your own chat box as well to indicate a broadcast was sent.
  • patch 12 March 2018 (Update):
    • The Orlando Smith's hat broadcast is now global.
  • patch 26 February 2018 (Update):.
    • The type of Treasure Trail rewards broadcasted to world and friends has been standardised.
  • patch 4 December 2017 (Update):
    • The notification when a player has achieved the maximum skill level total on a free world has been corrected from 1700 to 1869.
  • hotfix 28 November 2017 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue that was causing Ironman firsts broadcasts to retrigger.
  • ninja 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • The maximum total level milestone message for F2P has increased from 1656 to 1750 now that Fletching is a free skill.
  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • Ironman and Hardcore Ironman players will now have the appropriate icon will appear next to their name in broadcasted messages.
    • News broadcasts now all line up correctly.
  • hotfix 4 July 2017 (Update):
    • A bug that was causing 3,100% enrage broadcasts to appear repeatedly has been fixed.
  • ninja 10 April 2017 (Update):
    • The broadcast text for achieving virtual level 120 in a skill has been updated to mention level 120.
    • A global broadcast for achieving virtual level 120 in all skills has been added.
  • patch 13 March 2017 (Update):
    • Unlocking TzRek-Jad via the spotlight store as the final requirement for the insane final boss title will now send the relevant broadcast.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • Added a broadcast for the intricate chests from Nex: Angel of Death.
  • patch 13 June 2016 (Update):
    • Unlocking the Araxyte pet from the reroll feature on Araxxi's corpse will now send a broadcasted message.
  • patch 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Fixed a grammar issue with the news broadcast for the dragon rider lance.
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Broadcasts for 50, 100 and 200 million XP in a skill now work correctly on F2P worlds.
  • ninja 14 March 2016 (Update):
    • The message displayed in the chatbox when achieving 10 million and Level 120 XP milestones will now specify which skill the message refers to.
  • patch 15 February 2016 (Update):
    • The global broadcast for achieving 5.4 billion total XP will now trigger correctly.
  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • The message for reaching "max" virtual level 2715 no longer plays.
  • ninja 18 January 2016 (Update):
    • Achieving 120 Dungeoneering will now only broadcast on the current world and to friends.
  • patch 11 January 2016 (Update):
    • Altered the logic behind total skill XP broadcasts to ensure they don't trigger a couple XP too early.
  • patch 22 June 2015 (Update):
    • Hardcore Ironman deaths will now broadcast only for total level of 1000 or greater.
  • ninja 11 May 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now toggle broadcasts in Legacy interface by right-clicking the 'All' button.
  • ninja 20 April 2015 (Update):
    • Receiving a blood shard drop is now broadcast to friends.
    • Receiving a pet edimmu will now be broadcast to the current world.
  • patch 30 March 2015 (Update):
    • Broadcast messages for reaching an XP milestone will now appear regardless of Adventurer's Log settings.
  • patch 16 March 2015 (Update):
    • Wards of subjugation are no longer referred as shields of subjugation in broadcasted messages.
  • patch 2 March 2015 (Update):
    • Broadcasted messages once again appear on worlds running a different language.
  • patch 23 February 2015 (Update):
    • The correct item will now be broadcast when receiving drops from a lava strykewyrm.
  • patch 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • 104m XP achievements will now broadcast correctly to friends.
  • ninja 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • A server broadcast now displays when a player achieves 104,273,167 XP.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Receiving a draconic visage from the Queen Black Dragon coffers will now broadcast to friends.
  • patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
    • You won't send achievement broadcasts anymore if you've set yourself to appear offline.
  • patch 24 February 2014 (Update):
    • Players who were unable to broadcast are once again able to do so.
  • ninja 4 February 2014 (Update):
    • 200m XP achievements are now broadcast across all worlds.
  • ninja 27 January 2014 (Update):
    • Dragon limbs have been added to the drops broadcasted message system.
  • patch 25 September 2013 (Update):
    • Toggling off the goblin raids messages no longer also toggles off the demon raids message.
  • patch 12 February 2013 (Update):
    • Some broadcast messages have been added for when a sinkhole spawns. These can be toggled off at the Lumbridge Doomsayer.
  • patch 13 November 2012 (Update):
    • Broadcasted messages no longer refer to the Bandos warshield as a Bandos shield.
  • patch 30 April 2012 (Update):
    • 120 Dungeoneering is now announced through the player broadcast system. Broadcasts will also now only appear once for each achievement.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the treasure trail rework update, barrows and shadow dyes were only announced to friends.
  • Many broadcasts, such as those of the skilling pets, specify that the player has obtained the reward as a drop, even though the item is automatically placed in the player's backpack.

See also[edit | edit source]