Fresh Start Worlds

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Fresh Start Worlds is a seasonal event that will run from 12:00 26 September 2022 to 9 January 2023. Any new content released in the main game during this time will be added to Fresh Start Worlds. It runs on a separate set of servers than the standard worlds, requiring a new account that hasn't played RuneScape before and a membership subscription. Bonds can be acquired on a pre-existing account (with less than 2.5 years of remaining membership) and converted for a 14 Days Membership Passcode, so that existing players can use bonds to get membership on a new Fresh Start Worlds account. Ironman Mode is not available in Fresh Start Worlds. Clans are available, but Clan Citadels are not. The Luma wolf pet is awarded for registering and playing for the first time. Fresh Start Worlds feature increased experience rates, in-game buffs, a separate Grand Exchange economy, and rewards that can be transferred to another account at the end of the event, including ironman mode accounts. Fresh Start Worlds characters cannot return to the Fresh Start Worlds event once they are transferred to the main game. The majority of rewards from Fresh Start Worlds will be available again in the future.

For the first eight weeks of the event, until 12:00 21 November 2022, players can compete for "worlds first" and "top 100s" achievements and hiscores. Microtransactions including Treasure Hunter and premium experience benefits, such as the premier artefact, will be disabled during this "competitive period". Additionally only one bond may be traded per week during this period. Highscores will continue to update after this point, during the "accomplishment phase"[1], but rewards will be based on progress at the end of the competitive period. During the accomplishment phase, there will be no restrictions on Treasure Hunter or premium experience benefits. At the end of the event, accounts will be transferred to standard game worlds, retaining game progress including any stats and most items which have been earned through Fresh Start Worlds.

Weekly boosts[edit | edit source]

Experience[edit | edit source]

Experience rates will increase incrementally every week, up to the eighth week. These boosts start out at 1.5x experience in the first three weeks and increase at a steady rate to the final week of the competitive phase, up to a maximum of 2.5x experience. After the eighth week, experience rates will gradually reduce to those found in the regular game. There is a also a catch up boost for skills below level 70 that increases as the event proceeds and works alongside the other boost.

Other boosts[edit | edit source]

Bonuses including accuracy boosts, loyalty auras, double yield chance boosts, and 20% increased chance for double drops will be unlocked for all accounts over the course of the event. They will not be obtainable via Progress Points and will not carry over to the main game.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The following table documents which boosts are active on each week of the event. The weeks change each Monday at noon UTC.

Week Start date End date Boosts
1 26 September 2022 3 October 2022
  • +50% XP boost
  • Tier 1 Auras Unlocked
2 3 October 2022 10 October 2022
  • +50% XP boost
  • Tier 1 Auras Unlocked
  • +50% Accuracy in combat
3 10 October 2022 17 October 2022
  • +50% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +75% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 2 Auras Unlocked
  • +50% Accuracy in combat
4 17 October 2022 24 October 2022
  • +75% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +100% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 2 Auras Unlocked
  • +50% Accuracy in combat
  • 20% chance to double gathered materials
5 24 October 2022 31 October 2022
  • +75% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +100% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 3 Auras Unlocked
  • +50% Accuracy in combat
  • 25% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
6 31 October 2022 7 November 2022
  • +75% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +125% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 3 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 30% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
7 7 November 2022 14 November 2022
  • +100% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +125% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 4 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 35% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
8 14 November 2022 21 November 2022
(End of competitive period)
  • +150% XP boost
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
9 21 November 2022 28 November 2022
  • +70% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +140% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
10 28 November 2022 5 December 2022
  • +60% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +120% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
11 5 December 2022 12 December 2022
  • +50% XP boost (skills level 70 and above)
  • +100% XP boost (skills below level 70)
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
12 12 December 2022 19 December 2022
  • +X% XP boost
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
13 19 December 2022 26 December 2022
  • +X% XP boost
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
14 26 December 2022 2 January 2023
  • +X% XP boost
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops
15 2 January 2023 9 January 2023
  • +X% XP boost
  • Tier 5 Auras Unlocked
  • +100% Accuracy in combat
  • 40% chance to double gathered materials
  • Free deaths
  • 20% chance to double monster drops

Rewards[edit | edit source]

There are several rewards available to Fresh Start Worlds players.

Progress Points[edit | edit source]

Progress Points are a currency that will be available in Fresh Start Worlds. They are made up of the sum of the player's total level x5, total quest points x25, and total RuneScore. The points can be spent in a reward shop, where players can unlock different rewards based on their progression track. Many rewards will be transferred to the main game at the end of Fresh Start Worlds, where it will then be possible to trade them once to other accounts.

Inverted skill capes & Inverted master skill capes[edit | edit source]

Inverted hooded Attack cape (t)

Upon reaching level 99 in a skill during the gamemode, players will be able to buy a skillcape where the base and trim colours have been swapped (for example, a yellow attack cape with red trim). Regular colours are only available upon returning to the maingame by leaving fresh start world mode. As usual, the first 99 will be an untrimmed cape (which is just in the colour of the normal trimmed cape's trim), and the second 99 will trim all the capes unless keepsaked. These skillcapes come in only two variants, hooded and hooded trimmed. Unhooded and retro variants are not available.

Reaching (virtual) level 120 in a skill during the gamemode will allow the player to buy an inverted master cape. These swap the base colour and the inner-trim colour; the particle colour is usually (but not always) swapped too (for example, the inverted Dungeoneering master cape swaps the orange-brown with white, and the particles remain black). Similar to level 99 skillcapes, regular colours are only available upon returning to the maingame by leaving fresh start world mode.

Inverted skillcapes and master skillcapes retain all the combat stats and perks of the regular capes.

The quest point cape is also available in an alternative colour. Due to the short nature of the mode however, the master quest cape is not obtainable, so there is no inverted master quest cape.

Inverted Dungeoneering master cape
Inverted Skillcape Untrimmed Trimmed Master
Inverted hooded agility cape.png Inverted hooded agility cape (t).png

Inverted hooded Agility cape

Inverted Agility master cape.png

Inverted Agility master cape

Inverted hooded agility cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded agility cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Agility master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded archaeology cape.png Inverted hooded archaeology cape (t).png

Inverted hooded Archaeology cape

Inverted Archaeology master cape.png

Inverted Archaeology master cape

Inverted hooded archaeology cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded archaeology cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Archaeology master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded attack cape.png Inverted hooded attack cape (t).png

Inverted hooded attack cape

Inverted Attack master cape.png

Inverted Attack master cape

Inverted hooded attack cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded attack cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Attack master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded constitution cape.png Inverted hooded constitution cape (t).png

Inverted hooded constitution cape

Inverted Constitution master cape.png

Inverted Constitution master cape

Inverted hooded constitution cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded constitution cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Constitution master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded construction cape.png Inverted hooded construction cape (t).png

Inverted hooded construction cape

Inverted Construction master cape.png

Inverted Construction master cape

Inverted hooded construction cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded construction cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Construction master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded cooking cape.png Inverted hooded cooking cape (t).png

Inverted hooded cooking cape

Inverted Cooking master cape.png

Inverted Cooking master cape

Inverted hooded cooking cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded cooking cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Cooking master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded crafting cape.png Inverted hooded crafting cape (t).png

Inverted hooded crafting cape

Inverted Crafting master cape.png

Inverted Crafting master cape

Inverted hooded crafting cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded crafting cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Crafting master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded defence cape.png Inverted hooded defence cape (t).png

Inverted hooded defence cape

Inverted Defence master cape.png

Inverted Defence master cape

Inverted hooded defence cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded defence cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Defence master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded divination cape.png Inverted hooded divination cape (t).png

Inverted hooded Divination cape

Inverted Divination master cape.png

Inverted Divination master cape

Inverted hooded divination cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded divination cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Divination master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded dungeoneering cape.png Inverted hooded dungeoneering cape (t).png

Inverted hooded dungeoneering cape

Inverted Dungeoneering master cape.png

Inverted Dungeoneering master cape

Inverted hooded dungeoneering cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded dungeoneering cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Dungeoneering master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded farming cape.png Inverted hooded farming cape (t).png

Inverted hooded farming cape

Inverted Farming master cape.png

Inverted farming master cape

Inverted hooded farming cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded farming cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Farming master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded firemaking cape.png Inverted hooded firemaking cape (t).png

Inverted hooded firemaking cape

Inverted Firemaking master cape.png

Inverted Firemaking master cape

Inverted hooded firemaking cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded firemaking cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Firemaking master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded fishing cape.png Inverted hooded fishing cape (t).png

Inverted hooded fishing cape

Inverted Fishing master cape.png

Inverted Fishing master cape

Inverted hooded fishing cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded fishing cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Fishing master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded fletching cape.png Inverted hooded fletching cape (t).png

Inverted hooded fletching cape

Inverted Fletching master cape.png

Inverted Fletching master cape

Inverted hooded fletching cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded fletching cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Fletching master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded herblore cape.png Inverted hooded herblore cape (t).png

Inverted hooded herblore cape

Inverted Herblore master cape.png

Inverted Herblore master cape

Inverted hooded herblore cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded herblore cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Herblore master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded hunter cape.png Inverted hooded hunter cape (t).png

Inverted hooded hunter cape

Inverted Hunter master cape.png

Inverted Hunter master cape

Inverted hooded hunter cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded hunter cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Hunter master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded Invention cape.png Inverted hooded Invention cape (t).png

Inverted hooded Invention cape

Inverted Invention master cape.png

Inverted Invention master cape

Inverted hooded Invention cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded Invention cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Invention master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded magic cape.png Inverted hooded magic cape (t).png

Inverted hooded magic cape

Inverted Magic master cape.png

Inverted Magic master cape

Inverted hooded magic cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded magic cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Magic master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded mining cape.png Inverted hooded mining cape (t).png

Inverted hooded mining cape

Inverted Mining master cape.png

Inverted Mining master cape

Inverted hooded mining cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded mining cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Mining master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded prayer cape.png Inverted hooded prayer cape (t).png

Inverted hooded prayer cape

Inverted Prayer master cape.png

Inverted Prayer master cape

Inverted hooded prayer cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded prayer cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Prayer master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded ranged cape.png Inverted hooded ranged cape (t).png

Inverted hooded ranged cape

Inverted Ranged master cape.png

Inverted Ranged master cape

Inverted hooded ranged cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded ranged cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Ranged master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded runecrafting cape.png Inverted hooded runecrafting cape (t).png

Inverted hooded runecrafting cape

Inverted Runecrafting master cape.png

Inverted Runecrafting master cape

Inverted hooded runecrafting cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded runecrafting cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Runecrafting master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded slayer cape.png Inverted hooded slayer cape (t).png

Inverted hooded slayer cape

Inverted Slayer master cape.png

Inverted slayer master cape

Inverted hooded slayer cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded slayer cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Slayer master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded smithing cape.png Inverted hooded smithing cape (t).png

Inverted hooded smithing cape

Inverted Smithing master cape.png

Inverted Smithing master cape

Inverted hooded smithing cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded smithing cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Smithing master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded strength cape.png Inverted hooded strength cape (t).png

Inverted hooded strength cape

Inverted Strength master cape.png

Inverted Strength master cape

Inverted hooded strength cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded strength cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Strength master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded summoning cape.png Inverted hooded summoning cape (t).png

Inverted hooded summoning cape

Inverted Summoning master cape.png

Inverted Summoning master cape

Inverted hooded summoning cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded summoning cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Summoning master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded thieving cape.png Inverted hooded thieving cape (t).png

Inverted hooded thieving cape

Inverted Thieving master cape.png

Inverted Thieving master cape

Inverted hooded thieving cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded thieving cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Thieving master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded woodcutting cape.png Inverted hooded woodcutting cape (t).png

Inverted hooded woodcutting cape

Inverted Woodcutting master cape.png

Inverted Woodcutting master cape

Inverted hooded woodcutting cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded woodcutting cape (t) equipped (male).png
Inverted Woodcutting master cape equipped (male).png
Inverted hooded Quest Point Cape.png

Inverted hooded Quest Point Cape

Inverted hooded Quest Point Cape equipped (male).png N/A

Halo skilling pets[edit | edit source]

Sifu with a halo

Any Skilling pets obtained during the mode will additionally unlock a skin for them where they are wearing a golden halo.

Tradeable tokens[edit | edit source]

Upon first time purchases of inverted skillcapes, inverted master skillcapes, inverted quest cape, or claiming skilling pets, players will receive tradeable tokens. These tokens can be consumed to unlock the capes or pet appearance for another player or for oneself. To use the appearance, the player still needs to have the cape or pet unlocked. The tokens can be traded only once, and can only be traded directly (i.e. they do not appear on the Grand Exchange). Ironman players can also receive these tokens.

Consuming a skillcape token will allow player to purchase the inverted versions of skillcapes from their respective sellers. For example, if a player uses an inverted slayer skillcape token, they can then purchase the inverted version from Kuradal. Furthermore, trimmed and untrimmed is determined by how many level 99 the player possess. e.g. Player may redeem an inverted skillcape token, and then purchase an untrimmed inverted cape if they only possess a singular level 99 skill.

The capes and pets are not removed from the Fresh Start World account.

Challenger halo[edit | edit source]

If the player achieves certain "world-first" broadcasts or reaches rank 100 or better overall[2] or in any skill on the hiscores during the game mode, they unlock the challenger halo. This halo can be traded and is on the Grand Exchange.

The broadcasts eligible for the halo are reset for Fresh Start Worlds. These broadcasts include levels 99 and 120 for each skill, First to Maxcape and receiving the quest point cape.

Unlocking a challenger halo also unlocks the Fresh title.

Halo of returning[edit | edit source]

Once the player achieves any eight milestones, they unlock the untradeable halo of returning. Upon transfer to the main game, the halo becomes tradeable and can be bought or sold on the Grand Exchange.

The milestones are:

List of world servers[edit | edit source]

These servers may only be accessed by Fresh Start World accounts with an active membership. The servers will close on 9 January 2023 and all Fresh Start accounts will switch over to the main servers. Players can also transfer to the main game early by speaking to Gale Freshman.

List of firsts[edit | edit source]

Players who were the first to achieve level 99 or 120 milestones on Fresh Start Worlds were announced via broadcasts across all worlds: Game announcement.png News: On Fresh Start Worlds, [player] is the first player to reach level [99/120] [skill]!

Players reaching 200 million experience in a skill were announced with the broadcast: Game announcement.png News: On Fresh Start Worlds, [player] has achieved 200 million XP in [skill]!

Receiving the quest point cape was broadcast on 13 October with the broadcast: Game announcement.png News: On Fresh Start Worlds, [player] is the first player to receive a Quest point cape!

Receiving the max cape was broadcast on 5 November with the broadcast: Game announcement.png News: On Fresh Start Worlds, [player] is the first player to earn a Max cape!

Skill Level 99 Level 120 200 million experience
Player Date[t 1] Player Date[t 1] Player Date[t 1]
Agility Agility Xeroplek l_l 30 September ifencey[t 2] 30 October
Archaeology Archaeology FSW BUGGED[t 2] 3 October Dig Cape 17 October omg meeeeeee 24 October
Attack Attack verapia[t 2] 28 September Shrey JR 30 September Attack 120 5 October
Constitution Constitution toguchikes 28 September toguchikes 30 September toguchikes 4 October
Construction Construction ibotcons247 30 September ibotcons247 21 October ibotcons247 7 November
Cooking Cooking jvntcook 28 September fresh dr hp 16 October jvntcook 2 November
Crafting Crafting Secretwers 1 October MalaZedik 6 November MalaZedik 20 November
Defence Defence Mistvs 28 September GutoDrakann 29 September Fleuuurr 30 September
Divination Divination Scorzogi 29 September MasterAsh Jr 13 October SnoozyOwl 3 November
Dungeoneering Dungeoneering -Jere FSW 28 September FOMO Acc 83 6 October -fast dg69 14 October
Farming Farming Farmer Pep[t 2] 2 October ilksehfkshgf 28 October Maybe Jhp 28 November
Firemaking Firemaking fedex-sun 30 September Ewout 2dot0 16 October Agent K yle 31 October
Fishing Fishing FishFswGrill[t 2] 30 September Fer0ciousWiz 25 October bongbingzz 1 December
Fletching Fletching not FSW 29 September not FSW 10 October FSW Gpiles 28 October
Herblore Herblore Mist FSW 2 October MedIey 26 October UsowawawaPuu 15 November
Hunter Hunter Murmelman88 27 September Ami E 3 October Ami E 8 October
Invention Invention FSW Moonga 7 October Crow FSW 15 October FSW Enjoyer0 30 October
Magic Magic 49baboonkey 28 September toguchikes 28 September IXNexusPower 29 September
Mining Mining FSJuggler 30 September FSJuggler 21 October Ryan K O2 15 November
Prayer Prayer FSW Prayer 1 October Contempt Of 19 October FSW Vader 12 November
Ranged Ranged rnge girl 91 28 September toguchikes 29 September odeiovcs[t 2] 2 October
Runecrafting Runecrafting LittlePkBr 1 October Fswlaunchrip 31 October FSWReception 21 November
Slayer Slayer died2wallfsw 30 September mini skrt 8 October Freshdal 25 October
Smithing Smithing FSWDEGEN1 29 September AnimateFred 13 October FSW Daive 28 October
Strength Strength FSWenjord 28 September Heavens Weeb 29 September Heavens Weeb 3 October
Summoning Summoning Zav Hartline 1 October PrimalNibiru 20 October Acid Horse 10 November
Thieving Thieving Ned Flemkin 27 September openingsafes 2 October Astro Physix 10 October
Woodcutting Woodcutting maggie drac0 1 October MzMa_WC 27 October MzMa_WC 19 November
Achievement Player Date
Max cape.png Max cape Jebrim VII[t 2] 5 November
Quests Quest GutNuzzler73 13 October
  1. ^ a b c All dates are in the year 2022 and based on game time (UTC)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Some time after their global broadcast, this player was either banned, removing them from the FSW HiScores lists, or they changed their username.

Controversies[edit | edit source]

Fresh Start Worlds had been criticised by a number of existing players since the announcement of the mode. Some players felt that the mechanics of the mode, such as the fact that you need to create a new account to experience it, and the requirement of a membership subscription for the account, were poorly implemented. Due to the criticism, Jagex decided to postpone the launch of the mode by three weeks and also make it possible to use bonds from the main game on new Fresh Start World accounts. Alongside this, the suggested experience buff was reduced from x4 at its height to x2.5. The ability to have a higher drop rates of skilling pets was also removed.

Launch rollback[edit | edit source]

Immediately following the release of the mode on 26 September, some players logging in to the game client for the first time without having set a character display name on the RuneScape website were put into the tutorial in standard worlds instead of receiving a UI prompt to select between Fresh Start Worlds and the standard worlds, with no way to switch to Fresh Start Worlds once the tutorial had been started. Jagex took the RuneScape servers offline entirely at 13:09 UTC, and started the process of rolling back player accounts to 12:00 UTC.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ RuneScape. Let's Play Wilderness Reborn & 300M Party. 15 August 2022.*
  2. ^ Mod Hooli. Max FSW XP & DXP LIVE Continues! - This Week In RuneScape. Reddit. 14 November 2022. Mod Hooli: "The team behind Fresh Start Worlds would like to confirm we will now be awarding Golden Halos to the Top 100 players in the Overall leaderboards after feedback from players. This is in addition to Top 100s on each skill leaderboard"