Graphical stretching glitch

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A werewolf experiencing the graphical stretching glitch.

The graphical stretching glitch, also known as the stretchy skin glitch or stretchy glitch, is one of the most common glitches seen as a result of RuneScape updates. The glitch most commonly affects moving objects that have been recently updated or are using something else that is the product of a recent update.

Common causes[edit | edit source]

The stretching glitch has a huge number of causes and is frequently introduced into the game unintentionally. Some of the most common updated features that cause this glitch are:

  • Emotes
  • Clothing and armour
  • Weapons
  • NPC/Monster attacks or special movements

Responses[edit | edit source]

Although often visually annoying or distracting, the stretching glitch does not have any negative impact on game mechanics or performance. Players who experience the glitch should report it to ensure a quick fix, but do not need to be concerned about bug abuse or other major issues.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 15 September 2008 (Update):
    • The issue where skillcapes appeared slightly off-white, along with clipping and stretching issues, has been fixed. Skillcapes should now be cleaned and back to their original colours.
  • patch 5 August 2008 (Update):
    • Armoured skirts no longer stretch when using the bone crossbow.