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Leaks were significantly altered after an update.
This article is retained to provide information on past elements of RuneScape.

Leaks are information about future updates planned for RuneScape that are accidentally posted in-game, on the RuneScape website or any other RuneScape affiliated site, that disclose information about an update that has not yet been officially released. Information from Behind the Scenes videos/posts and Facebook, forum, and twitter posts are not classified as leaks. Due to changes in the way that Jagex release information about future content, leaks have mostly been replaced by officially released information which is documented on the upcoming updates article.

Unreleased leaks[edit | edit source]

These are update leaks which aren't featured in-game yet.

13 January 2012 RuneScape's Facebook & Twitter accounts. A Fire cape with Bloom lighting effects was shown in the update teasers for Hati & Sköll, but wasn't released along with the wolves.

It was suspected that the bloom effects for the Fire cape would be released with the update which would graphically overhaul the TzHaar, but this didn't happen.
More pictures of a fire cape with bloom effects were released with the Dominion Tower update pictures, therefore it was again suspected that it would be released with Dominion Tower update, which also didn't happen.

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Leaks history[edit | edit source]

These are historical update leaks which are now featured in-game or which have been scrapped/replaced.

Date Location Description Image(s) Actual update
25 October 2013 Runescape Facebook Concept art of updated model of the Kalphite Queen's airborne form can be seen, next to the Kalphite King. Kalphite Queen Leak.jpg Soul Reaper
9 July 2012 Youtube video The new look for Basilisks Basilisk teaser.png Pest Control - Improved Rewards
15 August 2013 Unknown Player owned port extension mentioned in 2013 Behind the Scenes Pop leak.png Player-Owned Ports - The Next Journey
24 June 2013 RuneScape Bestiary Stone clones were added to the bestiary, weeks before their actual release. Attempting to view them crashed the bestiary. N/A Vorago: High-Level Boss Fight
27 December 2012 In-Game An Aura slot within the customisation screen, possibly showing new purchasable auras that have yet to be released. Interestingly, when clicked on it vanishes. It has now been fully removed from the interface. This was later released as part of the Solomon's Store merge with the Member's Loyalty Programme and is used to activate gazes as a cosmetic override. Aura Leak.png The New Solomon's General Store
14 November 2012 Downloads section Map of the Wizards' Tower with absence of Tutorial Island. Additionally, as of 14 November 2012, the World Map download is date-stamped for 26 November 2012.
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Ariane Quest Double Bill
9 July 2012 Youtube video Characters from New Rune Mysteries and Memories Quests Teaser to unknown content.png Ariane Quest Double Bill
1 August 2012 Attack skill guide The Attack skill guide seems to mention "shark fists".
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Sizzling Summer Starts Today!
10 July 2012 Quick Chat 200m glasses possibly released to celebrate 200m accounts
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200 Million Accounts! Thank you!
9 July 2012 Youtube video The future appearance of General Graardor.
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God Wars: Remastered
11 April 2012 In-game A small glitchy bit of land was placed south of Rimmington. Rimmington was then updated and moved south a bit, explaining why the land was added.
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Song from the Depths
4 May 2012 Official wiki Skills for actionbars which are for a coming combat workings update/revamp.

Attack Defence Magic Ranged Strength

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Evolution of Combat Beta – Live!
13 January 2012 RuneScape's Facebook & Twitter accounts. Updated trees and ground detail can be seen in the Fremennik Province on the update teasers for Hati & Sköll, but weren't released along with the wolves.
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Bakriminel Bolts
31 January 2012 The RuneScape website (GE database) & In-game An updated inventory icon was leaked for the Dragon platelegs (or) on the in-game Grand Exchange and website database. This item normally isn't tradeable and also showed up for free players in the Grand Exchange. This was patched a few minutes later. (the updated version can also be seen on the Mercenary warrior north of Falador)
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Player Armour, Gnomes and Clan Fealty
9 November 2011 A Decade of Gielinor Highlights You can see an updated gnome glider on the White Wolf Mountain.
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Player Armour, Gnomes and Clan Fealty
31 January 2012 A Decade of Gielinor Highlights There are Al Kharid guards on White Wolf Mountain guarding the path.
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Troll Warzone
15 December 2011 Downloads A ground covered with snow and a Christmas Tree can be seen in Draynor Village.
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Christmas 2011: A Towering Feast
22 November 2011 Game Guide A festive yellow portal can be seen outside the Wizards' Tower. It is the entrance for the 2011 Christmas event.
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Christmas 2011: A Towering Feast
July 2011 In-game In the quest overview of The Prisoner of Glouphrie, a glitch caused the quest icon to be the icon that would later be used for The Ritual of the Mahjarrat.
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Ritual of the Mahjarrat
12 April 2011 In-game Extra clan citadel worlds. Clan settings showed worlds up to 200.
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Clan Citadels
1 February 2011 RuneScape website An image in the Wilderness article of the Game Guide shows a more detailed depiction of The North.
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Ritual of the Mahjarrat
1 February 2011 RuneScape website The map view of the HD update for Trollheim was leaked.
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Ring of Wealth, Shanties, Trolls and Dungeoneering
15 December 2010 RuneScape website Mention of Torva armour was leaked in the Runescape Game Guide.
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God Wars Dungeon - The Ancient Prison
28 June 2010 The Jagex Channel YouTube Channel A map from a Behind the Scenes video appears to show a new map displayed on the wall next to a computer. The style of the map resembles a RuneScape world map. The locations are labelled, however they are illegible. It resembles the eastern half of the current continent. It is clearly seen that on the right side there is a desert, with a small island to the east of the continent, and a much larger island north of it.
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It was later revealed to be a map made for Jagex's game Stellar Dawn.[1]
20 June 2010 In-game The bugged Dungeoneering interface which shows the icons of the Occult and Warped floors.
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Dungeoneering - The Occult Floors, Dungeoneering – The Warped Floors
April 2010 Icould.com article In the top right corner, there is a whiteboard that contains a list of then unreleased content. However, only the first letters are visible. The updates have now all been released and included: 2010 Easter Event, Dungeoneering, Buyers and Cellars & Thieves' Guild, A Fairy Tale Part III - Battle at Ork's Rift, Elemental Workshop III, the Elite diaries (now known as Tasks) and more.
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Egg-streme Management (Easter 2010), Dungeoneering Skill!, Buyers and Cellars (and Thieves' Guild), A Fairy Tale Part III – Battle at Orks Rift, The Elemental Workshop III, Elite Achievement Diaries and more.
11 September 2009 RuneScape website The RuneScape Game Guide revealed new icons for hatchets. The Dragon hatchet is rotated and the rest have slightly curved heads.
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7 September 2009 RuneScape website The RuneScape Game Guide showed new icons for the Rune longsword, Rune scimitar, Dragon longsword, Dragon scimitar, Water and Lava staffs, and all Shortswords and Two-handed swords.
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Hidden update
24 July 2009 RuneScape website The Portuguese Game Guide contained a screenshot of an unreleased summoning interface which contained a claw icon in addition to a signpost icon in the toolbar where the summoning icon used to be. Icons for the music tab, friends and ignore list icons have changed as well, although they were never released in-game.
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Menagerie, Familiar Controls and Butlers, Advisors and Objectives
24 July 2009 RuneScape website A new image appeared for the Music interface menu showing new tracks in Portuguese. The tracks seem to be those released with Dungeoneering. Objectives tab was also leaked.
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Dungeoneering Skill!, Advisors and Objectives
23 July 2009 RuneScape website New images for the Rune and Dragon longsword and the Rune and Dragon scimitar appeared on the Grand Exchange Database, but were quickly removed.
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Animation Pack 1
Unknown RuneScape website The Mobilising Armies Teleport was shown in the Magic section in the RuneScape Game Guide weeks before Mobilising Armies was released.
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Mobilising Armies
Unknown In-game The Achievement Diary icon appeared over the Chemist's House in Rimmington not long before the Falador Diary was released.
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Falador Achievement Diary
2008 In-game Before the Rocking Out quest came out, when a player would reach Thieving level 63, the level up screen would display a message that said "You now have the Thieving level to steal from the Customs evidence files of Rock Island Prison (after Rocking Out)".
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Rocking Out
4 July 2006[2] RuneScape website Prior to 2006, some areas were not featured on the world map despite being accessible ingame, including Dragontooth Island and the west coast of Tirannwn. When these were finally revealed, a very large area of land also became visible across the ocean west of Tirannwn. It appeared very pixelated and unrefined. It was removed shortly afterwards. It is unknown what purpose it served, if any, although some speculate it was used to test the POH features before release.
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31 May 2006 Hiscores Following its release, Construction was assigned URL slot 23 on the hiscores. Runecrafting, the skill immediately above Construction, used slot number 21. This suggested that a new skill would be released which sat between the two - this was eventually revealed as Hunter on 1 November 2006. N/A HUNTER SKILL!
Unknown In-game There was once a minigame icon on the Trade Octagon, but it was quickly removed. A Jagex Moderator confirmed that there was a minigame planned for the area. This minigame has now been scrapped.
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 18 April 2016. (Archived from the original on 8 December 2017.) Mod Stu: "@JagexOsborne @PiesArePies @Crocky_God I recognise the layout. Looks like 2nd/3rd generation SD, before @JagexConor joined us."
  2. ^ https://forum.tip.it/topic/50341-world-map/