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 Due to changes in the way that Jagex release information about future content, leaks have mostly been replaced by officially released information which is documented on the upcoming updates article.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.
|17 June 2021||The image was uploaded to the official Artstation of Jagex Creative Designer & Artist, James Marosi. The image was removed the same day.
Accurately named 'The Nodon Front' prior to announcement of the content. The image also shows Wen, the Elder God, and references 'The Glacor Front'. Time remains to tell whether these are also accurate.
|The Pinterest of, Jagex art lead, Mod DBarker indicating a possible future Senntisten update. The Pinterest also had unreleased Zarosian concept art. It was removed on the 5th of May, 2021.|
|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.
Leaks history[edit | edit source]
These are historical update leaks which are now featured in-game or which have been scrapped/replaced.
|8 July 2019||In-game||An item called Laniakea's spear appeared in the Grand Exchange following the release of Anachronia. Following speculation on how to obtain the item, it was removed from the Grand Exchange a week later. It was later revealed with the Rex Matriarchs announcement to be an item that could be crafted from their drops. The spear itself is tier 82 with the damage of a tier 90 weapon and the accuracy of a tier 75 weapon.||This Week In RuneScape: Rex Matriarchs & Combat Week!|
|1 November 2019||Official RuneScape YouTube account||The concept art of a dinosaur boss, draped with dragon chains, was briefly shown in the 'RuneScape Month Ahead (Nov 19) - Farming & Herblore 120, Double XP Weekend, RS Mobile Early Access' video. The image is labelled as 'SOLO BOSS'.
Due to the dragon chains, black skin, spikes, etc. this is likely Raksha. RuneScape has a new solo/duo boss coming in December, 2020.
|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.||Soul Reaper|
|9 July 2012||Youtube video||The new look for Basilisks||Pest Control - Improved Rewards|
|15 August 2013||Unknown||Player owned port extension mentioned in 2013 Behind the Scenes||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.||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.||Ariane Quest Double Bill|
|9 July 2012||Youtube video||Characters from New Rune Mysteries and Memories Quests||Ariane Quest Double Bill|
|1 August 2012||Attack skill guide||The Attack skill guide seems to mention "shark fists".||Sizzling Summer Starts Today!|
|10 July 2012||Quick Chat||200m glasses possibly released to celebrate 200m accounts||200 Million Accounts! Thank you!|
|9 July 2012||Youtube video||The future appearance of General Graardor.||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.||Song from the Depths|
|4 May 2012||Official wiki||Skills for actionbars which are for a coming combat workings update/revamp.||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.||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)||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.||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.||Troll Warzone|
|15 December 2011||Downloads||A ground covered with snow and a Christmas Tree can be seen in Draynor Village.||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.||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.||Ritual of the Mahjarrat|
|12 April 2011||In-game||Extra clan citadel worlds. Clan settings showed worlds up to 200.||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.||Ritual of the Mahjarrat|
|1 February 2011||RuneScape website||The map view of the HD update for Trollheim was leaked.||Ring of Wealth, Shanties, Trolls and Dungeoneering|
|15 December 2010||RuneScape website||Mention of Torva armour was leaked in the Runescape Game Guide.||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.||It was later revealed to be a map made for Jagex's game Stellar Dawn.|
|20 June 2010||In-game||The bugged Dungeoneering interface which shows the icons of the Occult and Warped floors.||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 III - Battle at Ork's Rift, Elemental Workshop III, the Elite diaries (now known as Tasks) and more.||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.|
|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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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)".||Rocking Out|
|4 July 2006||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.||N/A|
|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.||N/A|
|Late February or early March 2005||RuneScape website||Mountain Daughter was shown on the official quest guide but was removed a short time later.||N/A||Mountain Daughter and Changes|
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