Pressure plate

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The pressure plate is a repairable hotspot found near the centre of the Hunter minigame Big Game Hunter. It is a non-combat, single-player activity where players hunt dinosaurs with boss-like mechanics. The hotspot is used to bait dinosaurs. At least one scorpion must be built and armed before the pressure plate can be baited. A warning will be issued if not all three scorpions are built; however, this warning can be toggled off (Option 2 will toggle off the warning). In encounters with multiple dinosaurs, one dinosaur is killed at a time. It must be skinned before the plate can be used again, but there will be no need to rebuild the pressure plate.

Building and baiting[edit | edit source]

Building the pressure plate takes 9 seconds, but can be reduced to 6 seconds when the player unlocks quick traps from the Hunter Mark Shop.

Activity Hunter experience Time taken (without quick traps) Time taken (with quick traps) Materials required
Build pressure plate 250 15 ticks (9 seconds) 10 ticks (6 seconds) 1 Jungle logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jungle logsJungle log
Place bait on pressure plate 250 4 ticks (2.4 seconds) 2 ticks (1.2 seconds) N/A

Once built, the player can place bait on the pressure pad to lure the dinosaurs:

Dinosaur Bait Bait cost
Arcane apoterrasaur icon.png Arcane apoterrasaur Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 1,645
Scimitops icon.png Scimitops Raw sailfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sailfishRaw sailfish 5,315
Bagrada rex icon.png Bagrada rex Raw manta ray.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw manta rayRaw manta ray 2,347
Spicati apoterrasaur icon.png Spicati apoterrasaur Raw bagrada rex meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bagrada rex meatRaw bagrada rex meat 52,272
Asciatops icon.png Asciatops Raw arcane apoterrasaur meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw arcane apoterrasaur meatRaw arcane apoterrasaur meat 12,034
Corbicula rex icon.png Corbicula rex Raw scimitops meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw scimitops meatRaw scimitops meat 107,328
Oculi apoterrasaur icon.png Oculi apoterrasaur Raw asciatops meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw asciatops meatRaw asciatops meat 198,622
Malletops icon.png Malletops Raw corbicula rex meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw corbicula rex meatRaw corbicula rex meat 324,373
Pavosaurus rex icon.png Pavosaurus rex Raw spicati apoterrasaur meat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw spicati apoterrasaur meatRaw spicati apoterrasaur meat 208,956

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 18 August 2020 (Update):
    • Players will no longer be able to keep building Big Game Hunter hotspots after dropping the required item from their Inventory.