Server-wide Announcements

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Server-wide Announcements (also known as the News Feed or Broadcast Announcements) are a feature that allows certain news as well as player accomplishments to be displayed to all other players in the Chat box. Certain messages are only broadcast across the server on which the player is logged in while others are displayed across every server. Any achievement is displayed to the player's friends. Messages that are server specific are displayed in orange, worldwide messages in red, and messages to friends in green. Game announcements will appear in yellow. Jagex Moderators have the ability to send special global announcements.

Prior to the New Interface System, a player's achievements were only displayed to everyone if they had their private chat set to on; they were displayed to any friend so long as their private was not set to off. After NIS, these broadcasts cannot be turned off, and are still shown to other players even if both the private chat, online status and game announcements are set to off.

Players have the option to toggle these announcements on or off in their chatbox. Originally, achievements were filtered with the rest of the game messages; now, only the game announcements are filtered this way.

Game announcements[edit | edit source]

Game announcement.png News: Goblins are conducting a raid in the Lumbridge farm!

These announcements are game-related news which inform the player of an upcoming event. They are all server specific. All announcements in this category may be toggled on or off in the Notification Messages menu, under the Social tab in Settings.

Holiday related announcements (discontinued)

Broadcast announcements[edit | edit source]

Broadcast announcements are achievements regarding other players. They are handled separately from game announcements, being toggled on or off with their own button on the chat interface.

Global announcements[edit | edit source]

Achievement icon.png News: Player has been awarded the trimmed Completionist Cape!

These announcements will appear to everyone on all worlds across the game:

  • Achieving virtual level 120 in all skills
  • Achieving 99 in every skill
  • Achieving True skill mastery in Invention or Slayer
  • Earning 200 million experience in any skill
  • Earning 200 million experience in all skills (currently 5.4 billion total)
  • Earning the Completionist cape
  • Earning the Completionist cape (t)
  • Unlocking the Final Boss title
  • Unlocking the Insane Final Boss title
  • The first player to achieve a solo Araxxor kill.
  • The first defeats of raid bosses and the first completion of raid feats, which lists the players involved in the raid.
  • When the first player defeated Telos, the Warden at each 100% enrage interval. The maximum of 4,000% enrage has been reached and no more announcements will be broadcasted.
  • Various firsts for Ironman accounts, including total level milestones and quest completions.
  • Dying and exhausting your final life on Hardcore Ironman mode with a total level of at least 1000, including what total level the player had when they died, and how they died. On 3 November 2014 update, the minimum level was increased from 500 to 750. It was increased again on 22 June 2015 to 1000.
Hardcore death icon.png News: HC Player just died in Hardcore Ironman mode with a skill total of 1337, fighting against: Chicken!

World achievements[edit | edit source]

World announcement.png News: Player has achieved 99 Attack

These announcements will appear to everyone who shares the player's world at the time. They will also appear to all of the player's friends regardless of what server they are on.

World announcement.png News: Player has been awarded the Veteran Cape (X Year)!
Treasure Trail rewards
These rewards can also be obtained from the Giant Oyster, prompting a similar announcement.
These are broadcasted upon completing the boss collection log for their respective boss.
World announcement.png News: Player has accomplished the 'Blackout' feat!

The two Feats below are not part of the Boss collection log, they are achieved by killing Telos at certain enrage intervals.

The following Elite Dungeons collections also have an announcement:

Achievements that will only appear to friends[edit | edit source]

Friend announcement.png News: Player has just achieved at least level 10 in all skills!

These announcements will only appear to the player's friends even if their private is set to off. If the player sending the broadcast has their private status set to off, the broadcast will instead appear to them and only them. This differs from having private on in the sense that the broadcast will not appear in the sending player's chat box and only to receiving friends:

  • Achieving all skills above a milestone in increments of 10; e.g. all skills above 50
  • Unlocking the of Daemonheim title from Dungeoneering hard mode
  • Unlocking the Defeater title from Vorago hard mode
  • Unlocking the Daredevil title from Liberation of Mazcab
  • Unlocking the Warden title from Telos
  • Completing any elite Task set
  • Finding a cute/mean Phoenix eggling, without specifying them which one was found
  • Unlocking all spells in Livid Farm
  • Finding a Sceptre of the gods
  • Half-billion total experience milestones (500m, 1500m, etc.)
  • Completing the Arc journal
  • A player on your friends' list logging in after not having logged in for 31 days or more. This includes a quick chat reply option to send a message to the player.
Quick chat button.png Player has returned to RuneScape after a break. Why not say hi?

Clan broadcasts[edit | edit source]

On 30 July 2018, an update was added that allows world and friends-specific server-wide announcements to be broadcasted to all clan members, regardless of what world they are on or if they are friends with players in the clan. They appear like so:

Friend announcement.png [ClanName] News: Player has received Shamni, the Summoning pet drop!

The settings for these broadcasts can be changed via the Clan Settings, allowing clans to turn off or reduce these types of broadcasts.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 5 August 2019 (Update):
    • System broadcasts will now correctly allow you to open any links attached to them while in the lobby.
  • patch 20 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Various broadcast messages no longer incorrectly link to Twitch or Youtube.
  • patch 4 March 2019 (Update):
    • Friend broadcasts will no longer always appear in the colour selected for world broadcasts.
  • ninja 9 July 2018 (Update):
    • Friend-only broadcasts will now display in your own chat box as well to indicate a broadcast was sent.
  • patch 12 March 2018 (Update):
    • The Orlando Smith's hat broadcast is now global.
  • patch 26 February 2018 (Update):.
    • The type of Treasure Trail rewards broadcasted to world and friends has been standardised.
  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • Ironman and Hardcore Ironman players will now have the appropriate icon will appear next to their name in broadcasted messages.
    • News broadcasts now all line up correctly.
  • ninja 10 April 2017 (Update):
    • The broadcast text for achieving virtual level 120 in a skill has been updated to mention level 120.
    • A global broadcast for achieving virtual level 120 in all skills has been added.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • Added a broadcast for the intricate chests from Nex: Angel of Death.
  • patch 15 February 2016 (Update):
    • The global broadcast for achieving 5.4 billion total XP will now trigger correctly.
  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • The message for reaching "max" virtual level 2715 no longer plays.
  • ninja 18 January 2016 (Update):
    • Achieving 120 Dungeoneering will now only broadcast on the current world and to friends.
  • patch 11 January 2016 (Update):
    • Altered the logic behind total skill XP broadcasts to ensure they don't trigger a couple XP too early.
  • patch 22 June 2015 (Update):
    • Hardcore Ironman deaths will now broadcast only for total level of 1000 or greater.
  • ninja 11 May 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now toggle broadcasts in Legacy interface by right-clicking the 'All' button.
  • ninja 20 April 2015 (Update):
    • Receiving a blood shard drop is now broadcast to friends.
    • Receiving a pet edimmu will now be broadcast to the current world.
  • patch 30 March 2015 (Update):
    • Broadcast messages for reaching an XP milestone will now appear regardless of Adventurer's Log settings.
  • patch 16 March 2015 (Update):
    • Wards of subjugation are no longer referred as shields of subjugation in broadcasted messages.
  • patch 2 March 2015 (Update):
    • Broadcasted messages once again appear on worlds running a different language.
  • patch 23 February 2015 (Update):
    • The correct item will now be broadcast when receiving drops from a lava strykewyrm.
  • patch 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • 104m XP achievements will now broadcast correctly to friends.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Receiving a draconic visage from the Queen Black Dragon coffers will now broadcast to friends.
    • Patch notes ninja header icon.pngA server broadcast now displays when a player achieves 104,273,167 XP.
  • ninja 27 January 2014 (Update):
    • Dragon limbs have been added to the drops broadcasted message system.
  • patch 30 April 2012 (Update):
    • 120 Dungeoneering is now announced through the player broadcast system. Broadcasts will also now only appear once for each achievement.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the clue rework update, barrows and shadow dye was only announced to friends.

See also[edit | edit source]