Summer Escape

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Summer Escape was a series of events that took place every week from 5 August 2019 until 1 September 2019. The events provided buffs to specific skills and activities in RuneScape.

Special[edit | edit source]

Farming[edit | edit source]

Player-owned farm[edit | edit source]

The following buffs were active throughout every week of this event inside of the player-owned farm activity:

  • 10% increased chance of breeding animals
  • 5% increased chance of shiny animals
  • 10% happiness and health increase from feeding
  • Double item yield from harvested animals
  • 10% more beans from selling animals
  • 10% increased drop rate of animals from combat
  • Honeycombs were 50% more effective when used on animals

Other Farming[edit | edit source]

The following Farming buffs were active throughout the whole Summer Escape:

  • Each harvesting action for allotments and herbs had a 10% chance to yield an extra item
  • Collecting an item from a Compost Bin had a 25% chance to not deplete the contents in the bin

Weekends[edit | edit source]

From 12:00 UTC every Friday until 11:59 UTC on the following Monday, the following buffs were active:

  • A free clue scroll re-roll per day, resetting at noon
  • Double amount of skilling outfit fragments gained
  • Double reputation earned in Menaphos
  • Double thaler received from spotlighted minigames
  • Double Slayer points received from normal Slayer assignments
  • Price of boss instances halved
  • Chance of receiving event mystery boxes when skilling or killing monsters

Events[edit | edit source]

Week 1: Summer Skilling Bonanza[edit | edit source]

5 - 11 August 2019

Week 1 of the Summer Escape
Skill Effects
Woodcutting Woodcutting
  • Trees replenished twice as quickly.
Mining Mining
  • Mining had a 10% chance to give you an extra ore.
Agility Agility
  • Higher chance of activating The Pit
Construction Construction
Cooking Cooking
  • 5% reduced chance to burn food. (Ironmen excluded)
Crafting Crafting
  • 10% chance to produce an extra urn when adding runes to them. (Ironmen excluded)
Divination Divination
  • Springs lasted for twice as long once a wisp was activated.
  • Enriched divination nodes spawned every 10 minutes.
Fishing Fishing
  • Spots moved around half as frequently as before.
Fletching Fletching
  • 25% increased Fletching experience. (Ironmen excluded)
Herblore Herblore
  • Extra 2.5% chance to save a secondary ingredient when mixing potions. (Ironmen excluded)
Hunter Hunter
  • 10% chance to get an extra reward.
Runecrafting Runecrafting
Smithing Smithing
Thieving Thieving

Logging in during the week prompted the message Summer Escape is now active! There are loads of bonuses and extras awaiting you throughout August! Check the Events screen for more info!

Week 2: Combat and Slayer[edit | edit source]

12 - 18 August 2019

Week 2 of the Summer Escape
  • Increased chance of rare drops and enhanced lucky items
  • All charm drops gave one more charm than normal
  • Shattered Worlds grants 100% extra shattered anima
  • Ability to loot from Raids once per day, resetting at noon on Monday and then continuing at midnight
  • 25% increased drop rate of torn grimoire pages from Solak
  • All Slayer assignments were treated as using a Slayer VIP ticket
  • 25% increased Slayer experience (includes reaper assignments)
  • Choice of Soul Reaper assignments
  • 10% increased ushabti catch chance

Logging in during the week prompted the messages:

  • The combat and Slayer summer week is active now! Perks include: 25% increased Slayer XP and increased drop rate of torn Grimoire pages from Solak!
  • Check out the Events tab for the full details!

Week 3: Elite Dungeons and Dungeoneering[edit | edit source]

19 - 25 August 2019

Week 3 of the Summer Escape

Elite dungeons[edit | edit source]

  • Lore book drop rate doubled
  • 25% increased Slayer experience from dungeon monsters
  • 1 extra ancient scale or draconic energy whenever the drop was rolled
  • 1 automatic resurrection to full life points upon death per run, whether in normal or story mode
  • Double Dungeoneering tokens

Dungeoneering[edit | edit source]

  • No experience penalty upon death
  • Double dungeoneering tokens

Logging in during the week prompted the messages:

  • The Elite Dungeons and Dungeoneering summer week is active now! Perks include: 1 free death per run in Elite Dungeons and increased tier 92 upgrade drops!
  • Check out the Events tab for the full details!

Week 4: Anachronia Week[edit | edit source]

26 August - 1 September 2019

Week 4 of the Summer Escape
  • 50% chance for an extra Hunter mark to drop while hunting on Anachronia
  • 50% more XP in Herby Werby
  • 10% increased chance of receiving codex pages while traversing the Anachronia Agility Course
  • 10% increased Agility XP from the Anachronia Agility Course
  • 0% chance to fail obstacles on the Anachronia Agility Course
  • 10% increased Hunter XP while taking part in Big Game Hunter
  • 10% increased drop rate for rare items from Slayer creatures on Anachronia

Logging in during the week prompted the messages:

  • Summer Escape has come to Anachronia!
  • Check out the Events tab for more info!

Balloon drops[edit | edit source]

Every hour at roughly the 23rd or 24th minute of the hour during Summer Escapes cyan, red, and yellow Balloons dropped around all of the lodestones except Prifddinas and the J-Mod lodestone. They could be burst for a variety of rewards, and remained active for one minute at a time.

Their appearance was notified with the following message: It's summertime! Balloons have appeared at selected lodestones. What might be inside...?

Bursting a balloon awarded one of the following items:

They could also additionally award balloon follower pets: balloon cat, balloon dog, balloon goat, and balloon sheep.

The awarding of a pet was notified with the following message: You've unlocked the Balloon [animal] follower pet!

Ironman accounts could unlock the Balloon animal pets, but not any of the other rewards.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • hotfix 2 September 2019 (Update):
    • Updated the Anachronia bonus during Summer Escape to include 10% increased XP when a lap has been completed.
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed a typo with the Summer Escape interface showing a weekend event during the week.
  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Changed 'dino island' to 'Anachronia' on the Summer Escape interface within the Anachronia tab.
    • Added the clue scroll bonus to the Summer Escape interface. This can be found in the 'Double Up Weekends' tab.

References[edit | edit source]