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This article contains information about an upcoming update.
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This page is a list of updates coming to RuneScape.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The dates and specific order of the updates are based on official announcements and estimates from Jagex. It is possible that an update will not be released within the listed time frame.

Timeframe Update
September 3rd front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon
October 4th and final front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon
4th and final part of Once Upon a Time miniquest series
Halloween event
November Double XP Live
Return of Vic the trader
December Christmas event
9th Yak Track
Unknown Tactics for bosses (AoD, Elite Dungeons, Solak)
Player avatar rework
Sophanem Slayer Dungeon - fixes to Corrupted Scorpions
3 new Abyssal Slayer creatures (Slayer levels 95, 105, 115)
Hearts of Ice phased out and replaced with Oddments
Gradual conversion of object pets into interface pets over multiple Ninja Strikes
Outsourced graphical rework of Dagannoth King pets

Elder God Wars[edit | edit source]

The symbols of Jas, Wen, Bik and Ful (from left to right).
Elder God Wars logo, released with Azzanadra's Quest.

The Elder God Wars will be the theme for many of 2021's updates.[1]

The Elder God Wars is something we've been looking forward to telling the story of since last RuneFest, and the last RuneFest is a long time ago now. There was a revelation last year, we started focussing in on the word 'Wars' of 'Elder God Wars'. And really, wars don't only last a day, they're not bang and done, they're not an individual dungeon, or anything like that. Things build up to wars, wars take months and months, there are ramifications, there are stories from the ground and stories from up high. There's so much that goes on in wars, and we really wanted to deliver that experience. I think once we came to the realisation that might be a way we could differentiate from the previous god wars dungeons, that we could tell this over a longer period of time, give the feeling that you're at Helm's Deep, factions are coming in over time, the war is ebbing and flowing, you're losing, you're winning... If we can communicate that feeling over the course of the entirety of the year, then that would really be something. That creative spark has really meant that 2021 has suddenly got this identity. We're understanding what we want to do with the individual updates. If you've been sitting there and thinking that 'it's just going to be another God Wars Dungeon', then it's not true at all. What that also let's us do is play it to lots of different kinds of players as well. I think we're really going to surprise you with how this isn't going to be just to the 'God Wars Dungeon 2 plus' crowd, who're just looking for massable combat. There's so much in there, more than combat as well. There's stories, there's questing that leads in and out. We're really excited about it, and we're going to have much more to talk about. One of the most exciting things about the Elder God Wars Dungeon, is that it doesn't necessarily start ages away from now. The first real rumblings of war are going to start in the next few weeks - and that's probably a little closer than most people expect.
— Mod Osborne; January 12th 2021

The Elder God Wars will be the dominant story arc of 2021, with a variety of content types including the Elder God Wars Dungeon.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ RuneScape Leads Q&A 12th Jan 2021 - RuneScape on Twitch. 12 January 2021.Lost reference*
  2. ^ Mod Warden's Wintumber Letter 2020. 21 December 2020. (Archived from the original on 1 June 2021.)