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This page is a list of upcoming RuneScape updates.

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.

Date Update
22 November 2019 Double XP Weekend
November 2019 Ranch Out of Time, 120 Herblore, & 120 Farming
January 2020 Archaeology
February 2020 PvM Hub
Desperate Measures quest
New pets
Managing Miscellania rework
City of Senntisten quest
Summer 2020 Elder God Wars Dungeon
Azzanadra quest
Orthen dig site (expansion to Archaeology)

Skilling[edit | edit source]

The Ranch Out of Time and Farming and Herblore cap increase to 120[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Ranch Out of Time

An expansion to player-owned farms will see the player expanding to Anachronia, breeding new types of livestock, including dinosaurs, frogs and salamanders.

In the same update the maximum possible skill levels for Herblore and Farming will be increased to 120 with the Ranch Out of Time content will have requirements up to level 120 Farming. Additionally, there will be 11 new kinds of produce to farm, including new cacti, fruit trees, mushrooms and bushes. A third cactus patch will be added to Anachronia. The Farming master cape will gain an emote and skill cape perks. The passive perk will be that patches always contain supercompost and the active perk will allow the player to increase the health and happiness of all their player owned farm animals by 20% once per day.

Manor Farm will become the official Farming Guild and will gain a system where players can assist a group of novice farmers by fulfilling their requests for produce to gain reputation. There will be 3 NPCs who appear daily, every three days and weekly with requests for seeds and produce and who will reward the player with experience, unique rewards, currencies and items such as vis wax. The area will also gain a remote farming machine which will allow the player to view the status of and manage their farming patches remotely, if they have Remote Farm unlocked. The guild will contain a further spirit tree patch, bloodwood tree patch, and players will be able to grow a money tree with level 119 Farming. Money tree seeds will be rare untradeable drops that can be obtained with at least level 99 Farming, they will not be able to die and will give a guaranteed amount of coins when fully grown.[1]

New potions with requirements up to 120 Herblore will be craftable using new materials such as primal extract (obtained from Anachronia wildlife and through mixing potions together to combine their effects. The new potions will include:

  • Regular, super and extreme Cooking potions. These will require primal extract to make. The extreme Cooking potion will allow the player to boost to level 116 Cooking.
  • Charming potion that will allow the player to gain an additional base charm while skilling or through combat.
  • Elder overloads that will increase combat stats by 17% + 5 levels. These will require level 106 Herblore to make, using supreme overload potions, primal extract, and clean fellstalk.
  • Elder overload salves will be made with level 107 Herblore, using supreme overload salves (or the ingredients for this potion), primal extract, and clean fellstalk.
  • Spiritual prayer potion will be a 6 dose potion create from 4 dose prayer potion and summoning potion and will combine the effects of both.
  • Extreme prayer potion will be made from super prayer and a new type of produce from farming dinosaurs.
  • Weapon poison+++ (will require level 100 Herblore).
  • Harvest potion, with 6 minutes duration, that will mutate any harvested allotment produce into superior items, such as golden watermelons. These will be combined with meat from Big Game Hunter to make primal feast - a new best in slot food item that can be unpacked into smaller portions.
  • Blessed flask that will be created through an 8 step masterwork process similar to smithing Masterwork equipment. This will use harmonic dust. The blessed flask will hold up to 80 charges of extreme prayer potion.

AoE bombs (3x3 squares) will be introduced; potions that can be thrown to apply an effect to anyone in the landing zones, with a range of 9. They will require new ingredients from 120 Farming.

  • The sticky bomb will bind targets (lasts for 6 seconds).
  • The poison bomb will poison targets (lasts for 6 seconds).
  • The vulnerability bomb will lasts for less time, but its effect will last 60 seconds once applied.

Powerburst potions will also be added, including:

  • Powerburst of Vitality - doubles base and current HP for 6 seconds.
  • Powerburst of Acceleration - gives unlimited surge and bladed dive for 6 seconds.
  • Powerburst of Feats - can use summoning familiar's special move with no cost for 6 seconds.
  • Powerburst of Overkill - gain 4% adrenaline every 0.6 seconds for 6 seconds.

A new drop of inert crystals will be added to bosses such as Barrows: Rise of the Six, Queen Black Dragon, and Legiones and to monsters including rune dragons and living wyverns. These will be used with primal extract and new produce from dinosaurs to create adrenaline crystals. The aim is to make adrenaline crystals more common and so lower the price of adrenaline potions.

The 120 Herblore perk will allow players to create overloads, supreme overloads, and elder overloads in batches of 5, using 20% fewer ingredients. No new training methods will be introduced; however training by making new potions is expected to give faster experience rates - rates of 2.5-3m base xp/hr are expected at around level 115-116 Herblore. There will be a 6 month grace period before the new 120 skills are required for the completionist cape.[2][3]

Archaeology[edit | edit source]

Main article: Archaeology

Archaeology is a new level 120, non-elite skill that is planned for release in January 2020. It will see the player uncovering materials and artefacts at dig sites and restoring them. A further expansion with the addition of the Orthen dig site is planned for the second half of 2020.[4]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Elder God Wars Dungeon[edit | edit source]

A new God Wars Dungeon was announced in RuneFest 2019, and is slated for release in Summer 2020.[5]

PvM Hub[edit | edit source]

During Epic Jam Mod Ryan began working on a central hub for PvM. Development of the update will be continued by the Epic Jam seat team, who will be tasked with finishing updates shown in the Epic Jam. The seat team are estimated to begin releasing updates from February 2020, beginning with the PvM Hub.[1] It will be reached by a door in Death's Office. Like the Max Guild, the PvM Hub will contain a bank, campfire and altar. The campfire will give bonfire boosts equal to the tier of log used, which can be upgraded with more logs to increase the bonus. However the hub will not offer Grand Exchange services.

The PvM Hub will be upgraded with "Marks of War", which will obtained by staying in an boss instance with a timer.

The Hub will provide a combat dummy area to gain adrenaline, and 3 boss portals - 1 automatically unlocked, one that tunes to the player's Reaper assignment or seasonal boss events, and another that may be unlocked via purchase. The unlocked and purchased portals may be retuned for 100,000 coins, or for free if the player has 100 kill count towards the boss it is attuned to. The portals may be upgraded with adrenaline crystals which automatically fill the player's adrenaline to 100% when interacted with. The Hub will also provide a grouping area for players seeking to kill a specific boss.

There will be an achievement hub which will show off all the boss pets the player has obtained, which may be examined to inspect the player's kill count. However, they will only appear for the player themselves; other players will not be able to see them.[6][7]

Combat fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Mod Erator finished his TAPP on Shattered Worlds improvements.[8] It has been on the QA backlog since March 2018.[9] There will be new objectives and possibly hiscores of different types.[10]
  • Gizmos will be visible on augmented items when examining another player.[11]

Quests and Events[edit | edit source]

A subteam of the Episodic Team are working on regularly making quests.[12]

Desperate Measures[edit | edit source]

At RuneFest 2019 it was announced that a sequel to Desperate Times was in the pipeline, called Desperate Measures. It will feature Anachronia and Kerapac.[13]

City of Senntisten[edit | edit source]

The City of Senntisten quest was announced at RuneFest 2019. It will be released before the release of Elder God Wars Dungeon in Summer 2020, according to the timeline revealed at RuneFest.[14]

Azzanadra[edit | edit source]

The Azzanadra quest was announced at RuneFest 2019. It will be worked on after Desperate Measures and released after the release of Elder God Wars Dungeon in summer 2020, according to the timeline revealed at RuneFest.[15]

Other[edit | edit source]

Double XP Weekend[edit | edit source]

Main article: Double XP Weekend

There will be a double XP weekend starting at 12:00 on 22 November. Unlike previous double XP weekends, players will have 36 hours worth of double xp on a personal timer that only runs when logged in. Players will have up until 12:00 on 2 December to use their double xp.[16]

New pets and pet rework[edit | edit source]

Jagex are currently planning to add 4 new pets for money making, clue scrolls, areas, and for different thresholds of RuneScore. Initially a larger number of pets were planned, however based on player feedback, only the most popular suggestions will be created. There will likely be a competition to design the new pets.[17] There will also be quality of life fixes for pets and reworks of existing pets by making them available as pet overrides. This may be done by creating generic animations to allow a larger number of pets to be reworked, or through reworking a smaller number of pets while giving them unique animations.[18]

Managing Miscellania Rework[edit | edit source]

The Episodic Team are working on a rework of Managing Miscellania to make it more worthwhile and to add more ways to improve your kingdom.[19]

Group Ironman[edit | edit source]

Mod Ramen has plans to work on a Group Ironman Mode which would allow linked Ironman players to interact freely with each other and participate in group bosses and Dungeoneering. It was announced at RuneFest 2017.[20] Features this may include are a group banking system, leaderboards, and a guild including Mr Ex and other ironman related content.[21] Group Ironman is currently on hold since engine work is needed (for group banking and other features) and the engine team is completely dedicated to RS Mobile.[22] but it is still planned.[23]

The Developer Blog on 15 June 2018 revealed the following plans for the mode:

  • Players will be able to form groups of 2-5 ironman players. Groups will be classified according to size, with each size having a different chat badge and Ironman Armour icon, and potentially different hiscores.
  • Leaving a group will result in a group ironman account being downgraded to a regular account.
  • If a player leaves a group then the group will be able to recruit a freshly created group ironman account only.[24]

RuneScape Mobile[edit | edit source]

Main article: RuneScape Mobile

Mod Pi and Mod Asherz are working on RuneScape Mobile - an upcoming smartphone version of RuneScape that was first announced on 17 July 2017.[25] At RuneFest 2019 it was revealed that RuneScape Mobile for Android would move to early access with unrestricted access for members later in 2019, while early access for RuneScape Mobile for iOS is expected later in 2020.[26]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Archaeology, Ranch Out of Time, Farming & Herblore 120s, Elder GWD, etc - RuneFest Q&A (RuneScape). 9 October 2019.*
  2. ^ Jagex. "The New Skill: Archaeology!." 5 October 2019. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ RuneScape Keynote (RuneFest 2019) - Archaeology, Elder God Wars Dungeon, Ranch Out of Time, etc. 7 October 2019.*
  4. ^ Jagex. "The Ranch Out of Time: Farming and Herblore 120." 5 October 2019. RuneScape News.
  5. ^ RuneScape Keynote (RuneFest 2019) - Archaeology, Elder God Wars Dungeon, Ranch Out of Time, etc. 7 October 2019.*
  6. ^ Jagex. Mod Ryan's Twitter account. 9 October 2019. (Archived from the original on 10 October 2019.) Mod Ryan: "Preparing for the game jam that starts tomorrow👀"
  7. ^ PvM Hub, Scalabale Solak, Clans QoL - Epic Jam Content Showcase (pt.2) - RuneScape. 24 October 2019.*
  8. ^ Jagex. "Unfinished Business Update." 28 July 2017. RuneScape News.
  9. ^ Jagex. Mod Erator's Twitter account. 1 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 Octoer 2019.)
  10. ^ RuneScape Combat - from RuneFest 2017. 27 September 2017.*
  11. ^ Ninja Backlog Prioritisation - Vote on the Ninja Backlog!. 7 February 2017.*
  12. ^ RuneScape Keynote (RuneFest 2019) - Archaeology, Elder God Wars Dungeon, Ranch Out of Time, etc. 7 October 2019.*
  13. ^ Jagex. "RuneFest 2019 - All the announcements!." 5 October 2019. RuneScape News.
  14. ^ Jagex. "RuneFest 2019 - All the announcements!." 5 October 2019. RuneScape News.
  15. ^ Jagex. "RuneFest 2019 - All the announcements!." 5 October 2019. RuneScape News.
  16. ^ Jagex. "Double XP Weekend: Extended." 4 November 2019. RuneScape News.
  17. ^ RuneScape Keynote (RuneFest 2019) - Archaeology, Elder God Wars Dungeon, Ranch Out of Time, etc. 7 October 2019.*
  18. ^ Herblore 120, Monetisation, Activity Pets, Java Client - RuneScape Dev Q&A (Nov 19). 13 November 2019.*
  19. ^ RuneScape Keynote (RuneFest 2019) - Archaeology, Elder God Wars Dungeon, Ranch Out of Time, etc. 7 October 2019.*
  20. ^ RuneScape Reveals - from RuneFest 2017. 24 September 2017.*
  21. ^ RuneScape Dev Q&A - Deep Sea Fishing, Pieces of Hate, Unspeakable Horrors, Solak. 6 March 2018.*
  22. ^ Still no news on Group Ironman.... 10 July 2018.*
  23. ^ RuneScape Big Questions Q&A - Voice of Seren, RS Mobile, Bank Rework, Player Support, etc. 27 March 2019.*
  24. ^ Mod Ramen. "Group Ironman – The Dev Blog." RuneScape Forums.
  25. ^ Old School Mobile: Release Date Announcement. 5 September 2018.*
  26. ^ Jagex. RuneFest Day 2! - Twitch. 5 October 2019. "We would like to announce that later this year, any member with an Android phone will be able to play without restriction. [..] And those of you on iOS can expect to play it later next year." During the RuneScape Keynote section at RuneFest 2019.
  27. ^ Have you ever seen HSR double a drop from Solak?. 13 August 2019.*
  28. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 5 December 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 October 2019.)