In the past few months we've been looking back at old content and thinking about how we can change it for the better. Maybe you didn't hear about it (!) but in January we implemented the Mining and Smithing rework. Later on this month we'll also be updating Firemaking.
Unfortunately, sometimes the best change is to remove content altogether. We had the very best intentions with Bounty Hunter, but over time we realised that the minigame was just not fun to play. This week Bounty Hunter will be removed from the game, but don't worry - all the content that was previously tied to Bounty Hunter will be redistributed throughout the game.
New Slayer Master
The removal of Bounty Hunter left Mandrith out of a job, so we decided that he'd earned a promotion to Slayer Master, who now specialises in Wilderness Tasks - these challenge you to slay the denizens of the wilderness while keeping an eye out for PKers. Players will need to be level 85 slayer to engage with Mandrith.
The slayer counter will now show when you're on a wilderness specific task. While working on these, you will obtain slayer bounty potential which can be exchanged for rewards from Mandrith. You can also kill other players to steal some of their potential.
Ironmen can still do wilderness tasks and earn potential. They will not be able to steal potential from other players, but a successful PK will reduce the other player's potential by the same amount as if it was stolen. Play nice, now!
Because Mandrith only has a few Wilderness denizens as tasks, you won't be able to use your block and prefer lists with him.
Mandrith's shop in Edgeville Bank now stocks slayer rewards, including bounty emblems.
Mandrith's Shop Changes
The following items have been removed from Mandrith's shop either because these items are now available by alternative means or because they are no longer relevant:
- Small & large rune pouches
- Superior armour sets
- BH teleport unlock
- Revenant pet unlock
We've also added the Fremmenik Equipment Patch to Mandrith's stock.
Rewards that could formerly only be obtained through Bounty Hunter are now accessible by the following means:
Rune Pouches can now be crafted from materials found in the Abyss. While runecrafting in the Abyss, you'll obtain magical threads which can be used to create both small and large rune pouches. The rate of obtaining threads scales alongside runecrafting level and will be affected by the effects of the Demonic Skull.
- The small pouch uses 30 threads and requires 55 runecrafting to craft.
- The large pouch uses 100 threads and requires 90 runecrafting to craft
Ogre Flasks can now be crafted using 10 robust glass, and will hold up to 6 doses of ogre spa pool waters instead of just 1. You'll need to have completed the quest 'As a First Resort' and have level 89 crafting in order to craft ogre flasks.
Amulet of the Forsaken
The Amulet of the Forsaken is now a super rare drop from the barrows reward chest.
The revenant pet has been removed from Mandrith's shop and is now a rare drop from revenants. Each time you get the drop, you unlock the next tier pet as a potential drop. Rarity increases with each tier.
Ancient warriors' equipment patch
When killing revenants on a slayer task, they will now have the chance to drop the ancient warriors' equipment patch. Unlike other ancient warrior gear, the patch will not be dropped by chaos elementals.
Bounty Emblems can now be upgraded using slayer bounty potential, and will no longer be upgraded randomly. You can check how much potential you need to upgrade by right clicking the emblem in your inventory.
Since there is no longer a bounty hunter zone to teleport to, the bounty teleports have been removed from the game. All bounty hunter points spent on teleports will be refunded.
The wilderness shared loot table has been updated to include items that were previously only available through bounty hunter. These items and their drop rates are listed below.
- Wilderness Hilt - Rare
- Adrenaline Crystal - Uncommon
- Preserved Meat - Common
- Fremennik Equipment Patch - Uncommon
- Revenant Drop Enhancer - Rare
- Bloodweed Seed - Uncommon
- Brawling Gloves – Uber Rare
We have heard your indication that you'd prefer a modification to the current transmogrification location. We therefore serve notification and commend our developers' dedication to their vocation. Indeed, let us add to this communication some further qualification, which we hope will provide further demystification and education.
Right, enough of that. With over 40 transmogs in the game, we're aware they take up a lot of bank space, and all-too-often you don't have the one you want to hand. As a result, we've made the following changes:
- All transmog items have been moved into a dedicated separate tab on the emotes interface.
- Items will be automatically added when they are unlocked – however you will have to add tradable rings to the interface manually. These can be added to the interface by right-clicking them and selecting ‘add to transmog interface’ (these can be removed at any point).
- Transmogs can be filtered by categories.
Grouping System Inspect Feature
Ever wanted to get to know your team better? Then you're in luck, because we've just implemented a feature that allows you to examine your group members' equipment in detail. Just right click on a player in your group and you#ll be able to see their current worn equipment, backpack, and beast of burden.
You can take a closer look at the changes we've made and review the documentation for the latest update here.
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. Each and every stream watched will give you a guaranteed random drop from one of the following: Prismatic small fallen star, Prismatic medium fallen star, Prismatic small lamp, Prismatic medium lamp, Spirit Ruby, Spirit Diamond, Advanced Pulse Core, Spring, Silverhawk down, Medium DG Token Box, Small DG Token Box, Uncut Dragonstone, Large Cash Bag, Medium Cash Bag or Small Cash Bag.
Postie Pete has returned to Burthorpe! To celebrate the hard work of our favourite bony parcelmeister, each LootScape in March will award you an extra parcel (uncommon or better).
Exciting isn't it?! So don't wait up - connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more here. Once that's done, have fun and watch our streams during the day for a guaranteed drop.
Live streams this week
Each week, we host developer Q&As, exclusive in-game first looks and more. And it's all live on our Twitch channel, join us! Missed a stream? Don't worry, we keep them all on our YouTube channel. Be sure to Subscribe to be the first to know.
Tuesday, March 12th - 17:00 UTC (Game Time) - Dev Q&A
You've got questions? We have answers! You've been requesting more opportunities to exchange with us on current projects, or address all kinds of questions that could arise during your adventures in Gielinor. Well, now's the time: join us for a full hour of Q&A on the sofas! We will also be calling for questions on Facebook, Twitter and Discord, keep an eye out.
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Sunday, March 17th - 18:00 UTC (Game Time) - PvM with Mod Lee
Our resident PvM expert Mod Lee knows no fear and he's ready to take you all on another round of boss mass this Sunday. From Vorago to the Kalphite King, the Corporeal Beast, the Angel of Death, if you've got a set to complete, an achievement to unlock, or simply want to hang out with friends and slay some, this is the place and time!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Pink skirts Events
Of course, adventures continue in Gielinor even when we're too busy (PKing) creating the adventures of tomorrow. Our PMods are here to welcome you in a range of PvM Boss Masses, Events and Q&As each week. Check out all the community events organised by the Pink Skirts on their official schedule here
The RuneScape Team