Do you remember what you were doing 18 years ago? We do! We were helping to make a birthday cake for Duke Horacio in Cook’s Assistant, the first ever RuneScape quest. Now, all these years later, we’re ready to return to our roots with a long-awaited sequel!
Gielinor is a pretty sweet place, with loads of cool stuff to do and dragons and magic and nonsense and all sorts of nice stuff. But you know what it doesn’t have? Cheesecake! How mad is that? And it’s definitely about time we did something about it.
How to Start
Head to the cooking guild in Varrock and talk to the head chef.
Level 32 Cooking
Completion of Cook's assistant
Chef’s Assistant, which launches today, is similar to Cook’s Assistant, with players helping Head Chef to master a new recipe for a top-secret cheesecake dessert to show off at the next 'Cooks, Apprentices and Kitchen Experts Society' meeting.
It’s a relatively short combat-free F2P bottle quest (one does not fight when cheesecake is involved) that’s available to all players with access to the Cooks’ Guild, which requires level 32 Cooking.
Once your cheesecake skills have been mastered, you’ll be able to make six different varieties (some of which make use of the flavoured milks from Player Owned Farm) with prayer restore and healing effects. As well as the Quest point, there’s also some very cheesecakey post-quest content and a new achievement to grab.
To coincide with the quest’s release, we’ve also made dairy churns available to F2P players, opening up the chance to make pots of cream, cream cheese and butter.
To get started, players must have firstly completed Cook’s Assistant (who hasn’t, right?). Then simply head over to the Cooks’ Guild in Varrock and speak to Head Chef to begin the quest.
Also incoming this week is the introduction of several under-the-hood changes to how we put our quests together. The impact for players won’t be glaringly obvious, but it will make the lives of our developers a little easier, allowing them to better bring their fantastic ideas to life.
For players, the more immediately noticeable changes include:
- Better quest sorting and filtering (including by starting area, release date and combat difficulty)
- More information on the quest overview screen
- ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ buttons on the Quest Journal
- Improvements to the ‘While Guthix Sleeps’ and ‘Children of Mah’ quests
As always we've got a fine selection of patch notes, here are a few highlights:
- Graphically updating various Player Owned Ports Interfaces to be more consistent with our existing style.
- Fixed an issue with Solak's kill timer not tracking and settings records correctly.
To read all the patch notes click here
18th Birthday Competitions Winners
Unless you’ve been too busy mining and smithing your way to mastery, January was without a doubt one of our craziest month-long Birthday celebration ever. And it’s all thanks to the amazing memories, screenshots and art you shared with us as entries to the many competitions we’ve run during the month!
It’s always such a pleasure to discover your stories and the content you create from your adventures in Gielinor. We’ll sure keep them as cherished memories, even inspirations to help us build your future experiences in RuneScape. In the meantime, let’s announce the winners of our January Competitions!
- [Twitch] Ltd Ed Anniversary Max Cape Keyring and goodies – The_Fre3_Man247
- [Reddit] Fine Print Art of the Illustrated Map of Gielinor - Stronkness
- [Twitter] RuneScape OST Classics and Orchestral Collection - Gadgetphile
- [Discord] Signed goodies - unScript3d
- [Forums] Trip for 2 to Jagex - Geoxas
- [Player Gallery] 3D printed figurine of Hans - Milc (check out his amazing entry below, called "There's no place like home..."). We would also like to thank Juelexi, Emelee, Lanigan, Well Miller and Trewavas for their superb entries, and reward them with 1 Bond each!
Your name is in there? Then congrats! If we haven’t contacted you yet, send us an email to [email protected] so we can arrange details. Again, we’d like to thank you all for participating! And if you’re not in the lucky ones, we're still running a Premier Club Competition to WIN a Chillblast Gaming PC and 6 Month Membership.
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.
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, February 12th – 17:00 UTC (Game Time) – Content Showcase: Firemaking Improvements
You might not know it yet, but we’re planning to shed some new light on Firemaking (light, fire… sorry) with a suite of fiery improvements! These will include Incense Burners – dozens of potion-like items granting all sorts of buffs – changes to fire spirits, tweaks to the balloon network and some other additions. And this Tuesday, well, we’re giving you a first in-game look at them!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Sunday, February 17th – 19:00 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