Menaphos is getting close, and we've got a got a selection of cool in-game events on the way that'll get you in the mood for some desert adventuring.
Not least of these is the Double XP Weekend, which kicks off at 12:00 UTC (Game Time) on 19th May.
Also on 19th May, the Countdown to Menaphos begins, giving you rewards each day you log in until the gates open.
Until then, see Gielinor in a different light with Mod Shauny's breathtaking Custom Skies update.
Read on to find out more!
Updated Skies & Screenshot Competition
Custom Skies is exactly it sounds like – the option to change the look of RuneScape's skybox and apply a selection of visual filters. By combining these, you can bathe Gielinor in a bright glow, a moody haze, or anything in between.
Get started by selecting 'Visualise' on the Orb of Oculus. You can now also access all of the Orb of Oculus functions without the artefact itself, but right-clicking the World Map icon.
Why not share your glorious views with the community for a chance to win some Bonds? See Mod Shauny's competition thread for details.
Countdown to Menaphos
Double XP's not the only reason to get in game during the lead-up to Menaphos. Join us daily in the countdown to the grand opening!
Click the icon displayed when you log in to open the Countdown interface.
Each day that you log in from 19th May until 4th June, you can claim a reward. Lamps, stars, meteorites, skilling packs and lanterns are among the goodies on offer.
Note that each reward is only available on its given day, and only non-Ironman accounts with membership are eligible.
Once Menaphos goes live, you'll be able to access the chest shown in the Countdown interface and receive a duplicate of each reward you've claimed, making launch day all the sweeter.
You'll have until 12th June to claim the contents of the chest. Enjoy!
Double XP Weekend – See You There!
Have fun with Double XP this weekend. Remember - there's still time to prepare. Check out our top tips video for the best ways to get ready:
The RuneScape Team
In Other News
See the patch notes for further details of today's update.
Live Streams this Week
Each week we stream Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.
Check our YouTube channel, too, for all of our previous streams, including the last Road to Menaphos stream on Skilling Tombs.
A new Slayer Dungeon and 120 Slayer will be an essential part of Menaphos, so it's time we told you some more about it!
Tuesday, May 16th | 16:00 Game Time | The Road to Menaphos: Slayer
With Menaphos comes the arrival of 120 Slayer, and an awesome new Slayer Dungeon. What does this mean for you, for combat as a whole, and what kinds of things will you be able to slay within the bowels of the Golden City? Find out in this week's live stream!
And if you haven't already, make sure you watch the third instalment of the Road to Menaphos video series!
Watch from 16:00 Game Time!
Sunday May 19th | 18:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee!
Get your weekly dose of PvM goodness with Mod Lee – don't miss it!