We've teamed up with our three chosen charities CPSL Mind, The Prince's Trust and YMCA Right Here to bring you an awesome in-game event: Gielinorian Giving.
Mental Health Awareness Week also starts today, and we've got loads of cool stuff happening this week to support this important initiative.
Read on to find out more!
How to Start
Speak to the charity representatives north of Lumbridge Crater
From now until 23:59 UTC on 21st May, you can collect Charity Tokens through regular skilling and combat training activities. If you've experienced one of our previous events - such as Agents of Fury or Sprites-Be-Gone - you'll be right at home, but note that you'll get a 20% better return from training Agility, Constitution or Prayer this time.
Hand in up to 1000 Charity Tokens per day to unlock rewards, including the Defender of the Mind cosmetic outfit - complete with the Aegis of the Mind shield - and an Angelic Inari pet.
There's also the spectacular Defender of the Mind cape - available from Solomon's Store or the event interface (RuneCoins only) for the duration of the event.
If you fancy speeding things up, or if you miss out a few days and need to catch up, you can increase your daily cap on Charity Tokens by spending RuneCoins in the reward shop.
All proceeds from sales of the cape and from RuneCoins spent in the reward shop will be donated, split between the three charities.
Mental Health Awareness Week
This is just one thing we'll be doing this year to support our chosen charities and the essential work they do in mental health awareness.
All throughout this week, we'll be co-running a Get Started in Games Design course with our partners at the Prince's Trust & Cambridge Regional College. On Thursday & Friday, the group of young adults will spend time at Jagex HQ, working alongside our game developers to build their own games, with an awards ceremony planned for Friday evening.
Separately, we'll have representatives from each charity in our offices throughout the week, hosting workshops, drop in sessions and more, as well as jumping on our forums & Reddit to answer your questions!
- YMCA - Tuesday: 15:30 - 16:00 Game Time
- CPSL MIND - Wednesday: 10:00 - 10:30 Game Time
- Prince's Trust - Thursday: 13:00 - 13:30 Game Time
See you in game, 'Scapers!
The RuneScape Team
In Other News
See the patch notes for further details of today's update.
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 the story so far.
Skilling will be an essential part of Menaphos, so it's time we told you some more about it!
May 9th | 16:00 Game Time | The Road to Menaphos: Skilling
Skilling is our focus in this week's Q&A. We'll be exploring tombs and finding out all the Golden City has to offer - don't miss it!
May 12th | 20:00 Game Time | Update preview
Shauny will be taking you through some of the things you can expect from Monday's update.
May 19th | 18:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee
Get your weekly dose of PvM goodness with Mod Lee - don't miss it!
What Desert Character are you?' Quiz
Menaphos will see the return of some familiar Desert faces, and some all-new characters you'll be getting to know rather well over the coming months. But which one matches your personality?
Try out the new quiz on our Facebook page to find out. Will you be the honourable Ozan, or the devious Jabari?