Time is ticking away on the shores of Anachronia – how’s your expedition going? Here at Rune HQ we’ve been busy hacking our way through your feedback, and our exploration has uncovered some useful changes to Big Game Hunter, auras, and the profound halo. Read on to discover more!
Land out of Time Changes
Can you believe that it’s already been two weeks since we landed on the island of Anachronia? Hopefully you’ve all established your base camps and are happily hunting the local dinosaurs to near extinction.
We’ve made over 25 changes and bug fixes to Anachronia this week, but here are a selection of the most important ones:
- Gotta Go Fast will now unlock, as intended, after unlocking both double surge and double escape.
- A breadcrumb trail has been added to Giles if you have not yet completed the Base Camp tutorial.
- Damaged dinosaur hides are now noteable.
- The world map view of Anachronia has been tweaked slightly to better represent the terrain.
Big Game Hunter
The majority of the changes we’ve made this week are to Big Game Hunter. We’ve received some good constructive feedback in the last two weeks, and we hope that the new changes will make the content even better than it already is:
- The aggression circle now better syncs with the dinosaur’s position after it has eaten Jadinkos.
- One of the hard paths has been removed from the Arcane Apoterrasaur.
- Jadinkos will no longer spawn on the lowest tier encounters. (Arcane Apoterrasaur, Scimitops, and Bagrada Rex.)
- The delay from when Jadinkos spawn to when the creature tracks towards them has been increased.
- A bank pin is now required to access your bait box on Anachronia.
- If you have bought the bait box upgrade, a bait box has been added to the base camp that accepts noted bait for Big Game Hunter.
- The delay for when you can move when joining a Big Game Encounter has been reduced slightly.
- The message received when skinning a creature inside Big Game Hunter has been tweaked slightly.
Holy moly! The new and improved profound halo, as voted for by you, has been added to the game.
This halo will be accessible for everyone who has completed the ‘How Many Games?’ achievement.
On the back of the aura sale, Solomon has decided to do a bit of reorganizing concerning how particular auras are categorised. We’ve made the following changes:
- The Slayer and Mahjarrat auras have been recategorized as combat auras.
- Daemonheim auras are now listed in the aura management interface.
- The Oddball aura can now be found in the aura management interface.
- Daemonheim auras will now be automatically removed when leaving a dungeon.
Phew! That’s not even all of the changes and fixes we’ve made this week. Take a look at the patch notes to find out more: click here.
Double XP weekend 26th-29th of July
It’s that time again! Double XP weekend will run from July 26th to July 29th. For those of you who haven’t participated in Double XP weekends before, here’s the scoop: throughout the weekend, members will get 100% extra XP in every skill. Non-members aren’t quite as lucky, but they’ll still get 20% extra XP while skilling.
You’ll be able to take advantage of doubled XP rates across the whole game and The Land Out of Time, with just a handful of restrictions – click here for details on those.
We’ve once again partnered with Twitch to bring you a whole lot of exclusive in-game rewards as part of the Twitch Prime loot! And this month, each and every one of you who’s a Twitch Prime member can grab a free Umbral Pack (Umbral Waraxe, Umbral Akh and Umbral Wings). How to redeem your gains? Simple, follow the link below and make sure you follow all steps of the process:
Claim your Twitch Prime loot here.
RuneFest 2019 will be a blast from the very distant past as visitors take a dangerous journey into The Land Out of Time. Expect dinosaurs! And carnivorous player-eating plants! As you’re travelling around a real-life slice of the island you can look forward to hands-on time with new content, talks and meetups with the JMods, loads of panels, a dedicated LAN area, an art area for meeting the creative teams and of course some very big surprise announcements on the main stage. We’re also bringing back skill chips!
If you’re in need of tips and suggestions on everything from travel to accommodation, you can also join our dedicated Discord channel, head to the official RuneFest forum or the community-owned Facebook Group.
You have until August 4th to grab 3 months of RuneScape membership for the price of 2, guaranteeing your ticket to The Land Out of Time in the process! This stacks with any existing membership you already have. As well as full access to an exciting summer of content, buyers will also get a brand-new outfit for their troubles – the Dragonkin armour! Head over here to claim your cut-price membership!
You want more free stuff? Sure thing, we’ve got two words for you: “Summer Sweepstakes”. Yes, we can sense the excitement in all those of you who know what we’re talking about. But for the two in the back that are never following anything:
WIN a Chillblast Desktop PC + GT Omega Racing chair + 1 Month RuneScape Membership
What are you waiting for? Click the link above and hop in!
It’s not every day that we celebrate the release of a whole new area in Gielinor. And you know the drill, you can’t really throw a big celebration party without big prizes. This is why we have not launched one but FOUR competitions with the Land Out of Time!
Whether it is just by upgrading your basecamp on Anachronia, creating some amazing art with the community, engaging on our exclusive newsletter or taking party in a never-ending forum story, there are many ways to enter and try your luck!
Here’s a quick recap of the amazing loot you can grab with these competitions, and be sure to check the link below if you want to know how to enter:
- ANACHRONIA EXPLORERS: Win 10 RS Orchestral Collection Soundtracks
- PLAYER GALLERY: Win 1 Month RS Membership, 1 RS Official Soundtrack Vinyl, 1 Map of Gielinor Deskmat, Bonds and Goodies.
- EMAIL: Win 1 Map of Gielinor deskmat
- FORUM CONSEQUENCES: Win Bonds and in-game rewards
Click here to know how to enter our Land Out of Time competitions.
New Facebook Companion
We’re happy to announce that our Facebook fans can now enjoy a whole new RuneScape experience: the RS Companion! Whether you want to prepare for the Land Out of Time with some quick info, explore helpful Guides displayed in the Grand Library, never miss future announcements around RS Mobile or RuneFest 2019, grab exclusive Membership offers (even free stuff!) or need Support, the RuneScape Companion has your back!
Talk with the RuneScape Companion
The RuneScape Companion is still young and we want to make it the best experience possible with your help! Don’t hesitate to share your feedback on Facebook and other channels.
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. And as our first adventurers set foot on Land Out of Time (or as we call it “LOoT”), we thought you’d like an update of the LootScape. Ok, roll the drums and behold… our LOoTScape!
This month, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:
- 1 - 2 hunter marks
- 250 resources in a random Base Camp resource
- Guaranteed drop from Basic Drop Table (see below)
- View counter goes up on Orb
- A random skilling outfit piece (if unowned)
- Either Nature’s Balance or Loots Cape (if unowned)
Basic Drop Table: 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, July 23rd – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – Art & Audio Showcase: Genesis of The Land Out of Time
Now that you’ve all had the chance to explore Anachronia, take down its dinosaurs, run around its island-wide agility course and scratch the surface of all the other surprises The Land Out of Time has to offer, we guess it’s time for an Art & Audio Showcase!
Have you ever wondered how our JMods gave life to the dinosaurs you now get to hunt (or flee from, ahem)? Or what were the first ideas that came to mind when creating vile blooms and other parts of the environment of this wonderful island? Or maybe you’re just eager to have a deeper look in the production process our teams go through when creating the content you enjoy every day? Well, now’s the time for that!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Saturday, July 27th – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – RSNate Featured Stream
This week, our featured streamer is RS_Nate. Join him for a PvM run on Araxxor, Telos, the Black Stone Dragon, Nex and AoD!
This featured stream is also an opportunity to grab a LootScape! That’s right, you can now receive in-game loot when you watch a RuneScape streamer. It works exactly the same way as our official streams, just watch RS_Nate’s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Sunday, July 28th – 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. 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