Everyone's favourite summer event is back! From July 12th to August 8th the Lumbridge Crater will be transformed into the ultimate vacay destination, packed full of activities to try and souvenirs to take home. Grab your sunnies and sandals, and let's dive in!
Those of you who haven't been to the Beach before are in for a real treat. To take part, all you need to do is make your way to the Lumbridge Crater, where you'll find loads of activities to try - a coconut shy, a BBQ, body building and more!
While playing these activities, you'll earn XP and other useful bits and bobs. If you're feeling spoilt for choice, then you'll be pleased to know that every 15 minutes a new activity will get the spotlight, which gives you an extra 10% XP for taking part!
At 01:00, 09:00 and 14:00 Game Time, the Spotlight is replaced by Happy Hour, where all activities receive the 10% XP boost. While Happy Hour is active, the Temperature Gauge will not increase, and you'll have a greater chance to get useful items while playing activities.
Be sure to keep an eye on that Temperature Gauge, by the way - when it fills up, you'll need to take a break to cool down, and though you can still play all the beach activities on offer, you won't earn XP. Need to chill out quickly? Grab yourself some Ice Cream!
Speaking of refreshments, you'll also find a variety of cocktails on offer. Each one benefits different skills!
Lastly, you'll want to keep an eye out for Clawdia. This bodacious crustacean spawns in the centre of the Lumbridge Crater at 45 minutes past the hour, every hour. She'll stick around for 5 minutes, and sending her scuttling back home will earn you some sweet drops! The first time you kill her each day, you're guaranteed an Anti-Sun Potion, which will keep you nice and cool while you max those XP gains.
Oh, and don't worry about digging out appropriate swim gear - there's a variety of outfits, pets, animations and other rewards on offer to ensure that you're ready to walk the walk in the latest summer fashions.
Regular Beachgoers will be pleased to hear that we've switched things up a bit this year! Here are the biggest changes:
- Beach Ball Rolling has been removed.
- New cosmetic rewards are available from skilling and the RuneCoin shop.
- Old cosmetic rewards are available in the Oddments Shop.
- The fan favourite Dungeoneering Hole is making a special guest appearance!
- The RuneScape Team