Wow! What an exciting weekend that was. Dinosaurs, volcanoes, minigolf… RuneFest had it all. We announced a bunch of thrilling new updates coming to Gielinor, including the Archaeology skill, Herblore and Farming 120, and the Elder God Wars Dungeon.
Mental Health Awareness Week
It's time to train with your brain once more! Just like last year, we're holding an in-game event to help raise money for our partner charities: The Prince's Trust, CPSL Mind, and You Are RAD.
From October 7th to October 13th, you'll be able to collect charity tokens while you skill in-game. Hand those tokens in to the charity reps north of Lumbridge Crater to earn progress towards this year's rewards, including the Defender of the Mind Wings, and a Cuddly Brain Plush for you to hold.
More charity tokens will be available to purchase from the event interface. You’ll also be able to trade RuneCoins for previous years’ rewards, including that adorable yeti pair, Percy and Scoop! All money raised from the event will be split between our three partner charities.
The charity rep NPCs - Laur'a, Zoed, and Kal - have plenty of information about the work their charities do. They also have some top tips on how to manage your own wellbeing. Each day, they’ll have a mental health-related question for you: answer correctly, and you’ll win a prize.
Together we've raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity over the years. Let's keep it up!
When we weren't busy hunting penguins and earning skillchips at RuneFest, we announced a bunch of thrilling new updates coming to Gielinor, including the Archaeology skill, Herblore and Farming 120, and the Elder God Wars Dungeon.
Did you miss out on the RuneFest action? Never fear – there are detailed summaries of all the big keynote reveals available now on the blog. You can check out the news roundup here!
Time to take a deep breath, brew up a nice cuppa tea, and read through this week’s patch notes? Here are some highlights:
- Removed the additional prayer buffs when a combat boosting prayer or curse was active that provides the benefits of other prayers. These include the T95 and T99 curse prayers. The detailed benefits can be found in the Active Prayer interface.
- Updated the buff bar timer to have the full minutes displayed.
- Added numeric values to both the Health and Adrenaline bars on mobile.
Did you know that our newsletter subscribers get the chance to enter exclusive competitions?
Entering couldn't be simpler: just make sure that you’ve subscribed to our communication updates (check your account), and wait for the email we’ll be sending next week.
This is just one of the exclusive perks our newsletter subscribers can start to enjoy. Keep an eye out for more coming in the next few weeks (#spoilers).
New Twitch Prime Month
There’s some BRAND NEW Twitch Prime loot on the way. Get ready!
Right now, all Twitch Prime members can grab a Currency Pack (200 RuneCoins, 15 TH Keys, 40 Hearts of Ice). Regardless of whether you've claimed RuneScape Twitch Prime loot before, everyone can grab this awesome free pack any time over the next month.
To redeem your new Currency Pack simply click on the link below and make sure you follow all steps of the process (even if you’ve already redeemed a previous Twitch Prime loot).
For instructions on how to claim and redeem your loot, click here.
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. 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, October 8th – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – RuneFest Q&A
We're back from RuneFest 2019 and let's just say IT WAS AMAZING!! We hope you've had as much fun as we did, and most importantly that you got to see all the announcements we've made during the Keynote. And since we're pretty sure you must have lots of questions about what we revealed, our weekly stream is going to be all about it! Join us on the sofas as we sum up all the details about our upcoming new skill (Archaeology), The Ranch Out of Time update that will also pack Farming & Herblore 120s, the teaser we've revealed about Elder God Wars Dungeon (and maybe some crunchy details if you're lucky!), but also the upcoming quests that we mentioned (Desperate Measures, City of Senntisten, etc).
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Wednesday, October 9th – 12:00 UTC (Game Time) – DarkWorldOrder Featured Stream
This week, our featured streamer is DarkWorldOrder! Join him for a full day of bossing in Gielinor – GWD 1 & 2 and masses for all!
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 DarkWorldOrder‘s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Pink skirts Events
Of course, life in Gielinor continues 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