It's a festival of dragons this month, on a scale that you've never encountered before. Expect three dragon bosses, a dungeon knee-deep with dragons and a new King Black Dragon, all wrapped up in our new Elite Dungeon, the Dragonkin Laboratory.
Elite Dungeons: Dragonkin Laboratory
Let's get straight into the Laboratory. Built ages ago in the north-east Wilderness by the dragonkin, these are rocky ruins dripping with magma and riddled with dragons. The perfect place for a family day out!
Enter and you will face wave after wave of dragons, all eager to swallow adventurers in one. But survive for long enough and you'll face Astellarn, the first celestial dragon, and Verak Lith, the brother – a few times removed – of the King Black Dragon. There is more, of course, but our lips have been welded shut with dragonfire. We forgot to pot up.
Rewards are pretty tasty, including new and upgraded elite tectonic masks and robe legs, graphical updates to existing tectonic gear, as well as Dungeoneering XP and tokens.
As with the first Elite Dungeon (Temple of Aminishi, which was launched last month), the Dragonkin Lab is for up to three players, and it becomes easier the more players you bring. It also comes with a Story Mode, reducing the challenge at the same time as the rewards, making it a fine experience for almost any player, regardless of ability.
You will need to have completed Temple of Aminishi once to enter the Laboratory, so there's no better excuse to get in-game and prepare now!
(Oh, and yes, the Dragonkin Laboratory may be in the Wilderness, but the Grouping System will offer free teleports if you want to dodge the PKers, you big cowards.)
Just sneaking into the month on July 30th is The Beach. As with previous years, this will be a Lumbridge Crater takeover, with all your traditional sunny festivities included.
Alongside hefty scoops of XP and happy hours, the Beach will be bringing something new: a face-in-the-hole where you can create fantastic Photo Booth shots for your forum avatar. There will also be plenty of new rewards, including a sandcastle crab, a beach goebie and a sharknado teleport anim.
RunePass: Ocean's Bounty
For a fortnight we will be bringing you RunePass: Ocean's Bounty, an event that chucks challenges your way in return for starfish points. Gather enough of these starfish to unlock fantastic ocean overrides and significant XP rewards, with up to 30 tiers of booty to collect.
If you want even more rewards, buy a Runepass to immediately unlock a legendary pet, as well as a premium track that gives you better rewards for your efforts. This is all a bit of an experiment to see if it's a direction for the future.
Account Security Week
From the 9th to 15th of July, we will be celebrating the benefits of a safe account with Account Security Week. Count Check will be in Burthorpe to check your bank PIN and authenticator, rewarding you with XP plus two additional daily Treasure Hunter keys if they are secure. Importantly, he will also offer security-themed clue scrolls, so take advantage and make your security as rock-hard as Elemental Workshop 3.
Stormborn Gamecard Outfit & Telekinetic Skilling Animations
If your tastes run to the cosmetic, then we have a couple of treats for you. Redeem a red or green gamecard and you will get the Stormborn outfit. It will also be added to the Premier Club token, with a new token becoming available on the 1st of July.
Additionally, we are releasing a set of 5 new telekinetic skilling animations onto Solomon's Store, if you want to give your skilling a bit of a psychic kick.
***Go on, buy them! You won't regret it.***
And we couldn't go away without showcasing the wares of the skulking Ninjas. They're giving you:
- Clan broadcasts, to celebrate the achievements of other clan members
- Displaying summoning points out of 990, rather than 99
- Updating Evil Dave's spellbook so it can hold up to 1,000 chipped teleport tablets
July truly is the Month of the Dragon, and there's going to be more serpents than even George R. R. Martin could kill.
Have a great month, a fantastic summer and remember to bring your anti-dragonfire.
***As if that will help you!***
The RuneScape Team