Patch Notes (30 April 2013)

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These official Patch Notes are copied verbatim from this forum thread of the RuneScape forums. It is copyrighted by Jagex.
These Patch Notes were announced on 30 April 2013, and revised on 9 May 2013.

The following fixes and tweaks have now been implemented. If you believe a change has not been documented, either in the patch notes or the news posts for this week’s update, please detail the change so that it may be added.

As always, be sure to submit a bug report should you encounter a gameplay bug or graphical glitch in-game.

Hotfixes & System updates:

  • Lowered the enforcement of the combat triangle.
  • The Kalphite King has had a slight armour adjustment.
  • Prayers that boost damage should now work as intended.
  • Nex's attack speed in the Zaros phase has been restored.
  • Nex armour items have their prayer bonuses again.
  • Players can no longer use Surge/Escape abilities whilst under the effects of "Ice prison".
  • Hard mode Kree'Arras tornadoes will no longer stack damage.
  • Players can now use Alchemy spells inside private God Wars dungeons.
  • White armoured boots now have the correct prayer bonus.
  • The Lily of the Valley content has been re-enabled.
  • It is once again possible to fill Ogre bellows from Swamp bubbles.
  • Samid's gloves will now expire on the 3rd of June.
  • Nex will no longer multi-spawn.
  • Hard-mode Zilyana is now using the hard-mode drop table.
  • Hard-mode Graardor no longer targets players in the waiting area.
  • Players will no longer have their lifepoints lowered whilst wearing non-member armour and logging into a free world.
  • Reduced the hunt range of Dagannoths in the first Waterbirth Dungeon room.
  • Re-added the ability to stall adrenaline loss by using certain combat abilities outside of combat.


  • Several graphical fixes and changes for the HTML5 client have been made.
  • A stretching issue with the Armadyl battlestaff has been fixed.
  • The sword that Dunstan is making no longer uses an old model.
  • Pentyn now glows a little less brightly.
  • A graphical issue with the Master Fisher has been fixed.
  • Matthias the Falconer will no longer hold his falcons by his side.
  • The pet rock is now held correctly with both hands.
  • The Zombie dance emote no longer deforms your character's hand.
  • The Veteran and Classic capes no longer clip with machetes.
  • Players can now see Barrelchest's brain when bloom is on.
  • A stretching issue with the female stylish hat from Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza.
  • The see-no-evil monkey hat no longer causes the heads of female character to stretch.
  • God staves are now long enough when used in a combat stance.
  • The short skirt no longer clips when resting.
  • Corrected a graphical issue with the pharaoh top.
  • The top half of King Percival's head is now attached to his jaw.
  • Prissy Scilla now has a same hair colour between model and chathead.
  • An issue with the master corruption aura displaying same as a supreme corruption aura on female characters has been fixed.
  • Iffie's chair now rocks correctly.
  • Trufitus has received a small graphical makeover.
  • A stretching issue with Akrisae's hood has been remedied.
  • A graphical issue with the heads of the bald Sophanem slaves has been fixed.
  • The quest cape no longer clips with a female character's chest.
  • The bonesack model has been adjusted so that it doesn’t intersect with the player's head.
  • Jumping over a broken wall in the remains of the Burgh de Rott inn now has an improved animation.
  • A minor graphical issue with Gujuo has been fixed.
  • A small graphical issue regarding the elf-style tops and the skypouncer cape has been fixed.
  • Father Urhney's face is no longer split in two.
  • Wicked legs now sit correctly on female characters.
  • The "Bunny Hop" emote for female characters has been fixed.
  • Multi tone skin issues on Sergiu and Sloane have been fixed.
  • The Apothecary's jaw is no longer detached from his face.
  • Luthas' face is now assembled correctly.
  • A graphical issue with Oziach's hands has been fixed.
  • Pigtails from the pigtails and fringe hairstyle are now present on chatheads whilst wearing hats.
  • The Face and Shiratti now hold their respective staves correctly.
  • Meiyerditch citizens have had a skin colouring issue fixed.
  • The Bedabin NPCs in the desert have been graphically updated.
  • A graphical issue with a sheathed shatterstorm wand cosmetic override has been fixed.
  • Dean Vellio no longer wields both an abyssal whip and dragon defender in his right hand.
  • The Easter Carrot should now be sheathed on the shoulder properly.
  • The Botany Bay trial announcer's chathead now looks less blocky.

Quests, Challenges & Achievements:

  • A minor issue with the dialogue tree of Tzhaar-Mej-Jal has been fixed.


  • You can now use charged runic staves to make magic tablets in Player-Owned Houses.
  • You can now store obsidian armour in the PoH armour case. A piece must be fully repaired to be stored.
  • The corrupt zuriel's staff is no longer considered a Melee weapon.
  • Adding a shieldbow sight to a magic shieldbow will no longer reduce its damage value.
  • Glacors no longer become aggressive when a player targets them.
  • The correct prayer bonus had been added to degraded versions of the corrupt dragon mace.
  • The stats on the pirate weapons from Cabin Fever have been fixed.
  • The tooltip for the abyssal vine whip has been corrected.
  • Dagannoth bones have been added to the list of bones that can be used with prayer restoring necklaces.
  • The Raptor has been adjusted to make him effective post-Evolution of Combat.
  • It is no longer possible to add shark fists, tzhaar whips, valentine weapons and slayer masks to the toybox.
  • An issue with TzHaar-Mej not giving Slayer xp has been fixed.
  • Blessed spirit shields now show the correct values when searching for them on the Grand Exchange.
  • Slayer masters now give information about how to defeat the trolls at the Troll Stronghold.
  • Holoy should no longer mislead players about poisoning bolt tips.
  • Thessalia will now tell players that they need to deactivate any cosmetic overrides they have before they can change clothes.
  • The Quick Chat Fletching category now has all references to longbows replaced with shieldbows.
  • The Make-X interface will once again let you use 2kg or 5kg granite to a granite lobster pouch.
  • The sound effects from drag response & speed sliders in the Orb of Oculus settings have been removed.
  • An inconsistency with the spelling of the music track for the Dreadnaut boss has been fixed.