Patch Notes (30 March 2015)

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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 March 2015.

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.

Dimension of Disaster:

  • The Tiny Zemouregal pet's chat has been improved.
  • The damage bonus from the Darklight sword now works against certain eligible NPCs which were previously unaffected.
  • Low-value drops have been removed from New Varrock guards.
  • New Varrock zombies can now drop more valuable items.
  • The following rewards have been added to Gypsy Aris's reward shop:
    • For 2 silver pennies: coal can be purchased from Sani and spider silk can be purchased from Zaff in New Varrock.
    • For 3 silver pennies: a cosmetic override pack containing 3 main-hand and 3 off-hand swords (Silverlight, dyed Silverlight, and Darklight).
  • The code key for the Defender of Varrock and Curse of Arrav decoder doors will now be displayed during the decoder strip puzzle, after completing Dimension of Disaster once.
  • Dyed Silverlight has been graphically updated in Shadow of the Storm and Dimension of Disaster.
  • Thessalia now sells balls of wool in New Varrock, for use in stringing amulets.
  • Astral and blood runes have been added to Aubury's shop in New Varrock.
  • Logs up to teak have been added to Urist the crafter in New Varrock.
  • Moving through the New Varrock palace portcullis is now faster.
  • Healing orbs dropped in the Zemouregal fight in New Varrock are now larger and easier to pick up.
  • Players can now use a staff of fire to superheat the tin soldier in New Varrock without fire runes.
  • Players searching a treasure chest in New Varrock without a lockpick will now be told how to get one.
  • Lighting has been altered to make Gypsy Aris in New Varrock look more like a zombie.
  • Players can now correctly remove the New Varrock pocket book from their pocket slot.
  • The number of available zemomarks displayed in the New Varrock pocket book is now correct.
  • The New Varrock apothecary will now take payment consistently for each strength potion purchased.
  • It is no longer possible to walk through a piece of a fence in New Varrock.
  • Fire spirits and birds nests no longer appear in New Varrock.
  • Rat bones and rat tails no longer drop in New Varrock.
  • Players inventories will now correctly restore if they log out during the Arrav fight in Dimension of Disaster.
  • Players can now consistently retrieve the Shield of Arrav from the New Varrock museum if lost.
  • Items will now be saved correctly if a player lapses out of membership while playing Dimension of Disaster.
  • The search option on Zemouregal's bedroom bookcases has been removed.
  • Dimension of Disaster's reward interface will no longer use plural when purchasing something for just one silver penny.
  • Aubury's free elemental runes in New Varrock now restock more slowly and in lower quantity.
  • Catbot 9000 in New Varrock will now only take one doogle leaf.
  • By order of Zemouregal, signposts to inferior city states surrounding New Varrock have been removed.
  • Players watching others complete the Delrith boss fight during Dimension of Disaster will no longer see their version of the demon explode.
  • Players can now give a micro brew to Tiny Zemo inside the vault in New Varrock.
  • Arrav is now referred to as the hero of Varrock at the end of Dimension of Disaster.
  • The spelling of "Kerapac" in Zemouregal's notes in New Varrock, use of orange and purple mist on the tin soldier, and a statue description in New Varrock palace have all been fixed.
  • The Varrock Herald has published a reprint of their newspaper in Varrock, due to a complaint from "Aubrey".
  • Arrav's name is now used instead of the player's name in conversations when the player is controlling Arrav.
  • A lore issue in the Ralvash section of Zemouregal's notes in New Varrock has been fixed.
  • Arrav's reaction to Ellamaria during Dimension of Disaster has been toned down.


  • Dogs no longer walk at jaunty angles when walking on uneven terrain.
  • The mortar board head override with Dragon Variant hair will no longer cause the top portion of a player's head to disappear.
  • A clipping issue in the Ostentatious Bar in Player-Owned Ports has been fixed.
  • The animation for barge will now correctly charge towards the player's target.
  • A set of drawers in Varrock no longer changes colour when opening.

Skills, D&Ds & Minigames:

  • Clicking on the 'Cook' option on a bonfire with no raw food will no longer prevent players from adding logs to a bonfire.
  • Crystal singing can no longer be assisted, as was originally intended.
  • Players who logged in before 00:00 UTC can now reset their daily Guthixian cache XP limit by attempting to enter a cache, eliminating the need to log out and back in.
  • The hint given when trying to open the cupboard for the "Probably filled with wizards' socks" clue scroll has been corrected.
  • Weekly resetting D&Ds will now reset closer to 00:00 UTC on Wednesdays, instead of up to an hour later.

Quests, Challenges and Achievements:

  • Daily Prayer challenges will now work correctly with cremation.
  • An issue where basic challenges could not be completed has been fixed.


  • A new "the Ultimate Quester" title has been added for players who have completed every quest. Like the quest cape, any new quests that are released must be completed to keep using it.
  • There is no longer a delay when activating prayers.
  • Ironman players may now purchase a blast fusion hammer from outside the Blast Furnace entrance.
  • Players can now change the colour of their keepsaked glasses by recolouring a pair in their inventory.
  • An issue on Ape Atoll agility course that was causing players to get stuck in the hollow log has been fixed.
  • The music track 'Pirates of Peril' has been reworked.
  • Remaining buckets will no longer be taken when adding a bucket of compost to a pie shell to make a mud pie.
  • A typo in the unlock hint for 'The Heist II' has been fixed.
  • Broadcast messages for reaching an XP milestone will now appear regardless of Adventurer's Log settings.
  • The Giant Mole once again remembers how to punish those who seek comfort in tight spaces.
  • Valentine's rose petals are no longer tradeable.
  • Updated an entry in the advanced Citadel handbook that was out of date due to recent clan probation changes.
  • Updated a Meilyr worker to display the correct name.
  • Players can now move immediately after jumping off a serenity post when wielding a golden cane.
  • Crystal implings will now work correctly when looted with double loot activated.
  • Players can now take rocks from and equipped statue collection bag.
  • Marker plants can no longer be placed under portable skilling stations.
  • Lucky chaotics now degrade correctly.
  • Players can now reclaim a gold cane, flaming head and leprechaun hat from Diango if the item is stored in a keepsake box.
  • The name for Vorago's stone clones are now consistent in right-click options and the combat overlay.
  • Added entries in the Ancient Hymnal for curses that have been added to the game since the release of The Temple at Senntisten.
  • Players can once again obtain water from the Varrock fountain.
  • A duplicate word in the Shadow of the Storm quest has been removed.
  • Several typos in one of the Player-Owned Ports voyages have been fixed.
  • Several grammatical errors in the Shilo Village quest have been fixed.
  • A typo in Hans's fourth chat option about the Battle for Lumbridge has been fixed.
  • Portents and signs of item protection no longer protect items on death in dangerous Clan Wars, matching their functionality in the Wilderness.

Ninja fixes:

  • 'Collect all' has been added to inventory.
  • 'Bank' buttons have been added to the main Grand Exchange interface.
  • Players can now use the Surge, Barge and Escape abilities in Barbarian Assault.
  • The Wildywyrm now has an even greater chance of spawning.
  • The shadow silk hood is now a hybrid item.
  • Wizard Elriss now checks for talismans consumed by a wicked hood when awarding an omni-talisman.
  • It is now easier to see what items have previously been unlocked in the Daemonheim Reward Shop.
  • The following changes have been made to to runespheres in the Runespan:
    • Siphoning will now grant more experience.
    • Players will now siphon Rune dust from a Runesphere faster.
    • Wizard Finix and other wizards can now help locate a Runesphere.
    • The Runesphere can now spawn on the top floor.
    • Altered the chance of spawning a Runesphere so it prefers the top two floors.
    • The starting shell of the Runesphere now more closely relates to the floor it spawns upon.