It's been a November to remember, huh? As we round off this month and move on to the next, you'll get to learn more about Raksha, the Shadow Colossus of Orthen, open the first windows on your Advent Calendar and watch your favourite content creators get their nerd on with a RuneScape-themed Dungeons and Dragons adventure!
Did you get all that? Then let's go!
In this week's news, Raksha's on a rampage, the first of our Premier Club 2021 drops arrives, and the RuneScape Advent Calendar makes a triumphant return!
Raksha, The Shadow Colossus of Orthen: Coming Soon!
In case you missed the memo, here's a recap: a new solo and duo boss is coming to Orthen on December 7th!
Raksha will be one of the biggest challenges RuneScape has to offer, fitting squarely between Araxxor and Telos in terms of difficulty. You'll want to bring your best gear and your strongest strategies, 'cause this beastie means business!
Eager to learn more? Our bravest content creators will be a playing a special RuneScape-themed game of D&D this Wednesday, December 2nd, and they just might turn up some nuggets of information on their adventure. See all the details in the Community Tab!
RuneScape Advent Calendar
Can you believe it's this time of year again already? The RuneScape Advent Calendar is back, and it's chock-full of goodies!
For those of you who are new here, the RuneScape Advent Calendar is a time-honoured tradition. Open one door each day until Christmas and reveal the presents within!
Every time you open a door on the same day as the number written on it, you'll get a free Treasure Hunter key, as well as progress towards the grand prize: an adorable Sir Coalington Embers plushie! Much less dangerous to snuggle than the real thing.
There's also a different Treasure Hunter promotion every day of the Advent Calendar – so it's the perfect opportunity to catch up on any rare prizes you missed throughout the year.
Steam Awards: Vote for us!
Now that RuneScape's on Steam, we're eligible for the Steam Awards, which kick off in December. Personally, we think we fit nicely into the 'Sit Back and Relax' category, but you can nominate us for whichever category you think suits us best.
To cast your vote, just go to our Steam page and click the 'vote' button. Thanks a million!
Premier Club: December Drops
It's not even 2021 yet, but the Premier Club monthly drops are already kicking off! If you're a Premier Club member, then you'll receive the following freebies for December:
- A Yak Track task skip
- A large mystery box
- 1,000 oddments
For more information about Premier Club, check this page.
We've been all over the place for this week's Patch Notes, from the Wushanko Isles to the lava fields of Freneskae. Take a look!
- Visually improved the sheep painting section of Mourning's End Part 1 to increase playability.
- Mobile users now have the option to turn on one-tap gameplay. This option can be found in the Gameplay Settings menu, under Game Interaction.
- The shoulder orbs on the Radiant Dawn armour are now positioned properly and will animate correctly.
Graphics & Interface
- The animation for the 'kick' ability now displays properly.
- The voiceover for Primrose's note to Gail in The Needle Skips now matches the text.
- Ironmen may now participate in challenge gem competitions.
- The camera will now reset to the default view after completing the lava fall sequence in Children of Mah.
- The Super Guthix Rest and Brew Flask now have a 30 second cooldown, down from 45.
- The Emerald Aurora stack timer will now be refreshed after recasting the spell.
- Returning players will no longer log in to find themselves trapped inside a cliff face north of Rimmington and will instead be placed somewhere safe.
We must have rolled a 20 for this week's Community Tab, because we've got some truly amazing things in store! Read on to hear about our Dungeons and Dragons livestream, a super-cosy Mega Make and an in-game cosplay competition!
Official J-Mod Livestreams
Wednesday December 2nd | 17:00 Game Time | Dungeons & Dragons RuneScape
Join some of your favourite content creators for a D&D 5E oneshot like no other! They'll be playing through a custom, RuneScape-inspired game that has some close ties to our upcoming boss, Raksha, The Shadow Colossus of Orthen.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn new secrets – and most importantly, you'll probably have a lot of fun! So grab your shiniest dice and set up camp at our official Twitch channel.
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By Thainá Bloodwell
Okay, Reddit user Zeck683 is about to be the comfiest player in Gielinor, because their friend has knitted them this amazing Ranged Skill Cape beanie!
Say, is that friend taking orders?
In-Game Cosplay Competition
Inspired by the mysterious player known only as 'Mage Simpson' (as discovered by Discord user Rooh) we're hosting an in-game cosplay competition!
To enter, tweet us @RuneScape with #RSCosplay or use #RSCosplay on Instagram with a picture of your character dressed as a character from any TV Show.
Our favourite entries will win bonds!
Pink Skirts Event
This week's featured Pink Skirts Event is another Town Square Q&A, this time hosted by Princess Rae. Bring your burning questions to the Varrock West Bank on World 3 this Saturday, December 5th from 23:00 to 23:59. Be there or be (town) square!
For more info, see the Pink Skirts Page.
The RuneScape Team