This year Lumbridge is hosting an Eastertime Fete and Gielinor’s guilds have turned up to show off their assorted and sometimes peculiar wares. The best in show will win a special prize!
Tasks in this temporary Easter quest include:
- Cooking a cake pie for the Chef’s Guild.
- Creating swordsharkuna (a tuna, inside a swordfish, inside a shark – borderline inedible, questionably unethical!) for the Fishing Guild.
- Helping the Crafting Guild decorate an elaborate ornate egg.
Note that players do not need to be a member of a guild to do its part of the quest. Oh, and make sure to take a really close look at that prize egg, won’t you?
The Guthix Butterflies are back this year this time with a few changes:
- The normal butterfly daily cap has now be reduced from 20 to 10, and the xp per catch doubled.
- There's now a new bonus xp butterfly to catch, the daily cap of these are 10, and they will provide 1.5x the xp that a normal butterfly provides.
- Also, there's a super xp butterfly this has a daily cap of 1, and this provides 5x the xp that a normal butterfly provides.
- Ironmen will not be able to receive bonus xp from the butterflies.
Avoiding Dental Catastrophe
As excited as the Easter Bunny is about the fete, he’s also a little worried – some previously undiscovered hidden eggs have hardened and crystallised over time. Should they be discovered by the fine people of Gielinor and subsequently chewed, then a wide-ranging toothy calamity could result!
Therefore, someone needs to collect them all up – and what better way to do so than through the medium of skilling activities? Crystallised fragment drop rates throughout this event will be better when skilling in and around the Springtime Fete area. To help you out, the guilds have provided a variety of skilling areas to work at.
Once all the fragments have been gathered together to form a giant egg, the Easter Bunny will do his thang and de-crystallise it, creating a small trove of goodies for all to enjoy!
Also - keep an eye out for the hidden eggs scattered around Gielinor, each of which contains a large crystallised chocolate fragment. Additional large fragments can be gained from completing side quests for the guilds.
Event rewards include the chickaxe and some special Easter armour.
Our Easter celebration is also a wonderful opportunity to support two very worthwhile charities. Keep an eye out for the representatives of CPSL Mind and The Prince’s Trust hanging around the fete. Donating bonds to them will not only support their incredible work, but will increase the rate in which you find crystallised chocolate fragments. It's a win-win!
CPSL Mind works to provide effective, accessible services across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (in the UK). Your donation will help Mind to support those recovering from mental health challenges, while also tackling mental health related stigma and discrimination.
The Prince’s Trust specialises in helping 11-30 year olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Many of the young people it helps are in or are leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness and mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. Your donation will help to turn their lives around and give them hope for the future.
This week, we have a player requested improvement for the recently added 'Freedom' Camera!
- There is now a new camera mode - "Freedom Classic" which combines the zoom and angle range of Freedom with the movement of Classic.
Alongside this, are some lovely Elite Dungeon quality of life improvements which should make traversing those dungeons that much more fun!
Read all of the patches here!
Easter range coming to the Merch Store
It’s time to put on your Sunday Best for Easter, which in the world of RuneScape of course means donning a pair of Fancy Socks!
This Thursday we’re releasing both a Limited Edition Easter Girl Pin and Fancy Socks on our merch store.
Also coming to the Angels Scapes range is a Guthixian Butterfly Keyring: relive the Memories of Guthix with this Limited Edition (only 199 available) glow in the dark keyring. And for those who prefer to walk on the wild side, Angels Scapes Mystery Bags are also on the way. Each contains a random selection of 3 keyrings or pins from the Angels Scapes’s range – including a 1/10 chance to get a sold out Limited Edition loot!
And to celebrate the delightful milestone of achieving Mastery, we’re capping off this Easter merch update with a Level Up 99 solid antique brass keyring.
These new items arrive on the Merch Store on Thursday April 18th.
May 2019: Aura Sale
Don't forget that in May this year a selection of auras will be on sale in Solomon's General Store. Start saving those loyalty points now, because you can save up to 50% on the game's most sought-after auras.
The Aura sale will go live at 00:00 game time on May 1st 2019 and will run until 23:59 on May 31st. That’s a whole month of savings!
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. And this April, we’ve got one particularly hefty update of the LootScape for you! We’ve added a bonanza package for your Player-Owned Farm, courtesy of Granny Potterington. In addition, we thought it would be time to bring back some player-favourite goodies: the skilling outfit piece, the Loots Cape and Nature’s Balance (main-hand sword override).
This April, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:
- Between 10-100 Player-Owned Farm Beans
- A name re-roller or trait re-roller
- A random animal for their farm
- 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, April 16th – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – Dev Q&A: Comp Cape
Our teams have been gathering all your feedback in the past weeks on the awaited Comp Cape rework and are now ready to unveil the latest Design Update! Join us for a live show and tell of the latest developments on this lengthy overhaul. This is an evolving design that we’ve shaped with you and we continue to do so based on your advice. So join us this Tuesday and let us know what you think of it!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Sunday, April 21st – 18:00 UTC (Game Time) – PvM with Mod Lee
Our resident PvM expert Mod Lee knows no fear and he’s ready to take you all on another round of boss mass. From Vorago to the Kalphite King, the Corporeal Beast, the Angel of Death, if you’ve got a set to complete, an achievement to unlock, or simply want to hang out with friends and slay some, this is the place and time!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Pink skirts Events
Of course, adventures continue in Gielinor 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